Dear friends,

We are delighted to invite you to attend our spring Thriving in Action Virtual Training Institution, May 3-7, 2021, 1-4pm (EDT) ($250/week or $75/day). Join us and learn about Ryerson University's Thriving in Action program which integrates Positive Psychology essentials like resilience, self-compassion, optimism, character strengths, and gratitude, with progressive learning strategies, including mindfulness-based time management, note-taking, collaborative group work, and somatic approaches for concentration and memory, to support students who self-identify as struggling. An upstream, transition, early alert, and retention intervention, TiA teaches students holistic strategies, from sleep to studying, habits to harnessing willpower, affirmative listening to agency, and note-taking to meaning-making. In this five half-day online training, we will also share several TiA-related research projects underway, and hear how other educators are implementing TiA at their campuses.

Whether you attend for the week, or for a day or two, you will leave feeling bolstered in your work and wisdom, and connected to this flourishing project and community that is itself flourishing.

Date: Week of May 3rd-7th, 1-4pm (EDT) (five consecutive half-days)
Delivery: Live via Zoom (link will be sent each morning)
Cost: $250/week or $75/day

Please see our attached flyer and agenda. To register, please fill out this form. And, please share widely.

Hope to e-see you soon, 

Diana & Deena


Deena Kara Shaffer (she/her), PhD, MEd, BEd, BA, OCT

President, Learning Specialists Association of Canada

Coordinator, Student Transitions & Retention

Thriving in Action, Student Wellbeing, Ryerson University 

Instructor, Thriving in Action for-credit/Learning & Development (SSH102)

Sociology Department

Instructor, Positive Psychology (PSY706), Psychology Department

416-979-5000 ext. 552370


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