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Log On between 8.15am – 8.25am for 8.30am start (AEDT) Victorian TIme

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Teachers, School Leaders, Heads of School, YLCs, Student Support Staff, Other Professionals Working with Young People

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Booking Conditions

No applications for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have their monies refunded in full. Cancellation prior to two weeks before the program date (cut-off date) will incur a 15% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable in full for cancellations made on or after the cut-off date or for failure to attend the program. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to us. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies be fully refunded. In the event of this program being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances registration monies only will be refunded as Critical Agendas will not accept liability for the payment of any other associated costs. Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised programs prior to commencement.

Increasing the Mental Health Capacities of our Students (During and after Covid-19)

Log On between 8.15am – 8.30am for 8.30am start (AEDT) Victorian Time

8.30am – 9.30am – Workshop 1 – Dr Justin Coulson

“An Educator’s Survival Guide To Teaching During COVID-19”

9.30am – 9.40am – Mini Break

9.40am – 10.40am  Workshop 2 – Dr Rich Allen

“Reaching through the screen”- Creating an emotionally safe online learning environment

10.40am – 11.10am – Morning Tea Break

11.10am – 12.10pm Workshops 3 – Dr Justin Coulson

“Running on Empty” – Wellbeing Strategies to Refill Your Teachers’ Tanks

12.10pm  – 1.00pm – Lunch Break

1.00pm – 2.00pm Workshop 4 – Dr Rich Allen

“How to give a virtual hug” – Supporting students’ emotional wellbeing

2.00pm – 2.10pm – Mini Break

2.10pm – 3.10pm  Workshop 5 – Greg Mitchell

Without Hope You Don’t Cope! – How to become a hope-punk!

Close 3.10pm




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Dr Justin Coulson

Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia’s most respected and popular parenting authors and speakers. He is sought after for his expertise in family life,
relationships, and wellbeing and resilience; and he is the founder of ‘Happy Families’.
Dr Coulson earned his PhD in Positive Psychology. He holds an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education in
the Centre for Positive Psychology, and he is a Senior Associate at the Positive Psychology Institute.
Dr Coulson has written 5 books, and is a three-time bestselling author. He is an occasional columnist for the New York Times and appears regularly in all
of Australia’s major news outlets for television, radio, and print. He’s a TEDx speaker and has worked with many of Australia’s biggest brands including the
Commonwealth Bank, Intel Security, ANZ, IHG, and many, many more. He has also served as a consultant to the Australian Government’s Raising Children
Network, and the Office of the e-Safety Commissioner, Life Education and others. Justin not only brings credibility and experience. He is at the coalface of family
life. He and his wife Kylie are the parents of six daughters, all of whom have successfully mastered sleeping all night in their own beds, using the bathroom
unassisted, eating most of the food on their plates most of the time, and always speaking kindly to one another no matter the circumstances. (Well, maybe there’s
still some work to do on that last one.)
Justin and his family live in Brisbane, Queensland.

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Dr Richard Allen

Richard Allen, Ph.D., is a highly regarded educator with more than 40 years of experience working with teachers.  Founder and President of Green Light Education, he has taken his Impact Teaching strategies to such diverse countries as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Russia, Jordan, South Africa, and Brazil.  Dr. Allen is also a popular keynote speaker at international education conferences and works with schools and school districts to embed effective teaching methods into mainstream curriculum.  He is the author of many best-sellers in education, including High Impact Teaching in the XYZ Era of Education, Green Light Classrooms, U-Turn Teaching, Sparking Student Synapses, The Rock and Roll Classroom, and Humane Teaching.

Areas of expertise:

Creating engaging learning environments

Using music with intention in the classroom

Making key learning points memorable

Increasing assessment scores

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Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell is an established and highly sought after consultant who works with teachers, parents and administrators where it counts… in schools and in classrooms. He regularly teaches in classrooms in primary and secondary schools all over Australia demonstrating the changes that really work. Greg is an exceptional presenter with the ability to connect with educators, to challenge them and provide many practical strategies that work! Great knowledge, practical, dynamic and very entertaining!

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Just a big Thank you for giving us the opportunity to attend the Critical Agenda Workshop yesterday.  David presented a great program, lots of handy strategies and he was very engaging and supportive. Highly recommended.  I was very happy we did not have to do any Role play’s

It was also fantastic to catch up with Zlatica, Dani, Kate and Marg, lots of laughs

A big THANK YOU once again


Tan x

Tania The Geelong College