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Victor Dominello

What Makes Victor Dominello Optimistic?

Victor Dominello is the NSW Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government.  Victor will be retiring from politics at the 2023 election.  Reflecting on his time as a member of parliament, Dominello joked he didn't like politics but "enjoyed the policy.  I enjoy the reform; that's what inspires me to be around great people."

We'll be asking him what makes him optimistic.

Wednesday, 1 February 2023. 4 pM (AEST)
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"Imagine Your Best Possible Self" Gathering

Imagine Your Best Possible Self - we gather to imagine our future, write about it and share what we look forward to.  

Imagining, reflecting and sharing our future: These gatherings are among the most fun habits of an optimist.

"A meta-analytic review of 29 studies concluded that psychological interventions can increase dispositional optimism, and that the strongest effect was achieved when applying the Best Possible Self method."

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 8:00 PM AEST
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Nelson Mandela Youth Leadership Summit 2023

Details to come...

Tuesday, 18 July, 2023 9:00 AM
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A Global Conversation on Joy and Optimism

The Centre for Optimism is delighted to collaborate with The Art and Science of Joy and its 2023 Year of Joy.   The first joy-superpower is optimism and we'll be sharing the secrets of optimism in this zoom gathering on 19 Jan USA and 20 Jan Aussie.

Tuesday, 3 January 2023 5:00 PM AEST
Joy Superpower Experts

Port Melbourne Breakfast: Joy and Optimism

A Breakfast to Share Joy and Optimism as part of the Week of Optimism and Joy launching The Art and Science of Joy's 2023 Year of Joy.

Saturday, 21 January 2023 8:00 AM

Some Past Events

  • Yoga and Optimism
  • Northern Business and the Case for Optimism
  • The Tripe Club of Victoria Luncheon: Optimism - The How and Why

  • MBN: Positive Leadership and Optimism

  • Lisa Leong and Victor Perton talking about New Year's Optimism on Weekend Mornings on ABC Radio

  • Port Melbourne Breakfast: Joy and Optimism

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