Past Webinars and Workshops

Ohio Career Development Association at Walsh University

May 13, 2016

Keynote: Dr. Ryan Niemiec, VIA Education Director, discussed the connection between the science of character strengths and helping career and employment counselors apply this work to their clients. Practical exercises offered.


Polish Positive Psychology Association

May 12, 2016

Keynote: Dr. Ryan Niemiec presented: The Backbone of Positive Psychology: Exploring Character Strengths Research, Core Concepts, and Practices on the latest character strengths research and core concepts to researchers and practitioners at this biannual conference.


Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

April24 - April 26

As part of a groundbreaking conference for practitioners championed by the WholeBeing Institute, Dr. Ryan Niemiec, VIA Education Director, opened the event with a multi-day experiential workshop on mindfulness-based strengths practice (MBSP).

LEAD Clermont – Leadership Day

April 14, 2016

Dr. Ryan Niemiec, VIA Education Director, offered an invited presentation on character strengths and leadership for the annual Leadership Day for business leaders in Clermont County, nearby Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Academy of Professional Psychologists

March 11, 2016

Dr. Ryan Niemiec, VIA Education Director, and Dr. Rick Reckman, both psychologists in Cincinnati, presented an all-day workshop on applying character strengths in clinical psychology practice. Their previous talk to CAPP was the most attended presentation in its history.


February 26, 2016

Dr. Ryan Niemiec, VIA Education Director, lead an experiential workshop on mindfulness and character strengths for bereaved mothers who’ve lost a child.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

February 18, 2016

Dr. Ryan Niemiec, VIA Education Director, introduced key ideas and practices from the science of positive psychology and character strengths to young professionals working at this children’s hospital.

University of Pennsylvania, Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology program

January 8, 2016

Dr. Ryan Niemiec, VIA Education Director and adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, led lecture and experiential exercises to help MAPP graduate students understand the foundation of character science and best practices therein.

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