The Australian Academy for Human Excellence conducts seminars, workshops and retreats in self-transformation so that participants can begin to experience deeper levels of their innate Love, Peace, Truth, Right Conduct and Non-violence – what we term Peaceful Mind, Open Heart.
Workshop in Human Values Education
1. Certificate One and Certificate Two
This workshop gives training in both Certificate One and Certificate Two, covering the foundation principles of Human Values Education. Typically, it is a live-in experience spanning 80 hours of group work over 6 to 10 days. It is intended for those teachers and education reformers who are interested in becoming key players in overseeing the propagation and overseeing of the on-line training courses for values-based education (Mindful Teaching) in Australia and overseas. Attendance is by invitation only, and not for the general public. These Certificate One and Certificate Two workshops have been conducted in Australia and Nigeria. A shortened form has been conducted in Japan, United Kingdom, the USA, Singapore, Germany and Switzerland.
2. Introductory Workshops
These are in the form of half-day and one-day workshops for teachers and education reformers. They serve as an introduction to Human Values Education and the material covered in the intensive Certificate One and Certificate Two workshop. They are also suitable for those registered in the on-line course (Mindful Teaching) that will soon be available on this website.
3. Professional Development Workshops
The Australian Academy for Human Excellence also conducts two annual two-day workshops that give registered teachers professional development points as required for continuing registration. The two are:
- Improving Students’ Classroom Behaviour using findings from values-education research, neuroscience and mindfulness studies.
- Mindful application of Values Education for Developing Self-Awareness in Early Childhood
Announcement will be made on this website when these two workshops will be made available, usually in south-east Queensland or nor the New South Wales.
The Australian Academy for Human Excellence is a non-profit organisation and provides its workshops free of charge, apart from a fee to cover the costs of hiring a venue and the travel of the presenters, and the (no-profit) purchase of Handbook for Teachers in Human Values Education.
The Academy will make itself available to conduct an Introductory workshop on Human Values Education in any school throughout Australia, as far as it is possible to do so. Based in Murwillumbah (in norther NSW), members of the Academy can readily conduct workshop within 100 Km without requiring a fee for travel costs.
Workshops on Mindful Parenting
These two-day workshops are for parents and all others interested in the upbringing of children. Packed with experiential exercises, the workshop leads participants into the mindful application of the principles underlying Human Values Education to all relationships, including those with children. Essentially, it is we who have to change, so that our children can be inspired to emulate our example of joyful, virtuous living.
Mindful Parenting workshops have been conducted by that country’s Academy for Human Excellence in Australia, UK, Nigeria, Japan, Germany, the USA and Singapore.
Workshops on self-awareness in early childhood
In Australia the Academy for Human Excellence conducts an annual two-day workshop on Mindful Application of Values Education for Developing Self-Awareness in Early Childhood which can also be attended by interested educators from different countries.
Workshops for Carers and Aged Care Workers
Between 2015 and 2019, the Australian Academy for Human Excellence conducted a number of one and two-day workshops for the 200 aged-care workers in SWAMI Home in Singapore. Four key trainers have been identified and have been training the other staff in similar principles to those underlying Human Values Education. To guide this training, the Australian Academy for Human Excellence produced for SWAMI Home a book titled: Handbook for Rediscovering Authentic Happiness in the Closing Years of our Life: Research findings in neuroscience, positive psychology and mindfulness for embracing the Path of Aging.
SWAMI Home intends to become the principle centre for training aged-car workers throughout Singapore and south-east Asia in how to maximise authentic happiness and wellbeing in both the staff and residents of aged-care facilities, using the teachings and experiential exercises in the above Handbook.
Based upon the promising outcomes of the SWAMI Home workshops, the Australian Academy for Human Excellence plans to conduct workshops for aged-care workers in Australia and Japan during the next few years.
Study Sessions on Journey for Human Development
These monthly 90-minute study sessions are open to all people seeking self-transformation in the company of other earnest pilgrims. They are designed to nurture a steady growth of confidence in our authentic Self whose true nature is Peaceful Mind and Open Heart.