Invited Keynotes Academic Conferences

  1. White, M. (2018). Positive Education. TecMilenio University Festival of Wellbeing, Monterrey, Mexico. 2-3 November 2018.

  2. White, M. (2016). Where’s the Education in Positive Education? International Positive Education Network. InterContinental Dallas 15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX.

  3. White, M. (2011) Leadership Development and Positive Psychology. The 2nd Australian Positive Psychology and Well-Being Conference 2012. Monash University. 13 February.

 

International Conference Workshops – Abstract Peer-reviewed

  1. White, M. (2019). Positive Education Pre-Conference Workshop. 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology. July 18-21, 2019. Melbourne Convention Centre. Melbourne.

  2. White, M. (2018). Positive Leadership: Positive Education’s Goose that Laid the Golden Egg or its Achilles Heel? The World Positive Education Accelerator: 2nd Festival of Positive Education + Appreciative Inquiry Summit, June 25-28, 2018, Fort Worth Convention Center, Texas, USA.

  3. White, M. (2016) Managing Positive Change: the topic you must know and understand for positive education to have sustained impact. The Festival of Positive Education at the InterContinental Dallas, July 18th-20th, 2016.

  4. White, M. (2016). Managing Positive Change: the topic you must know and understand for positive education to have sustained impact. International Positive Education Network. InterContinental Dallas 15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX.

  5. Noble, T., & (2016). Bounce Back: Applications in the Classroom. International Positive Education Network. InterContinental Dallas 15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX

  6. White, M. (2013). Whole School Well-being: why it works and how to get started. Pre-conference Invited Workshop Leader. Positive Education. 3rd World Congress on Positive Psychology. Los Angeles. 27-30 June.

  7. White, M. (2014). A Multifaceted Approach to Measuring Character and Well-being in Staff and Students: Application of the PERMA Framework. “Can Virtue Be Measured? The Second Annual Conference of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values, University of Birmingham Oriel College, Oxford, January 9–11, 2014.

  8. White, M., Waters, L., Kern, M., & Adler, A. (2013). A Whole-School Approach to Measuring Well-being in Students and Staff. 3rd World Congress on Positive Psychology. Los Angeles. 27-30 June.

  9. White, M. (2013). Towards a Flourishing School. 3rd World Congress on Positive Psychology. Los Angeles. 27-30 June.

  10. Waters, L., ., & Murray, S. (2013). Using a positive change model to lead school-wide cultural change. 3rd World Congress on Positive Psychology. Los Angeles. 27-30 June.

  11. Waters, L., & . (2011). Infusing positive psychology into traditional organizational change frameworks within schools. Second World Congress on Positive Psychology. Philadelphia, USA, July 23-26.

 

National Conference Workshops – Abstract Peer-reviewed

  1. White, M. (2019). To be engaged or engaging? Initial teacher educators’ perception of character development and pedagogies to engage every learner. The Australian Curriculum Studies Association. Conference. Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September 2019. Melbourne.

  2. Kern, M., & (2016). Academic Growth and Wellbeing: Advances in Evidence Following the Implementation of Whole-School Positive Education Strategy. 5th Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference. 22-24 September, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute. Hilton, Adelaide.

  3. White, M., & Waters, L. (2016). Using Appreciative Inquiry and Organizational Virtues to Support Positive Change. 5th Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference. 22-24 September, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute. Hilton, Adelaide.

  4. White, M., & Waters, L. (2016). Applications of Christopher Peterson’s Strengths-based Approach with Students. 5th Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference. 22-24 September, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute. Hilton, Adelaide.

  5. White, M., & O’Shaughnessy, J. (2014). A 21st Century Education? A Cross-cultural Model to Help School Leaders Address the Pending Well-being Crisis Confronting the Millennial Generation. 4th Australian Positive Psychology & Well-being Conference ‘Developing Sustained Impact’. University of Melbourne. February 7-9, 2014.

  6. Barbieri, W., & (2014). Big on Data: Big on Well-being. 4th Australian Positive Psychology & Well-being Conference ‘Developing Sustained Impact’. University of Melbourne. February 7-9, 2014.

  7. White, M., Kern, M., Waters, L., Adler, A. (2014). A Multifaceted Approach to Measuring Character and Well-being in Staff and Students: Application of the PERMA Framework. 4th Australian Positive Psychology & Well-being Conference ‘Developing Sustained Impact’. University of Melbourne. February 7-9, 2014.

  8. Patton, H. & (2014). From Page to Stage: in What Ways and with What Effect Can Positive Psychology Be Integrated in a Creative Performing Arts-based Program? 4th Australian Positive Psychology & Well-being Conference ‘Developing Sustained Impact’. University of Melbourne. February 7-9, 2014.

  9. White, M., Scholes., M., & Steinfort, P. (2014). Positive Psychology and Sport. 4th Australian Positive Psychology & Well-being Conference ‘Developing Sustained Impact’. University of Melbourne. February 7-9, 2014.

  10. White, M. (2012). Developing Whole School Approaches to Well-being. Educational and Developmental Psychology Conference – Melbourne. 17 November.

  11. White, M. (2012). Appreciative Inquiry as a process for leading school change towards Positive Education: A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the effectiveness of appreciative inquiry in a whole-staff appreciative inquiry school summit. 2012 Australian Psychological Society International Congress on Coaching Psychology. 12 May Sydney.

  12. White, M. (2011). Leading Cultural Change at Schools through a Positive Psychology Approach. Australian Association for Research in Education, Hobart 29 November.

 

International Academic Conference Symposiums – Abstract Peer-reviewed

(*I was the symposium convenor)

 

  1. *White, M., McCallum, F., & Cui, B. (2019). International Perspectives on Teachers’ and Students’ Wellbeing. 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology. July 18-21, 2019. Melbourne Convention Centre. Melbourne.

  2. *White, M., Cooperrider, D., Duckworth, A., & Waters, L. (2018). Future Directions in Wellbeing Symposia. The World Positive Education Accelerator: 2nd Festival of Positive Education + Appreciative Inquiry Summit, June 25, 2018, Fort Worth Convention Center, Texas, USA.

  3. White, M., Escamilla, H., Lucas, N., & Wong, J. (2018). Invited Symposia Panel on Applications of Appreciative Inquiry in Education from Australia, Mexico, United States of America and Singapore. The World Positive Education Accelerator: 2nd Festival of Positive Education + Appreciative Inquiry Summit, June 25-28, 2018, Fort Worth Convention Center, Texas, USA.

  4. *White, M., Duckworth, A., Barry Kaufman, S., & Waters, L. E. (2017). Grit, Imagination and Creativity: Research implications for school leadership, students and pre-service teacher education. 13-16 July, 2017. 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology. Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Canada.

  5. *White, M., Kern, M., Ortega Bechara, A., Ballesteros, R., Hone, L., Lahti, E., & Matsumoto, K. (2017). Perspectives on Positive Education. 13-16 July, 2017. 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology. Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Canada.

  6. Waters, L., Strauss, G.., Robson, P., & Doll, P. (2013). Schools as Positive Institutions. 4th World Congress of Positive Psychology. Los Angeles, June 27-30.

  7. *White, M., Pawelski, J., Leontiev, D., & Knoop, White, M. (2012). Science, Well-being and the Humanities: rethinking the question of well-being. 6th European Positive Psychology Conference – Moscow.

  8. White, M., Hendrick, H. H., Waters, L. Boniwell, I, & Pawelski, J. (2011) Positive Education: Global developments in applying the principles of positive psychology in schools, universities and in teacher education. Second World Congress on Positive Psychology, Philaeldphia.USA, July 23-26.

  9. Boniwell, I., Knoop, Noble, T., Pawelski, J., & Waters, L. (2011). Positive Education: Global Development in Applying the Principles of Positive Psychology and Well-being in Schools, Universities and Teacher Education. 2nd World Congress on Positive Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 23-26 July.

National Academic Conference Symposiums – Abstract Peer-reviewed

(*I was the symposium convenor)

 

  1. White, M. (2019). Initial teacher educators’ perception of wellbeing and the development of Adelaide Wellbeing for Learning Framework. In Barbieri, W., Bentley, B., McCallum, F., & White, M. (2019). Future-proofing the profession of teaching for a socially just world. Contribution to symposium at Australian Association for Research in Education Conference accepted. QUT, 1 December 2019 – 5 December 2019.

  2. McCallum, F., Price, D., White, M., & Cui, B. (2018). Local, National and Global Perspectives on Teachers’ Wellbeing. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference, University of Sydney, Australia from 2 – 6 December 2018.

  3. Waters, L. ., Williams, P., Hewitson, S. (2011) Leading cultural change at schools through a positive psychology approach. Australian Association for Educational Researchers, November 27-Dec 1, Hobart.

  4. Immordino-Yang, M., Coltheart, M., Kronborg, L., & (2009). How can we apply an understanding of the brain to education? The Mind and its Potential. Sydney, 2-3 December.

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