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Friendology 101 SUMMIT: Educator Training & Professional Development in Melbourne, VIC, Australia

  • Date: Friday May 3, 2019 — 8.00am to 4.00pm
  • Location: 14 Douglas St, Toorak VIC 3142
  • Venue: Geelong Grammar School, Toorak Campus
  • Presenter: Dana Kerford
  • Price: $995.00/person

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Event details

URSTRONG is pleased to partner with Geelong Grammar School to host our Friendology 101 Summit in Melbourne, VIC.

Educators are invited to attend this full-day professional learning course to become a certified instructor of the leading social-emotional development program, Friendology 101, directly from our Founder, Dana Kerford.

Dana will share how URSTRONG is enhancing the social-emotional wellbeing of children through friendship skills. Educators will learn URSTRONG’s language, skills, and strategies along with the research supporting SEL (social-emotional learning) and evidence behind URSTRONG’s impact in schools globally.

This professional development opportunity includes:

Friendology 101 curriculum for students in Years 1 to 6 and site-license including: Facilitator’s Guide, Lesson Plans, Handouts, Letters to Parents, Digital Presentations, Teaching Notes, Student Certificates, and Pre & Post Assessments

Premium Educator Membership for our online library of resources including videos, lesson plans, and exclusive member-only activities and events. This membership also includes access to our Friendology 101 Video Series. [Launching soon!]

Dana Kerford will present the latest research on social-emotional learning (SEL), wellbeing, and the background research that supports URSTRONG’s strengths-based, Positive Psychology approach

Involvement in the URSTRONG impact assessments, evaluation, and data analysis (currently being conducted in partnership with Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada)

Extensive training on the in-school curriculum, including best practices and common questions

Ongoing support from Dana and our team of Presenters and inclusion in a private Facebook Group with other Friendology 101 educators around the world

Please Note: This professional development event is designed for educators working in schools with students from Years 1 to 6 who are passionate about social-emotional wellbeing and character education. It is specifically designed for teachers who will be using our in-school curriculum, Friendology 101. Registration comes with one site-license (for one school) and our in-school programming must be delivered by qualified teaching professionals, as outlined in the Friendology 101 License Agreement. If you are a program leader, psychologist, counsellor, or coach who is not employed directly by a school, please contact us at to determine your eligibility.

Special instructions

EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE! Contact Michael at to express your interest and receive your discounted rate! Discounted pricing offered to those schools who already have Friendology 101. Schools wanting to send more than one teacher also receive the PD rate of $395 for additional teachers. Please contact us at to get a quote for your school! Refund Policy: Full refund if we are notified 2 weeks prior to event. Refunds will not be issued if notified less than 7 days prior to the event.