Course Content and Outcome Guide for MSD 193
- Course Number:
- MSD 193
- Course Title:
- Self Esteem the Key to Success
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Course DescriptionThis 10-hour workshop focuses on the cornerstone of behavior: self-esteem. Topics include learning how self-esteem affects our relationships, our ability to solve problems and set goals, our work performance, and our health. Emphasizes understanding the importance of maintaining a healthy self-esteem when handling conflict and many major dilemmas common to modern life. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Describe ways to develop a healthy self-concept.
- Define the characteristics of destructive behavior and explain how to replace this behavior with constructive, positive and pro-active patterns.
- Explain the process for unblocking negative thoughts using creative methods.
- Practice methods for setting realistic personal and professional goals.
- Practice approaches to conflict resolution that show sensitivity for each persons self-esteem.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Identify negative behavioral patterns in self and select ways to overcoming them.
- Describe how overcoming fear and risk influence positive development of self-esteem.
- Develop a plan setting several realistic personal and professional goals.
- Develop an action plan for maintaining a healthy self-concept.
- Apply learned skills through an outside project.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Identify barriers such as negative self-talk and make a plan to overcome them.
- Successfully handle an interpersonal conflict showing respect for the others self-esteem.
- Apply the necessary steps for understanding failure and turning it into success.
- Demonstrate how to help an individual with low self-esteem raise it to a more positive level.
- Develop action steps for team problem solving that encourages respect for the individual.
CONCEPTS, THEMES, ISSUES
Self-respect is a key element in developing win-win relationships.
Setting realistic personal and professional goals can be a self-esteem building process.
Maintaining balance contributes to positive self-esteem. Failure can become an asset when addressed positively. Change requires mental and physical effort.
Personal agendas may interfere with positive self-talk. Overcoming negative behaviors is on on-going process. Negative thoughts interfere with relationships, problem solving, work performance, and health.