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Based on Professor Martin Seligman’s PERMAH theory of wellbeing, the Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) is designed to be a blended learning program for people who want an immersive, evidence-based systems-oriented approach to improving wellbeing and creating positive changes across their company, campus, or community.
While individuals are invited to participate on their own, we encourage workplace or community teams to take this program together as learning positive psychology is best done in teams.
You’ll walk away with all the tools, resources, and support you need to:
Wellbeing library of videos, playbooks, podcasts
Measurable positive changes in your own life and others
Affiliation with theAntelope Valley wellbeing community
CAPP is a 8-month hybrid onsite/online training and coaching program with 150 hours of experiential learning, culminating in impact projects that participants execute after the six modules. Participants are expected to read, listen to podcasts, implement personal habits, and execute pay-it-forward challenges along the way.
“The class taught so many practical skills to increase my personal wellbeing and the wellbeing of our work team.”
“The class changed my life, the trajectory of my organization, and this influence is creating a ripple effect in our entire community.”
"CAPP changed my life, and my family’s life. I am grateful."
“The best part of this program is being around a bunch of positive people with open minds, as you learn about the scientific underpinning for one of the biggest decisions you’ve already made in life – to use your energy in a positive manner.”
“Learning the science of wellbeing with nearly 40 other members of my community was life-changing for me. It has armed me with tools to promote wellbeing.”
“Being able to expand my thinking and my view of my own change agency with Louis has been a life-altering experience for me, my family, my students, and my school.”
“91% of participants were confident they could apply the knowledge and skills they learned.”
Whether you’re a business leader in the Antelope Valley, a school official or educator, a mental, physical, or emotional health practitioner, or a passionate community member wanting to help your region heal, our Certificate In Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) has been designed for you to gain confidence, motivation, and impact in the world by learning the science of human wellbeing and flourishing.
Cost is $5,500 per participant with discounts for workplaces, nonprofits, and schools who would like to send multiple participants.
Anyone living and/or working in the Antelope Valley is eligible to apply for a scholarship to the Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) class. This scholarship program is offered through Leadership Antelope Valley designed to norm and form a regional Wellbeing Coalition.
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Guiding you through each step is our team of researchers, practitioners, and coaches. Your primary teachers are Louis Alloro and Dr. Talma Schultz. Supporting you on the back end are Dr. Michelle McQuaid, Danielle Jacobs, Kathy Snyder, and Beverlee Wenzel and a team of doers and shakers in the background. Between us, we’ve helped 250,000 people to spark measurable changes in more than 4,800 workplaces, schools, and communities in over 75 countries.
To help you easily and joyfully navigate your learning experience you will receive:
We’re sure you’re going to find the Certificate In Applied Positive Psychology 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 enroll, you are fully committed to gifting yourself this time and showing up to support yourself.
Absolutely. We’ll cover enough of this research and its applications so that you have just what you need.
Not at all. We’ll support you in the discovery of your personal application, and coach you in creating an impact project at the end of the course.
Onsite sessions are scheduled to meet full days (9-5 with an hour for lunch) on Thursdays and half days (9-12:30 on Fridays) monthly:
Please make sure these dates work for your calendar before applying!
Palmdale Chimbole Center because of a recent fire and are working to find an optimal space for our class to meet. If you have access to a beautifully sunlit training room that can hold 50 people or more, and would like to trade space for seats in the class, please contact Louis@thewellbeinglab.com.
You’ll be provided with 30-45 minutes of video content, or podcasts, and some reading in advance of the session. Then, we’ll jump on Zoom Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm PST and review the content outlined for that lesson and participate in activities that bring it alive.
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 the workshops in our reminder emails.
You are invited to apply for a full or partial scholarship from the City of Palmdale. Scholarships are awarded based on need and clarity on where and how you can have impact a part of our Antelope Valley community where you have influence. This could be your workplace, school, or neighborhood. More partial scholarships are awarded than full ones in an attempt to have shared accountability between individual participants, their employers or other sponsoring agencies, and the City.
Participants are expected to complete pre-work, attend the live training classes and virtual coaching sessions, complete reflection prompts and a PERMAH Quiz on the learning portal, and participate in the pay-it-forward challenges and impact project at the end of the class. The impact project asks you to apply something you learned in the program by teaching it to a group of your choosing.
Not to worry – we have your back. Everything is video recorded, so you can catch up as you need. If you have burning questions, you can submit them on the special class membership site, to which you’ll have an all-access pass, or come to a coaching call at any time.
The cohort will have up to 50 participants. Don’t worry – the group will be the perfect size so everyone’s questions can be heard and answered, and so that you get as much value as possible.
A lot! Your teacher’s priority is your learning and development, and they will work generously to help you as you need or want coaching.
Bring together Antelope Valley citizens — people leaders from all sectors, help them learn applied positive psychology, the science of wellbeing, and apply it to their lives personally, relationally, and back to their workplace or community group where they have influence. Empower regional collaborations implementing best principles and positive change practices students will learn in class. Help individuals, families, teams, organizations, and our entire community learn, grow and thrive – starting with ourselves first.
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