A/Professor Aaron Jarden

Associate Professor Aaron Jarden works full time for the Center for Positive Psychology within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. He is a wellbeing consultant, social entrepreneur, has multiple qualifications in philosophy, computing, education, and psychology, and is a prolific author and presenter. He is past president of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology, also co-editor of the International Journal of Wellbeing, lead investigator for the International Wellbeing Study, and Senior Scientist for Work on Wellbeing amongst others companies.

Join all to the cool people for an amazing afternoon of wellbeing skill building and adventuring around Melbourne. Aaron will make experiential learning fun, and you will take away at least half a dozen new skills that you can use immediately to increase your powers of connection at the conference. This adventure is ideal for individuals coming alone to the conference so they can connect with others (you will be based in teams for the race), individuals relatively new to wellbeing science so they can connect with the science and experience it, and individuals new to Melbourne and Australia so they can connect with an Australian and Melbourne way of life. Running is frowned upon during the race, and you risk small children mocking you for a considerable amount of time.