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Course Title: Personal Strategies for Managing Stress, Second Edition
Author: Andrew E. Schwartz, Maya Ollson
Provider: American Management Association
Price: $79.95
CEU Credits: 2
Level: Fundamental
Field Of Study: N/A
Prerequisites: None
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Personal Strategies for Managing Stress shows you how to deal with the stress that is inevitable at work, at home, in all environments, then turn it to your advantage. This course helps you respond productively to virtually all problems and challenges, without getting "stressed out".

You'll learn how to:

  • Recognize the symptoms and identify the different types of stress
  • Measure your own personal and professional stress levels
  • Apply the proven stressreduction techniques that work best for you
  • Implement a long-term personal stress management plan

Course Objective:

Identify and recognize different types of stress and utilize techniques to manage problems and challenges without stress.

About This Course

As one course among many offered in the American Management Association's curriculum, Personal Strategies for Managing Stress has been designed specifically for the practicing manager and the future manager. It provides private, self-paced, individualized study; learning and self-evaluation through in-text exercises.

Andrew E. Schwartz is president of A.E. Schwartz & Associates of Watertown, Massachusetts, a comprehensive management training and professional development organization offering more than 40 skills-based pro grams that propose practical solutions to organizational problems. The organization conducts programs for clients in industry, research, technology, and government worldwide.

Mr. Schwartz's professional experience includes the following positions: Founder of the Training Consortium (national network and referral service matching trainers with organizations); in-house training director for the Small Business Association of New England; on-site director for the Employers Association; former manager of training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Information Services); director of education and training for The Camp Fire, Inc.; and senior trainer/training coordinator for The Management Training Program. He also has taught at more than a dozen colleges and universities throughout the United States. Mr. Schwartz has written numerous articles and books on training, management, and personal growth, including Delegating Authority (Barron's Educational Services, 1992) and Success Essentials for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants (American Management Association, 1994). Mr. Schwartz holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, philosophy, and religion, and a master's degree in counseling psychology.

Maya Ollson is president of Maya Ollson & Associates, which provides training in organizational development and transformation, management, and health, and psychological and career counseling services. She holds a master's degree in counseling education from Northeastern University. The author wishes to thank Jennifer Lein, an associate with A.E. Schwartz & Associates, for her editorial assistance. Special thanks are extended to Jason Morris, Jacques Pierre Oury, and Nadja Rogoszynski for their contributions and administrative support.

The publisher wishes to thank the following people for reviewing the manuscript of this course: Jeffery H. Davis, Management Consultant, Organization Renewal Associates, Littleton, Massachusetts; Janet Schwartz, Training Consultant, ProActive Training Services, Westborough, Massachusetts; and Donald H. Weiss, PhD, Consultant, Self-Management Communications, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri.

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