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KPU 101 Thriving In Action

Registration is now OPEN!

Program Description

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 a blended program which requires you to be present during the weekly online synchronous sessions which will be held online on Fridays from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

These six-week program consist of:

  1. Online resources and readings, including downloadable content from the KPU 101 Moodle course site.
  2. A two-hour live session: Fridays online from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  The link for this will be available on your Moodle 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 may be accepted this semester. We will confirm your registration as soon as possible until all seats are filled.

Fall Program Dates

Open for Application:            Monday August 23, 2021

Acceptance Notice:              We will be accepting students until our sections are full.

Closing Application:              Thursday September 16, 2021

Program Start Date:                   

Synchronous session for the blended course, Friday September 17, 2021

Program End Date:

Friday Oct 22, 2021

Application Process

Students must complete an online application form here which will be reviewed by the program Coordinator. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and notice of acceptance will be 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.

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!