Optimising Motivation for Long Term Performance

A two day course that supports better productivity, improved job satisfaction and a higher quality of work

About the course

This 2 day face-to-face course is based on research conducted within Oxford Brookes Business School by Dr. Christian Ehrlich.

The course focuses on participants’ four most important goals and shows how these can be adapted to help people to optimise their performance in work and life.

Why we pursue our most important goals in life is an important question, and the answer we give ourselves greatly influences our happiness. This course, based on research done on Dr Ehlrich's book, presents the goal-striving reasons framework to illustrate the essential positive and negative ingredients: pleasure, altruism, self-esteem, and necessity. 

This new framework and the practical exercises throughout the book will enable readers to change their reasons for pursuing goals and achieve the ultimate aim of becoming happier in life whilst optimising performance.


Headington Hill Hall, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP.

Book cover of Happiness Through Goal Setting

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Feedback from previous cohorts

“It enabled me to consider issues affecting my self esteem and develop strategies. As a consequence it has made me consider my own professional development and self worth in ways I would never have done in the past.”

“Interesting and useful ideas which have improved my perspective on how to get more pleasure and motivation in challenges I'm working with in my role.”

"It made me look at myself and my motives for making choices and analyse whether they are truly making me happy."

"This training really got me thinking about ‘me’ – most of my time is spent thinking about and facilitating the needs of others. It made me think about me and my life goals."

"I found this course inspiring and extremely helpful."

"Thank you so much for the course – this has been one of the best things I have done."

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