About

Paul Atkins, Ph.D. is a co-developer of the Prosocial process, lead facilitator trainer and lead author of the book "Prosocial". He lives in Australia where he works with organisations and groups of all sorts to help improve communication, conflict management and performance. He has a particular interest in working with schools and other values driven organisations. He is currently working with a large Catholic K-12 school to implement Prosocial for the teachers and eventually, the students. He is also engaged in a large project exploring how School Principal wellbeing might be improved through methods such as Prosocial. Paul is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (ACU) and Visiting Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He has published in the world’s leading management and psychology journals as well as books on mindfulness and Prosocial. Paul is past President of the Australia and New Zealand Association for Contextual Behavioural Science and has recently been made a Fellow of the international ACBS.

Experience

I have been working with David Sloan Wilson, Steve Hayes and the rest of the Prosocial Development Team to build out Prosocial for the past five years. Together with David and Steve, he wrote the book "Prosocial: Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable, and Collaborative Groups available from October 2019 (https://www.amazon.com/Prosocial-Evolutionary-Productive-Equitable-Collaborative-ebook/dp/B07MT9T2HX). Paul has worked with corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations. These days he focuses on mainly working with values-driven organisations such as schools and networks to implement Prosocial. Paul also has extensive experience working in conflict management, leadership development and communication enhancement in groups. He has taught leadership and organisational behavior at undergraduate and Masters level for over 20 years and is in a unique position to offer evidence-based training, coaching and facilitation.
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