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Community Conversations with Wholebeing Institute

If you missed IPEN's Wellbeing in Education Conference or just missed the below presentations then now is the time to experience a piece of what happened! Watch the wonderful interview and masterclass below then join us for the Community Conversations on November 11, 2020.


Bring your notes (along with a cup of tea or coffee)! Facilitated by Wholebeing Institute, this is a chance to chat with others to consolidate learning, share best practices, and gain wisdom from one another. 

Register for the Community Conversation now. 
Things to think about: What stands out? What are you excited about? If you were to give someone one key learning that you gained, what would it be?

Martin E. P. Seligman: Emeritus President and Co-founder IPEN; Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Martin E.P. Seligman is the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he focuses on positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, and optimism. He is a best-selling author of several books, including Flourish. He received the American Psychological Society’s William James Fellow Award for basic science and Cattell Award for the application of science, and two Distinguished Scientific Contribution awards from the American Psychological Association. In 1996, Seligman was elected President of the American Psychological Association by the largest vote in modern history. His current mission is the attempt to transform social science to work on the best things in life – strengths, positive emotion, good relationships, meaning, and human flourishing.

Q & A: Simon Murray (IPEN Global Chair) sits down with Martin E. P. Seligman for a 30-minute question and answer session.

David Bott: Associate Director, Institute of Positive Education, Geelong Grammar School

David Bott is the Associate Director of the Institute of Positive Education. David helps lead one of the world’s most experienced teams dedicated to research, development and training in the field of Positive Education; applied wellbeing science. David has been involved in training thousands of teachers from hundreds of schools around the world in designing, implementing and sustaining individual and whole-school approaches to wellbeing. David is a sought-after speaker and education consultant who works with government organisations and some of the world’s leading schools to help guide wellbeing vision and strategy. David sits on the Dubai Future Council for Education and has published in academic journals, industry periodicals, and co-authored the book, “Teach Positive”. David’s current role is informed by his 15 years of practical teaching experience in Australia and the UK where he held senior pastoral and academic leadership positions. David lives with his wife, son and daughter on the Corio campus of Geelong Grammar School.

Masterclass: Future Possibilities for Wellbeing in Education: Emerging Trends and Transformations

Right now, wherever you look, schools are evolving – fast. Around the world, dedicated educators are beginning to see a new vision for education emerge from the mist. Through the eyes of a professional educator, David will draw on his work in supporting the implementation of Positive Education in dozens of schools globally, insights from his role on the Dubai Future Council, and recent conversations with leading educators and futurists to outline ten megatrends in education. These, David will argue, are set to shape the next iteration of schooling – directly affecting the way teachers and students will interface with the learning experience of the future.

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