Girls & Education

National Conference

Girls & Education - Insights and Strategies to Empower, Energize and Engage Young Women

Professional Development Event Information:

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Day 1 - Thursday 17th August

8.30am Onwards - Registration

8.50am – 9.00am - House Keeping details for the Conference

9.00am – 9.10am - Set-up for the Conference

9.10am – 10.20am - Keynote address by Justin Coulson “Positive Education for Girls”

10.20 - 10.30 - Debrief of key-note address

10.30am – 11.00am - Morning tea

11.00am – 12.30pm - Workshops (A - E)

Workshop A - Justin Coulson “Raising Girls’ Resilience”
Workshop B - Greg Mitchell “Differentiating for Girls”
Workshop C - Georgina Manning “Positive Psychology - ‘Foundations to Flourishing”
Workshop D - Martine Oglethorpe “Friendships and frenemies: when online dramas and playground spats spill into the classroom”
Workshop E - Emma McCarthy “Autism and Girls”

12.30pm – 1.15pm - Lunch

1.15pm – 2.40pm - Workshops (F - J)

Workshop F - Justin Coulson “7 Steps to beating Anxiety in Girls”
Workshop G - Greg Mitchell “Giving Girls Effective Feedback”
Workshop H - David Vinegrad “Doing Restorative Practices Differently for Girls”
Workshop I - Dr. Ian Hauser & Phill Young “Engaging Girls in Deep Learning”
Workshop J - Georgina Manning “Mindfulness to Lessen Anxiety and Stress”

2.40pm – 4.15pm - Workshops (K - O)

Workshop K - David Vinegrad “I hate school, I hate you, I hate me - the psychology of emotion”
Workshop L - Dr. Ian Hauser & Phill Young “Unlocking the Genius of Girls”
Workshop M - Greg Mitchell “Girls in Leadership”
Workshop N - Martine Oglethorpe “Online me versus real life me: helping young girls navigate the comparisons and the distractions of their online persona”
Workshop O - Emma McCarthy “Promoting Growth Mindset for Girls”

Day 2 - Friday 18th August, 2017

9.00am – 9.15am - House-Keeping Matters

9.15am –10.15am – Keynote Address by Rosie Thomas. “Student Insights and Positive Strategies to Empower Young People to Stand Up and Lead Change - in School, Online and Beyond”

10.15am - 10.30am - Debrief of key-note address

10.30am – 11.00am - Morning Tea

11.00am – 12.30pm - Workshops (P - T)

Workshop P - Greg Mitchell “Teaching Girls like a Champion”
Workshop Q - Jules Haddock “Student Anxiety in Girls” -Helping to unveil the mask of anxiety
Workshop R - Sharon Witt ‘No Body’s Perfect’ Tackling body and self-image issues with our young girl’s
Workshop S - Joanne Sais “Understanding Self-Harm Behaviour and Engaging At-Risk Students”
Workshop T - Andrea Downie & Nell Golden “Teaching Empathy - the Cornerstone of Emotional Intelligence”

12.30pm – 1.15pm - Lunch

1.15am – 2.40pm - Workshops (U - Y)

Workshop U - Greg Mitchell “Engaging Girls in Learning”
Workshop V - Jules Haddock “Eating Disorders in girls is a bigger problem in the classroom than you think!”
Workshop W - Sharon Witt “How do we help our Young Girls Develop Resilience in Primary School Years?”
Workshop X - Joanne Sais “Managing Challenging Behaviours – How do we Better Understand and Engage Girls in the Classroom?”
Workshop Y - Andrea Downie & Nell Golden “Developing Positive Communication and Respectful Relationships”

2.45pm – 3.00pm - Closing Address by Greg Mitchell

Professional Development Event Details:

Day 1 - Thursday 17th August, 2017

Day 2 - Friday 18th August, 2017


Day 1 - 8:30am - 4:15pm

Day 2 - 9:00am - 3:00pm



Clifton’s - 440 Collins Street,

Melbourne, Victoria


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1. Showcase the attributes of Girls through Key-notes / Mini-Keynotes & Workshop presentations.
2. Understand more fully the nuances of Girls in order to develop new units/programs that can better support and progress these Girls through their schooling experience.
3. Embrace through the two day immersion experiences, the new ideas/strategies that can be implemented into the classroom to better support Girls.
4. Allow the opportunity for participants to network through the Sessions/Morning teas/ Lunches.


One Day $449 (inc GST)

Both Days (same person) $699 (inc GST)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The price of $699 for two days attendance strictly applies when the same person attends both days. Should a different person end up attending on one of the two days a total fee of $898 (ie 2 x $449) will be imposed and payable.

When booking with the intention of having two teachers attend on one day each please do not request a charge of $699 as the final cost will be $898.

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