The Be Engaged Workshop Series focuses on Leadership, Wellbeing, & Self-Exploration. These offer great opportunities to connect with other students while learning key skills and resources to empower student success during your time at UW-Madison.
- May 20
Building the bridge that connects our strengths and imperfections can be challenging without the right “ah-ha” moments. This workshop is designed to help you identify opportunities for growth, and provides insights allowing you to optimize strengths and turn weaknesses into positive attributes.
Reference the Vision Board Ideas discussion in the workshop.
As we enter our third semester of a majority virtual college experience, we all feel fatigued and burnt out. Join our virtual presentation (that’s right, we get the irony) to strategize ways to support your wellbeing and learn tips on thriving in the virtual environment. We’ll spend this time discussing how to set boundaries, give your brain needed breaks from the virtual world, and develop habits for a healthy lifestyle.
Understanding the utility of basic study skills might mean the difference between earning a B and achieving the A that we believe you to be capable of. Join us as we review some basic and vital study skills. We’ll cover note taking (for both synchronous and asynchronous agendas), effective -yet practical – study habits, and ho to effectively read complex texts!
Have you ever had a difficult conversation with a family member, friend, or supervisor? These conversations can be hard to navigate as you develop this skillset. During this workshop, we will support your leadership development by discussing best practices in having difficult conversations you might encounter at work and in school and advocating for yourself in these environments. We’ll spend this time discussing your personal approach to conflict, how to prepare for and conduct a difficult conversation in a professional setting, and then steps you can take to advocate for yourself and to be proactive to avoid repeat scenarios.
Understanding diversity and inclusion is essential in our lives. In this workshop, we will discuss how each concept – together – works to ensure representation for everyone. Discovering what Diversity and Inclusion means to you and spend sometime considering how your own identities influence how you show up in a space.
Practicing Financial Hygiene is a constant journey. In this workshop we will discuss budgeting, credit cards, and tips on how to save. Join our workshop to learn new strategies to improve your financial hygiene.
Building on our previous workshops, Mind Your Stress and Adaptability in Uncertain Times, The Balancing Act will discuss the time management and organizational skills necessary to creating a balance between school, work, and life. We’ll discuss how useful abiding by a schedule can be, share strategies for effective time management, and encourage you to consider ways in which you can better nurture relationships within and beyond the classroom.
There are many perceptions and preconceived notions about who is and is not a leader? During this workshop we will dive into these perceptions and discuss the ways in which we all are all leaders!
2020 has been a year unlike any other. As we transition to a virtual environment for the remainder of the semester, let Success Services help you recognize the struggles of remote learning and give you strategies to find success in the virtual classroom. We’ll discuss how and why virtual learning is so difficult, explore resources that will help you combat barriers in achieving academic growth and that help you continue to grow outside of the classroom, and recognize the value of a virtual workspace.
In this workshop we’ll discuss homesickness and how it can impact your experience at UW-Madison, as well as explore strategies for overcoming those feelings and making UW-Madison your home! As part of the workshop, we’ll create our own BuckyLists that will help you get to know the campus and community.
Constructive criticism, or feedback, can be an incredibly valuable source of information from which you can grow as a professional. However, the skill of giving (and receiving!) feedback can be difficult to master. In this workshop we’ll discuss the value of feedback, distinguish constructive criticism from other forms of critique and explore how to effectively provide, receive, and even reject feedback.
Communication is difficult when we all have different approaches! During this workshop we will explore various communication styles and learn about your personal communication style. Additionally, we will talk formal and informal communication within the college setting!
Honest? Achievement? Creativity? What are your Core Values? Our Core Values impact the ways that we interact with the world and during this workshop you will have the opportunity to discover what values are most important to you.
Download the Deep to Your Core Worksheet.
Stress can show up at different times and to different degrees. Join us for a workshop to discover ways to recognize and identify your stress and its triggers. We will discuss resources and ways to reduce your stress in the short-term and in the long-term.
Link to the Ted Talk referenced in presentation: “How to Make Stress Your Friend.”
Adaptability is an essential skill to adjust to new conditions but it does not always come naturally. In this workshop you can learn more about adaptability and how we can adjust to the uncertain times we are experiencing.