The CaPP Institute - Coaching and Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is the scientific study of what happens when things go right in life – and sheds light on what enables happiness, engagement, achievement, meaning, resilience, strengths, courage and optimism. The term "positive psychology" emerged in 1998 when Dr. Martin Seligman,  then-president of the American Psychological Association, challenged psychology researchers to study not just mental illness, but mental health, the elements that must be present in order for people to thrive. Dr. Seligman, a renowned researcher and long-time professor at the University of Pennsylvania, sparked a revolution in psychology which continues to grow, with researchers around the globe producing groundbreaking research with important implications for the business world as well as individuals.

For organizations, the CaPP Institute offers the following positive psychology-based courses and seminars:

Seminar, Webinar and Teleclass Topics

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  • + Resilient and Ready

    - Resilient and Ready

    One of the most important skills in today's marketplace is the ability to adapt to change and thrive despite the challenges that come your way. This popular and life-changing program empowers individuals to develop the knowledge and skill set to deal effectively with change, adversity and challenges at work and in everyday life. Using practical, hands-on learning methods and proven techniques, participants walk away with a specific set of tools to navigate stress, difficult conversations, and important goals with confidence and ease.

  • + Successful People Think Differently

    - Successful People Think Differently

    Successful people think differently. They make decisions differently. They set goals differently. They bounce back from failure and adversity differently. They tap into their innate strengths differently. They look at life differently. They have a different set of thought processes and a foundation that empowers them to produce the results they want in every area of life.

  • + Uncover and Use Your Strengths

    - Uncover and Use Your Strengths

    What are your strengths? How can they help you perform better, be more productive and increase fulfillment? Using effective tools for uncovering strengths, this program teaches how to identify your strengths and use them every day at work and in life. Doing so, increases energy, effectiveness and engagement in life and work. Understanding how to recognize and leverage the strengths of those on your team has been proven to boost morale, employee retention and creativity at work.

  • + Coaching Skills for Leaders

    - Coaching Skills for Leaders

    Great managers don’t just mentor. They coach. They help protégés find their own answers by asking the right questions and building a structure of goal setting, accountability and progress that helps the individual achieve his potential and helps the organization achieve its vision. This session teaches leaders a five-step process for coaching and gives them tools to get started.

  • + Inspiring and Motivating Employees

    - Inspiring and Motivating Employees

    Employee motivation is a key to productivity and strong morale. Using research-based management strategies, this session will focus on practical ways to keep your team inspired and motivated.

  • + Resilience

    - Resilience

    Effective leaders emerge from challenges better, stronger and wiser. This session will focus on the steps to sustained resilience when work becomes challenging, frustrating or even disappointing. Resilience is the key to longevity and success – both personally and organizationally.

  • + Balancing Work and Life

    - Balancing Work and Life

    Research shows that happy employees are healthier, more productive and have a positive effect on their co-workers. This session will help emerging leaders create a vision and plan to lead a well balanced life and set personal goals that renew their energy and ultimately empower them to be more effective at work.

  • + Power of Positive Leadership

    - Power of Positive Leadership

    This session will give emerging leaders a foundation of leadership development, including the power of leveraging strengths, fostering teamwork, effecting change, and leading with vision and purpose.

  • + Becoming an Agent of Change

    - Becoming an Agent of Change

    Leaders are tested by their ability to effect and manage change. How do you manage resistance? How do you introduce it and gain buy-in? How do you create the structures that support change? These sessions will help emerging leaders evaluate the need for change, understand their role in leading organizational change, and use core leadership principles to become effective agents of change.

  • + Leadership Communication

    - Leadership Communication

    Talent and skills are important, but without strong communication skills, a leader will struggle to lead effectively. This session will teach participants to communicate with confidence and authenticity, to use the power of communication to master the most common management challenges.

  • + Need-based Sessions

    - Need-based Sessions

    Based on our initial strengths and needs analysis, we will help you identify topics in which your employees need further education. We will recommend specific training gaps that need to be filled.