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The Appli Online Practising Certificate for Wellbeing in Education is a comprehensive online learning program comprising of live virtual classroom sessions supported by engaging online learning modules.

Each specialised skillset will enable participants to apply the latest research and best practices to improve wellbeing within their specific educational setting.

By watching the pre-recorded videos, participants will immediately apply the skillsets in their own context through project-based breakouts. Participants will continue to learn and apply their skills through online learning activities and a major project-based capstone that will give them the opportunity to develop their own educational wellbeing initiative.

The Practising Certificate for Wellbeing in Education consists of 6 specialised skillsets to enable participants to apply the latest research and best practices to improve wellbeing within their specific educational setting.

1. What is wellbeing and why does it matter?
Schools today are facing unprecedented levels of mental illness, stress and burnout. Now more than ever, it is crucial that educators on the front lines of mental health have a solid understanding of the challenges they face in schools and are equipped in their role in providing a solution. In this skillset, participants will learn how they can make a positive and pro-active impact through the application of evidence-based practices from the science of wellbeing, first for themselves, and then for students, staff and whole school communities.

2. Wellbeing starts with you
Evidence shows the individual wellbeing of teachers predicts the level of wellbeing in the students they interact with day to day. In this skillset, we ask participants to think about what they are bringing to the classroom and how their thoughts and behaviours affect their own wellbeing as well as those around them. This skillset teaches participants to identify and overcome barriers to wellbeing as well as practical evidence-based strategies for building mental resilience and sustaining positive habits of mind.

3. Feeling good and functioning well
High performing educators intuitively grasp what helps students feel good and function well, but learning the science behind emotions makes understanding this even easier. Our emotions can impact physical health, drive performance, and increase mental fitness. In this skillset, participants will learn the importance of both positive and negative emotions and apply evidence-based strategies to gain more emotional regulation, build resilience, promote engagement and love of learning. This skillset also explores how social connections influence our emotions and provides practical activities to strengthen these connections at school, work
and in life.

4. Other people matter
Relationships are considered the number one predictor of personal wellbeing and a key predictor of student performance. This skillset teaches participants how to build safe and trusting relationships in the classroom through the application of coaching skills, positive leadership practices, and autonomy-supportive teaching.

5. Big change starts small
In order to build, you must first understand the foundation on which you are building. The same is true for any wellbeing practices or change initiatives that take place in a school. This skillset helps participants gain an understanding of what is already working well in their school and how to build on that. Participants will also learn how to assemble their "dream team" – getting stakeholders on board by applying practices from collaborative change models.

6. Embedding wellbeing - making it stick
The most challenging part of wellbeing change in schools is making it stick. It is not uncommon for schools to start with enthusiasm only to have great work diminish over time. This is often due to the lack of a clear long-term sustainability strategy. This skillset teaches participants how to transform wellbeing goals into reality, with practical project management strategies and tips to keep going when the going gets tough. Participants will also learn how to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of wellbeing initiatives and how to adjust practices to create long term success and encourage continuous improvement. By the end of the skillset, participants will be ready to immediately implement a small initiative (or large-scale whole-school wellbeing plan) into their own educational setting.


On successful completion of this Practising Certificate, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the science of wellbeing
  • Design and apply evidence-based wellbeing models
  • Understand and practically apply wellbeing key concepts
  • Understand how to measure wellbeing initiatives
  • Lead Positive Education initiatives in early childhood, K-12, or tertiary education environments
  • Design, implement and sustain a Positive Education Strategy



  • Our book Practising Positive Education: A Guide to Improve Wellbeing Literacy in Schools (2nd Edition) Digital PDF Version.
  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Participants will also have the opportunity to build their own habits of wellbeing through the Appli Work Fit Digital Platform.


Target Audience: Educators and School Leaders


Expert Facilitator: Dr Paula Robinson

Consulting Psychologist, Author & Speaker 
– Specialising in Positive Psychology, Wellbeing and Mental Fitness for Individuals, Organisations, Schools & Communities

Paula RobinsonPrior to becoming a Psychologist, Dr. Paula Robinson had 12 years' experience as a senior manager. Her responsibilities have included strategic planning and implementation, business development, staff recruitment/retention, advertising, marketing, and sales. Dr. Robinson then decided to focus on the growth of her academic pursuits and applying her practical knowledge and experience within the profession of Psychology. Paula is currently a registered, consulting Psychologist, speaker and Managing Director of the Positive Psychology Institute specialising in the science, application and integration of traditional Psychology and Positive Psychology.

Paula has completed numerous research studies, invited keynote presentations and strategic positive change programs for government, private organisations, schools and the wider community, as well as published scientific and conference papers. Apart from presenting regularly in Australia, over the past few years, Paula has been invited to present in Hungary, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Doha on her work with schools, universities and organisations.

Areas of Expertise

Paula’s high-level skill sets encompass:

(a) Designing high-level applied psychological strategic planning approaches aligned to key organisational objectives, culture/climate change and business well-being to measurably improve bottom-line outcomes;

(b) Practically applying and integrating the science of traditional Psychology, Positive Psychology and her PhD research on Mental Fitness across multiple contexts;

(c) Providing consultancy, lectures, keynote presentations, workshops and evidence-based coaching to individuals, organisations, schools and the wider community.

 Applied Positive Psychology Learning Institute (Appli)

The Applied Positive Psychology Learning Institute (Appli) is a global organisation focused on how to create wellbeing practices and habits across 5 key life domains: at home, in schools, at work, aging well and in society.

We Appli the science of wellbeing.  Our approach is simple.  Instead of focusing on mental illness we focus on mental fitness.  By combining traditional psychology methods with emerging sciences such as Positive Psychology, Positive Education, Positive Organisational Scholarship, and Positive and Active Aging we empower individuals and organisations to build the skills to transform their lives, learning, and productivity.  Just as we can improve our physical fitness, we can improve our mental fitness through regular, intentional activities and adopting structures and processes that enable wellbeing, performance, and achievement.

We teach people and organisations how to make positive and sustainable change in mental health and wellbeing through our diverse range of products and services including online and blended learning courses, strategic consulting, research and development services, and bespoke wellbeing programs for any industry.  Meet our impressive team and learn more.


Presenter(s): Dr Paula Robinson and Appli Team

Date(s) and Time:

16 Nov 2020 Monday 9am to 10am  (Introductory Session)
26 Feb 2021 Friday 3pm to 4pm (Closing Session)

Mode of delivery: Zoom and Canvas Learning Management System
Target Audience: Educators and School Leaders

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Remarks: A minimum of 15 participants will be required for the course to proceed.

Closing date: 6 November 2020 Friday

Workshop Fee: S$2500.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same course, the discounted fee will be S$2200.00 per participant for that particular course. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials.

Other Information: Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

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