Thank you for your support of the Positive Education Schools Association, Australia's Positive Education peak body.

PESA's mission is to lead, promote, and foster the implementation and development of Positive Education, to support all students, schools and the wider community to flourish. 

Our 2019 National Conference will run from 11 - 13 April 2019 at RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Our 2019 theme is Belong - Learn - Grow.

We are now seeking submissions for workshop and "Inspire" session presentations at this Conference.

We would love to hear from you if you are keen to share your expertise, insights and experience on Positive Education, and student, staff and wider-community wellbeing.  

Workshops will run as 50-minute ‘deep-dives’ with one or two presenters. We encourage interactive formats, focusing on practical interventions and applied aspects of Positive Psychology which may impact on student, staff or wider community wellbeing.

Inspire Sessions
These will be rapid-fire 6-minute presentations, focusing on one or two ideas or initiatives that have been successful in your context. We will run 10 of these sessions in a one-hour timeslot, across three streams - beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Suggested topics for workshops or inspire sessions include the following – but this is by no means an exhaustive list and we’d be delighted to hear your ideas!

> Positive Education on a shoestring
> Positive Education meets pastoral care
> Fostering an environment of belonging
> Positive Education and the use of technology
> Staff wellbeing
> Positive Psychology Coaching
> How Positive Education informs best-practice teaching
> Positive Psychology for classroom management
> Positive Education in LGBTI communities
> Sustaining a culture of Positive Education in your school or wider community
> Social media and Positive Education
> Positive Education in indigenous or diverse communities
> Positive Education in action
> Positive Growth

To submit your abstract, please complete the form below.

The application closing date has been extended to 18 January 2019. No extensions are possible beyond this date.

You are very welcome to submit for both styles of presentation if you wish.

PESA non-members are welcome to apply also, so please feel free to share this submission form with your colleagues.

We look forward to working with you to create flourishing schools and communities across Australia and internationally.

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