Invited Keynote Presentations (General Education Conferences)

 

  1. White, M. (2019). Introduction to Wellbeing Education. Positive Education Conference St Andrew’s College – Grahamstown South Africa, 15-19 October 2019.  

  2. White, M. (2018). Breaking the Stalemate on Evidence-Based Approaches to Well-Being in Boys’ Education. 2018 International Boys School Coalition Conference: Our Boys, Their Future – Learning to Lead. The Southport School, Gold Coast, from 8 to 11 July.

  3. White, M. (2018). Leading Positive Change. Positive Education Schools Association National Conference. 11-14 April 2018. Hosted at Geelong Grammar School.

  4. White, M. (2018). Building collective wellbeing: integrating school culture, strategy, and curriculum. 2nd Positive Education New Zealand Conference.  Christ’s College, Canterbury, New Zealand. 6-7 April.

  5. White, M. (2017). Where’s the evidence of impact? Towards a ‘new normal’ and why activity alone won’t grow positive education. Positive Schools Wellbeing & Positive Education Conference Asia. 16-18 November 2017. Renaissance College Hong Kong.  

  6. White, M. (2017). Using appreciative inquiry to support positive change: a case study of a whole-school wellbeing initiative. 2017 ACEL Building a Positive School Culture Symposium. Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) 16 October 2017, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, West Australia.

  7. White, M. (2017). Why and how literature can unlock your strengths. Happiness and its Causes. 22 & 23 June 2017. International Convention Centre Sydney.

  8. White, M. (2017). Where’s the evidence of impact? Towards a ‘new normal’ and why activity alone won’t grow positive education. 3rd National Positive Education Schools Association Conference. Ravenswood School for Girls, Sydney. 17-18 March 2017.

  9. White, M. (2017). The What and How of Wellbeing in Schools. Inaugural Positive Education New Zealand Conference.  Christ’s College, Canterbury, New Zealand. 10 March.

  10. White, M. (2017). Managing Positive Change. Inaugural Positive Education New Zealand Conference.  Christ’s College, Canterbury, New Zealand. 10 March.

  11. White, M. (2016). An Introduction to Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. Playford International College All Staff Wellbeing Conference. St Peter’s College, 13 December.

  12. White, M. (2016). Positive education: implications of the science of positive psychology. Good Practice Forum: Young Carers South Australia. BioSA Conference Centre. Adelaide. 19 October 2016

  13. White, M. (2016) An Introduction to Wellbeing, Positive Psychology and Positive Education. Christ’s College, Canterbury, New Zealand. 13 October 2016.

  14. White, M. (2016). Where’s the Education in Positive Education? Positive Education Schools Association – West Australian Chapter. Perth College. 7 October.

  15. White, M. (2016). Why won’t wellbeing and positive education stock in public policy? 5th Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference. 22-24 September, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute. Hilton, Adelaide.

  16. White, M. (2016). Why and what is wellbeing and how can we build positive education? Norwood Morialta High School Guest Lecturer. Whole-school Staff Development Day. 4 August 2016.

  17. White, M. A. (2016). Where’s the Education in Positive Education? International Symposium for Coaching and Positive Psychology in Education. Australian Council for Educational Leaders. Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Sydney. 2-3 June 2016.

  18. White, M. (2016) Teaching Resilience to Youth – a Whole School Strategy. Headspace Youth Mental Health Forum. South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. 20 May 2016.

  19. White, M. (2016) What Education? Where is the education in Positive Education? ACEL 2016 International Symposium for Coaching and Positive Psychology in Education Conference. 2-3 June 2016.

  20. White, M. (2016). Where’s the Education in Positive Education? 2nd Positive Education Schools Association National Conference. The Peninsula School, Victoria. 4-5 March 2016.

  21. White, M., (2015). An Introduction to Wellbeing and Positive Education. Lutheran Schools Principals’ Association SA, WA & NT. Concordia College, Adelaide, May 2015.

  22. White, M. (2014). Where does well-being fit in 21st Century education? Keynote Presentation 2nd Positive Education Schools Association Conference and Workshops South Australia. 31 May. St Peter’s College - Adelaide. 

  23. White, M. (2013). Building the minds of today for the challenges of tomorrow. Young Minds Conference - Sydney. 18 June.

  24. White, M. (2013). Whole School Well-being: why it works and how to get started. 1st Australian Positive Education Conference. Sydney, Knox Grammar School. 6 April 2013.

  25. White, M. (2012). Infusing Evidence-Based Positive Psychology into Traditional Organisational Change Frameworks: St Peter’s College - Adelaide, Adelaide. Educational and Developmental Psychologists National Conference, Melbourne. Psychology and Well-being Conference, Melbourne (Victoria), 12-13 February.

  26. 2016 (November 28), Invited by the charity ‘Where there’s a Will to deliver a keynote on wellbeing to over 500+ community members in Scone, Upper Hunter Region, News South Wales

 

Invited Workshop Presentations (General Education Conferences)

International

  1. White, M. (2018). Promoting character strengths through reading and writing. 2nd Positive Education New Zealand Conference.  Christ’s College, Canterbury, New Zealand. 6-7 April.

  2. White, M. (2017). Welfare to Wellbeing; Growing Whole School Culture. Positive Schools Wellbeing & Positive Education Conference Asia. 16-18 November 2017. Renaissance College Hong Kong.  

  3. White, M. (2013). Whole School Approaches to Positive Education: Equipping Students with the character strengths and skills they need to flourish personally, socially and academically. Positive Education Summit. 2-4 October. No. 10 Downing Street and Wellington College, UK.

National

  1. White, M. (2017). Welfare to Wellbeing; Growing Whole School Culture. International Boys School Coalition Regional Conference. Prince Alfred College. 14 September 2017.

  2. White, M. A. (2016). Introduction to Positive Education. Anglican Schools Australia (ASA): Rivers in the Desert. Pre-conference workshop. 12-13 August 2016.

  3. White, M. (2016). A Whole-School Approach to Measuring Wellbeing in Students and Staff. AHISA Leading, Learning and Caring Conference. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA). Adelaide Convention Centre. 25-27 August 2016.

  4. White, M. (2014). Mary’s role as the fulfilment of God’s grace. Flourishing in Faith: Positive Psychology and Theology Conference. St Barnabas’ Theological College. 29-30 September held at St Peter’s College - Adelaide, Adelaide.

  5. White, M. (2014). Christ’s passion through the lens of Peterson and Seligman’s Virtues and Strengths Classification. Flourishing in Faith: Positive Psychology and Theology Conference. St Barnabas’ Theological College. 29-30 September held at St Peter’s College - Adelaide, Adelaide

  6. White, M., & Waters, L. (2014). Measuring Well-being: Application of the PERMA Framework. Measuring Well-being in Schools: A Masterclass. 15 February 2014. Well-being Sessions - Department of External Relations. Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australia.

  7. White, M. (2013). Well-being and Public Policy. Port n’ Talk. St Mark’s College, Adelaide. 8 April.

  8. White, M. (2013). Infusing Evidence-Based Positive Psychology into Traditional Organisational Change Frameworks. Positive Schools Conferences- 23 May (Perth), 30 May (Brisbane), 6 June (Melbourne).

  9. White, M. (2012). Positive Psychology and Organisational Change to the Department for Correctional Services of the Government of South Australia. 31 July.

  10. White, M. (2012). Infusing Character Strengths and Positive Psychology into Traditional Organisational Change Frameworks in Education. Values-in-Action (VIA) Pioneers Speaker Series live webinar hosted by Dr. Ryan Niemiec, VIA Education Director. 10 September.

  11. White, M. (2012). Positive psychology and its applications in leading whole school change. South Australia Catholic Primary Principals Association Annual Conference, Adelaide. 2 August.

  12. White, M. (2012). Well-being and School. Families SA Organisational Development Forum. Adelaide.

  13. White, M. (2012). Applications of Well-being, Positive Psychology and Values Education. Anglican Schools Professional Development Group - Anglican Schools Network Senior Staff Workshop, Adelaide.

  14. Waters, L. & (2012) The Metrics of Well-being. Well-being Before Learning Conference. Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Program. Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australia. Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia, 27 February.

  15. 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. The Science of Well-being: More than the absence of illness. A one-day conference exploring the role of Positive Psychology in promoting mental and physical health. Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Program, Hilton Hotel. Department of the Premier and Cabinet, South Australia.

  16. White, M. (2011). Education for Global Citizenship and Social Responsibility. 25th International Baccalaureate Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Melbourne.

  17. White, M. (2010). Positive Psychology. Australian Association of Graduate Employers conference - Melbourne.

  18. White, M. (2010). Positive Psychology and Building Leadership Capability. Second Australian Positive Psychology & Well-being Conference Monash University – Caulfield

  19. White, M. (2010) Positive Approaches to Pastoral Care. Australian Boarding Schools Association, Brisbane.

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