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.
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.
Dr Poed is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland and chair of the Australian Association of Positive Behaviour Support.
Dr Lewis is a Professor at the University of Missouri and co-director of the U.S. National Centre for PBIS.
Dr George is a Research Professor at the University of South Florida and co-director of the U.S. National Centre for PBIS.
Dr Scott is a Distinguished Scholar and Professor at the University of Louisville.
Dr Bohanon is a Professor at the Loyola University in Chicago.
Dr Hershfeldt is co-director of the Centre for Social Behavioural Support at Old Dominion University.
Dr Goodman is director of Michigan’s Integrated Behaviour and Learning Support Initiative.
Online registrations are now open. Visit the
registration page for more information. Registrations will close on 9 June 2022.
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.
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