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KPU 101 Thriving In Action

Program Description

Thanks for your interest in this course! We've had extremely high interest for this section and all spaces are currently filled. If you'd like to be contacted to register for the next section - let us know by emailing

Thriving in Action is a six-week program which explores the relationship between positive psychology and effective learning strategies. It has been demonstrated to enhance student well-being, confidence, and competence in managing university studies successfully. It also cultivates motivation, agency, and resilience to improve the lives of students.

Potential topics covered in the course include awe, meaningfulness, character strengths, curiosity and creativity, gratitude, grit (persistence), growth mindset, intentionality, resilience, optimism, self-compassion, willpower, and habits.

This is a blended program and requires you to be present during the weekly online synchronous sessions. You will not benefit as much from this program if you are not present.  

This is a six-week program consisting of:

  1. A two-hour live session online each week on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Link is provided in Moodle and is typically Big Blue Button or Zoom.
  2. Online resources and readings, including downloadable content from the KPU Moodle course site.
  3. A weekly exercise you complete in Pebble Pad ™ which is reviewed by a facilitator. This is expected to take about 30-60 minutes/week however some exercises are more involved and may take more time.

There are no grades or credits associated with this program. A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the program.

This is a limited space program and not all students maybe be accepted this semester. We will confirm your registration as soon as possible until all seats are filled.

Summer Program Dates

Open for Application:                Monday April 19, 2021

Acceptance Notice:                   Rolling basis, up till start of course.

Closing Application:                   Friday May 21, 2021

Program Start Date:                   Friday May 21, 2021

Program End Date:                    Friday June 25, 2021

Synchronous Sessions:              Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 (PDT)

Application Process

Student must complete an online form and send to the program. Applicants will be reviewed as they arrive and notice of acceptances sent out on a rolling basis until the program is filled. Applicants who report not being able to participate in the live sessions may be redirected to other programs.

Registration is now CLOSED. 

Please click here if you would like to go on a wait list for the next offering.

While you are waiting please check out our upcoming workshops at 

Remember you can book a session with a peer tutor or a learning strategist too!