Rediscovering Your Joy at Work: A Discussion for Higher Ed Leaders


Rediscovering Your Joy at Work:
A Discussion for Higher Ed Leaders

Re-airing and Live Q&A:
September 28, 2022 | 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET

12:00-1:00 p.m. ET: Re-airing of the Recorded Training

1:00-2:00 p.m. ET: Live Q&A

Combat burnout and disengagement by finding more meaning and purpose in your work.

We’ve all heard different terms for the phenomenon currently taking place across our workforce: The Great Resignation, The Great Reshuffle, The Big Quit. These terms are catchy and apropos in many ways, but what they fail to take into account are the actual reasons why people are leaving their jobs in the first place. A big driver of turnover relates to the burnout and disengagement that seemingly everyone is feeling: higher ed leaders everywhere report repeatedly that they and their teams are exhausted. But it’s more than that. Somewhere along the way during the tumult of these last two years, we’ve become more withdrawn and more disconnected as a collective from a sense of joy and meaning in our work.

But what if there were practices we could engage in—and that we could help our teams engage in—to rediscover the joy and purpose we felt in the past in our everyday work?

Join us and your peers across the nation for a free re-airing of training that took place in May. Inspired by the work of Marcus Buckingham and Arthur Brooks, you'll observe a conversation around questions such as:

  • How can you identify, with specificity, what you truly love to do?
  • How might you craft or adjust your role to emphasize more of what brings you joy?
  • What strategies are you, your team, and/or your unit using to stay focused on joy, meaning, and purpose at work?
  • What barriers are you working to overcome, particularly when it comes to helping your team focus on what makes them happy at work?

You’ll leave with ideas and strategies you can try both for yourself and the people you lead to find deeper engagement and purpose in your everyday work.

How this Works

  • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m ET | Re-airing and Live Q&A
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET | Watch a Re-airing of the Training

If you missed the event when it took place in May of 2022 or you have been meaning to engage with the on demand training, this is your chance to watch it together with higher ed colleagues from accross the country. Mark your calendar now to set aside this time for yourself.


1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET | Engage in a Live Q&A with Kathleen Vinson

Please join us after the recorded training for a live discussion session with the presenter, Kathleen Vinson. You'll have the chance to dive more deeply into the points raised during the presentation and ask questions of our presenter and your peers.

If you can't attend live, sign up to receive access to the recording.

Who Will Benefit from this Training

This training is designed for a broad audience of higher ed leaders across a variety of levels and functional areas. If you are looking for ideas and inspiration to help you and/or your team rediscover a sense of joy and meaning in their everyday work and want to share existing strategies that you or your team are employing to do the same, this discussion is for you.


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Kathleen Vinson

Professor of Legal Writing and Director of Legal Writing, Research, and Written Advocacy at Suffolk University Law School
Suffolk Law’s legal writing program has been ranked in the Top 10 in the nation since 2013 by US News and World Report. Kathy has served as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research; President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors; a board member of the Legal Writing Institute; and an editor of the Monograph, Second Draft, and the Legal Writing Institute Journal. She also serves on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee for Professionalism in Practice. Kathy has co-authored two books, Mindful Lawyering: The Key to Creative Problem Solving and the book Legal Analysis: The Fundamental Skill. In addition, she has published numerous law review articles. She also received the Mary S. Lawrence Award from the Legal Writing Institute for pioneering scholarship and innovative curriculum or program design. Kathy has given numerous presentations on her scholarship, teaching, and leadership.

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