The Future of Positive Education and Positive Leadership
Two things are getting more and more important for us and the organization of our future. First, which education we’re getting and second which processes of leadership and cooperation we will experience in our work-environments. These are the topics that will be discussed at the congress in Bregenz, Austria. Kim Cameron will start. In a pre-congress workshop he will introduce the best tools for creating a positive working atmosphere, effective teamwork, finding meaning in work and positive communication. In a nutshell: tools for extraordinary success. Michael Wohlkönig, Sport Psychologist and Mental Coach, will talk about two important terms for success: Grit and decisiveness. He will also talk about what you can do for having a positive continuative mindset on the way towards success. Alejandro Adler, a leading researcher of the Penn- Arts and Science Centre will talk about his trips to Butan, Peru and Mexico and how Positive Education is organised there. Michaela Brohm-Badry, professor at the University of Trier, asks the important question: How am I motivated to act positively? Before the lunch break Ernst Fritz- Schubert, one of the biggest names in Positive Education, comments on why the goal of wellbeing is so important for companies.
In the afternoon the hotelier Bodo Janssen will take the stage. He will talk about how it’s possible to lead a company in a positive and appreciative way. Markus Ebner will show the effect of PERMA-Lead on creativity, burn-out risk, sick leave and much more. And Kim Cameron will hold a keynote about networks of positive energy and their importance concerning employee engagement and exceptional success of companies using this network.
On Wednesday the 3rd of July, the day will start off with Willibald Ruch, who will present thrilling news from his book about character strengths and virtues. For Joachim Bauer relationship is the key for successful learning and teaching. He will proof this with the help of neuro science. Ulrike Lichtinger then will report on the model Flourishing SE (Schulentwicklung), which is unique in the Austrian educational system. Furhtermore, Robert Kaltenbrunner will explain how development in staff satisfaction and employer attractiveness can go hand in hand.
In the Afternoon Stefanie Stückelschweiger, Bertram Strolz and Brigitte Wiesner- Kulovits show how Positive Education is practiced in the Stiftsgymnasium Admont and the Gymnasium Mehrerau. Then Philip Streit, author of the book “Leading with New Authority” will balance theories and practical thoughts about New Authority and Posive Psychology in an educational and managerial context. Martin Seligman will be the highlight and finale. His topic: Positive Education and Human Development.