Featured Speaker - Dr. Terry Orlick

Dr. Terry Orlick has been a Professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Canada for more than 40 years. He is viewed as one of the world's leading authorities on applied sport and performance psychology, the psychology of excellence and quality living. He has worked with, and learned directly from, many of the world's best athletes and high level performers in other challenging disciplines. His applied research has been centered on teaching, coaching and fully understanding the focusing and refocusing skills necessary for achieving high levels of excellence in many different high performance domains. Dr. Orlick has also devoted a significant part of his life to finding and evaluating the best ways to enhance the quality of life and quality of performance for all children, youth and adults throughout the world. He is the author of over 30 highly acclaimed books, has published extensively in a variety of journals, and is the editor in chief of the free on-line publication, Journal of Excellence (go to www.zoneofexcellence.ca).

Dr. Orlick has a Ph.D in the  Psychology of Sport and Performance from the University of Alberta, Canada, a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology and Counselling from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA and a Bachelor's Degree in  Health and Physical Education, Syracuse University, New York USA.
Employment History


Full Professor, University of Ottawa
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario
Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Alberta, Alberta
Assistant Professor and Head Gymnastics Coach, Montclair State University (NJ)
Instructor and Gymnastics and Diving Coach, College of William & Mary (VA)
Academic/Professional Honours

Invited Guest Lecturer at Tianjin Sport University, Tianjin, China – May 25-27, 2015

Invited Guest Lecturer at Bejing Sport University, Beijing, China – May 28, 29 and 30, 2015

Winner of the Prince Faisal Bin Fahad International Prize For Arab Sport Development Research,  February 24-26, 2014
Government of Dubai and Dubai Sports Council – Deepest Appreciation Award “For Your Positive Efforts and Contributions – Dubai International Symposium On Sports Psychology”, Sept 13-14, 2011
Outstanding Achievement Award” Presented by the Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology,  Assumption College, Worcester, (MASS) USA April 8, 2011
Honor Award for Life Long Contribution to the Well Being of Children. Ceremonial Presentation Archives Library Auditorium, Ottawa, November 10, 2008    
International Society for Sport Psychology (ISSP) Honour Award in recognition of significant contribution to national and international sport psychology through leadership, research and professional service, May 2001

The Commemorative Medal for valued service at the 125th Anniversary of Canada, Governor General of Canada, Ottawa, 1993

Honour Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Ottawa, 1992

Canadian Olympic Association Award for valued service to Canadian Olympic Athletes, The Olympic Athlete Career Centre