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The Why & How of Well-being for You and Your Students

Date: Friday - November 15, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: Epiphany School (Seattle, WA)

The Why & How of Well-being for You and Your Students

9:00-3:00pm - Epiphany School (Seattle, WA)


Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for teachers, advisors, deans, and counselors of PK-12 grade students, and would be especially valuable for those interested in creating advisory programs. We will take time to share experiences and work to design a program for your school. Come ready to learn, collaborate and create a program for you and your students to flourish! You will leave energized and ready to make a difference, armed with research and many practical resources.


Workshop Description

Using Dr. Martin Seligman's positive psychology recipe for flourish combined with knowledge gained from training at Australia’s Geelong Grammar School positive education program, participants will explore and practice ways to improve their own well-being and that of their students. Designed to combat the lack of connection and increased rates of anxiety and depression, this interactive workshop will introduce research and practice that will aid in promoting well-being. Together we will explore what has been successful in our schools and how we can continue to implement programs that support wellness among student and adult school communities.


Areas of Exploration Will Include

  • Character Strengths
  • Positive Emotions
  • Gratitude
  • Engagement
  • Relationships


Arrival & Registration

The workshop will start at 9:00am and conclude at 3:00pm. Please plan to arrive at least 15-30 minutes early.



Workshop Facilitator: Erin Noviski

Erin Noviski, Director of Well-being at The Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio and positive education consultant, brings over 25 years’ experience working with students from age 3 to adults. Her work in the classroom, coupled with her years as Head of Middle School, offer a wide-ranging perspective on the pressures faced by teachers, parents, administrators and students alike. She sees a well-being curriculum as an essential tool in counteracting alarming trends in school-age depression, anxiety, violence, suicide, and the stressors associated with social media. Combining the research and theory of Carol Dweck's growth mindset and Ken Ginsburg's resilience, along with Crisis Text Line Crisis Counseling Training and Positive Education training from Australia’s Geelong Grammar School, Erin continues to research the benefits of positive psychology in schools. She has led regional and national workshops on this topic, in addition to working with teachers to create and refine a PERMA-based advisory curriculum. She believes that well-being is an integral component of a healthy community and shares her knowledge to empower other communities to flourish.  


NWAIS Attendees

Early Bird (By October 15, 2019): $155

Late (After October 15, 2019): $185


Non-NWAIS Attendees:

$250 (anytime)


Your registration must be complete and payment must be postmarked or received by the appropriate deadline to be eligible for the early bird discount.

• For online registrations with payment by check, payment must be postmarked by deadline date.

• Online registrations paid by credit card must be completed by 11:59pm on the deadline date.



Cancellation Policy
Substitutions may be made any time prior to the conference. Written cancellations received by November 7, 2019 are eligible for a refund after a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after November 7, 2019 are ineligible for any refund.



NWAIS Has Gone Paperless.
All program materials will be provided electronically.

If there are pre-event materials, they will be sent to you via email about a week prior to the event. Please bring a internet connected device, download the materials in advance or print out the digital materials and bring them with you. We will not have hard-copy packets for attendees on-site.



Attendees Will Be Eligible For 5 Clock Hours And / Or STARS Credits

Attendees from NWAIS member schools receive clock hours and STARS free of charge. For those not affiliated with a member school, there is a $10 processing fee for Clock Hours and for STARS Credits. The original clock hours form or your STARS certificate will be mailed back to you for your records. If you need to petition another agency for credits or you would like a certificate for your files, NWAIS is happy to provide one upon request at no charge.



NWAIS May Help Cover Travel Costs

The NWAIS travel reimbursement policy is designed to reimburse candidate and accredited member schools for some travel costs. This policy applies to a school’s total travel expenses (not the cost of rooms and meals), no matter how many people the school sends to the workshop. If your school spends more than $150 dollars on travel for this event and is traveling a distance greater than 250 miles you will be reimbursed a percentage of your expenses. Click here for more details

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