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

University of Melbourne
Professional Certificate in Positive Education
Perth, WA
Commencing 23 February

The Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Education) provides a foundation in the science of positive psychology and its application in education settings. The course is designed for educators, youth workers, school counsellors, health professionals and administrators who are working in schools and other educational settings. Participants will learn about different theories of wellbeing and flourishing, examine core positive education constructs, and explore positive interventions that can be used in learning environments to build wellbeing and resilience in students and staff. The course also explores how educators can initiate and lead systematic change across educational communities, wellbeing policy, and the role of measurement and evaluation. Activities and assignments help participants to apply the different concepts and strategies to their own educational setting.

For further information click here.

Anchors of Emotional Intelligence Training
19-20 March, 2018
Kooyong Tennis Club, Melbourne

Dr. Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University will lead this training. His grant-funded research focuses on the role of emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, relationship quality, wellbeing, performance, and organizational climate. Marc is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 1000 public, charter, and private schools across the United States and in other countries, including Australia, England, Italy, Mexico, and Spain.

This highly interactive, two-day institute provides school administrators and educators with the foundational skills and tools needed to implement RULER. The training includes two days in-person and two online courses that work together to provide instruction on all four Anchor Tools, which are the foundation of RULER. Web-based coaching with RULER coaches in the US and support in the academic year following are also included, along with access to online curricular resources for the entire school faculty and staff.

Please click here for further information.

The PESA WA Chapter is delighted to invite you to our first Professional Development Event for 2018: Positive Education on a Budget

Date:          Thursday March 22
Time:         5.30 to 7pm
Cost:          FREE for PESA Members, $50 for non-members (includes an annual PESA individual membership)
Venue:      Woodvale Secondary College

(Music Centre to the left of the Front Entrance, 110 Woodvale Drive, Woodvale.  Some parking will be available in the staff carpark but the majority will need to park on Woodvale Drive.)

Join us for this hands-on, practical session on how to implement a Positive Education approach in your school without breaking the bank. We’ve set a challenging mandate for our panel of presenters – all initiatives discussed must be no cost initiatives!

Click here to book your ticket for this event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.


  • 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.

Resilience Skills Training, SA

Resilience Skills Training equips participants with a toolkit of practical resilience skills that are evidence based and designed to be used immediately.  This two day program is aimed at individuals interested in developing new skills and knowledge in personal resilience and wellbeing, and/or to strengthen their existing skills.

Each of the skills taught enhance one or more of the elements of PERMA+ – Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment + (Optimism, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Sleep).

For further information 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