• There are no upcoming dates for this program.

Embodied Positive Psychology Summit Leadership in Education

For educators, counselors, parents, administrators, coaches, and workshop leaders.

Learn from leaders making a positive difference in education at all levels—K–12, higher education, adult learning, and coaching. Drawn from the teachings of positive psychology and social and emotional learning, this summit explores

  • The importance of meaning to create connectedness that deeply sustains and enlivens the learning environment.
  • The science of character education for transforming individuals, groups, and cultures
  • The energy of whole-person engagement when lessons are designed with embodied learning in mind
  • The RISE model of stress resilience, and how it has impacted educator engagement and work longevity.

This summit is for anyone who wants to create more flourishing in their own life—and that of others—through education and the practice of evidence-based tools. Through keynote lectures, small-group discussions, movement exercises, poster sessions, and case-study sharing, you experience firsthand the latest science supporting mindfulness, resilience, strengths, and positivity for learning that sticks.

Presented in partnership with

 

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
None
Suitable For
All
Program Theme
Psychology/Neuroscience
Schedule
Download

Presenter(s)

Michael F. Steger, PhD, an author and lecturer, is a professor of psychology and the founding director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University.

Full Bio and Programs

Megan McDonough is the General Manager of RISE at Kripalu and the co-founder of CEO of Wholebeing Institute. Her work is to harness the highest and best in people for the greatest good.

Full Bio and Programs

Jillian Darwish, an award-winning educator, is the president and CEO of Mayerson Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming individual, team, and organizational performance.

Full Bio and Programs

Karen Whelan-Berry, PhD, a positive psychology scholar and practitioner with extensive corporate and higher education experience, focuses on research and practice at the intersection of ideal self, teams, and performance excellence.

Full Bio and Programs

Edi Pasalis, an experienced social impact leader, is the driving force behind RISE, Kripalu’s evidence-based initiative that helps create more people-centered, emotionally intelligent workplaces.

Full Bio and Programs

Jane Anderson is president of Strength Based Living, a business dedicated to harnessing what’s best, and author of 30 Days of Character Strengths.

Full Bio and Programs

Lamis Al-Solaim, PhD, a child psychologist working in the area of global mental health, is a research fellow with the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Full Bio and Programs

Curtis Smith, an educator, speaker, and creator of Moment of Mindfulness LLC (MOM), cofounded one of the top-rated public middle schools in Brooklyn, New York.

Full Bio and Programs

Ellen Feig Gray, a parent educator and positive psychology practitioner, is founder of Parent with Perspective and coauthor of Hacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms.

Full Bio and Programs

Tom Thibodeau, an assistant provost at the New England Institute of Technology, is the coauthor with Dr. Katie Novak of UDL in the Cloud.

Full Bio and Programs

Henrique Bueno, a professional speaker and facilitator of courses on happiness, leadership, and communication certified positive psychology practitioner by Wholebeing Institute.

Full Bio and Programs