YCDI! news and events

South Australia

Date:              Tuesday 3 October 2017 

Venue:           Education Development Centre
                         4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh 

Morning session - Stress management for teachers and school leaders: 9am – 12noon
Afternoon session - Social and emotional learning for students: 1pm – 4pm

Workshops are held during school holidays - participants can elect to attend one or both workshops free of charge.

Western Australia

Date:              Thursday 15 and 16 Friday June 2017 

Venue:           City Beach Primary School
                       30 Marapana Road
                       City Beach, WA 6015

Time:              8:00 – 8:30 am registration
                       3:30 pm finish

Cost:             $600 per participant (including catering)

New South Wales 

Date:              Thursday 4 and Friday 5 May 2017 

Venue:           Birchgrove Public School
                       Birchgrove Rd
                       Balmain NSW 2041

Time:              8:00 – 8:30 am registration
                       3:30 pm finish

Cost:            $550 per participant (including catering)

February 2017


Facilitator training  2017


Date:       Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February 2017

Time:       8:00am registration for 8:30am start            

Cost:        $600 per person                

Location:  North Street Annex

                   Rockhampton QLD 4700 

June 2016

Facilitator training 2016

The facilitator workshop is conducted by the founder of You Can Do It! Education, Professor Michael E. Bernard.


4 & 5 August, 2016
Grand Avenue State School
Centennial Way and Grand Ave, Forest Lake, QLD 

Northern Territory

16 & 17 May, 2016
Gray Primary School
22 Victoria Drive, Palmerston, NT

Western Australia

30 & 31 May, 2016
Meadow Springs Education Support Centre
320 Oakmont Avenue, Meadow Springs, WA  


14 & 15 March, 2016
Springfield Central State School
257 Grande Ave, Springfield Lakes, QLD 

Victoria (cancelled)

South Australia (cancelled)

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November 2015

New training programs and resources for 2016

Investing in parents

A new resource for parent educators and other professionals involved in parent education. Topics designed to assist parents in supporting their children’s academic achievement and social emotional wellbeing, including: what do you want for your children, parenting styles, stress management and resilience for parents, developing positive relationships with your children, being involved in your children’s education, giving children responsibility, supporting children’s interests, motivating your children, social and emotional learning and building character at home.

Bullying: the power to cope (for teachers)

A workshop to help teachers and mental health practitioners teach students how to cope with different kinds of bullying. Can be used as a prevention program or to help students currently faced with bullying. Combining DVD, discussion topics and group activities, students learn rational self-talk and coping skills to deal with teasing, bullying and other forms of anti-social behaviour.  Refreshed resources for 2016.

Attitudes and behaviours for learning

Training program designed for use by the teachers of students in pre-school through to the early secondary levels, to teach their students about the attitudes and behaviours needed for literacy and numeracy learning. 

Taking the stress out of teaching

New resources for 2016 that explore a range of things that teachers can do to take the stress out of teaching, including a focus on stress management skills as applied to the school and the classroom, the importance of the social-peer system of teacher, and how the school organisation can change to help reduce the stress-creating conditions that lead to teacher stress in the first place.

May 2015

Body of Evidence Conference 2015

Positive Schools sponsorship

YCDI! Education sponsored “Positive Schools” conference this year in May and had  the opportunity to talk to 1000’s of educators across Australian in VIC, NSW, QLD and WA. 

Positive Schools was dedicated for two days in each state to positive education and was available for all Australian primary and secondary school educators to attend.

We had an over whelming response to our new programs and resources and continued interest in our Secondary Program Achieve resource.


April 2015

Gosford Facilitator workshop 

The facilitator workshop at Gosford Primary School, Central Coast, NSW was conducted by the founder of You Can Do It! Education, Professor Michael E. Bernard on 30th April and 1st May 2015

The objective of the 2 day workshop was to equip educators with the knowledge on the theory and practice of YCDI! Education. This knowledge was then taken back to the educators own school for successful program implementation and ongoing professional learning for their own staff.

The Facilitator Workshop is a cost effective way for schools to deliver their own training to their educators and to support sustainability and school-wide roll-out of the YCDI! program.

Overall it was a very positive and successful workshop and Greg Francis was fully supportive of the event.

"The feedback from participants has been very positive, all commenting about how much they've taken away from the course personally and professionally. A lot of that has to do with Michael's presentation style as he was both very entertaining and passionate about the topic. It was a pleasure meeting you both and I hope we can continue the relationship with the YCDI! Foundation at Gosford PS and beyond!"

Greg Francis 
Deputy Principal, Gosford Public School