Attention trainers and facilitators! You can be a catalyst for positive change.

Add positive psychology (PP) content to your workshops, presentations and briefing sessions…without spending hours on research.

Over three days, you’ll master 10 PP topics and learn how to present them to your groups. You’ll learn advanced-level presentation techniques. And you’ll create an outline for a high-impact PP session you can deliver back at work.

This retreat is designed specifically for professional group leaders, facilitators and trainers. Over three days, you’ll learn to:

  • Explain what positive psychology is and how it differs from ‘positive thinking’
  • Describe the benefits of using PP in organisations and teams
  • Present 10 key models from PP with confidence and flair
  • Handle common objections group members may raise when being introduced to PP concepts
  • Present PP material in engaging and interactive formats, such as teaching metaphors and experiential activities
  • Design a PP module to fit your own facilitation context

Day 1
9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Discover what positive psychology is – and what it’s not. Find out how to add impact and credibility to your sessions by highlighting the evidence base behind positive psychology. Then take a deep dive into PP tools for building resilience and emotion regulation skills. The techniques covered in this session are useful for facilitators who deliver sessions in change resilience, self-esteem, positive thinking, problem solving and solution focused thinking. It’s an action-packed day.

  • What is positive psychology?
  • Key PP models and researchers
  • Deep dive sessions
  • Learned optimism
  • Resilience and grit
  • Growth mindset
  • Design workshop: prepare your own resources

Day 2
9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

If you want to add zing to your presentations, day two is for you. In the morning, you’ll learn to present three PP models which build social intelligence and communication skills. In the afternoon, you’ll explore advanced training techniques.

These will put the wow factor into your training and presentations. You’ll receive tips on creating PP case studies, videos and teaching metaphors. Then you’ll put your new skills to use during a creative design workshop. Get feedback and advice from master trainer, Eleanor Shakiba, as you design your own PP session.

  • Positivity ratio
  • Active constructive responding
  • Strengths focused conversations
  • Designing PP metaphors and case studies
  • Creative space

Day 3
9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Today’s theme is positive leadership models. You’ll cover PP topics for helping leaders motivate and engage their people. You’ll also learn to explain the evidence-base behind these models. Tapping into this evidence-base is a great way to boost the credibility of your material. The topics covered in day three are suitable for inclusion in culture-change programs, management development courses and leadership development programs. They’re also useful for teambuilding sessions.

  • Positive psychological capital
  • Flow and engagement
  • Positive goal setting
  • Positive coaching
  • Project presentations

Retreat details

Date: August 11 to 13, 2020
Where: Seminyak, Bali

Our venue is a five star hotel on the beachfront. It’s an exotic space, in which you can retreat from everyday tasks and focus on learning. You will have access to outdoor areas, as well as a comfortable training room. Why not start each day with a quick walk on the beach, for joining us for a vibrant training experience. Please note, your retreat fees do not cover accommodation at the hotel. So you’re free to stay at the hotel of your choice.

Take-home goodies

The learning doesn’t stop in the workshop. As part of your retreat package, you’ll receive a toolkit to make teaching positive psychology a breeze. This includes all of the fabulous resources.

  • Your comprehensive course manual
  • A luxuriously printed copy of the PP toolkit for HR and L&D practitioners
  • A soft copy toolkit of PP case studies to use in your sessions. This alone will save you hours of design time. Cut, paste and customise and you’re ready to present!
  • A beautiful Positive Deviance Toolkit bag to carry your facilitation resources

Buy your ticket now

  • Super early bird deal: $1750.00 Available until April 30th 2020. This ticket is non-refundable.
  • Early bird deal: $2090.00. Available until May 31st 2020. This ticket is non-refundable.
  • Full price: $2420.00.
  • Book here

All ticket sales are subject to our terms and conditions.

Please note that upon purchasing your retreat ticket, you are accepting all terms and conditions.

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest you purchase accident, medical and cancellation coverage at the same time you buy your retreat ticket.

Your ticket price includes: 3 day workshop; morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day; toolkit (course manual, hard copy PP Toolkit, case study kit download, facilitator’s bag). It does not include: airfares, accommodation, travel insurance or any other travel costs.

Super early bird and early bird tickets are non-refundable.

Please note that cancellation fees are necessary to compensate Think Learn Succeed and our providers for the holding of a reservation in good faith, and the consequent refusal of subsequent booking requests. This cancellation policy is equitably applied in fairness to all, irrespective of the nature of the cause of the cancellation. No-shows and early departures are deemed cancellations within this policy.

The following cancellation terms apply to full price tickets. If a ticket purchaser cancels their enrolment more than 21 working days before the retreat, the ticket price will be refunded minus a $330 processing fee. If a ticket purchaser cancels their enrolment 21 working days or more before the retreat, they will receive a redeemable credit note that can be used to attend another Think Learn Succeed retreat. The credit note will be valid for 12 months from the date of the retreat. If a ticket purchaser cancels their enrolment less than 21 working days before the date of the retreat, no refund or credit note will be issued. An alternative participant may attend in the place of the ticket purchaser.

In the event the presenter is not able to conduct the retreat or provide a makeup retreat or provide any other services paid for by the ticket holder for any reason, Think Learn Succeed’s liability to the ticket purchaser shall be limited solely to a refund of any monies already paid by the ticket purchaser to Think Learn Succeed.

Think Learn Succeed reserves the right to change the speaker or venue at any time prior to the event. Think Learn Succeed will minimise the risk of changes and will notify all participants of any changes as soon as possible.

Your retreat presenter

Eleanor Shakiba is a master trainer and coach. She is passionate about developing ‘positive deviants’ and the organisations which foster their brilliance. To this task, she brings expertise in the areas listed below.

  • Positive psychology
  • Experiential learning
  • Anthropology
  • Organisational development

Eleanor has taught over 50,000 people to think and behave in ways which build success.

She started her career as a playwright and theatre director. During this time, she developed the performance skills which underpin her signature training style – dynamic and bold, with a dash of quirky humour.

In the mid 1990s, Eleanor discovered her passion for facilitation and adult education. She worked for ten years as a trainer and facilitator at the University of Sydney. In 2006, she was ready to break out of the employee mindset. She founded Think Learn Succeed – a business which specialises in training and coaching for exceptional people. Today she spends half her time in Sydney, Australia and the other half in Bali, Indonesia. She’d love to meet you at a retreat in Bali soon!