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LAST Anywhere Talk with Richard Parton

The science of Ikigai (Reason for Being) – thriving in a crisis with Richard Parton

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About the talk

Richard will provide a recap of Ikigai and explain how it can enable you to thrive in the current crisis. He will show how each element relates to reducing anxiety and boosting a sense of wellbeing. Participants will fill out their own Ikigai canvas.

Richard’s specialty is in applying psychology and organisational science to help organisations, teams and individuals become more flexible, resilient and innovative.

Richard will join us via video from Melbourne Australia.

About Richard

Richard is the Director of Liminel. He is also the founder and organiser of the long-running Organisational Agility & Positive Psychology meetup group at the University of Melbourne – all about how people can apply the emerging science of Positive Psychology to create thriving, human-friendly workplaces. He has lectured as part of the University of Melbourne Masters of Applied Positive Psychology.


Title: The science of Ikigai (Reason for Being) – thriving in a crisis with Richard Parton
Date: Tuesday 31 March 2020 (Australia/NZ), Sunday 29 March 2020 (North America/UK)
Duration: 60 minutes
Start Time:
Melbourne, Sydney. 11:30am AEST
Wellington. 1:30pm NZST,
Boston. 8:30pm EDT (29 March)
Los Angeles. 5:30pm PDT (29 March)
London. 1:30am (30 March)
Keywords: Ikigai, wellbeing

About LAST Anywhere Talks

LAST stands for Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking. It was born out of meetup groups and then a conference, started in Melbourne AU in 2012. Since then, it grew to also be held in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide. 1st Conference (Organisational Agility) and Spark the Change Melbourne (Meaning and Purpose at work and in society) are related conferences.

LAST Anywhere talks and workshops draw subject matter from the full range of topics covered by LAST, 1st and Spark the Change. Delivered online, they aim to provide non-formal learning and valuable interactions, and extend on the value provided by physical events.

All you need is a good internet connection, a webcam, headphones, and a microphone. Also, you will need the focus to be present and make the most of the session.