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Join us on Wednesday 18 May for our Wellbeing progamme at the Crowne Plaza Dubai. Hear more about the wellbeing day from our Chair, Dr Gilda Scarfe.
Choose from 9 practical seminar-style workshops designed to empower you and equip you with tools to:
- foster a culture and curriculum that prioritises wellbeing
- identify signs of mental ill health
- support each student and member of staff to recognise, prioritise and manage their own wellbeing.
Registration (08:00 - 08:45)
Welcome from Optimus Education (08:45)
Chair's Welcome (08:50)
Weathering the storm (09:05)
Survey the landscape with key trends and policy updates that prioritise wellbeing
Staff culture of wellbeing (09:30)
Build support networks that proactively model healthy worklife habits and recognise and react to signs of burn out and mental ill health among colleagues
Building mental wellbeing and flourishing beyond the classroom (10:00)
Panel input followed by sharing of strategies and interventions that have supported pupil wellbeing
Questions and Answers (10:30)
Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition (10:40 - 11:15)
Workshop choices (11:15 - 12:05)
1A. Strengths-based resilience
Equip your pupils with skills to flourish in challenging circumstances, learn from their mistakes and adopt a growth mindset
1B. Staff team wellbeing
Reduce workload and gain life hacks for wellbeing to support a culture of wellbeing for your whole staff team
1C. Spotlight on Adolescence
Support students to manage mood changes and self-regulate their behaviour and emotions
Lunch, networking and exhibition (12:05 - 13:05)
Implement, monitor and evaluate your wellbeing curriculum to suit your setting and underpin your culture (13:05)
Positive Education: A toolkit to equip and empower every students to flourish (13:35)
Questions and answers (14:05)
Workshop choices (14:20 - 15:10)
Develop a culture and curriculum of mindfulness that equips every student with tools to recognise and regulate their emotions
2B. Personal growth
Look after your own wellbeing, professional and personal development, and identify areas for growth
2C. Spotlight on Anxiety
Recognise indicators of anxiety and gain tools to equip students to manage challenging situations including exam stress and panic attacks
Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition (15:10 - 15:35)
Workshop choices (15:35 - 16:25)
3A. Wellbeing Curriculum
Evaluate the impact of your wellbeing curriculum and interventions and take a proactive approach to promoting good mental health
3B. Recognise the signs
Gain tools to proactively identify mental ill health and handle crisis situations with confidence
Dr Daniela Salazar, Clinical Psychologist, Lighthouse Arabia
3C. Spotlight on peer relationships
Empower your students to cultivate relationships based on trust, respect and kindness and recognise and respond to bullying
Conference closes at 16:30