Calling all relationship educators... come and see Keynote Speaker Lea Waters PhD is an Australian psychologist, academic, researcher, author and speaker who specializes in positive education, parenti

Professor Waters is the Founding Director and holds the Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne where she has held an academic positon for more than 20 years. Lea holds affiliate positions at Cambridge University’s Well-Being Institute and the University of Michigan’s Center for Positive Organizations. As a researcher, she has published almost 100 scientific articles and book chapters.

Lea’s TEDx talk, Warning: Being positive is not for the faint hearted!, explores how, with small positive steps, we can make a huge impact on our wellbeing. Her first book, The Strength Switch: How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish, was released May 2017 (Avery/The Penguin Group).

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MAREAA 2017 National Conference Registration

MAREAA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017, November 22-23 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Register now to join the peak marriage and relationship educators conference exploring the well-being of Children, Men and Women, Families and Communities.

Special promotion MAREAA Conference Registration Rates:

Registration closes 5pm 17 November 2017

  • Member Conference $589.00
  • Non-Member Conference* $684.00
  • Join us for a fabulous start to the day, networking over a delicious breakfast at one of Melbourne’s premiere and award winning bar and café’s The Boat Builders’ Yard, just steps from the conference venue $40.00

*Includes 12 months membership to MAREAA.

MAREAA Members Only ‘6 for 5’ promotion registration Want to send more than one person? The Conference registration also offers a ‘6 for 5’ promotion for MAREAA Members only. Simply enter the names of 5 members you will register in one transaction and when complete, you’ll receive a link and code in your confirmation email to register your 6th attendee. Available at both Early Bird and Standard Rates.

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