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Wellbeing in Higher Education Network Gathering 2023

Montreaux, Switzerland

The Wellbeing in Higher Education Network held its annual gathering this year in Switzerland. Participants from 34 of our member institutions immersed themselves in experiential spaces fostering wellbeing of the mind, body, and soul and its relation to our practices in Higher Education.

During our days together, we built a space of connection, learning, and growth for our community as we focused on envisioning and co-creating models that weave wellbeing into higher education programs and curricula focused on social innovation and change. The broad goals of our gathering included:

  • Enhancing collaboration and strengthening relationships
  • Facilitating knowledge creation and sharing
  • Fostering a sense of identity as a community
  • Building the foundations for our next year together

The gathering was co-hosted by The Wellbeing Project, Facens University, Georgetown University, Highpoint University, and Mondragon University. Daily workshops and practices, led by our incredible network members, allowed for contemplation and creativity in imagining a future for Higher Education centering wellbeing. Some highlights were:

  • Wrapping spaces to hold our community together, fostering storytelling, mapping and creativity
  • Presentation of the Inner Work Think Tank for Social Change in partnership with Georgetown University
  • Unconferencing methodology to address our shared topics of interest and expertise around wellbeing in higher education

Together we imagined a future for Global Higher Education that integrates wellbeing into every aspect of our education systems and promotes flourishing for all.  We thank all of our network members for being part of making this event and shared work so special!

Testimonials From Our Members
Haikus & Poems From Our Gathering