Available to higher education institutions and organizations who seek to support those they serve.
Engaging, relevant sessions
that address healthy, sustainable pathways to achievement in higher education.
WELLACADEMIC WORKSHOPS OFFER...
from experienced tenured faculty facilitators
that are growth centered and research based
on the complex issues faculty face in this moment
designed to engage and inspire throughout
"Randolph Macon faculty retreat keynote from Roxanne Donovan is exactly what this faculty (and faculty everywhere) need to hear right now. Tone, message, research-informed, understanding of where faculty are right now is on point - with specifics about how to make that better."
Alisa Rosenthal, PhD Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Randolph-Macon College
Our Virtual Offerings
Available in two formats: 90 minutes and 2.5 hours
WORKING WELL IN STRESSFUL TIMES
Political and financial instability, global conflicts, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have added more stress, fear, uncertainty, and labor to already taxed faculty.
This workshop offers science-backed ways to manage these stressful times.
Learn the hidden causes and consequences of stress
Examine simple yet effective coping and decision-making practices shown to reduce stress
Develop a personalized plan they can immediately implement for greater wellness, success, and work-life harmony
SUSTAINING OURSELVES (SOS)*
*Exclusively for women of color faculty
Isolation, service overload, and experiences of gendered-racism are just some of the impediments to advancement and optimal health women of color (WOC) face in academe.
To address these challenges, the WOC 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 can be 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
Finding the time, motivation, and cognitive clarity to do the hard work of writing can feel impossible in the face of competing priorities.
That's where this workshop comes in. It's designed to help busy faculty, trainees, and graduate students find greater progress and ease in their writing.
The 3 mindset traps that thwart even the best writing intentions and how to deal with them
4 easy strategies for finding time to write when you're overloaded and overscheduled
The powerful trick for kickstarting your writing after a period of inactivity
Our On-Campus Offering
Only available in a full-day (6-hour) format
BE WELL RETREAT
*Exclusively 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
All workshops include a 30-minute pre-workshop strategy session and post-workshop resources. Times listed are inclusive of Q&A period.
*On-campus workshop rate does not include airfare, ground transportation, or lodging.
"Everyone who participated gushed over the [workshop] experience...As BIPOC faculty and staff at a PWI it is easy to feel isolated with concurrent pressure to keep saying yes. Dr. Donovan outlined and modeled what holistic health in the workplace could and should be for all of us."
Buffie Longmire-Avital, PhD Professor of Psychology and Director of the Black Lumen Project, Elon University