Positive Behaviour for Learning Conference


​​​The Department of Education is proud to host a biennial Queensland Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) Conference. Previous PBL conferences have attracted delegates from state schools all over Queensland, as well as delegates from interstate and other educational jurisdictions. Keynote speakers have included international experts in the field of positive behaviour support such as George Sugai, Tim Lewis, Terry Scott and Kent McIntosh.

2022 Conference

The next Queensland PBL conference will be held from June 19–21 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and will offer a selection of optional half-day master classes followed by a 2-day conference event.

Keynote speakers​

Shiralee Poed​

Dr Poed is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland and chair of the Australian Association of ​​Positive Behaviour Support.

Tim Lewis​​

Dr Lewis is a Profess​or at the University of Missouri and co-director of the U.S. National Centre for PBIS.

Heather George​​

Dr George is a Research P​​rofessor at the University of South Florida and co-director of the U.S. National Centre for PBIS.

Terry Scott​​

Dr Scott is a Di​stinguished Scholar and Professor at the University of Louisville.

O​​​​​ther presenters

Hank Bohanon

Dr Bohanon is a Professor at the Loyola University in Chicago.

Patti Hershfeldt

Dr Hershfeldt is​​ co-director of the Centre for Social Behavioural Support at Old Dominion University.

Steve Goodman

Dr Goodman is director of Michigan’s Integrated Behaviour and Learning Support Initiative.

Conference registratio​n

Online registrations are now open. Visit the registration page​ for more information. Registrations will close on 9 June 2022.

Conference outline​​​

The 2022 conference theme is Equity: It’s everybody’s business. Conference strands are:

  • Tier 1 establishment and fidelity
  • Targeted and individual support
  • PBL in the classroom
  • Inclusion, diversity and equity
  • Building capacity

Sunday 19 June 2022, 12–3pm

Master classes (only open to participants registering for the 2-day conference).

There will be a choice of 7 master classes, each led by one of our expert presenters.

Monday 20 June 2022, 8.30am–4.30pm​​

Conference Day 1.

Opening and keynote address from Dr Shiralee Poed. Choice of concurrent breakout sessions. Afternoon keynote and school showcase presentations.

Tuesday 21June 2022, 8.30am–4.30pm

​​​Conference Day 2.

Morning keynote and choice of concurrent breakout sessions. Closing keynote and networking opportunities.​​

2019 Conference

PBL promotional video clips from the 2019 conference can be viewed:

Interviews with expert presenters:

Talented graphic artist, Dr Sue Pillans, visually recorded key themes from the 2019 conference.

A series of posters (PDF, 16MB) is available for download.

  • PBL conference key themes
  • School climate
  • Addressing PBL misrules
  • PBL and social-emotional learning
  • The PBL framework
  • Individualised interventions
  • PBL in high schools
  • Building functional understanding
  • Sustaining PBL
Last updated 22 April 2022