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Thursday, January 9 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Dare to be Vulnerable: Creating Brave Spaces to Foster Authentic Student Engagement

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As student demographics continue to dramatically shift in higher education, colleges and universities are engaged in national dialogue on how to best assess and respond to the unprecedented needs students bring to campus. Student Affairs Practitioners have access to a growing repository of best-practices, strategies, frameworks, and student development theory to inform their practice, but there is a lack of personalized application of how those concepts apply to each individual student.  

There is a growing area of research from multiple disciplines that suggests how courage and vulnerability are the ingredients needed to cultivate joy and sense of belonging among individuals. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, participants will explore the concepts of courage and vulnerability and identify three ways to create brave spaces for students to share authentically where they feel valued, seen, and heard.

Facilitators will provide case-study examples of how infusing courage and vulnerability in their professional practice have direct impact on student engagement, success, and well being. Participants will also learn how sharing the student impact of courage and vulnerability with their colleagues boosts moral and serves as a powerful reminder of the 'why' behind the work we do as educators.

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Bradley Brooks

ADVANCE Success Coaches, University Life

Sabrey Garling

ADVANCE Success Coaches, University Life

Sharon Kim

ADVANCE Success Coaches, University Life

Thursday January 9, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am EST
Johnson Center, Room B