PhDs Who Excel in Thriving:

Evaluate Their Wellbeing

You have the knowledge and skills to evaluate your wellbeing. 

Cultivate Their Wellbeing

You customize strategies to manage stress, overcome procrastination, challenge imposter syndrome, and ask for help when needed. 

Create Healthy Workplaces

You recognize the impact that wellbeing has on performance at work and contribute to healthy workplace cultures.

Organize Tasks and Manage Time

You evaluate your personal and professional responsibilities, commitments, and opportunities and prioritize your time and attention to achieve desired outcomes.

Assess Your Thriving Skills  

2023-2024 Schedule 

Cultivating Wellbeing in Workplaces and Communities

Self-Paced Online Module 

This 3-module online course promotes lasting success by delivering practical, concrete strategies you can use to build a strong foundation of wellness. Assess your skills and knowledge in cultivating mental health at a personal and professional level. Customize strategies to manage stress, overcome procrastination, challenge imposter syndrome, and ask for help at work. Practice answering interview questions about your role in cultivating well-being at work.

Time Management for Graduate Students

October 24, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon ET 

Good time management skills are often crucial to success as a doctoral student. This workshop offers planning and organizational strategies and explores ways to increase productivity and develop a sustainable routine for success. We will review and apply relevant time management processes within an academic context and will cover successful productivity optimization applicable well beyond doctoral education.

Stress Management

October 17, 2023, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

Doctoral students lead busy lives juggling both academic demands and their personal lives which can be stressful at times. Stress and stressors fluctuate constantly and can become overwhelming and unhealthy if not identified and managed correctly. This workshop will help you to better understand what stress is, how our bodies respond to stress and learning about the optimal level of stress. We will explore coping skills that can help you reduce and better manage your stress while identifying and problem-solving barriers to managing stress.

Sustaining Motivation in Graduate School 

May 9, 2024, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Staying motivated through a dissertation can be challenging, particularly when it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In this presentation, we will discuss factors that influence motivation, challenges to staying motivated, and motivational strategies that will help sustain work output and achieve desired goals for a successful dissertation.

More Thriving Resources for PhDs

PhD Planning Group

Weekly meeting facilitated by Graduate Learning Specialist to discuss and reflect on PhD project progress and share next steps.   

Wellness &Wellbeing

Wellness resources available to the Western community