As part of Dr Seligman’s final visit as Adelaide Thinker in Residence he presented and contributed to a panel in response to the question; “Can the science of positive psychology contribute to productive and positive workplaces?” Thérèse Rein drew on her extensive experience of implementing positive psychology across her global business to enable both clients and employees to reach their potential, and she will also be part of the panel discussion. Erma Ranieri, Chief Executive of SA’s Public Sector Renewal Program Taskforce, also discussed the central role of employees in enabling positive organisational change and better outcomes for citizens.

The panel discussion was especially tailored towards the public sector and human resource personnel from large organisations. The Facilitator for this event was Gabrielle Kelly, Director of Adelaide Thinkers in Residence, with Raymond J Spencer, Chair, Economic Development Board, South Australia opening the event.