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Project Wayfinder 2022134W

Mar 1 - Dec 31, 2022

$500 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Day 1: Tuesday 1 March 2022, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Day 2: Tuesday 8 March 2022, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are looking to implement a culturally responsive, comprehensive mental health and social-emotional curriculum.


Independent Schools Victoria partners with Project Wayfinder to help create lives of belonging and purpose for both students and educators. The Wayfinder journey is about encouraging students to take a step back and ask a simple yet profound question: What kind of life do I want to lead?

Project Wayfinder's year-long wellbeing programs encourage students to:

  • enhance their self-awareness
  • increase their self-worth
  • determine core values
  • develop decision-making skills
  • identify personal strengths
  • build a growth mindset
  • generate social awareness
  • cultivate self-compassion.

Founded at Stanford University’s d.School, Project Wayfinder brings an innovative approach to social-emotional learning. These programs are inspired by cutting-edge, academic research and draw upon practices of traditional wayfinding navigation.

“Project Wayfinder is a beautifully crafted program which brings the latest research into youth purpose to life with highly engaging, experiential learning experiences. My colleagues and I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Project Wayfinder training and we are loving teaching the program.”

Rhiannon McGee, Director of Student Engagement and Experience Geelong Grammar School

 This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  •  Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                                                         
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance                                   

Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers

1.  Know students and how they learn

4.  Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

7.  Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

Key takeaways               

  • ability to deliver and implement Project Wayfinder's Belonging and Purpose curricula in your school
  • ways to assist students in learning to explore their identities and experiences through activities focused on sharing, reflecting, and understanding.
  • strategies for students to be change agents in their communities by equipping them with skills to navigate their lives with purpose.


Presenter information

Will Hanley       

Will Hanley is currently Advisor, Innovation Practice at Independent Schools Victoria. Prior to his current role, he taught across a range of subject areas, holding various leadership positions, including Head of Department and Head of House. He has a passion for assisting young people to strive and thrive in multiple endeavours, challenging students to create and collaborate in order to comment on and positively contribute to the society in which they live. Will is a Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment facilitator, and leads Project Wayfinder in Australia, a program that assists young people in developing belonging, purpose and meaning in their lives.


Diane Bourke       

Diane Bourke is a Project Manager at Independent Schools Victoria after a long career as Head of Junior School. Diane facilitates a variety of projects including Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment, Junior Great Books and Project Wayfinder. She has a passion for reading and learning and strongly believes that a great teacher is one who never stops the quest for collaboration and learning.