Empower Yourself: Courses for Your Journey

Creating a Strengths-Based Life

This webinar teaches you how your life can change when you focus and apply your character strengths. It also includes a free profile report and personal coaching.

Positive Relationships And Character Strengths

We are social creatures. Science is confirming what many people have known for decades, that is, relationships are important for our well-being and our health.

Navigating Transitions

Learn how to rely on your character strengths to guide you through life changes.

Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) Part I

Mindfulness-Based Strength Practice (MBSP) is an evidence-based program that enhances well-being, improves relationships and helps people manage problems.

Empower Others: Courses to Help Others on Their Journey

Character Strengths At Work: Using Strengths to Engage Employees, Clients and Students

This 7-session online on-demand course, specifically designed for professionals, provides a comprehensive exploration of the fundamentals of using strengths with others.

Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) & Learning To Lead MBSP (Part I and II)

Experience the transformative effects of Mindfulness-Based Strength Practice (MBSP) and discover how to lead MBSP with your own groups in this 12-week course.

Developing Effective Teams: Using Strengths to Improve Engagement, Performance, and Satisfaction

A 3-session on-demand course designed for professionals interested in applying strengths to motivate and empower teams.

Are you a professional? You too can use these courses to elevate your work with clients, students or employees.

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VIA Course Leaders

Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, is author or co-author of nine books, an award-winning psychologist and a widely traveled international speaker. As education director of the global nonprofit, VIA Institute on Character, he's a leading voice in the education, research, and practice of character strengths. He lives with his family, which includes three young and zestful children, near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Donna Mayerson
Dr. Donna Mayerson is a licensed psychologist and earned her master's degree in special education. Formerly a coaching director of Hummingbird Coaching Services, she is a certified coach who has used her deep knowledge of the VIA strengths as a framework for individual and organizational change with hundreds of education administrators and teachers, leaders of youth-serving organizations, in training coaches/practitioners and with individuals and families.

Words From Our Community

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