2017 ACEL Wellbeing Conference
22nd February, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin

This conference explores the research and practices involved in wellbeing, positive psychology, resilience and strength-based learning. Global thought leaders and practitioners will provide insights on effective processes, strategies and frameworks to support student and staff wellbeing.

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The 2017 ACEL Wellbeing Conference provides a national platform to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by leaders involved in the wellbeing of students and staff. The conference explores the importance of the development of the whole child as key to student success, while also recognising student and staff wellbeing as a measure of school and system success. The ACEL Wellbeing Conference will provide educators and educational leaders with effective processes, strategies and frameworks to support student and staff wellbeing.

Australia is leading research into the impact of wellbeing strategies and programs and the effect size these have on student outcomes. The wellbeing of both students and staff, while being inclusive of school communities, is the focus of this trend. Leaders in the fields of positive psychology, strength-based focuses and developing resilience are key to these developments and will be central to the content of this conference.

The processes involved in implementing and embedding wellbeing practices in schools and classrooms is continued to be explored and delegates will be provided with an opportunity to lead, engage and develop these processes and current research and trends in the field.

The conference will:

  • Explore the research and practices involved in leading wellbeing (including positive psychology, resilience and strength-based learning and leading)
  • Contribute to global thought leadership in these areas
    • Bring together the best academics and practitioners involved in leading wellbeing (including positive psychology, resilience and strength-based learning and leading)
    • Showcase areas of best practice
    • Showcase current research and highlight areas for future research