eLearning and Continuing Education
To make it easy to access our courses and to facilitate online registration, we have developed a new website - eLearning to Flourish by Kaizen Solutions - for all of our
eCourse and Self-Study offerings. You can access it at www.elearningtoflourish.com Alternatively, the links below will take you there.
An eCourse is an electronic version of a class that meets. It is just that we don't meet at the same place or time.
We never see one another, except for the picture we upload . . . so you can always look good. You choose when you access material,
post your comments to the discussion, or respond to other participants during the weekly schedule - making it very desirable for adult learners.
Our eCourses are completed online. As long as you have access to the internet and a computer, you can participate from anywhere,
at any time during the specified time frame.
Note, that, at the moment, iPads nor iPhones supports Flash technology, so cannot be used to make your posts.
We have designed each eCourse so that you become familiar with the material and then participate in online discussions. On a weekly basis, you may listen to
meditations, check-in, review videos, complete self-assessments, read articles (or a book) by leading thinkers in the field, adopt
a new practice, participate in eDiscussions 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.
We start most of our eCourses on Thursday. This gives you a few extra days to get familiar with the learning management system, to upload a picture and to
introduce yourself. Then, each week you will review the material, test a few ideas or practices, and post to the discussion by Wednesday.
You will then have a few more days to respond to fellow participants by Saturday, at which time that weeks discussion closes. You decide whether you want to
participate over the week-end, or not. Depending on the number of CEUs per course, you can expect to put in about 2-3 hours per week. Note: 1 hour equals 1 CEU.
For more information about how it works, read Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about our eCourses.
EC1301: 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.
EC1302: 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.
EC1303: Flourishing: How to Create Spirit at Work
What is it that allows one 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.
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.
EC1305: An Introduction to Mindfulness
How do we shift from running on autopilot and feeling stressed to being present, focused and calm? How do we cultivate mindfulness
for ourselves and those we serve? Mindfulness is about being fully present with non-judgment, openness and acceptance. A mindfulness
practice is proving to be a remarkably powerful technique to help us to deal with the personal challenges of living in an ever-changing,
uncertain world. This interactive and experiential, 6-week, 12-hour eCourse based on scientific findings examines mindfulness: what it is, how and who
it benefits, and the practice.
EC1306: The Art of Facilitation
It's been said that whatever the problem, community is the answer. This course is for people who know that community,
that feeling of being and belonging, doesn't just happen. When intention and the skillful application of knowledge and methods
in group facilitation are combined with people who deeply care and are committed to bringing their best for the world, community is
made and change happens. This 5-week, 12 hour eCourse will help you develop your understanding and refine your facilitation skills to
cultivate this artistry in convening groups.
EC1307: Knowing and Leading Self: The Leading Edge
The most effective leaders are those who truly know and understand themselves,
and are highly aware of their own inner strengths, values, assumptions, and beliefs.
Leaders who consciously foster self awareness and personal mastery tend to be far more effective
when navigating organizational challenges, uncertainty, transitions, and new opportunities. This 6-week,
12-hour self leadership eCourse is designed to assist with deepening personal awareness and inner knowing
as a means of cultivating effective self leadership skills, inner resourcefulness, and professional best practices.
EC1308: The Art of Powerful Questions
Einstein was quoted as saying that if he had an hour to solve a problem and his life depended on that solution,
he'd spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask for then he could solve the problem in less than five minutes.
Whether for inspiring personal growth or social and systemic change, this interactive 4-week, 10 hour eCourse is for anyone intent on serving
and making a difference by making explicit the assumptions, architecture and applications for quality questions.
A Self-Study (home study) is a solo event. No discussions with the instructor or other participants. A Self-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 (within six months) and on your own schedule. Upon completion of reading the materials and, in some cases,
viewing videos or 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 Self-Studies:
SS1201: How to Create Spirit at Work and Flourish (6CEUs)
SS1202: How to Create Spirit at Work and Flourish (18CEUs)
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.
SS1203: 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.
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.
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.
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, 2012 - August 8, 2015.
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.