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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    Register

    Victor will be interviewing Suzzanne Laidlaw about her new book "What's Your Plan?"

    We'd love to have you join us and ask your questions of Suzanne too.

    More details to come.


    • Sunday, October 25, 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Sunday, December 27, 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 10 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 110
    Register


              Pauline Wright 

    Pauline was recently nominated as the President of the Law Council of Australia. The following is her thumbnail resume on their website.

    Pauline Wright is a Partner Principal of P J Donnellan & Co Solicitors in Gosford. She was the President of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties from 2018 to 2019, having been Vice President since 1998, and has been active particularly in the areas of criminal justice, anti-terrorism and asylum-seeker policy.

    Pauline was President of the Law Society of NSW in 2017, having served on the Council of the Law Society of NSW since 1997. She also sits on a number of committees and working groups of the Law Council of Australia, including the Access to Justice Committee, Equal Opportunity Committee and the National Criminal Law Committee.

    She is also a keen ocean swimmer, surf lifesaver, singer, actor, theatre producer, director and writer.

    Holding one of the most influential roles in Australian law, confronting some of the most serious injustices of our time, perhaps a clue into Pauline's ability to maintain a big and optimistic heart, lies in her audacious inclusion of her personal passions and interests as part of her official bio. 

    We want to know more about this amazing woman who is impacting the world of and through the law, who sings in a jazz band, directs and acts in brave new Australian works and who can be found swimming the ocean the central coast of NSW.



    If you want your Sunday mornings to be free of news and work for a little bit, why not start the day with a dose of uplifting energy? Join Victor Perton and me (Caroline Ward) and some truly beautiful people in The Optimist Heart space Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am. 


    Want to know more about The Optimist Heart? 

    Click here



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    • Monday, October 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)

    As a partner of the conference, members and friends of The Centre for Optimism get a 50% discount using the discount code EEC2020.

    Book Directly with the Conference

    "Re-Think, Re-Set, Re-Boot: Reshaping the Impact Economy. As 2020 has kicked off with a series of life-changing events, we are being called to intimately review our impact economy, systems of business and our communities. It is time to rethink how these could be reinvented to evolve with us to be more sustainable and supportive to our global economy and ecology. Moral Fairgrounds mission, as ever, is to bring people together to create networks of like-minded and well-informed individuals who care about People, Planet and Purpose. Registrations close 25 October 2020."






    • Monday, October 26, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC+11:00)

    As part of the Ethical Enterprise Conference 2020 – Reshaping the Impact Economy, this panel includes Robert Masters, Sue Barrett,  Stephanie Mackenzie and Victor Perton.

    As a partner of the conference, members and friends of The Centre for Optimism get a 50% discount using the discount code EEC2020.

    Book Directly with the Conference




    • Saturday, November 07, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)

Past events

Sunday, October 18, 2020 The Optimist Heart with Caroline Ward and Paul & Tami Roos
Friday, October 09, 2020 Going Viral: Discussions on New and Old Foes with WEHI's Dr Sarah Garner
Thursday, October 08, 2020 Global Action Now: "Shifting to an Optimistic Mindset; Staying Positive in the Time of COVID and Beyond"
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 Optimism and A Better Normal: Transformative Programs in Correctional Services
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 The Rotary Club of Hawthorn: Infectious Optimism - Your Super Power with Victor Perton
Sunday, October 04, 2020 The Optimist Heart with artist George Hall and Caroline Ward
Friday, October 02, 2020 The How and Why of Optimism! A Celebration of Bendigo's Voices of Optimism, Invention and Innovation
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Masterclass: Formulating the better normal communication strategy for government and corporations
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Showcasing Innovation in Greater Bendigo: 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival
Sunday, September 27, 2020 The Stories that Sustain Us: The Optimist Heart with Judy Rodgers, Robert Masters and Caroline Ward
Thursday, September 24, 2020 No Change, No Progress with Charles Kovess: 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Climate Change and Innovation: Opportunities & Optimism
Monday, September 21, 2020 Virtual UN Peace Day with Calm in the City
Sunday, September 20, 2020 The Optimist Heart with Caroline Ward, John Hagel and The Centre for Optimism
Thursday, September 17, 2020 Leadership – the people who make things matter: 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Nelson Mandela Youth Leadership Summit 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020 L'shana Tova! Some fun to Celebrate A New Year - A New Optimism
Sunday, September 13, 2020 "The Optimist Heart" with Caroline Ward and Rob Mallick
Friday, September 11, 2020 Greening Australia: The Case for Optimism
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Launch of Dita Gould's new Book "The Girl In The Lion's Mouth"
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 The Optimistic Leader: Tony Wright in Conversation
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 The Optimism Cafe: Tuesday Morning Coffee
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 Fostering Innovation through Leadership and Storytelling with Shawn Callahan: 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival
Monday, September 07, 2020 "Ferocious Warmth, Infectious Optimism" Tracey Ezard in Conversation
Sunday, September 06, 2020 "The Optimist Heart" with Caroline Ward and The Centre for Optimism
Thursday, September 03, 2020 Beng Murrup (spirit of body): 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival
Thursday, September 03, 2020 AWISE 2020 Launch - Optimism meets Innovation
Thursday, September 03, 2020 Revolutionising industry through AR/VR and the Internet of Things: 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 "Post the Pandemic: Achieving the World We Want To Live In."
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 Rotary Prahran Presents "Word on the Street on Chapel Street" Business chat
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 An Immigrants Journey – Leading to Innovation: 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 Bendigo’s New Gold Rush: 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 Opportunities for Australian Regional Manufacturing: 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival
Monday, August 31, 2020 Creativity and Communication in Science: 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival
Monday, August 31, 2020 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival: The Sky’s the limit – or is it?
Monday, August 31, 2020 2020 Bendigo Invention + Innovation Festival: An Optimistic Future for Greater Bendigo
Sunday, August 30, 2020 Launch of "The Optimist Heart" with Caroline Ward and The Centre for Optimism
Thursday, August 27, 2020 The Why and How of Optimism at the Sydney Professional Development Forum
Thursday, August 27, 2020 The Optimistic Leadership of Gerard Jose
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Getting to the Guts of Fatigue, Mental Health and Immunity
Monday, August 24, 2020 Words of Hope Project: A Conversation with Cheryl Perreault and Cynthia Franca
Monday, August 24, 2020 The Tripe Club of Victoria: Infectious Optimism (Postponed to 2021)
Thursday, August 20, 2020 The Optimism of Cathie Steele, Chair of Bendigo Foodshare
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Writing a book to help your career or business with John Kolm
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Vered Harel's "Circle of Health" Birthday Party
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Shared Values in Business? What about optimism and fun in your tribe??
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Spaceship You: Return better than when you left
Monday, August 17, 2020 Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp on her Optimism
Friday, August 14, 2020 What makes you Optimistic? Roundtable Seminar
Thursday, August 13, 2020 The Opportunity Optimism Offers in Communications Through the Pandemic and Beyond
Thursday, August 13, 2020 The Optimistic Leadership of Damian Wells
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Tyson Yunkaporta: Optimism and Indigenous Culture - How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
Monday, August 10, 2020 A Meditation and Conversation on Gratitude
Friday, August 07, 2020 Sustainability Development Business Forum by Symphony 7
Thursday, August 06, 2020 India & Australia Optimism and Opportunity
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 Chef Jacques Haeringer in Conversation with John Kolm
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 The Optimism Cafe: Tuesday Morning Coffee
Monday, August 03, 2020 Career Care Podcast's Optimism Celebration
Friday, July 31, 2020 Roundtable: Infectious Optimism - The Why and How
Thursday, July 30, 2020 BBG Virtual forum - talking the need for optimism
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Mystic at the Edge: Author Maureen Chen in Conversation
Monday, July 27, 2020 Surround yourself with Optimists: Monday Morning Coffee
Thursday, July 16, 2020 Australia's Inland Innovation and Optimism
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 Stanford's Fred Luskin on Forgiveness and Optimism
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 #careercarepackage
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Design and Art Leading Innovation and Optimism: Join Gillian Corban and Friends in Conversation with IdeaSpies and The Centre for Optimism
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Trail Blaze and Recharge: An Optimistic Interactive Webinar for Health Care Employers and Providers Transforming the Present and Future
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Road to Recovery: Optimism, Opportunities and a Better Normal
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Road to Recovery
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Africa Media Australia: Victor Perton in Conversation with Clyde Salumu Sharady
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 Cairns Indigenous Community Radio Station 98.7fm
Friday, June 05, 2020 Daily Telegraph Q&A on The Better Normal
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 Optimism Café for Dementia Australia staff
Monday, June 01, 2020 The Better Normal
Thursday, May 28, 2020 "Infectious optimism - how do true leaders cope when bad news prevails?"
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Infectious optimism - how do true leaders cope when bad news prevails?
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 INTERNATIONAL LEADERS FORUM - THE BETTER NORMAL
Friday, May 22, 2020 "Calm in Chaos"
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Energy opportunities in Australia. Are you optimistic?
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 After Deconfinement: What's Next?
Friday, May 15, 2020 Optimism, Leadership and Team: John Kolm in Conversation
Monday, May 11, 2020 Strategy and Optimism: Robert Hillard in Conversation
Monday, May 11, 2020 Bigger than My Excuses
Thursday, May 07, 2020 Looking up, looking ahead: Winning sales through the pandemic & beyond
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 Coronavirus, dementia and optimism: How to utilise optimism during difficult times
Monday, May 04, 2020 Australian Information Industry Association and Infectious Optimism
Thursday, April 30, 2020 Wellbeing, COVID-19 and Optimism? IdeaSpies, Cunningham, Butler, Kasumovic & Delamere in Conversation
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Brilliant Women's Caples, Mikleus & Kirk on Optimism & Leadership Through the Pandemic and Beyond
Monday, April 27, 2020 Adam Bowcutt's Faiaside Chat: Victor Perton on Optimism and Leadership through the Pandemic and beyond
Thursday, April 23, 2020 Water, WaterAid and Optimism
Thursday, April 23, 2020 The Optimism Cafe: John Hagel in Conversation
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 The Professional Women's Network PWN Nice Cote d'Azur's Virtual Optimism Cafe: Leading optimistically through the pandemic and beyond
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Optimism & the Global Job Hunt: Victor Perton in Conversation with April Chepovskygold
Thursday, April 16, 2020 The Optimism Cafe: Charlie Hogg in Conversation on Spiritual Solutions to these Critical Times (with an Optimism Meditation)
Thursday, April 09, 2020 Michael Sharpe on Optimism and Innovation in conversation with Lynn Wood and Victor Perton
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 Dementia Australia - The Case for Optimism: Maree McCabe in Conversation
Thursday, March 26, 2020 "Peter Morison on his optimism and the future of Victorian water...."
Monday, March 23, 2020 "Purposeful Optimism, Sales and the Future: Sue Barrett in Conversation with the Centre for Optimism"
Saturday, March 21, 2020 "Optimism: The Why and How for Family and Friends"
Monday, March 16, 2020 Solved! Author Andrew Wear in Conversation with The Centre for Optimism
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 "Webinar: David Hanscom "Back in Control" Meets the Centre for Optimism"
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 Webinar: Ideaspies & The Centre for Optimism - "Promote what you love, rather than bash what you hate."
Friday, February 21, 2020 Webcast from London: Shawn Callahan on Putting Optimistic Stories to Work with Robert Masters, Eloise Grace and Victor Perton
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Optimists' Dinner in Sydney (Surround Yourself with Optimists)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Optimists' After-Work Drinks in Sydney (Surround Yourself with Optimists)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Drop in at The Centre for Optimism
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Drop in for Optimistic Conversation at the Melbourne Optimism Store
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Webcast - Kathleen Schafer on the Case for Optimism: A Conversation with The Centre for Optimism's Robert Masters & Victor Perton
Thursday, January 23, 2020 IACCM “Ask the Expert” - Victor Perton on “The Case for Optimism: What makes you Optimistic?”
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Passion and Optimism: Charles Kovess at the Centre for Optimism
Sunday, January 19, 2020 Victor Perton Speaking at Australian Friends of Rambam Hospital
Friday, January 03, 2020 Drop in for a Dose of Summer Optimism
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 New Year's Webinar: Victor Perton on "The Why and How of Optimism"
Monday, December 30, 2019 Test Event
Friday, December 27, 2019 Boxing Day Test
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 The Curious Case for Optimism

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