Developing Effective Teams

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Tuition: $175 USD  **Tuition includes Free Team Report

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Course Description:

Developing Effective Teams: Using Strengths to Improve Engagement, Performance, and Satisfaction is a 3-session on-demand, pre-recorded course designed for managers, team leaders, consultants or anyone working with a team that would like to use character strengths to better understand the groups' strengths, areas for improvement, and overall functioning. Exploring your team's interplay of character strengths can help to create synergy, as well as a positive work environment, which can lead to higher performing teams and greater employee engagement. This training will give you the tools you need to begin utilizing your employees' strengths to improve team connectedness and performance.

Key topic areas covered:

  • Team character strengths culture, including character strengths without strong representation
  • Aligning team strengths with functions
  • Team members' unique character strength contributions
  • Strengths of leadership
  • Perspectives on strengths conflicts

...and so much more!

After this course participants will be able to:

  1. Apply a strength based team report (The VIA Pro Team Report) to a work team, including rationale for a strengths-based perspective and purpose.

  2. Help employees improve engagement through knowledge of their own strengths and those of their co-workers.

  3. Help a work team discover their strengths and improve their functioning using a strength-based report.

  4. Re-frame workplace problems and solutions from a strengths-based perspective.

  5. List three interventions to boost employee engagement , team culture, and team performance.

Course Faculty:

Dr. Neal H. Mayerson received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Utah. His specialties were chronic pain and eating disorders. He worked in hospital, community mental health and private practice settings for 15 years as a psychotherapist. In 1992, Dr. Mayerson was named president of the Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, a private family foundation, and president of The Mayerson Company, a real estate investment and management company. He is a founder of Hummingbird Coaching Services, a pioneer in the delivery of online coaching services, a company which has been recently purchased by Humana.


Dr. Ryan M. Niemiec, VIA's Education Director, is co-author of Positive Psychology at the Movies: Using Films to Build Virtues and Character Strengths and Movies and Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology. Ryan is a licensed psychologist and a certified coach.  Dr. Niemiec  develops VIA's courses and Interpretive Reports. He uses the VIA Character Strengths extensively in clinical work, coaching and  consulting. He has presented internationally on a variety of positive psychology topics, ranging from strengths-based practice, positive assessment and interventions, to spirituality and mindfulness meditation. In 2017, he was honored with an induction into the elite class of Fellows in the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), for his work contributing to the scientific advancement of knowledge in character strengths, mindfulness, positive media/movies, and positive interventions.


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