The Canadian Positive Psychology Association is thrilled to announce the 2nd Educating for Resilience Conference. This conference is for teachers, counsellors, educators, and positive psychology practitioners who are interested in learning how to use Positive Psychology to increase resilience in schools. This year we are partnering with Upper Canada College (UCC) and have a complete new line-up of talented and highly inspirational speakers. We have taken into account all that we have learned from our previous conference in 2013 and are using that to ensure that this year's conference is bigger and even more successful than the last!
While traditional mental health programs focus on coping with mental illness, Educating for Resilience provides the strategies and techniques to increase positive mental health and fitness - a rapidly growing focus in the teaching community.
A Look At Our Preliminary Program
An Introduction to Positive Psychology
Louisa Jewell, MAPP - Preseident of the CPPA, will start off the Conference with an Introduction to Positive Psychology. This interactive session will present an overview of positive psychology and the benefits of applying positive psychology in an educational setting.
How to Build Resilience Through Teacher-Student Relationships
and School Culture
In this practical session with Greg Evans, PhD.,
he will discuss what positive psychology, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology have to say about what underlies the most supportive and successful teacher-student relationships
Supporting Change and Growth with Mindfulness and Compassion
In this workshop, Laurisa Dill, Psychotherapist and Director of the Mindfulness Clinic, will explain how mindfulness-based compassion practices can help strengthen a secure emotional base from which to broaden and build on positive experiences. She will share practices that reduce stress and promote mental health.
The Lens of Character Strengths to Develop Social and Emotional Competencies for Learners of All Ages
In this presentation Jillian Darwish, Ed.D., President of the Mayerson Academy, will examine how learners of all ages have built social and emotional competencies through an appreciative focus on personal, signature, strengths as defined in the VIA classification.
Understanding Kindness in the School Context: Implications for Educators
This presentation from Holli-Anne Passmore and John-Tyler Binfet PhD., from the University of British Columbia will discuss a recent study about Canadian students and how they understand kindness at school. This talk will provide educators with insights into kindness and practical strategies for enhancing students' kindness.
Weaving Positive Psychology into your Curriculum: Stories from the Front Line
A 1-hour panel discussion consisting of a group of invited educators and teachers to share their practical applications of positive psychology in schools
The Moments that Make Champions
Caroline Adams Miller, a world-renowned coach, author, speaker and educator in the fields of empowerment, change, well-being and the science of goal accomplishment will be delivering a thrilling keynote presentation on "grit" to wrap-up the conference.
Register before October 1st for Early-bird rates!
Our Pre-Conference Workshops to be announced soon!