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Private Workshops Available

Please note that upon request most PPI workshops and courses can be delivered in-house, nationwide, at your place of business or at your school. We also work with you to tailor the workshop of interest to the specific needs of your organisation/ staff. Email info@positivepsychologyinstitute.com.au for more detailed information.


Upcoming Events:

World Appreciative Inquiry Conference 2019

19-22 March 2019

Nice, France

Join and meet up with an international AI community to share and learn from each other in generating constructive conversations between all world actors for jointly taking care of common good. From the founders to the newest voices, the conference will favour diversity of expressions and endeavour cooperation.  Visit the conference website for more details.

PESA National Conference 2019

11-13 April 2019

Gold Coast, QLD

Designed to inform delegates of current developments and the latest research in the field of Positive Education through expert local and international keynotes, masterclasses, panels and workshops, PESA conferences highlight best practice, and foster an environment where delegates may learn from each other through collaboration and sharing of ideas and experiences. Registrations are now open.

Positive Schools 2019

QLD 22-24 May, VIC 29-31 May, NSW 5-7 June, WA 12-14 June

Australia

The Positive Schools Conference is Australia's premier mental health and wellbeing conference for teachers, school leaders and allied health professionals.  Register to find out how you can build safe and respectful relationships across your whole school community; create contextual wellbeing from the inside out and develop healthier school culture for every young person today. Visit the website to learn more.

Happiness and Its Causes 2019

24-25 June 2019

Nice, France

We are a proud Endorsing Partner of Happiness & Its Causes 2019, the world's largest conference on happiness and wellbeing. Be part of the world’s leading forum exploring happiness and wellbeing. The action packed program is designed to suit professionals as well as individuals with an interest in enhancing happiness and wellbeing for themselves and others. Register now.

PENZ National Conference 2019

8-10 July

Wellington, NZ

The PENZ National Conference is confirmed for 2019. This 62nd National Conference will take place from 8th – 10th July 2019 and will be held at Queen Margaret College in Wellington. This venue is an independent girls’ school in Wellington, New Zealand, providing education for students from Year 1 to 13 with a co-educational Pre-School. Learn more

Sixth World Congress on Positive Psychology

18-21 July 2019

Melbourne, VIC

IPPA is proud to appoint The City of Melbourne as the host city for the 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology in 2019. This is the first time the World Congress will be hosted in the Southern Hemisphere and gives Australia, and the region, the unprecedented opportunity to experience this world-class scientific meeting at your doorstep. Be sure to visit the conference website for more details. 

2nd Positive Psychology in Practice Conference

24-25 October 2019

Utrecht, Netherlands

The upcoming conference on "Positive Psychology in Practice" will focus on cutting-edge science and the practical application of Positive Psychology Interventions in clinical settings and organisations. Leading experts, who share a passion for Positive Psychology, will provide you with an up-to-date overview of the science of wellbeing and critically examine the emergence and development of this new field. They will explore the keys to a happy and meaningful way of life by addressing gaps, biases and exciting new ways to bring this topic forward. Learn more


PAST EVENTS:

New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology Conference

24 November 2018

Hamilton, New Zealand

The mission of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology (NZAPP) is to promote the science and practice of positive psychology and its research-based applications, and to foster communication and collaboration among researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students around New Zealand and across disciplines who are interested in positive psychology.  Learn more.

2nd Congress of the German-speaking Association of Positive Psychology 

22-23 September 2018

Nuremberg, Germany

DACH-PP is an umbrella organization for positive psychology associations in the German-speaking world, including the Swiss Positive Psychology Association (SWIPPA) and the Austrian Association of Positive Psychology (APPA). The Call for Papers for the 2nd Congress will open in November 2017.

New South Wales Boarders' Wellbeing Conference

28 August 2018

Wahroonga, NSW

Presented by Knox Grammar School in conjunction with ABSA, the New South Wales Boarders' Wellbeing Conference focuses on best practices in student wellbeing for boarding schools. Please join us for Dr Paula Robison's presentation "Positive psychology in Boarding".  Register now.

2018 Comcare National Conference

18-19 September 2018

Melbourne, VIC

The Comcare National Conference will bring together people with a passion for work health and safety to share best practice, hear the latest research, be challenged by presentations and build valuable networks. The Conference theme explores how we can drive the changes that are happening in our sector right now and be at the forefront of harnessing innovation and technology to improve services. Learn more.

10th Biennial International Meaning Conference 

2-5 August 2018

Toronto, Canada

The theme of the 2018 International Meaning Conference will be "Courage, Faith, and Meaning: Existential Positive Psychology's Response to Adversity."  More details will become available soon.   Save the date.


III Conference on Positive Psychology in Poland

2-4 July 2018

Warsaw, Poland

The theme of this conference is “Positive psychology – what has been broadening and built over the last two decades.” It will be held at Maria Grzegorzewska University. For news and updates, follow the conference Facebook page.


9th European Conference on Positive Psychology 

27-30 June 2018

Budapest, Hungary 

The conference continues the best traditions of the former conferences with a special focus on “Positive psychology for a flourishing Europe in times of transitions”. The main organizers are the European Network of Positive Psychology together with the Hungarian Psychological Association, the Faculty of Education and Psychology of the Eötvös Loránd University and the AKCongress.The conference aims to present the latest developments in positive psychology and wishes to provide a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners to meet and discuss challenges and potentials of positive psychology in Europe.  Learn more here. 


The World Positive Education Accelerator - 2nd Festival of Positive Education and Appreciative Inquiry Summit

25-28 June 2018

Dallas, TX, USA

The World Positive Education Accelerator (WPEA) is the first of its kind—integrating the International Positive Education Network's (IPEN) second Festival of Positive Education with the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry methodology. 

Similar to the 2016 Festival of Positive Education, the 2018 WPEA will elevate the inspiration and ideas of over 1,200 researchers, educators, practitioners, positive psychologists and other parties interested in promoting both academic achievement and character virtue development.

You will have the opportunity to turn inspiration into action by participating in an Appreciative Inquiry Summit—a strengths-based and task focused 3-day design-and-build process. Be engaged as co-designers, across all relevant and resource-rich boundaries, to share leadership and take ownership for making the future of positive education successful.  Learn more.


Happiness & Its Causes

25-26 June 2018

Sydney, NSW

Happiness is important. It’s important for your own life satisfaction and enjoyment. And it is equally important for your family, the people in your care and the people you work with.

Since 2006, Happiness & Its Causes has been an important forum for exploring the many and varied causes for a happy and fulfilling life. We present the world’s brightest minds in psychology, science, education, business and the arts over an unforgettable two days. Be inspired by a faculty of 40+ speakers from around the world, presenting to an audience of 2,000+ conference delegates.

Join us at Happiness & Its Causes 2018 for a rich and inspiring experience, connecting with like-minded delegates and speakers. Explore the big questions in life and uncover what will bring lasting, genuine happiness for you, those you love and those in your care. It is equally relevant to individuals and professionals. Bring your whole family or work group to this inspiring event!

We’ve secured a special discount for our network for the Happiness & Its Causes 2018 Super Saver Sale – tickets are now available. Get in quickly as there are only 250 tickets allocated at this discounted price. Use VIP Discount Code 'PPI' when booking for an additional $100 off the Super Saver Sale price – that’s $300 off the standard price! Register here


4th Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology

23-25 May 2018

Toronto, Canada

The 4th Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology brings together more than 500 professionals from a variety of fields to: Discover the newest evidence-based research from positive psychology and related fields; Exchange knowledge, find opportunities for collaboration, and feel part of a community committed to helping individuals thrive; Learn practical strategies to optimize well-being in the workplace, schools, organizations, family, and more. Registration now open.


AHISA Leading, Learning and Caring Conference

12-15 April 2018

Hobart, TAS

AHISA is proud to present the 2018 Leading, Learning and Caring Conference from Thursday 12th April to Sunday 15th April 2018 to be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Tasmania.

The AHISA 2018 Leading, Learning and Caring Conference is a tailored conference program for the senior, curriculum and pastoral care leaders of our members’ schools and is highly valued as an opportunity for Australia’s independent school leaders to gather together for professional and personal exchange. It provides a platform for those who aspire to and are recognised for excellence in autonomous school leadership and pastoral care.

Join Dr Paula Robinson and Knox Grammar School Deputy Headmaster Scott James for their pre-conference workshop "Positive Education and the Internet: Working together towards creating wellbeing for our young digital citizens".  Registration is now open. 


PESA 2018 National Conference

11-14 April 2018

Geelong, VIC

The Positive Education Schools Association and Geelong Grammar School have collaborated to bring you a retreat style conference unlike any other. Delegates of the PESA 2018 National Conference will have the opportunity to connect with thought-leaders and educators from around the world to learn about Positive Education, collaborate and share their experience, enhance their own wellbeing and work together to create flourishing schools and communities. We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be an extraordinary event!  Learn more here


First African Positive Psychology Conference (APPC)

4-7 April 2018

Potchesfstroom, South Africa

The theme of this conference is “Embracing well-being in diverse contexts.” The event aims to provide a discussion platform involving academic researchers, practitioners, students, and others interested in and working on well-being promotion and enhancing quality of life. Across the domains of theory generation, basic and applied research, practice, and policy development and implementation, the focus of the conference is to explore individual, family, organizational and community well-being while foregrounding an African contextual interpretation in an interconnected, globalized world.

This meeting will establish the Africa Positive Psychology Network (APPN) and the South African Positive Psychology Association (SAPPA). These bodies will become some of the custodians for the promotion of science, teaching, and practice of positive psychology on the African continent.


Positive Education New Zealand 

6-7 April 2018

Christchurch, NZ

Positive Education New Zealand (PENZ) represents the entire education spectrum - primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. PENZ is already attracting the attention of our own academic and education experts - as well as world-class international authorities - on the application of wellbeing science in different educational contexts. The conference will provide practical classroom resources and lesson plans. Presenters across all education sectors will share case studies and theoretical frameworks for organisational wellbeing, including tried and tested roadmaps guiding the journey in to Positive Education: from securing stakeholder buy-in, to getting started, conducting well-being audits and developing sustainable strategies that support the whole community.

This conference is for educators, leaders and decision makers from the education sector (primary, secondary and tertiary) who have an interest in applying the theories and research emanating from Positive Psychology – evidence based wellbeing programmes. It is for those who wish to understand the benefits of Positive Education – for the individual, whole school and wider community.

Join us for Dr Paula Robinson's presentation "The Process of Initiating and Sustaining Whole School Change: How to run an AI school summit to get everyone on board".  Registration and details are now available on the PENZ website


The Positive Schools 2017 Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference Hong Kong

16-18 November 2017

Renaissance College, Hong Kong

Building positive schools with inspiration, innovation and wisdom. The Positive Schools conference series has been heralded as the most prestigious wellbeing and positive education conference series in the world today. Join us for two days of unmissable presentations, including 2017 Master Class: 'The Art of Resilience". Positive Schools is for everyone who wants to build happy, healthy, flourishing school communities.  Register now!


Roadmap to Positive Education - Masterclass with Dr Paula Robinson

Sydney, NSW

Positive Education has been defined as “the development of educational environments that enable the learner to engage in established curricula in addition to knowledge and skills to develop their own and others’ wellbeing”. The concept, science and practice of Positive Education is becoming increasingly utilised in schools around the world, as a proactive approach to improve mental health, academic performance, social emotional learning and teacher/student wellbeing. Unfortunately, multi-level, strategic approaches are often sporadic despite the steady and worrying increase of mental illness and the burgeoning costs to families and the school community. Lack of time, human and financial resources together with stigma and confusion surrounding many mental health and wellbeing initiatives are often cited as barriers to buy-in. This presentation demonstrates the importance of setting solid foundations before commencing the journey into positive education and highlights a simple and effective 5 step approach underpinned by scientific research to assist educators in creating a successful and sustainable Positive Education plan.  This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours. 

Certificate in Mental Fitness

Singapore

Mental Fitness is one way to build strength, flexibility and endurance in our next generation to meet challenges both at school and in life. Just like physical fitness, Mental Fitness can be improved through regular activities and practices to create habits. The Mental Fitness model uses the familiar and accessible concept of ‘fitness’ to assist in mental health promotion and building wellbeing.  This interactive and practical workshop will equip participants to: develop an understanding of Positive Psychology and how it is being applied in schools; to gain knowledge of the Mental Fitness model and how it applies to students and staff to enhance their wellbeing; to gain knowledge of evidence-based activities that can be immediately implemented to improve wellbeing; and to learn a selection of practical, easy to implement tools to take away and use at school . The workshop has limited spaces so please reserve your spot early.  Please click here for more information.


Certificate in Positive Education

Singapore

Our popular One Day Certificate in Positive Education is coming to Singapore!  Positive Psychology Institute and Orego extend a warm invitation to attend the One Day Certificate in Positive Education.  This workshop is designed to inform the participants of current research and best practice in the field of Positive Education and many practical examples will be highlighted from a broad range of schools. The workshop has limited spaces so please reserve your spot early.  Please click here for more information.

Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Education)

Courses are 3 days each, commencing in August and November

Sydney, NSW & Melbourne, VIC

The Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Education) provides a foundation in the science of positive psychology and its application in education settings.The course promotes learning environments that mobilise individual strengths and enhance wellbeing and performance.  The course consists of two subjects:

Introduction to Positive Education introduces the science of positive psychology and positive education. Participants will learn about different theories of wellbeing and flourishing, examine core positive psychology constructs relevant to education, and explore positive interventions that can be used in classrooms and across schools to build wellbeing and resilience in students and staff.

Building Positive Education Communities explores how educators can initiate and lead systematic change across educational communities. Scientifically supported models for implementing change within organisations will be considered, as well as methods for evaluation and policy implications. Using an action research model, students will apply these models to their educational setting, considering which approaches and levers may be best for supporting sustainable change within their context.

Successful completion of the Professional Certificate may assist when applying for a Master of Applied Positive Psychology and may give you credit towards a Master of Education.  Learn more about the Sydney and Melbourne sessions. 


The Positive Schools Singapore 2016 Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference 

25-26 November 2016

Singapore

Building positive schools with inspiration, innovation and wisdom. This event is for all educators, health professionals and school leaders.  The Positive Schools conference series has been heralded as the most prestigious wellbeing and positive education conference series in the world today.  Register now.


The Dynamics of Inclusive Leadership - 18th Annual Global Conference

2-5 November 2016

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The International Leadership Association's annual global conference brings together scholars, practitioners, and educators with a professional interest in leadership to create better more integrated leadership thinking, practices, and solutions.  Join us for our presentation Emerging Perspectives on Positive Psychology and Leadership Development by registering here. 


One Day Certificate in Positive Education

7 November 2016

Singapore

Our popular One Day Certificate in Positive Education is coming to Singapore!  Positive Psychology Institute and Orego extend a warm invitation to attend the One Day Certificate in Positive Education.  This workshop is designed to inform the participants of current research and best practice in the field of Positive Education and many practical examples will be highlighted from a broad range of schools. The workshop has limited spaces so please reserve your spot early.  Please click here for more information.


One Day Certificate in Mental Fitness

8 November 2016

Singapore

Mental Fitness is one way to build strength, flexibility and endurance in our next generation to meet challenges both at school and in life. Just like physical fitness, Mental Fitness can be improved through regular activities and practices to create habits. The Mental Fitness model uses the familiar and accessible concept of ‘fitness’ to assist in mental health promotion and building wellbeing.  This interactive and practical workshop will equip participants to: develop an understanding of Positive Psychology and how it is being applied in schools; to gain knowledge of the Mental Fitness model and how it applies to students and staff to enhance their wellbeing; to gain knowledge of evidence-based activities that can be immediately implemented to improve wellbeing; and to learn a selection of practical, easy to implement tools to take away and use at school . The workshop has limited spaces so please reserve your spot early.  Please click here for more information.


Positive Psychology in Everyday Life

Sydney, NSW

Our most popular short course - Positive Psychology in Everyday Life is an experiental personal-development workshop designed to assist you in creating a flourishing life, both personally and professionally. The course runs over 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings and is open to anyone interested in learning the core concepts of Positive Psychology and how to apply its findings to enrich their life. The workshop is based on scientific research from the field of Positive Psychology, which has been shown to be highly effective in enhancing well-being, resilience and optimal functioning.


Positive Relationships - Happy, healthy and fulfilling connections

Sydney, NSW

We all know from experience that relationships can be either a great source of happiness or a potent source of misery – depending on whether we get them right. Research has shown that relationships are perhaps the most important factor of life satisfaction. They are also one of our greatest sources of meaning. Indeed, all major theories of psychological well-being include positive relationships as a core element, and troubled relationships are the most common presenting problem in therapy.

Positive Relationships is a workshop run over 2 consecutive Tuesday evenings designed to assist you in building, improving or deepening the important relationships in your life (both romantic and otherwise). The workshop is based on scientific research from the field of Positive Psychology and findings from the key researchers in this area.




   

   
 
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