Here’s the good news: after many, many requests to teach people both the theory and practice of creating positive changes that enables people, teams, and systems to thrive, we’ve done it.
Imagine if you could:
The Certificate In Creating Positive Change is a live, online training program for people just like you who want effective, evidence-based, systems-oriented approaches for creating positive changes, be it through coaching, workshops, AI Summits, or change management strategies.
Starting on March 19, 2020, running for 13 weeks, with a 90-minute live, online class every week, you’ll get all the learning, tools, and support you need from our world-leading positive change team.
You can join us from anywhere in the world. And if you can’t be with us live, don’t worry, all the classes are recorded, and we have an online member community where you can ask questions and seek help at any time.
Whether you’re an external practitioner, facilitator, or coach or an internal champion, leader, or expert (or not), when it comes to helping people to thrive as they create positive changes in workplaces, schools, or communities, the Certificate In Creating Positive Change has been designed to build on your skills and amplify your toolbox.
"Michelle's energy and vision lift everyone around her. She is a high-quality person and I recommend her fully."
"Michelle is one of the world's leaders in designing and implementing positive psychology interventions to workplaces."
"Michelle offers great insights into how your mindset can turn even the most challenging situations into opportunities."
“Louis is an engaging facilitator incorporating high impact research into practices that deepen everyone’s learning and growth. He has helped us become a healthier and happier organization.”
An honorary fellow at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education, Michelle McQuaid (MAPP) is a best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher and playful change activator. Having just completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor David Cooperrider on how AI Summits create positive disruptions in systems, Michelle has spent the last decade exploring the fusion between systems thinking, positive psychology, and appreciative inquiry. A practitioner at heart, with more than 25 years of global experience creating positive changes in systems of all sizes, Michelle thrives on helping people, teams, and organizations to create positive changes.
Louis Alloro is a change-agent, one of the first hundred people to earn a MAPP degree with Dr. Martin Seligman, and has been working as a social entrepreneur in this space since 2007. He is a senior fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Wellbeing, co-founder of The Flourishing Center’s Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program, and co-founder of the Change Lab, a place for change-agents to become more empowered and effective. Louis loves helping individuals, organizations and communities become healthier and happier by using scientifically informed tools and strategies. He is currently pursuing his PhD in systems informed positive psychology and social impact evaluation.
With a Masters of Science in Coaching Psychology, Michelle Etheve specializes in enabling people to create purposeful, strengths-based change and to thrive as they create, learn, and experiment together. As co-founder of The Change Lab, she helps to create cultures of curiosity by teaching people how to design and ask better questions. Michelle has designed and delivered Appreciative Inquiry summits, positive change experiences, and coaching development programs in workplaces, schools, and communities around the world.
Committed, playful activators of positive change, we’ve traveled the world to learn from the masters, and then taken everything we’ve discovered to:
Be it creating positive changes across an entire system, one-on-one in coaching conversations, or anything in between, we are paid to teach and apply these skills every day in workplaces, schools, and communities around the world.
Each week you’ll attend a live 90-minutes class − We know this is a time commitment but there are so many great things we can give you to help you create more positive change in the world. The first 60 minutes are for teaching and the last 30 minutes for jamming on your questions and real-time challenges – so if you can only make an hour a week, you can drop off.
All classes are recorded – If you want to go back at your own pace, or you can’t make it to the live class one week, then you’ll have the recording, which is yours to keep.
Cheat sheets and challenges are provided – To help you transfer your learning into the real world, we’ll provide a cheat sheet summarizing the key content and a practical positive change challenge, so you can immediately apply what you’re learning.
Accountability is strongly encouraged – We know creating change can be hard – even when its positive change – so we’ll be checking in at the start of each call on your experience with your positive change challenge to help you maximize the value of this program.
A Positive Change Toolbox is built – Throughout the training, we’ll be giving you: a range of tools to help you craft generative topics, ask appreciative questions, hold strengths-focused coaching conversations, and design appreciative inquiry workshops and summits, to name just a few. These are yours to steal-with-pride and use to create more positive change in the world.
Support is ongoing – You will have access to a Slack chat channel to ask questions, share inspiration, and seek support throughout the training program. You can contact us and each other at any time through this medium, and no question is silly.
A certificate is awarded – Attend the classes and complete the challenges and we’ll provide you with a certificate for participation at the end of the program.
The live classes will run from the 19th of March (AEST) on the same day every week. As a rough guide check the table below, but please check here for your local time – use Thursdays Melbourne, Australia at 7.30am to compare to avoid daylight saving challenges.
|New York||Wed 4.30pm||Wed 5.30pm|
|Los Angeles||Wed 1.30pm||Wed 2.30pm|
|Melbourne||Thu 7.30am||Thu 7.30am|
|London||Wed 8.30pm||Wed 10.30pm|
|New York||Mar||Wed 4.30pm|
|Los Angeles||Mar||Wed 1.30pm|
*Indicative times only – check to confirm in your timezone
Over 13 weeks you’ll be given all the latest research, tools, and support you need to up your game when it comes to creating positive change. Together we’ll cover:
If any of the points below describe where you’re at currently, then the Certificate In Creating Positive Change could be a great fit for you. Have you been:
"I am a certified Change Management professional who has studied positive psychology at a certificate and graduate level, and found this program to be shooting off all kinds of new fireworks! "
"This course was a fantastic resource for learning about concepts one can use to facilitate positive change. The wealth of information and resources provided gave me practical knowledge of how to use Appreciative Inquiry and tools I could immediately apply."
"A refreshing and exciting approach to change and positivity – the teachers live it and breathe it and have inspired and prepared me to go out and do it."
"This class helped to build my foundation in Appreciative Inquiry and gave me more confidence, motivation and tools. I love that I was able to feel like I effectively learned while participating asynchronously."
"One month after the end of the program, I am still buzzing, developing and applying the content to my own program. Rich, hugely insightful, practical and a beautifully presented and supported program. Absolutely worth your time and investment."
"Great return on investment. I've already completed lots of training and certification courses on a range of diverse topics but this one was a highlight for me. The program will challenge and extend your thinking about change and leadership and how to be the very best change agent you can be, no matter your role."
We’re sure you’re going to find the Certificate In Creating Positive Change enormously valuable – and we’re willing to back it up with a hassle-free guarantee.
If the certificate doesn’t give you what you need, just let us know within the first 14 days of the program. Provided you can show us that you’ve been doing the work, but what we’re teaching just isn’t adding value, we’ll send you a full refund.
With this in mind, we do kindly ask that before you enrol, you are fully committed to gifting yourself this time and showing up to support yourself.
Absolutely. We’ll cover enough of this research so you have just what you need.
Not at all. We’ll cover enough of this research so you have just what you need.
We’ll jump on Zoom (an online video conference platform you can access really easily through your web browser) and spend about 60 minutes teaching the content outlined for each module. Then we’ll open up for questions and reflections for the last 30 minutes. You can stay for the whole call or jump off when the teaching is done. All calls are recorded so you can revisit any part of them at any time.
All the calls are recorded so you can catch up as you need and if you have burning questions, you can submit them in the Slack chat channel at any time for us to answer.
Don’t worry, the group will be the perfect size so everyone’s questions can be heard and answered so that you get as much value as possible.
It’s easy to participate in the coaching calls, all you’ll need is
1. A computer (laptop or desktop), tablet, or smartphone
2. A reliable internet connection
3. A web browser (like Firefox, Safari, or Chrome)
We’ll send you clear instructions for joining in on the workshops in our reminder emails.
No, our sessions are planned to be time-zone friendly wherever you are in the world. Just check the day and time zone list above.
Absolutely! If the certificate doesn’t give you what you need and you’ve been showing up and doing the work, just email our support team within 14 days of your purchase. We’ll send you a full, hassle-free refund.
We can help! Don’t hesitate to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can assist you.
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