Course Description

The Upside of Stress

Get up off the sidelines. Thriving in uncertain and demanding times doesn’t happen passively. It requires intentional effort and consistent practice.

Learn to manage the impact of stressful events in your life with proven strategies and tools. Shift your perspective and turn your inner critic into your inner coach and become your own ally.

Explore strategies to effectively manage stress. Paying attention to one's mindset and perspective using practical daily tools can lead to feeling more optimistic. Stress can lead you to reflection rather than rumination. Build self-trust and accountability and lead to moments of celebration.

Course Details

Upon completing this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Examine your own physical, emotional, and behavioural indicators of stress
  • Identify effective strategies to manage stress and eliminate reactions 
  • Recognize leadership qualities that allow you to respond to challenges rather than react
  • Utilize practical tools to help you shift your mindset, thinking and perspective

Instruction Topics:

  • OAR Model and Thoughts-Feelings-Actions (TFA)
  • Four questions to shift from inner critic to inner coach
  • Improving relationships and communication using these tools
  • A daily blueprint for holding yourself accountable to your stress management practice


This seminar replaces BUS 207 Stress Less: Managing What's on Your Mind

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
T, Th
8:30AM to 12:30PM
Nov 19, 2024 to Nov 21, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $399.99
  • Penny Mills
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registering on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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