Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
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Monday, April 8 • 1:20pm - 1:40pm
LightningTalk 2 -Measuring Impact of Wellbeing Initiatives- Decrease Complexity by Design

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20 minute session

The world has become data driven. If you can't measure it, it doesn't matter. But for those working in fields like mental health, education, human resources and psychology, there hasn't been a clear way to measure both the strengths and weaknesses of individual or organization-wide contextual wellbeing. This session will introduce participants to the pillars of wellbeing commonly referred to by the acronym 'PERMA', which stands for Positive Emotions, Engagement (or flow), Positive Relationships, Meaningfulness, Accomplishment, and Positive Health (nutrition, exercise, and sleep) and show the importance of bringing together technology, education, and wellbeing with a goal of decreasing the current epidemic of anxiety and depression while simultaneously increasing wellbeing.This lightening talk will discuss how a psychosocial risk management approach can be combined with positive psychology in order to assist schools with their responsibility for mental health for students and staff. Two examples of software applications will be used as a brief case study to demonstrate how this approach can be delivered in a rigorous and scalable way allowing data-informed planning of wellbeing initiatives.Learning objectives:
  • Understand the mental health continuum. 
  • The role of positive psychology in keeping students and staff mentally healthy and optimizes wellbeing. 
  • How the five 'pillars' of good mental health can be measured
  • How measurement leads to informed choice-making around wellbeing goals and format for inclusion in both prescriptive learning and whole school messaging

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Tamara Lechner

Canadian Regional Manager, Institute of Positive Education/Positive Minds International
Tamara Lechner is a Canadian educator, writer & speaker who focuses on the science of happiness, wellbeing measurement, and positive habit formation. She is the Canadian Regional Manager at the Institute of Positive Education based out of Victoria BC. She is responsible for helping... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 1:20pm - 1:40pm
Mississauga AB

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