Actualize Your Purpose: A Workshop on Improving Your Well-Being

Last updated January 6, 2023

Course Length

1h 51m

Last Updated

January 6, 2023

Actualize Your Purpose: A Workshop on Improving Your Well-Being

Last updated January 6, 2023

Connect your everyday work with your life’s purpose to find greater well-being.


The pandemic has fundamentally altered the way we work: remote and hybrid environments, students and colleagues in greater need of support, and demands for greater work-life balance. This is the perfect time to take stock, check in with yourself and your goals, and start creating work habits that work for you.

Join us online for an interactive workshop and discussion that will help you refocus your time, energy, and future work in realizing your purpose and professional vision. You’ll begin the workshop by assessing the current state of your well-being and reflecting on the factors that most contribute to it. You’ll then explore to what extent inherited norms shape your definition of success, so that you can create your own definition of success based on your values and the impact you want to have in the world. Finally, you’ll document a practical and tangible plan that outlines the goals and tasks you’ll need to craft the meaningful life and career you desire.

Who should attend?

This training is designed for all academics, including faculty, as well as non-academic staff and administrators who are exploring ways to connect their everyday work with their life’s purpose to find greater well-being.


April 5, 2023

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Section 1: What does it mean to be resilient?

Being resilient is more than just bouncing back from setbacks at work. It is a whole-person framework for being connected to your purpose, your community, and your body. This workshop introduces you to the research-based Resilience @ Work framework, which outlines the following seven components of personal and team resilience:

  • Living Authentically
  • Finding Your Calling
  • Maintaining Perspective
  • Mastering Stress
  • Interacting Cooperatively
  • Staying Healthy
  • Building Networks

You’ll reflect on how well these components show up in your life and discuss ways to refocus your energy so that you’re prioritizing your well-being.


Section 2: Defining Success in Terms of Well-Being and Resilience

We often inherit others’ definitions of success as our own because of institutional and societal norms and standards. When was the last time you paused and asked yourself: “What does success mean to me? What impact or legacy do I want to have?”

To put your well-being front and center in everything you do, you need to define success in ways that support your values. As part of this workshop, you’ll begin to define what success means for you by identifying the impact you want to have.


Section 3: Building a Roadmap for Your Success

In order to actualize your purpose, you’ll need to translate your vision for success into a roadmap. In this section of the workshop, you’ll apply an approach that you can use to break your long-term priorities into smaller daily tasks that support your well-being.