The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising.
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The Faculty Journey Mid-Career: Session Two
March 30 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMFree
The Faculty Journey Mid-Career
Knowing your values, making intentional changes, and
curating priorities to engage with greater impact.
Facilitated by: Janet Tilstra, St. Cloud State University and 2020 Board of Trustees Awards for Excellence Educator of the Year
About the Workshop
Have you been teaching in higher ed for a while? Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed or burned out? Disconnected? Perhaps you just got tenured and are wondering what’s next? Maybe you’re evaluating your job satisfaction or security? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session is for you.
This is an action-focused workshop for mid-career faculty and staff. In teaching-focused institutions, mid-career can be a challenging time to intentionally choose where you wish to engage and have impact while being true to your personal values and priorities. The structure of this workshop will offer you a space to consider and initiate an important, doable change to align your values and practices AND an accountability group to assure you follow through.
This workshop takes place over three sessions.
Taking inventory. In this session you will complete reflective exercises with other faculty to examine your journey in higher education and your values. We will discuss familial-cultural, geographic, gender, and racial scripts that may influence your internal narrative, impact how you do your work, and affect your wellbeing.
Aligning values and practices. In this session, with other participants, you will reflect on personal stuck points, internal and external, that create a mismatch between your values and practices. We will share grounding practices and time prioritization techniques. By the end of this session, you will identify a small, but meaningful practice you can add or change to better align your values and work priorities.
Sustaining change and taking care of future you. In this session, participants will share experiences of their change practices and develop a personal plan for figuring out “what comes next.” Participants will share and gain resources related to self-compassion, noting, and other grounding practices. An important part of this final session will be looking forward to the next chapter in your journey and writing a message to your future self.
Use the RSVP tool below to register. Please register for all three sessions separately.
After registering, a calendar invite with details on how to join will be sent to you, please add this event to your calendar.
Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page.
Contact facilitator Janet Tilstra.