Conference Day Workshop

Positivity and Resilience for School Leaders
Clive Leach | The Positivity Institute

Positivity and Resilience for School Leaders

Affinity Groups

About the group

Leaders in international schools face challenges and adversity like never before. The need to choose positivity, optimism and hope is more vital now than ever, and leaders need to develop resilience and mental toughness. This Affinity Group is facilitated by Clive Leach who has worked closely with Dr. Suzy Green as a Senior Associate of The Positivity Institute. Clive is a coach, facilitator, author and expert on how to move forward positively. This group will discuss research-based strategies for leaders to employ in their personal and professional lives to empower them to thrive and flourish.

About the facilitator

Clive works extensively within the corporate and education sectors as an organisational, executive and leadership coach. He also designs and facilitates highly rated workshop programs in focusing on well-being, resilience, mental toughness and coaching skills. Since 2010 Clive’s education-based work has included interventions for leading international schools, high schools, special schools and universities, including schools in Australia, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Mongolia, Monaco, UAE, Switzerland, Spain & Hungary and the UK. Since 2016 Clive has been a Global Representative for the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) and a visiting lecturer teaching on the world’s first MSc Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP) at the University of East London. Clive is lead author on the chapter entitled ‘The Integration of Coaching & Positive Psychology in Education’ in ‘Coaching in Professional Contexts’ (Sage, 2016) and has a chapter on ‘Coaching for PERMA’ in ‘Positive Psychology Coaching’ (Routledge, 2018). More recently Clive has featured as an ‘expert contributor’ in ‘The Educators’ Guide to Whole-School Wellbeing (Routledge 2020) and is an author on the chapter ‘Approaches to Positive Education’ in the upcoming Palgrave Handbook of Positive Education (in press).

Clive has spoken at numerous international conferences on issues relating to evidence-based coaching and well-being in schools. He has presented at World Congresses on Positive Psychology; European Congresses on Positive Psychology; FOBISIA Leadership Conferences; NAE EME Regional Conferences; BSME CPD Events; FOBISIA Student Leadership Conference and the First Global Festival on Positive Education (IPEN) 2016. A former head of youth and community education services in the UK, Clive has a teaching qualification from the University of London Institute of Education and is a graduate of the Master of Organisational Coaching Program at the University of Sydney Coaching Psychology Unit. The USyd CPU is recognised as the world-leader in evidence-based coaching research and real world application.

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