Actualize Your Purpose and Legacy: Workshop on Improving Your Well-Being

(Retired) | Last updated August 24, 2021

Course Length

1h 41m

Last Updated

August 24, 2021

Actualize Your Purpose and Legacy: Workshop on Improving Your Well-Being

(Retired) | Last updated August 24, 2021

Get clear on what success looks like for you.


The pandemic has required all of us to pivot in new ways. We’ve taken on additional responsibilities that may not align with our strengths and interests. We’ve managed our relationships almost exclusively through virtual means Our success is often measured in immediate gains, and it’s unclear how to plan for the future. Amongst all of this, you may be feeling more disconnected and depleted than ever before. Now is the time to reconnect with the priorities that bring you joy and improve your well-being—those that fulfill you long-term and contribute to the legacy you want to create.

Join us online for an interactive workshop that will help you refocus your time, energy, and future work in ways that help you realize your purpose and legacy. 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. You will also shift your focus to create and adopt 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 prioritize to move toward and actualize your legacy.

Who should attend?

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


December 7, 2021

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Section 1: Assessing Your Well-Being

How well are you flourishing and finding true joy and purpose in what you do? How do you even begin to assess your well-being? You’ll be introduced to the PERMA model, which outlines the following five components that are required to define, quantify, and create well-being:

  • Positive Emotion
  • Engagement
  • Relationships
  • Meaning
  • Accomplishment/Achievement

You’ll reflect on how well these factors show up in your life and discuss ways to refocus your energy on areas that may need to be reinforced so that you’re putting your well-being top of mind.

Section 2: Defining Success in Terms of Well-Being

We often inherit others’ definitions of success as our own because of institutional or 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 positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement. As part of this workshop, you’ll begin to define what success means for you by identifying the legacy and impact you want to have.

Section 3: Building a Roadmap for Your Success

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

What Do We Mean by Legacy and Well-being?

You do not have to gift large amounts of money or have a bronze bust of your likeness erected in the quad to leave a legacy. In this training, we define legacy as the impact on people, organizations, disciplines, or society that an individual creates and helps sustain. This notion of legacy invites us to explore how we create meaningful experiences and accomplishments in our life, which support our values and our well-being.

Follow Through With Success Coaching

Have you ever gone to a training only to find that you came back with great ideas but don’t have the time, support, or skills needed to make the changes?

Academic Impressions has produced thousands of trainings and we have learned that utilizing a coach after attending a program helps provide accountability and bridges the training with the on-the-ground work of getting the job done.

As a result, we are now offering success coaching on select programs.

  • Purchase coaching to get 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls.
  • Work with seasoned coach and facilitator, Jennifer Askey, Ph.D., who has extensive experience in higher ed.
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you’ve learned.
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice.

Please contact us using the form below to get success coaching added onto your purchase.

Visit this PDF to read more about success coaching.

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.