Fall Saturday Workshop

Finding Your Oxygen Mask: Promoting Faculty Wellness Through Self-Care

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Where: IUP's College Lodge

The academic life has undeniable joys, but the seemingly endless tasks associated with quality teaching, service, and scholarship can leave faculty members feeling drained. Just as your flight crew tells you to find your oxygen mask first, faculty professional development experts urge faculty to pay attention to their own self-care so they can offer the most to their students. In this applied and experiential workshop, participants will assess their own wellness using a five factor wellness inventory (access to the inventory and workbooks will be purchased for participants by the Center for Teaching Excellence); understand the value of intentional self-care; experience a variety of wellness techniques including yoga, meditation, exercise, and healthy eating; create a wellness toolkit; and receive a wellness workbook. This faculty wellness workshop will be led by Dr. Lorraine J. Guth, Professor and Clinical Coordinator for Master's Programs, IUP Department of Counseling, with guest experts leading practice in a variety of wellness techniques.

Preparation: Complete wellness instrument (upon arrival), Bring yoga mat if own one, Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, Be open to engaging in a day of wellness.

Space is limited to 30 participants.