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Distance Learning

Getting the necessary coursework to fulfill one's professional development and meet the requirements for continuing education can be a daunting endeavor for many working adults. Distance learning and home study programs are designed to provide professionals with the ability to get additional education quickly, conveniently and affordably. Home study and online distance learning is now one of the fastest and most common forms of higher education and career training for adults.

eCourses

An eCourse is an electronic version of a class that meets. The difference between an in person classroom meeting type and an online course is that the meeting takes place in virtual time and space. The instructor and course participants can go online at their own convenient times - making it very desirable for adult learners.

An eCourse is completed online. As long as you have access to the internet, you can participate from anywhere, at any time. The design of the eCourse involves becoming familiar with the material and then participating in online discussions. On a weekly basis, you may listen to meditations, review videos, complete self-assessments, read articles (or a book) by leading thinkers in the field, adopt a new practice, participate in e-discussions and, if you are interested in earning CEUs, take a post-test. Upon completion of reading the materials and, in some cases, completing the exercises,and participating in the discussion, you will be ready to complete the post test.

For more information about how it works, read Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about our eCourses. All qualify for CEUs.:

    (re)Constructing Well-Being

How do we nurture well-being in ourselves and those we serve? How do we nuture the meaning that brought us to this work, and the positive emotions that give us energy to show up everyday? This 8-week, 16-hour eCourse examines possibilities, based on scientific findings, for tilting life paths toward meaning and connection, and upward spirals of hope and well-being. It introduces the science of wellbeing and applications that lead to greater satisfaction and meaning in life. Learn more.

    Flourishing at Work: How to Create Spirit at Work

What is it that allows you or your clients to flourish at work? To be fully engaged, energized and excited about work? Find fulfillment through work and know that you are making a difference? This is spirit at work and the power is within each of us to create it, simply by rethinking our work. This 6-week, 18-hour eCourse examines what spirit at work is, how it develops, and proven ways to foster it. Learn more.

    The Ethical Imperative of Helper Self-Care

These are hard times for many of us. We face stressors in our workplaces, our work with clients, and our own lives. When pressed for time or exhausted, it's easy to let our own self-care slip. But we are at our best at work only when we are at our best personally. This 3-week, 10-hour eCourse examines the ethical imperative of helper self-care and its relation to competent service delivery. We reflect on how we might create personal and organizational cultures of self-care, and explore some current trends and pioneering research in the study of compassion. Learn more.

    The Power of Gratitude: Research and the Practice

The ability to notice, appreciate and savor the elements of life is an essential determinant of well-being. Gratitude can be an avenue to greater happiness, hope and health for ourselves and our clients. But, we are not born being grateful. It is something that we learn and develop throughout our lives. This 4-week, 12-hour eCourse introduces the research on gratitude: what it is, the benefits, and how to cultivate it at home and at work. Learn more.

Home Studies

A home study course consists of carefully chosen articles (or a book) by leading thinkers in the field that, read together, provide an in-depth examination of subject matter of the course. You are able to complete the course on your own time and on your own schedule. Upon completion of reading the materials and, in some cases, completing the exercises and brief reflection essays, you will be ready to complete the post test.

For more information about how it works, read Frequently Asked Questions

Choose from the following home studies:

    How to Create Spirit at Work and Flourish

What would it be like to flourish at work? Feel energized, inspired and excited about work? Find meaning and fulfillment through work? This is spirit at work and the power is within each of us to create it, simply by rethinking work. Based on the book Rethinking Your Work, Dr. Val Kinjerski, a leading authority in the field, shares findings from a decade of results-based research and provides field-tested exercises that are proven to foster spirit at work. 6 or 18 CEUs. Read more

    The How of Happiness:
    The Research and Strategies behind Happiness

Forty percent of a person's capacity for happiness is within his or her capacity to change. In The How of Happiness, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky shows how intentional activities can be used to achieve a happier life. Included are research, strategies and exercises, such as practicing optimism, savoring life's pleasures, harnessing individual strengths, and practicing gratitude. All are backed with empirical research. 12 CEUs.Read more

    Flourish:
    A New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

What is it that enables you to cultivate your talents, to build deep, lasting relationships with others, to feel pleasure, and to contribute meaningfully to the world? In other words, what does it take to flourish? This home study is based on the book, Flourish, by Dr. Martin Seligman and introduces the theory of well-being and research-based applications that lead to flourishing. 12 CEUs. Read more

    Positivity:
    Embracing the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions

How do we nurture well-being in ourselves, and those we serve? This home study is based on the book, Positivity, by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson and introduces the science of well-being and applications that lead to greater satisfaction and meaning in life. Fredrickson's research focuses on how positive emotions broaden minds and build resources in a manner that leads toward flourishing. 8 CEUs. Read more


Kaizen Solutions for Human Services, provider # 1116, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Kaizen Solutions maintains responsibility for the program.

ASWB Approval Period: August 8, 2009 - August 8, 2012.


Social Workers will receive Category "A" continuing education hours under the ACSW competence requirements for participating in these courses. Other participants should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.