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An Introduction to Designing Your Life - How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life (a Leadership Ecosystem Webinar)

An Introduction to Designing Your Life - How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life (a Leadership Ecosystem Webinar)

Where: Webinar/Virtual

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Note: Login instructions will be sent prior to the event directly from Zoom. If you have not received login instructions by 4:00pm the day before the webinar, please check your spam folder, if you still have not received the login details please email

Workshop Organizers: Michael Cato, CIO, Bowdoin College & member of the Leadership Ecosystem Working Group; Joan Cheverie, Co-Founder, Fieldbrook Advising; Tanea Flanders, Executive Director for Learning & Development, Columbia University

Registration Fee:
NERCOMP Member: Free
Non-Member: Free

Event Overview
Please join the next NERCOMP Leadership Ecosystem webinar for an Introduction to Designing Your Life (DYL). We’ll explore how design thinking can be especially beneficial to our community, as we navigate unprecedented changes and opportunities in our disciplines and industry. 

Based on the popular Stanford course, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans authored the book Designing Your Life as a way of broadly disseminating the framework they’ve successfully used with students for the last 12 years. The idea is to apply design thinking approaches and adopt a designer’s mindset to how one plans for, iterates through, and takes action to create a meaningful and fulfilling life, both professionally and personally. 18 NERCOMP institutions have taken part in Stanford’s Life Design Studio, a program to help them use the DYL framework with students, as they navigate the curriculum and their careers. 

Session Outcomes:
- Consider the implications of adopting the designing your life framework
 - Explore the social narratives and challenge dysfunctional beliefs that get in the way of thriving.
 - Design the balance and energy you need to fuel your life.

This session will not be recorded.

This session is for individuals employed by higher education institutions only. No vendors, please.



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