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Positive Coach (Student Certification Programme)


Positive Coach is an intensive training and certification programme that allows individuals to apply key concepts from Positive Psychology to one’s personal and professional life. Positive Psychology, founded by Dr Martin E.P. Seligman, is a scientific approach to study the relationship among character strengths, positive emotions, human behaviors and happiness.  It aims to help individuals in understanding and utilising their character strengths in a wide spectrum of areas including relationship, stress management, education, coaching, and etc. After the trainings, one can exhibit positive emotions, enhance communication skills, develop growth mindset, better encounter stress and challenges, and motivate others to live a happier life.


  • Enhance coaching skills by positive education
  • Help individuals understand and utilise their character strengths in daily life
  • Develop growth mindset
  • Motivate others to live a happier life


  • Students who would like to grow and thrive


Free + HK$600 refundable deposit* + USD79 refundable e-coruse subscription fee* 
*Deposit and subscription fee are refundable upon programme completion (full attendance of classes and practicum, as well as the submission of a reflection paper). 

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese + English

Application Deadline

24 May 2022 (Tuesday)
* Shortlisted students will receive a confirmation email with payment details on 30 May 2022.


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Telephone: 3411 2335


The programme consists of online learning courses, face-to-face classes and practicum. Details are as follows: 

Week Date, Time* & Venue Content Description Duration (Hour)
1 9/6/2022 15:30 - 17:30
(AAB 503)
Preparatory Class
Introduction of positive psychology  2
  Online Learning
Introducing theory, research and practice of positive intervention 5
2 16/6/2022 15:30 - 17:30
(AAB 503)
Face-to-face Class Assisted learning and sharing 2
  Online Learning
Understanding & cultivating a healthy emotion life 4
3 23/6/2022 15:30 - 17:30
(AAB 503)
Face-to-face Class Assisted learning and group activities 2
  Online Learning
Identifying and using character strengths 4
4 30/6/2022 15:30 - 17:30
(AAB 503)
Face-to-face Class Assisted learning, group activities and use of character cards 2
  Online Learning
Identifying and using character strengths 4
5 7/7/2022 15:30 - 17:30
(AAB 508)
Face-to-face Class Assisted learning,  use of character cards and rehearsal 2
6 21/7/2022 15:30 - 17:30
(AAB 508)
Face-to-face Class Reivew and Rehearsal 3
7 12/8/2022 14:30 - 17:00
Practicum Apply learning through initiating activities 3
8 22/8/2022 Assignment Submit a 500-word reflection paper /
Total 33


Students will be recognised as "Certified Positive Coach",  granted two certificates by the Leadership Qualities Centre and University of Pennsylvania (UoP) respectively if

 1. Completing all the online learnings, 
 2. Attending all the face-to-face classes and practicum, 
 3. Submitting a reflection paper, and
 4. Attaining satisfactory performance.

Certificate Certificate


Ken Ngai (BSc, MBA, MSc, LLM, MHKCS)

  • Assistant Director of Student Affairs
  • ex-Deputy Executive Director, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
  • 15+ years of experience in youth service
  • Chairman of IT Subcommittee for project funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Franky Fong (BBA, MSocSc)

  • Assistant Student Development Manager
  • Registered Social Worker, Personality Dimensions® Facilitator (Level 1)
  • 10+ years of experience in coaching university students

Nicole Cheung (BSW, MAGC)

  • Student Development Officer
  • Registered Social Worker, Yoga Instructor, Certified Career Services Provider
  • 5+ years of experience in working in NGO and coaching university students


Certified Positive Coaches (Level 1)
(as of 31 Mar 2022)

1st cohort
CHAN Cheuk Kiu, Sheryl, CHAN Lok Ching, Anthea, CHAN Pui Wing, Pamela, CHONG Ka Yan, Jessie, CHOW Hon Kwan, Adonis, HO Tsz Wai, TY, LAI Yan Yee, Emily, LAU Sin Yi, Jennifer, LEUNG Hoi Sze, Casey, LEE Yuen Shan, Abby, NIP Hoi Kan, Kenny, PANG Wing Ki, Penny, WONG Ming Yu, Claudia, WONG Yun Kit, Edward, YU Lok Yiu, Natalie, YU Yan Ning, Claudia

2nd Cohort
BOK Lok Tung, CHAN Ka Hei, CHAU Hoi Yee, HUI Chung Yu, LEE Ching Tung, LI Yujun, MAK Yui Hang, YIP Leung Fat

Chan Cheuk Kiu
I love this programme very much. I enjoy every moment of the lessons, for example, the "one good thing" sharing and .... It is enjoyable to learn positive psychology through various kinds of interactive and fun activities.

Chan Lok Ching
I am happier and learned to discover the good things around me after attending the programme. I enjoyed all the lessons especially the part about “Self-fat travel” as we can use our imagination to create something together as a group. Positive emotions like joy, hope and interest were developed during the process.

Leung Hoi Sze
It is great to include a practicum in the programme. Through the design process, I exchanged ideas with my group mates and gained new inspiration from them. The on-site practicum also provides us valuable opportunities to practise what we have learnt with others. Therefore, I think the practicum should be kept in the programme as the fundamental element.