A Close-Up Look at WBI’s Coaching Certification Program

It’s November, and issues are buzzing right here in Wholebeing Institute’s Optimistic Psychology Teaching Certification program. Our school are immersed in educating, planning, and supporting college students as they work their manner via the development of programs we provide.

School member Dianna Collier has simply wrapped up facilitating the autumn Optimistic Psychology Teaching Fundamentals course, the place this wealthy and assorted teaching journey begins. It’s a wonderful 10-week firehose introduction to an expansive vary of constructive psychology analysis and associated teaching instruments and approaches.

Normally the primary reside course that college students absorb our certification, Fundamentals is a mix of weekly reside facilitation by Dianna, that includes visiting WBI school and weekly recorded classes with our Teaching Certification founder, Lynda Wallace. We preserve this course very accessible, because it’s doable to finish it whereas watching the recordings (along with the weekly peer teaching commitments), although we discover college students strongly desire to attend the weekly reside periods as a lot as doable to interact with school and their friends. The following Fundamentals course begins on January 29, 2024.

In the meantime, Phoebe Atkinson, Anne Gustin, and I are simply previous the halfway level in our live-taught Optimistic Psychology Teaching: Talent-Constructing Intensive, usually the subsequent step within the certification program. As its identify suggests, this course is all about constructing these Optimistic Psychology Teaching (PPC) expertise. In these class conferences, we give longer reside teaching demonstrations and assist college students as they intentionally apply core instruments like Wholebeing’s SPIRE mannequin for whole-person well-being, VIA character strengths, and Options Centered Teaching, and develop fluency with structuring and managing PPC periods. We additionally proceed to construct group amongst college students, via breakout rooms throughout our class conferences and thru our distinctive peer teaching design. The following Intensive course begins Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Simply across the nook, Sandy Campbell is getting ready to facilitate the subsequent providing of Introduction to Wholebeing Happiness for Coaches, starting January 29. This course is a mix of weekly recorded classes with WBI’s founder, Megan McDonough, and Sandy’s reside facilitation. It gives coaches a deep dive into the neuroscience of constructive psychology and focused apply with a number of of the ideas launched in our different programs, together with Greatest Potential Self, SPIRE, and character strengths. Moreover, Sandy teaches coaches use an abundance of associated useful resource supplies with their shoppers, by first practising on themselves. This course may be taken at completely different factors in the course of the certification in accordance with college students’ desire and relying on track timing.

One other element of the certification is Constructing a Thriving Teaching Follow, a self-paced on-line course with constructive psychology–infused sensible, detailed workouts and directions to assist members with the enterprise facet of teaching. It is a nice one to leap into when you will have just a few weeks between programs, and since there isn’t a time restrict for completion, that is typically one which college students dip into and are available again to, because it suits with their schedules.

Phoebe, Anne, and I are additionally gearing up for the subsequent PPC Mentorship. This three-month capstone course is the ultimate live-taught piece of the certification. The orientation webinar turns into obtainable on January 8, 2024, and one-on-ones with school will start in the course of the month of January, with the primary circle assembly on February 5.

Our mission in Mentorship is to consolidate and develop on all the educational thus far, and to create a bridge for college kids to confidently transfer ahead as Optimistic Psychology Coaches. Class dimension is restricted to 12 college students, and as soon as a category is full, potential college students can be placed on a waitlist for the subsequent Mentorship. House is presently obtainable for our January–April cohort. When you have accomplished or are presently enrolled within the Talent-Constructing Intensive, you’re eligible.

Within the Mentorship’s 9 circle conferences and two one-on-ones, school maintain a dynamic, structured and versatile house to assist a small cohort of rising Optimistic Psychology Coaches as they hone their expertise and develop their imaginative and prescient for a way they may apply them after Certification is full. The course contains revising core ideas, with college students making use of them throughout class and with actual shoppers in parallel to circle conferences. There’s additionally weekly pre-work targeted on teaching competencies and eliciting pupil questions, and above all, there may be mutual assist. As with all our WBI programs, the group we create will final lengthy after our closing assembly.

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