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Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

The Greater Good Science Center is dedicated to building connections with the community beyond UC Berkeley. By sponsoring public lectures and participating in public symposia we encourage dialogue about the importance of promoting positive emotions and relationships in classrooms, in families, and in our communities at large.

Upcoming Greater Good Science Center Events

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley | Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.

 
 

Upcoming Events Co-sponsored by the GGSC

The Gottman Institute Presents: Treating Affairs and Trauma

UC Berkeley's Pauley Ballroom | June 8-10, 2017

Helping Couples Heal and Rebuild Trust

 

The Power of Awareness

Online | Starts June 19, 2017

A 7-week online mindfulness training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach to cultivate clarity, compassion & well-being

 

Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology

Palais des congrès de Montréal | July 16 - 17, 2017

The 5th World Congress promises to be the premier event to build collaborations and share progress in the science of positive psychology.

 
 

Other Upcoming Events

Othering & Belonging Conference 2017

Downtown Oakland | April 3-May 2, 2017

A critical perspective to the work of building a fair and inclusive society.

 

A Conference Called Wonder

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Sunday Assembly in London will be holding their international conference in San Diego.

 

The Gottman Institute Presents: Treating Affairs and Trauma

UC Berkeley's Pauley Ballroom | June 8-10, 2017

Helping Couples Heal and Rebuild Trust

 

The Mindful Unplug Experience: A Retreat for All the Senses

The Feathered Pipe Ranch | June 24 - July 1, 2016

A week to rejuvenate the senses

 

The Power of Awareness

Online | Starts June 19, 2017

A 7-week online mindfulness training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach to cultivate clarity, compassion & well-being

 

Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology

Palais des congrès de Montréal | July 16 - 17, 2017

The 5th World Congress promises to be the premier event to build collaborations and share progress in the science of positive psychology.

 
 

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Past Events

The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It

International House at UC Berkeley | April 29, 2017
6 CE Hours

A day-long semiar with GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., celebrated compassion teacher Joan Halifax, burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.

 

The Science of Happiness

Online | Self-paced version of our acclaimed course is open now. Join anytime!

A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 

How Gratitude Can Improve Students and Schools: Educating Hearts and Minds in the 21st Century

Online | February 23, 2017

Gratitude expert Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., will present a webinar for educators on incorporating gratitude into their schools and classrooms.

 

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

International House | December 9-10, 2016

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2016

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley | Sunday, June 26-Friday, July 1, 2016 OR Friday, July 15-Wednesday July 20, 2016 OR Sunday, July 24-Friday, July 29, 2016

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.

 

The Art and Science of Awe

Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Campus | June 4, 2016

A day of cutting-edge research and awe-inspiring performances

 
 

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The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017
Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017


The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.


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