Upcoming Events and Professional Development Opportunities

Please find below a list of upcoming events you may wish to attend.


SAHMRI TechWerks 2-Day Resilience Skills Training

8 and 9 November 2017

This course equips participants with a toolkit of practical resilience skills that are evidence based and designed to provide concrete skills they can begin to use immediately. Based around PERMA+ principles, the SAHMRI TechWerks 2-Day Resilience Skillstraining is designed for individuals interested in developing new skills and knowledge in personal wellbeing and resilience or to strengthen existing skills.
Where:  SAHMRI – North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost:     $750 + GST per person – Includes 2-day course, course materials and full day catering. (Group rates available.)

To register, please click here.



Victoria Chapter One-Day Conference

Saturday 18 November 2017
Camberwell Girls Grammar School

This conference is intended to provide participants with a hands-on, highly practical approach to Positive Education – whether your school is just starting out on its Positive Education journey, or is further advanced.

We’ll offer:

  • A Positive Education 101 session, presented by Therese Joyce
  • A range of interactive workshops
  • An expert keynote speaker – watch this space!
  • A panel discussion featuring representatives from across the government, independent and Catholic sectors, in a Q&A-style format.

We’d love to hear from you if you have a workshop idea – please click here to submit your proposal.  Submissions close on 29 September.

We’re very keen for workshop presenters to share low-cost, practical ideas and strategies that participants can use back at their own schools. This may be pitched at Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary level, and may go beyond student wellbeing to include staff wellbeing or parent engagement.

Our aim is for delegates to leave this conference with a wide range of new resources, skills and tools they can implement immediately.

For further details please click here.

To download the conference program, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you there, to share ideas and experiences, and to advance Positive Education across Victoria.


International Conference on Well-being in Education Systems
Locarno, Switzerland
20, 21 and 22 November 2017

The Department of Education and Learning of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland is running an international conference on well-being in education systems, organised by the Competence centre for Innovation and Research on Education Systems.

For further information, please click here.


11-14 April 2018
Geelong Grammar School, Corio, Victoria

Designed as a Positive Education Retreat, the 2018 conference will be hosted at Geelong Grammar School to coincide with their celebration of a decade in Positive Education, and will offer delegates the rare opportunity to stay on-campus.

The theme for 2018 will be CONNECT.

We’ll CONNECT:

  • theory with application
  • Positive Education with curriculum and culture
  • delegates, to foster sharing and collaboration
  • each participant with Positive Psychology practices and interventions

to boost their own individual wellbeing.

For further details, please click here.


The World Positive Education Accelerator: 2nd Festival of Positive Education + Appreciative Inquiry Summit

Fort Worth Convention Centre, Texas
June 25-29, 2018

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.  For further information and to register, click here.


4th Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology – Canadian Positive Psychology Association
Toronto, Canada
May 23-25, 2018

This conference is for teachers, counsellors, educators, and positive psychology practitioners who are interested in learning how to use Positive Psychology to increase resilience in schools.  For further information, click here.


The Geelong Grammar School Institute of Positive Education offers a wide range of short training courses.  Topics include:

  • Getting Started with Positive Education
  • Positive Education in Action
  • Strategies for Living Well
  • Discovering Positive Education
  • Discovering More Positive Education
  • Embedding Character Strengths
  • Exploring Mindfulness
  • How to Change a Culture
  • Positive Teaching Practices
  • Values-Based Stress Management
  • Implementing Positive Education
  • Positive Education for Parents

Click here for courses by date and location.


Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Education)

Professional Certificate in Positive Psychology