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Foundations in Positive Psychology Coaching

Foundations in Positive Psychology Coaching

Instructor: Dr. Marie Stopforth
ICF credits: 7.2 core competencies / 4.8 resource development

Course Dates: September 8 - September 29, 2021 - 10:00am - 1:00pm EST

Key learnings

  • Understand the genesis of Positive Psychology Coaching with roots from Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology.
  • Comprehend the definition of Positive Psychology Coaching and the importance of taking an integrated approach in combining the science and practice of positive psychology and coaching psychology with the application of evidence-based coaching.
  • Learn about the relevant core theories that underpin positive psychology coaching that is informed by positive psychology and coaching psychology, and apply these in coaching conversations.
  • Learn and practice applying evidence-based coaching approaches such as cognitive behavioural coaching (CBC), solution-focused coaching (SFC) and Acceptance and Commitment Coaching (ACC).
  • Discuss and explore ways that coaching can help clients manage their emotions and behaviors.
Positive Psychology Coaching for Positive Leadership

Positive Psychology Coaching for Positive Leadership

Instructor: Sok-Ho Trinh
ICF credits: 8.6 core competencies / 3.4 resource development

Course Dates: November 2 - November 23, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Key learnings

  • Learn the latest humanistic and evidence-based leadership to be at the forefront of driving high performance and growth through wellbeing.
  • Practice and self-reflect on personal transformational activities to allow positive leadership mindset shifts, and behavioral change rooted in science to lead change initiatives with exceptional results.
  • Understand and learn to apply leadership with a basis in positive psychology coaching to boost engagement and satisfaction, ensuring the wellbeing of teams and driving your business impact.
Positive Psychology Coaching and the Strengths-Based Approach

Positive Psychology Coaching and the Strengths-Based Approach

Instructor: Lindsay Foreman
ICF credits: 7.4 core competencies / 4.6 resource development

Course Dates: May 31 - June 1, 2022 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EST

Key learnings

  • Understand the research, theory and practice of strengths and how to apply this in a positive psychology coaching practice.
  • Comprehend the definition of strengths and the importance of developing a personal approach and narrative combined with the application of evidence-based coaching.
  • Learn about the relevant core theories that underpin strengths-based coaching that is informed by the various models and assessments, and apply these in a unique and authentic way, leveraging personal strengths.
  • Debunking myths about strengths, giving clarity about what strengths are not.
  • Build confidence in helping clients embody their strengths in deep and meaningful ways without reliance on assessments.
Positive Psychology Coaching for Enhancing Resilience

Positive Psychology Coaching for Enhancing Resilience

Instructor: Alison Taylor
ICF credits: 9.5 core competencies / 2.5 resource development

Course Dates: June 17 - July 8, 2021 - 10:00am - 1:00pm EST
Course Dates: Jan 12 - Feb 2, 2022 - 10:00am - 1:00pm EST

Key learnings

  • Discover the four stages of resilience
  • Identify and evaluate different coaching approaches to resilience.
  • Identify the level of resilience presented by clients.
    Use positive psychology interventions targeted at increasing clients’ levels of resilience.
  • Practice and reflect on skills at coaching and enhancing resilience within clients.
Practicing Applied Positive Psychology Coaching

Practicing Applied Positive Psychology Coaching

Instructor: Dr. Marie Stopforth
ICF credits: 6.43 core competencies / 5.57 resource development

Course Dates: Jan 18 - Feb 8, 2022 - 9:00am – 12:00pm EST
Course Dates: September 21 - October 12, 2022 - 9:00am – 12:00pm EST

Key learnings

  • Be able to differentiate Applied PPC from other coaching models (e.g., applied PPC vs. GROW process).
  • Understand the elements that comprise practicing Applied PPC.
  • Understand how PPIs can be incorporated within an evidence-based coaching framework.
  • Refresh their knowledge and understanding of evidence-based coaching approaches, and be introduced to additional approaches to expand their practice.
  • Become familiar with a range of assessment tools, understand their usefulness and application, learn how to use the results to inform practice.
  • Consolidate and synthesise their knowledge and skills by engaging in the practice of PPC and gaining peer and tutor feedback.
  • Understand and practice solution-focused approaches in coaching.
Positive Psychology Coaching for Well-being Happiness and Success

The Science of Wellbeing for Positive Psychology Coaching (Elective)

Instructor: Annalise Roache
ICF credits: 5.3 core competencies / 6.7 resource development

Course Dates: Nov 9 - Nov 30, 2021 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Course Dates: May 25 - June 15, 2022 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Key learnings

  • Expand understanding of their own definition of wellbeing and how this may impact their coaching.
  • Understand the history of Wellbeing Science and the language of wellbeing.
  • Gain knowledge of current wellbeing theories, models and research.
  • Learn about and trial positive psychology interventions that boost wellbeing.
  • Discuss and explore ways to integrate these new learnings into their coaching practice to benefit their clients.
Positive Psychology Coaching and Mindfulness

Positive Psychology Coaching and Mindfulness (Elective)

Instructor: Dr. Tony Toneatto
ICF credits: 5.25 core competencies / 6.75 resource development

Course Dates: March 29 - April 19, 2022 - 9:30am – 12:30pm EST
Course Dates: Nov 9 - Nov 30, 2022 - 9:30am – 12:30pm EST

Key learnings

  • Understand the components of mindfulness practice.
  • Learn how mindfulness practice deepens coaching interventions.
  • Learn how to develop a mindfulness-based coaching practice.
  • Understand how mindfulness can be incorporated within an evidence-based coaching framework.
  • Become familiar with several mindfulness assessment tools and how to use them in a coaching practice.
  • Understand how to integrate mindfulness into the application of character strength interventions.
Positive Psychology Coaching and Building a Meaningful Life

Positive Psychology Coaching and Building a Meaningful Life (Elective)

Instructor: Sok-Ho Trinh
ICF credits: 6.5 core competencies / 5.5 resource development

Course Dates: September 14 - October 5, 2021 - 9:00am – 12:00pm EST

Key learnings

  • Be equipped with the latest research on positive psychology coaching (PPC) and how it relates to the concept of a meaningful life.
  • Practice and self-reflect on PPC-derived interventions for the self, for others and for organizations.
  • Learn to apply relevant research and industry examples to own life and own business.