Fail Forward
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In collaboration with Stanford University’s Resilience Project, the UW is offering two days of programming on the possibilities for learning in the midst of rejection, failure, and disappointment. Student sessions will focus on developing as an individual and a leader. Staff sessions will help practitioners develop skills at framing challenge and adversity as invaluable aspects of intellectual and emotional growth.

Wed, May 6

Orientation and Advising

Audience: UW staff
8:30–10 a.m., HUB 145
Orientation messaging, building reflection and resilience into orientation and advising.

Encountering Failure on the Path to Growth

Audience: UW students
1:30–3:00 p.m., HUB 145
Leadership development & understanding failure on the path to growth.
(This session will also be offered on the 7th)

Reflections on Rejection: Rachel Chapman, David Domke, Vicky Lawson, Bob Stacey & Kate Starbird

Fail Forward Audience: everyone
5:00–7:30 p.m., wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House
Dinner at 5 p.m., discussion from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., dessert reception & conversation at 7:30 p.m.
Reflections on Rejection are a collection of stories and experiences of success and failure, risk and redemption shared by some of our outstanding University of Washington faculty. The evening will be co-facilitated by the Director of Stanford's Resilience Project and UW's Director of Academic Support Programs.

Thu, May 7

Developing Resilience in Diverse Programming

Audience: UAA staff and campus partners
8:30–10 a.m., HUB 214
A reflection on the programming at Stanford University and a presentation of tools for developing resilience in diverse programming.

Resilience in Higher Education

Audience: UW campus community
12:00–1:00 p.m., HUB 214 (bring a lunch!)
A survey of research and background information surrounding academic resilience work, including a discussion of the concept of Mindset as developed by Carol Dweck.

Campus Resilience Meeting

This event is by invitation only. Contact Anne Browning for more information. Campus folks will learn more about history of Stanford project, logistics, etc. and develop ideas for bringing the work to UW.

Encountering Failure on the Path to Growth

Audience: UW students
3:30–5:00 p.m., MGH 206
Leadership development & understanding failure on the path to growth.
(This is a repeat of the previous day's session.)