Flourishing Life in Education

Posted August 28th, 2020

Flourishing Life has taken over 25 years of combined research and experience to create a simple way for schools to assess, analyze, and activate the potential of every individual student. By identifying a student’s unique strengths and limitations, Flourishing Life supports schools to effectively connect, determine, and allocate resources in meaningful ways that heighten the probability of student success. This revolutionary model provides educators with valuable insights that research has identified as critical for students to flourish and experience the personal success required to be college and career-ready as well as positive contributors to society.

“Our framework is built on the proven principles of positive psychology which emphasizes the importance of a strengths-based approach to individual development and growth." - Dr. Wayne Hammond, Flourishing Life founding partner and CSO

In our framework, we have identified the three primary components of what it means to flourish and have consolidated these components into the Three Pillars of Flourishing:

  1. Personal strengths: Personal perception and inner strengths

  2. Environmental strengths: Environmental influences and relational supports

  3. Performance strengths: Performance soft skills and character strengths

These three pillars give an accurate representation of an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, and potential, which we describe as their “Flourishing Capacity.”

One of the primary components of the Flourishing Life offering is the Flourishing Life Questionnaire (FLQ), which provides the opportunity to measure the flourishing capacity of an individual through the use of a proprietary online assessment.

The FLQ is a self-report questionnaire that provides an individualized flourishing profile for every participant, outlining their unique perspective and understanding of the various factors and sub-factor strengths as identified in our framework. The other main component of the Flourishing Life offering is their Online Assessment platform which is housed on a secured cloud-based system that offers a suite of services that highlights the required insights at an individual and aggregated level so educators can strategize and allocate their resources and educational practices in efficient and effective ways.  

“Using inputs from the Flourishing Life Questionnaire (FLQ) our proprietary algorithm produces an individualized profile for each student and insightful reports outlining school trend results. Our user-friendly dashboard prides itself on its ability to provide an in-depth analysis of results so you can see how to leverage school strengths and collect data for year-over-year comparison of aggregate and individual results.” - Dr. Wayne Hammond, Flourishing Life founding partner and CSO

Key features of the Assessment Platform include: 
  • Secured user access (GDPR compliant)

  • Organizational dashboard (Available with two security levels)

  • Seven distinctive aggregated trend charts (views) 

  • Filtering by socio-demographic identifiers (age, grade, etc.)

  • Individual scoring results profile

  • Desktop and mobile friendly 

  • Able to export to PDF

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