26 August & 11 November 2017

A Retreat with Dr. William DeJean

Creating Personal and Professional Success
MELBOURNE: Saturday 26 August
SYDNEY: Saturday 11 November

Our half-day Melbourne retreat on Saturday 26 August gives you a chance to hit the pause button and invest in your life, your dreams, your goals and your desires. It’s a time to not only look at your life and celebrate what’s working, but a chance to take steps to bring your life to the next level of success.

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Our half-day Sydney retreat on Saturday 11 November gives you a chance to hit the pause button and invest in your life, your dreams, your goals and your desires.

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24 July to 11 September

Exploring What Matters

An inspiring 8-week course to explore what matters for a happy and meaningful life
The course runs on Mondays starting 24 July from 6pm till 8pm
The Little Space, Suite 3, Level 2, 384 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction, Sydney
NOTE: Only 25 places available

The course runs over eight weekly two hour sessions, is aimed at people of all ages, beliefs and backgrounds. It has been shown to help people become happier and more caring.

Each session follows a similar format with an inspiring mix of learning and discussion. Each session has a theme – based on a ‘big question’, such as What really matters in life? What actually makes us happy? or How should we treat others?

Who is behind the course

The course has been developed by Action for Happiness, whose co-founders are Professor Richard Layard, Sir Anthony Seldon and Geoff Mulgan. Key members of the team include Vanessa King and Dr Mark Williamson. It is backed by the Dalai Lama, who is the patron of Action for Happiness.

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28 August 2017

Licensed User Training

Special Offer – 1 Day Intensive MTQ48 Licensed User Training Workshop
Monday 28 August
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, NSW Masonic Club, 169-171 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Mental Toughness is a personality trait which is emerging as the key to understanding how people respond to stress, pressure and challenge. Research shows that it can account for up to 25% of the variation in an individual’s performance and is a significant factor in wellbeing

MTQ48 is the world’s first valid and reliable psychometric questionnaire measuring Mental Toughness. It has been designed to be extremely accessible to users of all types.

Objectives of the programme:

  • Understand the construct of Mental Toughness, its components and its implication for performance, behaviour and wellbeing.
  • Learn how to use the Mental Toughness Model and MTQ48 in coaching practice and in handling feedback.
  • Be introduced to its wide range of applications – in education, the workplace, social settings, health, etc.
  • Understand how Mental Toughness can help individuals deal with stress, pressure and challenge.
  • Learn how the measure can enhance individual and organisational performance.

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25-28 September 2017

Ninth Self Biennial International Conference

Self – Driving Positive Psychology and Well-Being
WHEN: Monday 25 to Thursday 28 September
LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia

SELF2017 promises to be the best yet; the ideal combination of a small, boutique conference for like-minded scholars with the drawing power to attract top international researchers.

As always, a highlight will be incredible keynote speakers (Roy Baumeister, Stuart Biddle, Ed Deci, John Hattie, Michael Hogg, Timothy Judge, Hazel Markus, Reinhard Pekrun & Michael Wehmeyer) – meeting and learning from leading international researchers in our field.

The SELF2017 theme, ‘SELF – From Positive Psychology/Education to Practice’, will explore the synergy between scientific researchers and practitioners. It will do this by nesting the Annual Institute of Positive Psychology Practitioner conference within the international self-conference. This means that conference attendees will get two conferences for the price of one. It also means that in addition to scientific papers, posters and keynotes, there will be a hands on “Practitioner Stream” that will show you how to put scientificially-grounded intervention into practice, including workhops that illustrate the breadth of intervention spanning the workplace, schools and life.

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7 October 2017

2017 Positive Education in Perth Conference

Be the best version of you there can be
WHEN: Saturday 7 October at 8:30 am
LOCATION: Perth College, 31 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley, Perth

Our half-day Sydney retreat on 17 June gives you a chance to hit the pause button and invest in your life, your dreams, your goals and your desires.

The aim of the conference is to foster the development of positive education in Perth, Western Australia 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.

Adults $295 and University Students $165

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28 NOVEMBER 2017

Corporate Health & Wellbeing Summit

Stronger Workplace. Better Business Outcomes
WHEN: Tuesday 28 November
LOCATION: Swissotel, 68 Market Street, Sydney

The essential one-day conference leading the way in boosting the health and wellbeing of your people, and the bottom line of your company.

Packed full of new ideas, fantastic speakers and strategies – this inspirational high-level management conference is designed for senior management, focused exclusively on improving productivity and business performance through a healthy, engaged, inspired and invigorated workforce – the healthy heartbeat every business needs to thrive.

The summit is designed to maximise networking opportunities as well as effectively promote physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace and empower, inspire and motivate those around you to do the same.

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