The Skill-Building Intensive offers students the opportunity to develop fluency and confidence in the steps, skills, and techniques used to help others successfully pursue goals for positive change in their life, work, health, and relationships. This course includes extensive demonstrations and practice sessions, in which students rotate the roles of coach, client, and observer. Together, we will work through each step of the CHANGE model for helping others (and ourselves) to create lasting, meaningful change.
We offer this course in two formats: online and on-site. Students pursuing WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification can choose either option to satisfy this part of their course requirements.
➤ Spring Session: June 23, 30, July 7, 14, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm ET
➤ Fall Session: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm ET
The online option is held on four consecutive Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Eastern Time. Each day of the program, we alternate between coming together for demonstrations, separating into triads to practice the demonstrated skills, taking breaks for reflection and self-care, and repeating the sequence with different skills. We’ve designed the program to be highly energetic and varied, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice these great skills while interacting with different people in different ways throughout each class session.
Attendance requirement: Because all peer practice is integrated into the Saturday sessions, live online attendance is required for all four sessions.
The online option is available only to students who have completed Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals.
➤ Tuition: $695
➤ Registration opening soon!
➤ Dates: Sunday–Friday, July 15–20 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
The intensive is also available as a five day retreat center experience, held at the beautiful Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Each day of our time together, we alternate between lessons, demonstrations, peer practice, reflection, and time to enjoy Kripalu’s beautiful grounds, wonderful food, and extensive options for movement and self-care.
The On-site option is open to students whether or not they have completed Positive Psychology Coaching Fundamentals, and includes some separate sessions for students pursuing WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification.
➤ Tuition: $695, plus lodging and meal costs, paid directly to Kripalu
➤ To register for the in-person Skill-Building Intensive, please visit Kripalu’s website.
➤ Registration now open!
➤ Online Option: Credits Pending
➤ On-site Option: Approved for 20.5 ICF CCE units in Core Competencies and 3.5 ICF CCE units in Resource Development.
➤ NASW credits are also available for the in-person option. Please contact Kripalu at 866.200.5203 for additional information regarding these credits.
Requirements to receive ICF CCE units:
➤ Attend all lectures and demonstrations.
➤ Actively participate in all peer coaching sessions.