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Conference Workshops

As a highly regarded professional academic, Mathew A. White, Ph.D. believes in the importance of engaging with the community and participating in a wide range of events.

Invited International, National & Local Conference Workshops 

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.

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

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.

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.  

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

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

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.

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

White, M. (2009). Human Ingenuity – Pedagogy for 21st Century Learners. Human Ingenuity – Pedagogy for 21st Century Learners. Adelaide: AAIBS.

 

White, M. (2009). Creating Positive Boarding Schools: using the new Positive Psychology in residential academic settings. Australian Boarding School Association Conference. Melbourne.

 

White, M. (2009). Positive Education in Schools. 1st Australian Positive Psychology Education Symposium - Sydney.

 

White, M. (2009). Why bother teaching musicians to be happy? Sounds Great: Victorian Music Conference - Melbourne. 19 July.

 

White, M. (2008). Tell them it was wonderful! Education for all? International mindedness, social responsibility and the engaged life. 23rd IBAP Regional Conference. Beijing, China: International Baccalaureate Organisation.

 

White, M. (2008). Languages: a bridge of a barrier to global citizenship? Bath: International Baccalaureate Research in the Centre for the study of Education in an International Context (CEIC) at the University of Bath.

 

White, M. (2004). The Best of British? An Australian Co-educational Boarding School and the challenges of the 21st Century. Boarding Colloquium 2 at Rostrevor College, Adelaide.

International, National & Local Conference Workshops  (Refereed)

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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).

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

White, M. (2009). From Chalk, to Talk, to Walk: Positive Education in the Classroom a New Paradigm in Teaching." IPPA Workshop Session at the 2009. 1st World Congress on Positive Psychology. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: IPPA.