24 MAY 2017

Collective Insights Series

Translating positive psychology into action
Wednesday 24 May from 5:15pm to 7:45pm
LOCATION: Lend Lease, Level 14, Tower Three, International Towers Sydney, Exchange Place, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, Sydney

Are you curious about how to apply the latest positive psychology research in workplaces?  Wondering how you get a leadership team to sign off these ‘softer’ approaches?  Wish you had a tribe of like-minded practitioners with whom you could share best practices and resources?

Designed to explore bite-sized ideas fuelled by science and powered by real world experiences that help organisations (and people) apply the insights and practices of positive psychology in workplaces.

Hear Dr Suzy Green, Duncan Young and Michelle McQuaid share insights and practices around how to enhance positive emotions in the workplace, the simple way to use Martin Seligman’s PERMA wellbeing framework to improve wellbeing and a case study on how you can balance your employee’s stress and energy.

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8th - 9th June 2017

EduTECH International Congress & Expo

Brilliant Social Media with Year-Round Conversations & Multiple Touchpoints
WHEN: Thursday 8 and Friday 9 June
LOCATION: International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Although EduTECH only happens once a year, the ideas and conversations continue all year round at other related events and on social media. We have more than 25,000 people active on our social media channels. We take social media very seriously and have a full-time marketing team dedicated to social media.

• Speakers
• Congresses
• Master classes
• FREE expo
• Gala dinner
• And more!

Why visit

With technology changing so rapidly, and some concepts difficult to visualise, how do you keep up? We hope you will come to our event – enjoy, update and learn about the latest advancements in educational content – using digital media and all its available outlets. The event is a hugely valuable part of the EduTECH experience. The conferences are where the learning, theory and inspiration happens, and the exhibition is where the testings, networking and product interaction happens.

Come – learn – enjoy – and expand your knowledge!

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17 June & 26 August 2017

A Retreat with Dr. William DeJean

Creating Personal and Professional Success
WHEN: Saturday 17 June and Saturday 26 August
LOCATION: Sydney and Melbourne

Our half-day Sydney retreat on 17 June and 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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Our half-day Melbourne retreat on 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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22nd - 23rd June 2017

Happiness & Its Causes

Tools and Techniques for a Happier Life
WHEN: Thursday 22 and Friday 23 June
LOCATION: International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Happiness is important. It’s important for your own life satisfaction and enjoyment. And it is equally important for your family, the people in your care and the people you work with.


Be galvanised by an exclusive video message for delegates from revered spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Explore how to find flow in your life with one of the greatest psychologists of our time, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Be inspired by Matthieu Richard, former cellular biologist, leading humanitarian, Buddhist monk, acclaimed photographer and author on the art and science of meditations, happiness and altruism. And so much more!

Until Friday 16 December (midnight)

As a friend of The Positivity Institute we have a VIP special offer that will save you another $100 off the already discounted Super Saver tickets.

That’s an amazing $300 discount on the Standard 2-day pass and a saving of $440 on the 4-day Gold Pass, but you must book before midnight on Friday 16 December to receive this discount offer.

Just type in your VIP code: ‘TPI’ when booking.

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13th - 16th July 2017

Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology

The premier event to build collaborations and share progress in the science of positive psychology and its evidence-based practice
WHEN: Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 July
LOCATION: Palais Des Congrès De Montréal Montréal, Québec, Canada

The 5th World Congress promises to be the premier event to build collaborations and share progress in the science of positive psychology and its evidence-based practice. I’m especially looking forward to our new Founder’s Symposia and our distinguished Plenary speakers, each of whom is advancing the leading edge of science. Plus, we’ll have countless opportunities to connect, grow, and find meaning.

Who should attend

  1. Academic researchers, licensed psychologists, or research-practitioners
  2. Consultants, educators, business owners, coaches, and other professionals
  3. Students enrolled in good standing in an academic program
  4. Members of the general public who are interested in learning more about positive psychology

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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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