The 4D Experience team invites faculty applications to an in-person, custom life design studio for DU faculty and staff on July 25th – 26th, facilitated by Stanford University’s Life Design Lab. Bill Burnett, the co-author of the NYT bestseller Designing Your Life, will be one of the facilitators. Usually costing $3,000 or more, this studio is available for DU community members for free thanks to strategic grant funding.
This custom training will provide participants with both personal and professional development. First, it will immerse participants in life design as learners, giving them the opportunity to apply life design to themselves. In doing so, it will help participants center their own purpose and well-being, navigate feeling “stuck,” and develop new rewarding connections with other faculty and staff from across the university.
Second, the training will provide an orientation to the types of design thinking mindsets like radical collaboration and curiosity that we hope to share with our students. It is these mindsets and tools that we believe may critically support the 4D Experience for our students not only by empowering reflection, engagement, and application but also through providing building blocks for pathways and lives that center well-being and purpose.
It is our hope that through participating, our faculty and staff will not only derive great personal and professional fulfillment but also be inspired and committed to further partnering with us to embed, integrate, and scale experiences that develop these tools and mindsets and thereby enhance our students’ 4D Experience.
For best consideration, please apply by Wednesday, June 15th using this Qualtrics form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, participants must be able to attend the entirety of the studio (both full days, July 25 and 26, from 9:00a – 4:00p in Community Commons). If you have questions about the studio, please email Dr. Laura Perille, 4D Experience Co-Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Stanford’s Life Design Lab: the lab applies design thinking to tackling the “wicked” problems of life and vocational wayfinding. The lab designs and develops courses and resources for a range of student and professional populations in addition to providing training and support for university educators around the globe.