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Character Strengths at Work: Using Strengths to Engage Employees, Clients and Students is our flagship course on integrating character strengths applications into your work with others. Learn how to facilitate strengths-based discussions with others, motivating them to use their best qualities to reach their goals, find greater productivity and engagement at work, and more happiness and balance in life.

Additionally, Navigating Transitions is designed for practitioners, consultants, business leaders and educators who are leading others through difficult life transitions. This course provides research-based strategies to help individuals learn how to accept changes, draw on past successes for guidance and look to the future with hope. You will learn how to integrate these strategies into your current work or future work with others.

With this 2-course package you will get a deep dive into research-based character strengths interventions plus a focused course on using strengths to help your clients better manage change and adversity. Both courses are on-demand and self-guided. Buy now and get started immediately!

Please note: Effective July 13, 2020, the VIA Pro Reports referred to in these courses are no longer available. Learn more about the new VIA Total 24 and VIA Top 5 Character Strengths Reports here.

Session Topics

Character Strengths at Work Course Sessions
Session 1- Empowering with Strengths- Explore the history of VIA character strengths and the reason they are known as the “backbone of positive psychology”.
Session 2- The Power of Signature Strengths- Discover the latest research around the importance of top character strengths and strategies for employing them.
Session 3- The Golden Mean- Learn how to find the right balance of character strengths use with a detailed review of the PERMA model of well-being and the areas of strength overuse and underuse.
Session 4- Action During Consults- Put knowledge into action in this week’s class with hands-on strategies for introducing character strengths to your work with others.
Session 5- A Working Model- Practice using an effective model for working with character strengths known as: Aware-Explore-Apply.
Session 6- Strengths Interventions- Discover many different ways to use character strengths when facing difficult or challenging circumstances.
Session 7- Life Problems- Learn research-based strength applications and interventions that you can begin employing immediately with your clients, students and employees.


Navigating Transitions Course Sessions
Session 1- Gathering Wisdom- Learn how to use past experiences as a guide on how to apply strengths.
Session 2- Facing the In-Between Space- Discover strategies for facing the tensions and challenges of the present moment.
Session 3- Envisioning Your Future Self- Explore how strengths can build a better future.
Session 4- Beginning Anew- How to focus on self-care and the four pillars of health.

Course Faculty

Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, is author or co-author of nine books, an award-winning psychologist and a widely traveled international speaker. Ryan is the creator of MBSP and has led hundreds of mindfulness groups over the last two decades. As education director of the global nonprofit, VIA Institute on Character, he's a leading voice in the education, research, and practice of character strengths. He lives with his family, which includes three young and zestful children, near Cincinnati, Ohio.