About

Chris Daicos began her career as a primary school teacher in Melbourne’s north-eastern suburbs, teaching grades Prep to 6. Following a number of years in the classroom she undertook a Bachelor of Social Work degree and worked as a social worker with the Department of Education for 13 years.

She had 2 years out of the department to work in the ‘Professional and Education Unit’ of the Department of Human Services. Her work there involved training professionals to identify and respond to child abuse and neglect.

As a trained social worker and teacher Chris has extensive experience in working directly with children and adolescents in schools. Her work has involved counselling students and their parents individually and in-groups. She has facilitated many successful professional development sessions for teachers and parents on a range of topics. She has worked with staff in both the private and public sector to; develop leadership qualities, challenge and develop performance cultures, enhance team functioning and examine/ address staff morale.

Chris now works as a Training and Development Consultant, providing consultancy to a wide range of private and public sector organisations. She has been  actively involved in the tertiary sector, teaching students in the Masters of Social Work, Masters of Teaching and the Masters of Education (Student Well Being) at Melbourne University, Victoria University and Deakin University.

Chris holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology, Diploma of Teaching (Primary),  Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Fellowship of The Australian Council for Education Leaders (FACEL, Victoria 2012).

Papers Presented at Numerous Conferences Including:

Australian Child Care Alliance 2015 (Key Note)

Inaugural Positive Education Conference 2015

International Symposium for Coaching and Positive Psychology in Education 2016

Australian Child Care Alliance 2016

5th Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference 2016