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Thrive in Trying Times Teach-Out

Learn practices proven to help individuals, organizations, and communities during challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thrive in Trying Times Teach-Out
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study2 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Digital upgradeFree

Learn tips for community organizing and maintaining wellbeing during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging individuals, communities, and businesses across the globe to work together like never before.

On this course – led by experts from the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan – you’ll learn how to develop practices to help you get through this crisis.

You’ll discover the scientific grounding behind terms like thriving, resilience, and compassion.

You’ll also consider the value of gratitude and staying connected in a time of social distancing, including tangible steps to take as an individual or part of a larger community

What topics will you cover?

  • Resilience
  • Gratitude
  • Reframing
  • Social Connection

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explain what the concept of “thriving” means to you
  • Contribute your own experiences and opinions related to the current difficult times
  • Explore basic positive organizing concepts such as Resilience, Gratitude, Reframing, and Social Connection
  • Reflect on useful and creative solutions that help them overcome the current crisis

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about how to thrive during difficult times and how to respond to crisis effectively.

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established1817
  • LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World rankingTop 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

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What's included?

University of Michigan are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join: