Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, is author or co-author of nine books, an award-winning psychologist and a widely traveled international speaker. Ryan is the creator of MBSP and has led hundreds of mindfulness groups over the last two decades. 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.
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Group Webinars and Workshops
Empower your team with research-based training sessions that explore and apply their strengths
Whether you work in human resources, lead a team or consult with an organization, you are likely looking for best practices to help your group succeed. Showing them how to tap into their character strengths—the positive personality traits that impact how they think, feel and behave—can help. Research studies show when individuals apply their character strengths they are happier, less stressed, more engaged and find more meaning in their work.
Through live facilitation and group discussion, VIA webinars teach groups how to leverage their unique strengths to improve well-being as individuals and as a team. Contact us for details on one of the topics below or ask about a customized session tailored to your needs and interests.Contact Us
Getting Started With Character Strengths (watch video)Unlock your group’s full potential through a guided strengths discovery process, beginning with their unique results from the VIA Survey.
Character Strengths and Remote Working (watch video)Create a remote or hybrid team environment that fosters healthy communication and effective collaboration by tapping into strengths.
Building Positive Working Relationships (watch video)Spark greater engagement and connection, increased motivation, and improved workplace well-being through character strengths.
Embracing and Managing Change (watch video)Help your group reduce stress and anxiety—and boost resilience—during times of uncertainty with research-backed tips.
Meaningful Work (watch video)Increase employees’ sense of meaning and purpose by aligning their character strengths with workplace tasks.
Character Strengths and Mindfulness in the Workplace (watch video)Learn and practice mindfulness skills to reduce burnout, improve focus and promote job satisfaction in your organization.
A VIA trained facilitator will join your group live on Zoom or a similar video platform with screen-sharing and recording capabilities. VIA webinars are private to your organization and conducted in English (closed captioning is available).
Prior to the webinar, you will have a one-hour phone or video conference with your facilitator to plan the live session. After the webinar, VIA will provide handouts with key concepts. Session recordings for future internal use can be negotiated as part of your purchase.
Custom webinar topics and workshops are available upon request.
Unlock discounts on VIA Reports when you purchase in conjunction with a webinar.Contact Us
VIA was able to make the training meaningful and as a result, counselors are engaging in developing strengths-based perspectives with adolescents with disabilities. I am sure it will alter the trajectory of their futures in healthy ways.
Jane S. Anderson is president of Strength Based Living, a business dedicated to helping people harness their character strengths. She is also the author of 30 Days of Character Strengths: A Guided Practice to Ignite Your Best. This book offers a unique, guided character strengths journey spanning 30 days. She has also presented at global conferences; served as guest faculty for Wholebeing Institute, an educational organization; and supported world-renowned positive psychology experts in the classroom.
Ruth Pearce, JD, PMP, ACC is VIA's Ambassador and Facilitator. She is president of ALLE LLC and co-founder of In It Together Coaching, which offers group coaching based on VIA Character Strengths. She presents regularly at conferences nationally and internationally on how to use character strengths for project management and building engaged, empowered teams. In 2018, her book Be A Project Motivator: Unlock the Secrets of Strengths-Based Project Management was published by Berrett-Koehler. In August 2021, she launched her first LinkedIn Learning course based on the book and leveraging VIA Character Strengths. Her motto is Be Hopeful; Be Strong; Be Brave; Be Curious.