Become a certified Strengths Practitioner
What will you get from this Strengths Practitioner Certificate?
Adopting a strengths-based approach helps individuals, organizations, and groups, to optimize their performance and realize their potential. This course will take you on a journey to discover and integrate the use of your own strengths into your life. It will also provide you with practical tools, techniques, and confidence to support others on their journey to discovering and fully utilizing their strengths.
As a key ingredient for developing and realizing potential, strengths lie at the heart of organizational and team development programs, coaching and therapeutic relationships, and can be used at home, school, and on and off playing fields.
However, unless we know what strengths are and how to use them, they can stay hidden in plain sight. This is where this life-changing course comes in.
This training will be of value to anyone seeking to help others realize their potential. It will be especially beneficial to executive and organizational coaches, organizational leaders, managers, and HR staff, educators, parents, counsellors, and therapists. It will also be useful for those working in the charity sector, who are often challenged to do more with less.
Research demonstrates that taking a strengths-based approach increases overall engagement at home, work, and school, leading to a more meaningful life. Using personal strengths increases resilience, well-being, and also serves as a buffer against mental distress.
Join us in studying for our Strengths Practitioner Certificate to find your own strengths and help others find theirs.
Ready To Start Your Strengths Practitioner Journey?
Founder, School Of Positive Transformation
In this module, we begin our exploration of Discovering Strengths in an unusual place: reflecting on our favorite superheroes! Next, we examine how strengths are defined and take a hands-on approach to experience what it is like to work in our strengths zone. We end the session with mindful listening and learning how to ‘strength spot.’ The purpose of this module is to introduce you to real-life, practical ways to experience and identify strengths before moving on to consider the theory underlying strengths in the next module.
In this module, we take our first steps toward learning how to identify strengths by exploring both informal and formal approaches. First, we explore the philosophies underpinning the theories and examine fundamental differences between traditional and strengths-based beliefs around learning. Next, we look at two methods of informal strengths identification, examining our past behaviors and interviewing others. Finally, we introduce three formal strengths assessment tools and discuss what they are, their histories, and their differences.
In this module, we focus our attention on the three formal assessment tools. We devote a full module to helping practitioners gain a better understanding and first-hand experience of using the three major formal assessment tools for strengths identification. In this introductory session, we also discuss some of the terminology you may encounter when talking about strengths.
In this module, we provide an overview of strengths research and take a closer look at evidence-based benefits and interventions. We end the module by exploring the connection between mindfulness and strengths and how they can be integrated into practice.
In this module, we consider how to talk about strengths within different one-to-one conversations, both formal and informal. Because we’ll be using the term ‘coaching’ throughout the module, we clarify what we mean by ‘coaching’ and provide a broad definition that covers a range of conversation types.
In this module, we slightly shift our focus from working with individuals to looking at the importance of bringing strengths to work and practical solutions on how to actually do this. We briefly touch on research-based benefits and statistics on performance, engagement, and productivity.
In this module, we move outward from the individual to consider ways to bring the strengths approach into teams and groups. In this introductory session, we explore why group and team work is important for teachers, trainers, coaches, or volunteers within the community. We also briefly examine significant benefits and statistics on teams who have received strengths-based interventions and the importance of virtual teams since the pandemic.
In this module, we discover, explore, and examine ways to bring the strengths back into everyday life and look at very broad ideas as to how to apply strengths at school, in parenting, with family and friends, and also in the community.
Training Course Teacher: Professor Ilona Boniwell
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Dr Ilona Boniwell is a pioneer and leading researcher in the field of Positive Psychology, having contributed to 8 books and over 50 research papers. This wealth of knowledge is used to support the content for this course.
The Strengths Practitioner Certificate will take a minimum of 7 weeks to complete if you do one module per week. However, you can take as much time as you need to peacefully complete your studies in line with your availability – there is no time limit to this course.
You have unlimited time to complete the course and once you graduate your enrollment in the course naturally comes to a close. We allow you to download to your device, and keep for future use, all the course materials, activities, handouts and readings. As it’s not possible to release the actual videos we provide a PDF transcript for each of these for you to be able to refer back to for as long as you need.
The Strengths Practitioner Certificate has an online Discussion Forum where we invite you to ask questions, share your experiences taking part in the course activities (both triumphs and challenges), connect with our course group facilitators, and build an inspiring relationship with like-minded fellow students.
Our course facilitators for the online discussion forum are experienced in positive psychology. You will feel welcomed, supported, and engaged.
Each week a new module will be available. This will comprise 4 teaching sessions of around 1 hour in total plus 4 academic readings and 4 popular science readings. There will also be a practical activity for each of the 4 sessions and a short multiple-choice quiz for the module. There are also 4 client facing assignments during the course, one per 2 modules. In total, this should take, on average, about 6-8 hours per week per module, with 8 modules overall for the entire course. However, there is great flexibility and you can take as much time as you need to complete each module; there is no need to do it all in the week. You can choose to take a break, take longer, delve deeper, or simply work at a pace that suits your current lifestyle and other priorities. Once you complete a module, it remains available for revision should you wish to return to a particular topic.
Yes! All of the recorded videos include the option to turn on English Subtitles and download the transcript (written text) of the video.
The course fees are 290 US Dollars. If you pay with a different currency, the fees will be converted automatically to your local currency.
You can also choose a payment plan of 2 monthly payments (2 X $150). Payments are made once per month (with the first one made immediately as you enroll).
You can pay with any credit/debit card or through PayPal.
Once you complete all 8 Modules, your well-deserved Strengths Practitioner Certificate will be delivered to you electronically as a PDF. This can be saved and printed locally if a hard copy is needed.
Based on feedback from our graduates, we are confident that you will enjoy this training and find it right for you. In fact, we are so confident that we offer a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the training, contact us within the first 30 days following your enrollment and receive a full refund.
Once you are enrolled in the course you have lifetime access to the content that remains even when you have completed your studies. You can then return at any time to refresh your learning.