PESA's vision is for the science of wellbeing and Positive Psychology to be integrated throughout the education system, enabling all students, schools and communities to flourish.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Browse PESA's calendar of upcoming events including conferences, seminars and workshops held all around Australia. PESA members get access to exclusive events, early bird registration discounts and also benefit from tailored event notifications!

Dr Martin E P Seligman

PESA's mission and vision

To foster the implementation and development of positive psychology and its applications in education settings. To lead and promote the science of wellbeing and positive psychology, enabling all students, schools and communities to flourish.

Professor Lea Waters (PhD)

PESA National Conference 2018

The theme for our 2018 PESA conference will be CONNECT – connecting theory with application, connecting Positive Education with curriculum and culture, connecting delegates to foster sharing and collaboration, and connecting each participant with Positive Psychology practices and interventions to boost their own individual wellbeing: CONNECT with Positive Education, CONNECT with experts, and CONNECT with each other…

PESA State Chapters

It is a key objective of PESA to promote Positive Education nation-wide and to facilitate collaboration between educators, school leaders, teachers and other professionals by growing professional networks, and encourage sharing of ideas and knowledge on a local level. PESA's State Chapters support and assist educators on a local level, provide the Association with insights and ideas from our members’ grass-roots experience, and run state-based professional development events.