Published on May 12th, 2015 | by St Peter's College0
Rex J Lipman Fellows Program: Positive Impact: The Use of Character Strengths to Benefit Educators, Students.
Dr Ryan Niemiec, Education Director, VIA Institute on Character, Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: Thursday 14 May 2015
Time: 7pm – Please be seated by 6.50pm
Where: St Peter’s College – Miller Library
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Character strengths are the smallest thing that can make a big difference. They are the backbone of Positive Psychology and positive education. They are the core ingredients of what scientists have called “the full life,” a life of flourishing.
Dr Niemiec will present an overview of the research on character strengths in general and as applied in an education setting. This will lead into conceptual models for thinking about how best to approach a student’s/client’s character strengths and how to succinctly work with an individual’s strengths. These models are at the heart of a “strengths based approach.”
Please take the free VIA Survey of character strengths prior to the talk www.viacharacter.org. Bring your character strengths profile (the rank order of your strengths) and your questions to the event.