Calendar for Centre for Optimism
This event is a follow-up "by demand" after The Water Industry's Hour of Optimism early in September. The Centre for Optimism is partnering with the Australian Water Association and VicWater in this event.
We are delighted that The Honourable Harriet Shing MLC, the Victorian Government's Parliamentary Secretary for Water will join us to share her optimism and her optimism for the water sector.
We'll share the case for optimism led by the water sector's young leaders including:
We'll be asking them what makes them optimistic and what they have done to keep their teams and colleagues optimistic.
We'll be asking you what makes you optimistic and asking you to share your infectious optimism for the benefit of the water sector and the community.
Private "Hour of Optimism"Workshop.
More details to come...
“Whilst the scientific community now better understands the key ingredients of a flourishing life and a flourishing world include the cultivation of gratitude, compassion and forgiveness - it is optimism and hopefulness that will help us sustain our energy and motivation to create better lives and a better world. We’re not talking about unrealistic or rose-coloured optimism but optimism that supports persistence in the face of negativity, resistance and adversity.”
Thats what Dr Suzy Green, Founder of the Positivity Institute shared with us in our Optimists on their Optimism Resource
Suzy will join us in our Hour of Optimism series to share her insights into the value of optimism and the practices that will lift our optimism.
Dr Suzy Green is the CEO & Founder of The Positivity Institute, a positively deviant organisation dedicated to the research and application of Positive Psychology in workplaces and schools. She is a leader in the complementary fields of Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology, having conducted a world first study on the impact of evidence based coaching on performance and wellbeing. Suzy is an Honorary Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of East London.
Suzy also holds honorary academic positions at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne and the Black Dog Institute. Suzy is also an affiliate of the Institute for Wellbeing at Cambridge University. As a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in the treatment of mental illness, Suzy is passionate about reducing the significant impact of mental health in our workplaces, schools and communities.
As a Coaching Psychologist, who has scientifically investigated the impact of evidence-based coaching, Suzy is also passionate about encouraging the use of coaching for performance and wellbeing enhancement for all.
Suzy’s extensive experience in the media includes having been a brand ambassador for ANZ, Fitbit, Nivea, Nespresso and Officeworks. Suzy is also an official ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and regularly speaks as both a keynote and on panel presentations about positive psychology.
Paul Guerra, CEO of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will share his answer to "What makes you Optimistic?" and his optimism for business and the Chamber's optimistic plan for the reopening of Melbourne and Victoria.
Paul is an internationally experienced leader and businessman having held CEO/ Managing Director and Chairman level roles across Asia Pacific, spanning several key industries.
Paul was previously the Chief Executive of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), best known for producing the Royal Melbourne Show (attracting half a million people annually), world class food and beverage award programs and venue management and activation of the Melbourne Showgrounds.
Prior to his work with RASV, Paul was Managing Director Asia Pacific for Optum International, a subsidiary of the United Health Group, one of the world’s leading providers of health services.
Before joining Optum International, Paul was the Victorian State Director for Vodafone, and prior this appointment, he held an extensive 17-year career with Motorola, finishing as the Director and Vice President for Motorola Asia Pacific.
Paul holds an Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering from Swinburne University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management with a major in Marketing and has completed several short management courses in the USA.
Paul is involved in a number of boards, not-for-profits and start-ups, and is also an Australia Day Ambassador and a proud Victorian.
Our Hour of Optimism Series has been very popular. After our Nelson Mandela Youth Leadership Summit and our Australia-Congo Opportunity Summit Roundtables, we held a brilliant meeting with friends in DRC Congo, Burundi, Kenya and Malawi and decided to press on with a series of Hours of Optimism for Africa.
Australian-Congolese Rashidi Sumaili and I will moderate the event.
We'll ask the panellists what makes them optimistic and what they have done to keep their teams and colleagues optimistic.
The Habits of an Optimist is a wonderful animated course; one of the most popular and humorous parts of our workshops; and, one of the most-read parts of our website.
More Details to Come on this Workshop.
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