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Course Description

Humor can be utilized in many different situations and scenarios, but when it comes to professional settings or in the workplace, the rules and strategies for applying humor can vary. Using humor effectively requires a developed sense of both confidence and empathy to relate to others, enabling an individual to successfully manage and navigate everyday work relations and social dynamics. With these two pillars of confidence and empathy guiding your use of humor, you can empower both yourself and the people with whom you work.

In this course, you will analyze humor as applied specifically to the workplace, focusing on the social dynamics of your work peers, superiors, and subordinates. By utilizing these multiple lenses, you will strengthen your empathy and understanding of varying perspectives, gaining insight into how or why humor can help or hinder the attitudes of a team.

You will be required to purchase a copy of "How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor" by course author Mike Fontaine.

Faculty Author

Michael Fontaine

Benefits to the Learner

  • Utilize humor for empathy, allowing people to feel heard and justified
  • Use humor to deliver constructive criticism or to make requests
  • Done in a way that bolsters confidence or empowers
  • Redirect the dynamics of a professional setting or work environment with humor

Target Audience

  • Individual contributors
  • Managers
  • Executives
  • Communications professionals
  • Entrepreneurs

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Language of Delivery
English
Type
2 week
Dates
Aug 17, 2022 to Aug 30, 2022
Total Number of Hours
10.0
Course Fee(s)
Regular Price $769.00
Section Notes

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

 

This course requires the purchase of “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor” by Professor Michael Fontaine. The book is published by Princeton University Press and is widely available for order in either hard-copy or electronic format. Please purchase the book prior to your course start date as the professor will refer to the book throughout the course.

 

If you wish to purchase via Princeton University Press, here is the link: 

https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691206165/how-to-tell-a-joke

 

If you wish to purchase via Amazon.com, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Tell-Joke-Ancient-Readers/dp/0691206163

 

This course includes a year of free access to Symposium! These events feature various live, highly participatory virtual Zoom sessions with Cornell faculty and experts to explore today’s most pressing leadership topics. Throughout the year, you may participate in as many sessions as you wish. Attending a Symposium is not required to successfully complete the certificate program.

Language of Delivery
English
Type
2 week
Dates
Oct 12, 2022 to Oct 25, 2022
Total Number of Hours
10.0
Course Fee(s)
Regular Price $769.00
Section Notes

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

 

This course requires the purchase of “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor” by Professor Michael Fontaine. The book is published by Princeton University Press and is widely available for order in either hard-copy or electronic format. Please purchase the book prior to your course start date as the professor will refer to the book throughout the course.

 

If you wish to purchase via Princeton University Press, here is the link: 

https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691206165/how-to-tell-a-joke

 

If you wish to purchase via Amazon.com, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Tell-Joke-Ancient-Readers/dp/0691206163

 

This course includes a year of free access to Symposium! These events feature various live, highly participatory virtual Zoom sessions with Cornell faculty and experts to explore today’s most pressing leadership topics. Throughout the year, you may participate in as many sessions as you wish. Attending a Symposium is not required to successfully complete the certificate program.

Language of Delivery
English
Type
2 week
Dates
Dec 07, 2022 to Dec 20, 2022
Total Number of Hours
10.0
Course Fee(s)
Regular Price $769.00
Section Notes

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

 

This course requires the purchase of “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor” by Professor Michael Fontaine. The book is published by Princeton University Press and is widely available for order in either hard-copy or electronic format. Please purchase the book prior to your course start date as the professor will refer to the book throughout the course.

 

If you wish to purchase via Princeton University Press, here is the link: 

https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691206165/how-to-tell-a-joke

 

If you wish to purchase via Amazon.com, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Tell-Joke-Ancient-Readers/dp/0691206163

 

This course includes a year of free access to Symposium! These events feature various live, highly participatory virtual Zoom sessions with Cornell faculty and experts to explore today’s most pressing leadership topics. Throughout the year, you may participate in as many sessions as you wish. Attending a Symposium is not required to successfully complete the certificate program.

Language of Delivery
English
Type
2 week
Dates
Feb 01, 2023 to Feb 14, 2023
Total Number of Hours
10.0
Course Fee(s)
Regular Price $769.00
Section Notes

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

 

This course requires the purchase of “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor” by Professor Michael Fontaine. The book is published by Princeton University Press and is widely available for order in either hard-copy or electronic format. Please purchase the book prior to your course start date as the professor will refer to the book throughout the course.

 

If you wish to purchase via Princeton University Press, here is the link: 

https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691206165/how-to-tell-a-joke

 

If you wish to purchase via Amazon.com, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Tell-Joke-Ancient-Readers/dp/0691206163

 

This course includes a year of free access to Symposium! These events feature various live, highly participatory virtual Zoom sessions with Cornell faculty and experts to explore today’s most pressing leadership topics. Throughout the year, you may participate in as many sessions as you wish. Attending a Symposium is not required to successfully complete the certificate program.

Language of Delivery
English
Type
2 week
Dates
Mar 29, 2023 to Apr 11, 2023
Total Number of Hours
10.0
Course Fee(s)
Regular Price $769.00
Section Notes

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

 

This course requires the purchase of “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor” by Professor Michael Fontaine. The book is published by Princeton University Press and is widely available for order in either hard-copy or electronic format. Please purchase the book prior to your course start date as the professor will refer to the book throughout the course.

 

If you wish to purchase via Princeton University Press, here is the link: 

https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691206165/how-to-tell-a-joke

 

If you wish to purchase via Amazon.com, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Tell-Joke-Ancient-Readers/dp/0691206163

 

This course includes a year of free access to Symposium! These events feature various live, highly participatory virtual Zoom sessions with Cornell faculty and experts to explore today’s most pressing leadership topics. Throughout the year, you may participate in as many sessions as you wish. Attending a Symposium is not required to successfully complete the certificate program.

Language of Delivery
English
Type
2 week
Dates
May 24, 2023 to Jun 06, 2023
Total Number of Hours
10.0
Course Fee(s)
Regular Price $769.00
Section Notes

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

 

This course requires the purchase of “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor” by Professor Michael Fontaine. The book is published by Princeton University Press and is widely available for order in either hard-copy or electronic format. Please purchase the book prior to your course start date as the professor will refer to the book throughout the course.

 

If you wish to purchase via Princeton University Press, here is the link: 

https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691206165/how-to-tell-a-joke

 

If you wish to purchase via Amazon.com, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Tell-Joke-Ancient-Readers/dp/0691206163

 

This course includes a year of free access to Symposium! These events feature various live, highly participatory virtual Zoom sessions with Cornell faculty and experts to explore today’s most pressing leadership topics. Throughout the year, you may participate in as many sessions as you wish. Attending a Symposium is not required to successfully complete the certificate program.

Language of Delivery
English
Type
2 week
Dates
Jul 19, 2023 to Aug 01, 2023
Total Number of Hours
10.0
Course Fee(s)
Regular Price $769.00
Section Notes

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

 

This course requires the purchase of “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor” by Professor Michael Fontaine. The book is published by Princeton University Press and is widely available for order in either hard-copy or electronic format. Please purchase the book prior to your course start date as the professor will refer to the book throughout the course.

 

If you wish to purchase via Princeton University Press, here is the link: 

https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691206165/how-to-tell-a-joke

 

If you wish to purchase via Amazon.com, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Tell-Joke-Ancient-Readers/dp/0691206163

 

This course includes a year of free access to Symposium! These events feature various live, highly participatory virtual Zoom sessions with Cornell faculty and experts to explore today’s most pressing leadership topics. Throughout the year, you may participate in as many sessions as you wish. Attending a Symposium is not required to successfully complete the certificate program.

Language of Delivery
English
Type
2 week
Dates
Sep 13, 2023 to Sep 26, 2023
Total Number of Hours
10.0
Course Fee(s)
Regular Price $769.00
Section Notes

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

 

This course requires the purchase of “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor” by Professor Michael Fontaine. The book is published by Princeton University Press and is widely available for order in either hard-copy or electronic format. Please purchase the book prior to your course start date as the professor will refer to the book throughout the course.

 

If you wish to purchase via Princeton University Press, here is the link: 

https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691206165/how-to-tell-a-joke

 

If you wish to purchase via Amazon.com, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Tell-Joke-Ancient-Readers/dp/0691206163

 

This course includes a year of free access to Symposium! These events feature various live, highly participatory virtual Zoom sessions with Cornell faculty and experts to explore today’s most pressing leadership topics. Throughout the year, you may participate in as many sessions as you wish. Attending a Symposium is not required to successfully complete the certificate program.

Language of Delivery
English
Type
2 week
Dates
Nov 08, 2023 to Nov 21, 2023
Total Number of Hours
10.0
Course Fee(s)
Regular Price $769.00
Section Notes

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

 

This course requires the purchase of “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor” by Professor Michael Fontaine. The book is published by Princeton University Press and is widely available for order in either hard-copy or electronic format. Please purchase the book prior to your course start date as the professor will refer to the book throughout the course.

 

If you wish to purchase via Princeton University Press, here is the link: 

https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691206165/how-to-tell-a-joke

 

If you wish to purchase via Amazon.com, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Tell-Joke-Ancient-Readers/dp/0691206163

 

This course includes a year of free access to Symposium! These events feature various live, highly participatory virtual Zoom sessions with Cornell faculty and experts to explore today’s most pressing leadership topics. Throughout the year, you may participate in as many sessions as you wish. Attending a Symposium is not required to successfully complete the certificate program.

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