Working in higher education now requires navigating remote, hybrid environments and supporting overextended students and colleagues while navigating institutional complexity and resource precarity. To show up for this kind of work, you must intentionally center your well-being to thrive in this ever-changing environment.
Our interactive workshop series Actualize Your Purpose offers you the rare opportunity to take stock, reflect, and intentionally craft a career vision and plan that centers your well-being and aligns with your values. Under the guidance of faculty and leadership coach Jennifer Askey, you will:
- Assess the current state of your well-being and reflect on the factors that most contribute to it.
- Explore how inherited norms shape your definition of success, so that you can create your own definition based on your values and the impact you want to have in the world.
- Document a practical and tangible plan that outlines the goals and tasks you’ll need to craft the meaningful life and career you desire.
- Develop practices and strategies that you can utilize in your everyday work to realize your purpose and achieve your desired impact.
How it Works
This program consists of two coordinating workshops offered twice a year. The first workshop, Actualize Your Purpose, Part 1: Connecting Your Well-Being to Your Work, will walk you through aligning your values, priorities, and work. During this 3-hour workshop, you will assess your well-being, identify values and priorities, define success on your own terms, and begin building a roadmap for success. During the follow-up workshop, Actualize Your Purpose, Part 2: Everyday Strategies for Staying Connected to Your Well-Being, you will develop practices and strategies for how you can actualize your purpose in your day-to-day life through techniques such as creating a model calendar and time tracking.
You may choose to sign up for either our Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 offering. However, attending the workshops more than once could be beneficial for helping you to refine your approach to actualizing your purpose as you progress in your own personal journey of well-being. If you attended prior versions of this workshop, you are welcome to attend any of these workshops to further hone your purpose and learn new strategies.
Many past participants have lauded these workshops for granting them the accountability and “luxury of time” to focus on how their well-being and professional goals can align more holistically.
Who Should Attend
This series is designed for all higher education professionals, including faculty, staff, and administrators who want to connect their everyday work with their life’s purpose to find greater well-being.
Actualize Your Purpose, Part 1: Connecting Your Well-Being to Your Work
During this 3-hour workshop, you will assess your well-being through the research-based Resilience @ Work framework. Then, you will explore how you can redefine success in ways that support your values and the impact you want to have in the world. You will conclude the workshop by drafting an initial plan for how you can do this in your everyday work.
Spring 2024: March 4, 2024
Fall 2024: September 17, 2024
Actualize Your Purpose, Part 2: Everyday Strategies for Staying Connected to Your Well-Being
This 1.5-hour workshop builds on the previous workshop by providing strategies to help you stay connected to your larger purpose in your everyday work. Jennifer will show you time-based and mindset strategies for reaching your goals, such as: creating a model calendar, time tracking, thinking medium- and long-range, and more.
Spring 2024: April 9, 2024
Fall 2024: December 3, 2024
Jennifer Askey, Ph.D., PCC
Faculty & Leadership Coach
Jennifer Askey is an individual and group academic coach with over 25 years of experience in higher education in the U.S. and Canada. Her career has included work experience all over the academic map as support staff, sessional/adjunct lecturer, tenure-track faculty, tenured faculty, and professional administrative staff. As a coach, she helps her clients achieve clarity around the impact they want to have as an academic and the habits they need to develop to reach their goals.
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