Designing Your Life Faculty Workshop

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Designing Your Life Faculty Workshop

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Date and Time

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, H & I

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




As academics, researchers, teachers and individuals we continually straddle work and life pressures. In this session, we use life design techniques to practice some of the most popular tools used in life design including assessing our work-health-love-play dashboard, energy engagement and odyssey planning. At the same time, we discuss how life design might be used in our teaching to help students better understand their vocation and take steps to integrating what makes them most happy into their lives.


Life design is a way to introduce individuals to design thinking mindsets, tools, and processes that can help one navigate the dreaded question of “What are you going to do with your life?” By using empathy-building techniques, radical brainstorming, prototyping and testing, individuals can meaningfully develop (and better articulate!) their interests, curiosities, and pathways.


This session is based on tools from the popular book Designing your Life by Stanford Engineering and Business School Professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.  They wrote this book to provide tools to students and individuals at all life stages to live a well lived, joyful life. They have taught a life design course at Stanford for the last ten years. In 2017, they started a train the trainer program and in the last two years over 50 universities have attended their life studio workshop.  


Participants in this session will:

  • Be introduced to life-design concepts
  • Practice life-design tools and be encouraged to experiment in their own life
  • Access different models for integrating life design into the undergraduate and graduate experience
  • Build relationships with other educators interested in bringing or strengthening life design in their life and on their campus


Fabulous First Friday.

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