Professional Development Program 1-hour webinar plus elearning course


Best Practice of You Can Do It! Education

Presented by Professor Michael E. Bernard, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

COST: $250 (includes GST)

WEBINAR: Wednesday 20 October 2021, 4-5 pm AEDT

Registrants unable to attend the live webinar will be emailed a link to the recorded event.

ELEARNING COURSE: Social-Emotional Learning for All. Best Practice of YCDI! Education

Following the webinar, participants have access for 90 days to complete this elearning course.

Who should enrol

Content applies to those working in early learning, primary and secondary education.

  • If you are seeking a comprehensive, across year-level wellbeing program aligned with ACARA and listed as a best practice by Be You
  • If you are new to YCDI! Education
  • If you want to re-invigorate YCDI! at your school
  • If you have responsibility for staff development

About the PD leader

Michael Bernard, PhD, is the Founder of You Can Do It! Education and Professor at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. He has coached and consulted with many teachers, mental health practitioners, principals, parents and has counselled hundreds of school-age children referred for social-emotional difficulties. Michael is the author/editor of over 50 books including Program Achieve Early Childhood Program, Program Achieve (Primary, Secondary), The Successful Mind at School, Work and Life (upper secondary), Bullying: The Power to Cope, Coaching Teachers and Parents to Build Social-Emotional Strengths of Students with Achievement, Behaviour and Mental Health Issues, Stress Management for Teachers and Principals, Investing In Parents and his latest book, The High Performance Mindset at Work, Home and Life. 

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Webinar: Best Practice of You Can Do It! Education

Registrants unable to attend the live webinar will be emailed a link to the recorded event.

Wednesday 20 October 2021
4 – 5 pm AEDT

The webinar presented by Michael Bernard will focus on the basics for teaching Program Achieve, an online social-emotional learning curriculum as well as classroom and school-wide social-emotional practices.  The webinar provides participants with what they need to know and do to teach students aged 4-18 years.

Webinar Topics

  • The YCDI! Education social-emotional learning framework
  • YCDI! in early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education
  • Preventing mental health problems (anxiety, feeling down, anger)
  • Empowering students to cope with bullying
  • Self-Acceptance. The psychological armour that protects
  • 5-Steps for implementing YCDI! Education effectively

Michael will review practices for embedding social-emotional learning throughout a school community. Q&A time will be available.

Elearning Course: Social-Emotional Learning for All

Following the webinar, an individual LOGIN will be emailed to each participant. The course is available for 90 days to complete.

The elearning course, narrated by Michael Bernard, consists of an in-depth presentation across nine modules on strengthening students’ social-emotional development.


  1. Social-emotional learning
  2. You Can Do It! Education
  3. YCDI! social-emotional learning curricula
  4. Teaching social-emotional skills
  5. School-wide practices for building a critical mass
  6. Teaching students how to change the way they think
  7. Overcoming student social-emotional difficulties
  8. The strength of self-acceptance
  9. Parent education

At the start of the course, participants can download a 100+ page guide, SEL: Best Practice of You Can Do It! Education, by Michael Bernard that summarises key content.

Participants work through the elearning course in their own time. The course takes approximately 30 minutes per module to complete. Participants have 90 days to complete the course. Once the course is completed, it will no longer be accessible.

Michael thank you so much for all of your efforts on Friday. Staff really enjoyed the information about SEL’s and their impact on student achievement across the board. Our Deputy Principal and Head of Secondary also really liked the message you gave all staff around the importance of SEL’s across the board and that the interaction through academic instruction is vital.

Carolyn Shaw, (former) Wellbeing Coordinator, Redlands, Sydney Church of England, NSW

Professor Michael E. Bernard has had a profound impact on my work as a Principal. As founder of Program Achieve You Can Do It, Michael’s work formed the basis of the culture in my school and provided the framework by which to enable children to develop the positive mindset to be happy and successful in their learning and their lives.  Michael’s precise knowledge and skill in coaching inspired my staff and encouraged informed, high level collective impact and strong social and emotional development. Michael challenged our thinking and learning and encouraged constant reflection. He guided us to develop strategies in working with children to enable them self-regulate and take control of their thinking, their feelings and their behaviours to promote personal potential, achievements and happiness in a positive way. His impact at our school was significant and inspired hope for the future in our children.

Elke Gunn, former Principal, Redan Primary School

Event Details

Date: 20/10/2021

Start time: 16:00 AEDT

End time: 17:00 AEDT

Venue: Webinar and eLearning course

Phone: 1800 155 603


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