"Everyone who participated gushed over the experience - the safety facilitated, the helpful advice, and the easily implemented strategies offered."
Buffie Longmire-Avital, PhD Professor of Psychology and Director of the Black Lumen Project, Elon University
"Tone, message, research-informed, understanding of where faculty are right now [was] on point - with specifics about how to make that better."
Alisa Rosenthal, PhD Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Randolph-Macon College
With us, your audience gets...
There is nothing better than leaving a training knowing more about yourself.
For change to stick, busy faculty need effective tools that are easy to implement.
All faculty deserve to feel understood, seen, and valued.
Compassion, not blame, supports well-being and resilience.
Our Virtual Offerings
Available in one-hour keynote and two-hour workshop formats
WORKING WELL IN STRESSFUL TIMES
Balancing teaching, scholarship, service, and personal obligations in these challenging times have added more stress, fear, uncertainty, and labor to already taxed faculty.
This workshop offers evidence-based ways to manage stress while finding more fulfillment in work and life.
Learn the hidden causes and consequences of stress
Examine simple yet effective coping and decision-making practices shown to reduce stress and increase joy
Develop a personalized plan they can immediately implement for greater wellness, success, and work-life harmony
SUSTAINING OURSELVES (SOS)*
*Designed for faculty of color
Isolation, service overload, and micro-aggressions are just some of the impediments to advancement and optimal health faculty of color face in academia.
To address these challenges, participants in this workshop:
Practice culturally sensitive techniques that enhance well-being, achievement, and work-life harmony
Explore healthy ways to deal with experiences of discrimination, exclusion, and tokenism
Foster peer-mentoring connections that help sustain growth and belonging
Mentor programs are central to the successful retention and progression of students, trainees, and faculty of color. Mentoring across racial difference, however, can be challenging for both mentors and mentees.
This workshop provides an anti-racist mentorship model participants can use to begin the process of creating equitable mentorship relationships with mentees of color.
Using the model, participants explore how to:
Recognize and address implicit bias and internalized racism
Address the common mistakes well-meaning mentors make when mentoring across racial privilege
Enact anti-racist values in the matching and setting of goals and the receiving and giving of feedback
Heal mentor-mentee ruptures
Our On-Campus Offering
Only available in full-day (6-hour) format
BE WELL RETREAT
*Designed for women of color faculty
Central to the retention and progression of women of color faculty is whole-person support that attends to their unique positionality.
Using a holistic, culturally responsive model of development, retreat participants:
Explore pathways to healthy advancement, goal achievement, and personal fulfillment (e.g., holistic planning, valued action, and renewal)
Engage in practices that reduce stress, increase focus, and promote healing (e.g., self-compassion, mindfulness, and gratitude)
Share in authentic sisterhood where each person's whole self is recognized and welcomed