Was your last academic year tough? Want to do better but don't know where to start? Learn2Thrive is an initiative aimed to help students thrive, academically and personally. Join us for our holistic 10-week program and learn how to thrive.
By the end of the Learn2Thrive program, you will be able to:
- Define ‘thriving’ as it relates to your own unique journey
- Explain the importance of physical, emotional, and nutritional health on personal wellness
- Apply learning strategies using your unique strengths to achieve personal goals
- Build peer-based and campus support communities to assist in overcoming challenges and achieving personal success
- Value thriving as an ongoing process in developing mindful practices as a student and lifelong learner
Each week, we focus our discussion and skill development on 1 thriving skill and 1 learning skill. Those skills change week to week. In addition, we do reflection activities, mindful movement, and meditation.
Learn2Thrive will be offered through a hybrid model of delivery for the Winter 2021 term. We will continue to cover all of the components of a typical Learn2Thrive program. Content delivery of the weekly thriving and learning skills will be offered in an asynchronous format on OWL, as will a mindful movement and meditation. Each week we will also offer a live virtual drop-in where the emphasis will be on answering questions about Learn2Thrive content, engaging in discussion and activities related to the topics of the week, and developing community.
Over the 10 week program, we will explore the following topics to help you build new habits, leading from your strengths, and how to focus on healthy living.
Building traits like:
- finding flow
Skills & strategies like:
- maintaining a growth mindset
- time management
- essay writing
- managing test stress
Learn2Thrive will start the week of January 25, 2021, and will run for 10 consecutive weeks with the exception of a 1-week break for Winter Reading Week.
Any undergraduate or graduate student who has completed at least one term of post-secondary studies is eligible to participate. Registrants must be able to participate in all 10 weeks of the program.
You must be able to commit to 2 hours per week for 10 weeks - 1-hour watching content videos done at a time of your choice, and 1 hour participating in the live virtual drop-in. On occasion, we may ask you to complete some activities between sessions, but these will require minimal time commitment (i.e. 30 minutes or less).
As much of the content will be delivered asynchronously through OWL, there is a lot of flexibility about when you choose to “attend” Learn2Thrive for the winter term. We will be releasing new content at the beginning of each of the 10 weeks with the hope that you will set aside some time that same week to watch and engage with the videos. The live virtual group drop-in is the only Learn2Thrive commitment that will have a scheduled time each week. These optional live sessions will take place every Thursday from 2 - 3 PM and Friday from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Attendance at 5 out of 10 of the live virtual drop-ins will signify full participation in Learn2Thrive and will allow it to be added to your Co-Curricular Record.
In addition to the Learn2Thrive curriculum that you will have access to through your registration, you will also have the opportunity to connect with the Western Student Recreation Centre. New fitness class videos will be posted to the Learn2Thrive OWL site each week. This is an optional activity, but we highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to access fitness classes from home and build physical activity into your regular routine.
To inquire about registration or ask additional questions about the program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org