Here’s the good news: after many, many requests to certify people in the work we have taught inside organizations and communities, around the world, for the last decade, to improve people’s wellbeing, we’ve finally done it!
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The Certificate In Creating Wellbeing is a blended learning program for people just like you who want effective, evidence-based, systems-oriented approaches for improving wellbeing across their campus, workplace, or community.
Starting on January 31st, 2020 and running through to the end of June 2020, the Certificate includes onsite classes in Midland, MI, and online distance learning and live coaching calls, to give you all the resources, tools, and support you need from our world-leading positive psychology team of researchers and practitioners.
Whether you’re a school, an organization or community wanting to train up wellbeing leaders and champions, or just someone who is passionate about helping others to thrive and looking to level-up your knowledge and skills, the Certificate In Creating Wellbeing has been designed with you in mind.
"Louis’ teaching changed my life, the trajectory of my organization, and his influence is creating a ripple effect in our entire community"
"Louis is engaging and inspiring. His class has changed the way I engage at work, with people, and with my own health, but most importantly, it has brought such joy into my life."
"The quality and quantity of material shared is worth three times the cost of the program!"
“Louis taught so many practical skills to increase my personal wellbeing and the wellbeing of our work team. In addition, we’ve been able to share it broadly in the community, as we look at how to truly be a place w here everyone can thrive.”
Your Teacher & Certificate Co-Creator
A champion of enabling change leaders to design and deliver positive change experiences that improve wellbeing, Louis Alloro (MAPP) helps schools, workplaces, communities, and cities to build their psychological muscles and rally together to be the change they want to see in the world. A senior fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Wellbeing, co-founder of the Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program and of The Change Lab, Louis is a social entrepreneur who designs and delivers highly sought after, evidence-based wellbeing and positive change learning experiences around the world, and is currently pursuing his PhD in systems informed positive psychology and social impact evaluation.
Your Guest Coach & Certificate Co-Creator
Sought around the world for her playful approach to translating cutting-edge research in positive psychology and neuroscience into practical actions, Michelle McQuaid PhD helps people and workplaces thrive. A senior fellow at the University of Melbourne, Michelle draws on her 25 years of global leadership experience, her Master in Positive Psychology, and her doctorate in positive change to inspire, energize, and support people to navigate the mess and the magic of learning, growing, and connecting with each other, as we work together.
Your Certificate Co-Creator
Dedicated to improving wellbeing in the Midland, MI, community, Kathy Snyder (MAPP) is a high school psychology teacher, presenter, and consultant with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Certified in the Bounce Back Better resilience program, Flourishing Skills Group, and trained in Design Thinking and Appreciative Inquiry, Kathy works with community leaders as a facilitator, coach, and coordinator of positive change across the region.
Your Certificate Co-Creator
A disrupter of antiquated systems, with a focus on co-creating a world in which every person has the opportunity to live their potential, Beverlee Wenzel (CAPP) is the Executive Director of The ROCK Center for Youth Development and Chief Creative Director and author of Discover You™, a social-emotional intelligence and character development program for students of all ages. An active speaker, presenter, facilitator, and coach, providing professional development, workshops, and keynotes to adults and youth, Bev is a Certified Public Manager (Saginaw Valley State University), Certified Fundraising Manager (Lily Fundraising School), an Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner, and change leader.
Committed, playful activators of wellbeing, we’ve traveled the world to learn from the masters, and then taken everything we’ve discovered to:
You’ll attend an onsite class in Midland for 1.5 days each month − We know that can sound like a lot, but it is the most effective way to accelerate your understanding of the latest wellbeing science, inspire your practices, and give you a safe guided space to pull the ideas apart and figure out how you can immediately apply them when you leave the classroom. Participants report that these onsite classes leave them feeling more energized and excited about the opportunities in front of them
You’ll meet virtually with us each week – To make sure you don’t lose your momentum after leaving the classroom, our online portal will be used to provide you with bonus lessons (videos and podcasts) to deepen your knowledge, and live coaching calls to help you stay on track in between onsite sessions. This way, you’ll never be rushing back to the classroom feeling terrible because you’ve fallen behind!
You’ll be given a video and podcast training library that is yours to – We understand that life happens and we record both the onsite classes and coaching calls, so if you have to miss something, you don’t miss out entirely. The recordings are yours to keep so you can revisit any of the lessons anywhere, at any time, as you need them.
You’ll be provided with a student manual to capture all your learning – This certificate is not designed to be just an intellectual exercise, we want you to be able to immediately apply what you’re learning in the real world. We’ve summarized all of the science we will be sharing, provided examples of potential applications, and proposed practical wellbeing challenges, calls-to-action, and written reflections in your student manual. This is yours to keep, and you are welcome to share it with others so you can pay forward what you’re learning.
You’ll build a wellbeing toolbox you can share with others – By the end of the Certificate, you’ll have built an evidence-based toolbox of everyday wellbeing practices that you can use to help your team, your organization, your community, and even your family and friends to thrive more consistently. We’ll also show you how to intelligently and playfully embed these practices into the ways people learn, work, and live together.
You’ll have online support, mentors, and mastermind groups to make your learning experience easier and more joyful – We appreciate that despite your best intentions, life is busy and creating change – even when it’s positive – can be challenging. To help you stay on track and be accountable, we offer an online support channel in the learning portal of mentors and mastermind groups – if you want them to help you maximize the value of your investment of energy, time, and money in this Certificate. Rest assured that no question is too silly!
You’ll be awarded a Certificate – It will be our privilege and pleasure to award you with a certification at the end of the program that you can add to your credentials. All you have to do is participate and learn in at least 70% of the onsite or distance learning sessions in ‘real-time’ (the rest can be made up by video recordings); reflect and connect using your student manual and classroom conversations; and share how you can apply what you’ve learned and have a positive impact for others in your final capstone project.
The course will meet for six onsite classes from January 31st, 2020, through to June 6th, 2020.
Classes are held from Fridays from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 8.30am – 12pm on the following dates:
The course will have ten live distance learning, and eight optional coaching calls, from February 4th to June 2nd, held online via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:30 pm (EST).
Over six months, you’ll be given all the latest research, tools, and support you need to up your game when it comes to creating wellbeing for yourself and others. The course is organized around Professor Martin Seligman’s PERMAH theory of wellbeing. Together we’ll:
If any of the points below describe where you’re at currently, then the Certificate In Creating Wellbeing could be a great fit for you.
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