This course is designed as an introduction to ACT at work. Suitable participants include consultants, trainers, coaches, psychologists, human resources, and learning and development professionals.
For over 20 years, Goldsmiths’ academics have published peer-reviewed studies on the beneficial impacts that acceptance and commitment training (ACT) has on the performance and well being of staff. Making extensive use of mindfulness techniques, combined with goal setting, ACT is now an established, yet still cutting edge, psychological technology that can help both employees and their organisations achieve what matters to them. It does this by increasing an individual’s ability to work towards challenging goals despite experiencing difficulties and adversity along the way. In this course, you can learn how to deliver ACT training and coaching from international leaders in the area.
This course is aimed at individuals looking to use acceptance and commitment theory (ACT) based interventions with either groups or individuals in the workplace. Throughout the course we will provide an overview of ACT theory and research, with a specific focus on enhancing performance and wellbeing in a work context. Participants will have the opportunity to undertake exercises throughout the course, so they can experience ACT for themselves. This will include mindfulness practices, group-based exercises and individual activities.
When & Where
Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, known for its excellence in creative and cultural arts, humanities and social sciences, runs an exciting range of adult education and short training courses, giving busy people the chance to work towards new opportunities and a more fulfilling future. This includes a diverse, new range of evening and weekend courses, taught by the same experts that teach our ground-breaking degree programmes. This is a chance for you to get a taste of the challenging courses that has made our graduates so successful in creative, cultural and business communities.
So whether you want to learn a new career skill, enhance your job prospects or just discover a new hobby, and at the same time develop your networks, then our short courses are a great opportunity to enrich your life and join the vibrant learning community at a world-class university.
What are we offering? Short courses in Business, Innovation and Marketing, Creative Computing, English & Comparative Literature, Music, Dance and Drama, as well as Social Science subjects applied to real life such as Anthropology, Psychology, Social , Therapeutic and Community Studies.
Goldsmiths is also home to the only Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance, whereby professional arts platforms are used to promote Chinese language and culture.