Sustainable Happiness registration open for support staff & professionals

Support staff and professionals have the amazing opportunity to use work time to attend and do the course work for Dawson’s Sustainable Happiness non-credit course. Did we mention free? The Sustainable Happiness course is free and is guaranteed to help you be more happy, sustainably.

What is Sustainable Happiness?

“Happiness that contributes to individual, community or global well-being and does not exploit other people, the environment, or future generations.”  -Dr. Catherine O’Brien

Dawson students, support staff and external groups have participated in the peer-to-peer Sustainable Happiness educational experience since Winter 2020. The weekly sessions are developed with a goal of reconnecting people, community, and Nature.

The Sustainability Office and Human Resources will offer 24-hour Sustainable Happiness (SH) Certificates to support staff/professional employees during the Fall 2023 term. These sessions are led by employees who have completed their six-month Sustainable Happiness Facilitator Training Program.

Participants in the certificate are introduced to the concept of Sustainable Happiness and explore its implications, both personally and professionally. This is an experiential and applied training.

Key topics include sustainability, connecting with Nature, positive psychology, well-being, happiness, and healthy/sustainable lifestyles. All participants must complete a project that benefits the well-being of themselves, others and/or the environment to obtain the certificate.

About this fall’s SH courses:

    • 12 Weeks (2 hrs per week) = 24 hours
    • Wednesdays, Sept. 20- Dec. 13, 2023
    • 1-3 p.m. in the Co-Lab (3F.43) and outdoor locations on campus
    • No session on Wednesday, October 11, 2023
    • Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 11, 2023 by 6 p.m.
    • Your manager must approve your participation before you register.
    • We will let you know by 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, whether your participation is confirmed.

We hope that you can take the time to participate in these workshops and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Register HERE (after receiving your manager’s approval)

Jennifer de Vera
Sustainable Happiness Facilitator, Sustainable Dawson

Azra Khan
Sustainable Happiness Facilitator & Coordinator, Pedagogical and Professional Development

Last Modified: August 30, 2023