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Introduction to Positive Psychology Coaching in Education

Positive Psychology Coaching combines the best of the science of well-being with the power of coaching techniques, to enable educators & youth workers to effectively support students/youth overcome their challenges and achieve greater well-being.

Join us in this workshop, where we will introduce Positive Psychology Coaching in Education, specifically in the context of student development, as well as social and emotional learning (SEL). These skills are also applicable for Middle Management as it can be used in their interaction with their staff.

Through this interactive session, participants will learn the following:

  • Appreciate the principles of positive psychology coaching and how they can be applied in SEL and student development
  • Apply active listening skills, to better understand both the emotional and substantive content of their students' words.
  • Apply coaching techniques of asking powerful questions to reveal students' underlying beliefs and narratives, and help them develop new awareness.
  • Apply tools to help students develop new healthier mindsets that promote better behaviour, and drive more effective results in their lives.

Key takeaways from the workshop:

  • Highly interactive and practical: The workshop is engaging and directly applicable to my current job, making it an excellent learning experience.
  • Distinguishing roles: Understanding the differences between teaching, coaching, and mentoring is essential for effective communication and guidance.
  • Importance of questioning: Good questioning techniques are crucial in coaching to help clients explore their thoughts and feelings.
  • Intentional agenda-setting: Be deliberate about setting the conversation's agenda and avoid going down the GROW model path without proper consideration.
  • Strategies for educational settings: The workshop provides many practical strategies that can be implemented in school environments.
  • Coaching for clarity: Coaching involves assisting clients in clarifying their goals and guiding them through understanding their emotions.
  • Personal development: Focusing on self-work and developing healthy routines is essential before helping others.
  • Emotional intelligence: Develop the ability to read and interpret emotions, fostering self-awareness in both yourself and others.

About the Presenter: 

Ms Claire Ong

Claire is The Positive Movement's co-founder, lead trainer and coach. She specializes in designing and delivering programs in Positive Psychology, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Coaching.

Claire holds a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), where she studied under the founding Professor of the field, Dr Martin Seligman, and other leading Professors including Angela Duckworth and Adam Grant.

She is an associate faculty at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) where she teaches Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Psychology in Coaching. Claire is a certified ontological coach with Newfield Network.

Claire has led training programs for both schools and corporates across Asia Pacific. Her previous clients include Hwa Chong Institution, Singhealth, National Healthcare Group and Novartis. She has also worked with the Family Justice Courts and Singapore Prison Service to embed Positive Psychology in public services.

Registration Details

Course Code: CO9101422

Topic: Introduction to Positive Psychology Coaching in Education

Presenter: Ms. Claire Ong

Date: 13 March 2023, Monday

Time: 9.30 am to 4.00 pm Singapore time GMT+8

Mode of Delivery: Face to Face

Venue: To Be Confirmed

Closing Date: 24 February 2023 Friday

Workshop Fee:

S$350.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$320.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST. Includes materials with 1 tea break and 1 lunch.

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 cannot attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration:

Please get in touch with Joseph Loy by email or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.