Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6:00 - 8:30 pm EST
There are many passionate advocates calling for an increased focus on well-being and character education in schools including GRIT, perseverance, and resilience. The evidence supports the wisdom of this focus showing that resiliency is one of the prime indicators of student well-being and academic success. However, many of these same voices fall silent when we ask the question: How do we increase the resiliency and well-being of students? In this practical session, educators and parents will walk away with practical evidence-based techniques that can be used right away to improve student resiliency and success.
Dr. Greg Evans earned his PhD researching the subject of positive psychology, and is a current board member of The Canadian Positive Psychology Association. Positive psychology is a relatively new field in psychology that focuses primarily on identifying and building what is right with people and societies, rather than simply diagnosing and treating what is wrong. Greg is currently the Director of The Happiness Enhancement Group (HEG) which attempts to promote and increase happiness and human flourishing in individuals, couples, families, organizations, schools, and communities through the applied use of Positive Psychology. He has worked in the tech field creating and supporting positive psychology based apps and digital interventions, and has been involved in research at Wilfrid Laurier University on the efficacy and mechanism behind positive psychology interventions. Greg is also the creator of The Applied Positive Psychology Program - a professional evidence-based certification course on the science, philosophy, and experience of happiness.
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