Happiness Conference Webinar: Character Matters
How and Why to Develop Character
In this talk, Character Lab Founder and CEO Angela Duckworth discusses three different families of character strengths (also known as social-emotional skills, 21 st century skills, whole child capabilities) .
Interpersonal strengths like gratitude and generosity, enable positive relationships with other people.
Intrapersonal strengths like grit and self-control, enable the accomplishment of valued goals. Intellectual strengths like curiosity and creativity enable a fertile life of the mind.
Character is malleable, and much of Dr. Duckworth’s scientific research examines conditions that enable young people to thrive. In particular, what adults do and say, and opportunities and obstacles, can either encourage or discourage the mindsets and skillsets that underlie character development.
Attendance of this panel discussion is FREE.
This session is part of the annual Happiness Conference, organised by Happiness Initiative supported by National Youth Council.
P.S. The Zoom link for this webinar will be given to you automatically upon registration.
Founder, Character Lab
Angela’s TED talk is among the most-viewed of all time. Her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is a #1 New York Times best seller. Angela is also co-host, with Stephen Dubner, of the podcast No Stupid Questions.
ABOUT HAPPINESS INITIATIVE
Happiness Initiative is a social enterprise that translates the science of happiness and well-being into actions people can take.
Hence, helping people live a more fulfilling life and take a preventive approach towards mental health conditions.
We focus on three areas - raising awareness on the science of wellbeing, translating research into practice and programmes, and building a community that promotes the practice of wellbeing.
ABOUT NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL
At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit.
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