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Course Number:
MSD 138B
Course Title:
Better Habits, Better Results
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Course Description

Examines a comprehensive approach for increasing personal and professional effectiveness in the workplace. Explores strategies for principle-based habits in making decisions, managing priorities, seeking to understand, collaborating, applying self-care and building resilient relationships. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Develop a plan to apply principle-based personal management skills. 
  • Practice creative collaboration strategies for reaching mutual agreements with those in the workplace.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Apply individual and /or group skill-building activities such as role-plays, case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.

Use written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.

Complete exams comprising of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper requiring integration application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Competencies and Skills

  • Ability to manage stress.
  • Apply conflict resolution skills
  • Understand value of effective time management.
  • Apply self-renewal practices


  • Principle-based decision-making, managing priorities, and building resilient relationships.
  • Self-renewal increases productivity and overall well-being.


  • By not having a “team” mindset productivity declines.  
  • Having a “blame others” mentality does not build cohesive work relationships.