IBSC Wellness and Well-Being in Boys’ Schools
An IBSC Online Program with Andrew Fuller
Co-hosted by Brighton Grammar School (Australia)
February 8 and 15, 2023
Based on his extensive experience and work with schools, clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller facilitates two 90-minute interactive workshops focusing on wellness and well-being in boys’ schools.
Creating a CPR Well-Being Culture in Boys’ Schools
Wednesday, February 8, 4:00 PM EST, 9:00 PM BST, 11:00 PM SAST
Thursday, February 9, 8:00 AM AEDT, 10:00 AM NZDT
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CPR = Connect + Protect + Respect
People's actions make up culture: what they do when they are observed, how they treat the least-able community members, and how they handle mistakes. Highly engaged cultures emerge when people feel inspired to strive for better results and get better outcomes. Schools should aim to create a vibrant CPR culture that:
- Connects people.
- Protects everyone and keeps them safe.
- Respects one another.
Join us to outline the steps to create a positive CPR culture in boys' schools. Engage In facilitated discussions to examine and reconsider ways to support the well-being of boys.
How to Stay Well in a Sick World: Resilience for Educators of Boys
Wednesday, February 15, 4:00 PM EST, 9:00 PM BST, 11:00 PM SAST
Thursday, February 16, 8:00 AM AEDT, 10:00 AM NZDT
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Explore extensive research to thrive effectively in high-pressure situations and learn to:
- Manage your time and energy more effectively.
- Manage timelines and demands in ways that minimize stress and worry.
- Identify the most powerful ways of promoting personal well-being.
Practical insights and resources include:
- A mood review.
- Insights Into mitochondria and mental well-being.
- The power of reviewing one’s life history.
- The benefit of proactive planning.
- The benefits of completing a well-being plan for the year.
Join facilitated discussions to discover ways for educators and leaders in boys’ schools to manage time, minimize stress, and promote personal well-being.
Who Should Attend?
Administrators, teachers, coaches, and other leaders in boys’ schools who want to gain a deeper understanding of how to support the well-being of boys; gain practical insight into how to support your mental health and that of colleagues as you develop resilience.
Attendees must commit to both sessions.
Participate in two scheduled 90-minute interactive sessions using Zoom. Andrew Fuller facilitates each session with thought-provoking input, real-life case studies, and breakout conversations.
- IBSC member rate: US$225
- Nonmember rate: US $285
This event is limited to the first 70 people who register.
IBSC will refund 90% of registration fees if a written request is received two weeks prior to the class. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this time. Schools seeking to register an alternate to replace a participant unable to attend should contact IBSC@theibsc.org.
Please note: Watch your email for login information for your online class the Friday before the class starts. If you registered for the class later than this time, watch for login information within 24 hours.
Andrew Fuller has conducted work fundamental to the way schools and communities build well-being and resilience. He describes resilience as "the happy knack of being able to bungy jump through the pitfalls of life—to rise above adversity and obstacles."
An honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne, Fuller has been a scientific consultant for the ABC and a regular presenter on Radio National. He is an ambassador for Adolescent Success and Australian Lion’s Wellbeing. He consults for the Bully Stoppers initiative and the national drug prevention strategy.
His research on neurodevelopmental differentiation takes the research on resilience and positive education back into the classroom where it can make the most difference.
A clinical psychologist, family therapist, author, speaker, and creator of Learning Strengths™, Fuller started working in psychiatric crisis teams with people who were at their last hopes, which inspired him to help people create futures they can fall in love with. His work with over 3,500 schools and more than 500,000 young people has identified the concept of The Resilient Mindset and also the three main components of resilience: connect, protect, and respect (CPR).
His most recent books include The A-Z of Feelings, Tricky Behaviours, The Revolutionary Art of Changing Your Heart, Your Best Life at Any Age, and Neuro-developmental Differentiation: Maximising Brain Systems for Learning.
Fuller is also the author of Unlocking Your Child’s Genius, published in 10 languages; Tricky Kids, in 20 languages; Tricky Teens; Tricky People; Guerrilla Tactics for Teachers; Brain-Based Learning e-Manual; and Beating Bullies.
His website, www.mylearningstrengths.com, enables people to complete a free assessment of their learning strengths. Fuller has established programs for neuroscience and education and the promotion of mental health in schools, substance abuse prevention, the reduction of violence and bullying, suicide prevention, and assisting homeless young people. www.andrewfuller.com.au