Upcoming Events and Professional Development Opportunities

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


Happiness and its Causes conference
Sydney International Convention Centre, 22 and 23 June, 2017

Featuring a myriad of local and international experts, ranging from Professor Lea Waters to His Holiness the Dalia Lama, this is the world’s largest conference on happiness and wellbeing. Please click here for further information.


IPPA 5th World Congress
Montreal, Canada, 13-16 July, 2017

The IPPA World Congress promises to be an outstanding event for delegates to build collaborations and share progress in the science of positive psychology and its evidence-based practice. This congress will provide countless opportunities to connect, grow, and find meaning. Please click here for further information.


PESA SA Chapter – State Positive Education Conference
Adelaide, 20 May 2017
Organised by our SA Chapter (with members from the Department for Education and Child Development, Catholic Education South Australia, Lutheran Schools Association SA, NT & WA, and Independent Schools of South Australia), this conference is committed to advancing PESA’s vision to lead and promote the science of wellbeing and Positive Psychology, enabling all students, schools and communities to flourish. This conference will feature keynotes and over 25 workshops, focusing on the science and application of Positive Education.

Venue: St Peter’s College – Adelaide
Registration: 8.30am – Memorial Hall
Time: 9.00am – 3.15pm

Our thanks to our SA Chapter organising committee for offering what promises to be a wonderful event.

Please click here to view the full conference program. Bookings may be made via this link.


IPEN’s Ultimate Wellbeing & Mental Health in Education Conference
London, UK, May 5, 2017

IPEN, The University of Buckingham and #iwill are bringing together world-renowned experts in wellbeing and mental health for a half day event on Mental Health & Wellbeing in Education. This event will explore the purpose of education in the 21st century. How can we best prepare our young people for increasing pressure at school and give them the tools they need to flourish in life? Topics discussed will include: wellbeing, character development, social action, grieving, mindfulness, behavioural change, psychology, mental health, and international perspectives on wellbeing in education. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, engage with one another, and explore wellbeing activities that they can use in their own lives. For further information and a list of speakers, please click here.


2017 Positive Education Conference
Perth, 23 September 2017

Hosted by Perth College in association with the Positivity Institute, the aim of the conference is to foster the development of positive education in Perth, WA, and beyond, and to provide a forum for Positive Education researchers, teachers, students and practitioners. A main focus of the conference will be on practical application of positive education principles for students, staff and whole school communities. For further information, click here.


The Geelong Grammar School Institute of Positive Education is proud to offer a range of short training courses throughout 2016. Topics include Strategies for Living Well, Positive Education in Action, Changing a Culture, Creativity and Innovation, Mindfulness, and Positive Teaching Practices. Click here for courses by date and location.


Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Education)

Professional Certificate in Positive Psychology