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Self-Care for Women Leaders (webinar summary)

The World Economic Forum recently reported that women were at least a year behind their male counterparts in terms of job advancement. Due to the pandemic, working from home under the lockdown has affected women to a greater extent, and resulted in additional stress and exhaustion. However, the demand for their caring roles on campus as well as home has …

Towards a Caring Campus Webinar Series (Session Three)

 Self-Care for Women Leaders Date: January 21, 2022 (Friday) Time: 9:00 am (Hong Kong Time) The World Economic Forum recently reported that women were at least a year behind their male counterparts in terms of job advancement. Due to the pandemic, working from home under the lockdown has affected women to a greater extent, and resulted in additional stress and …

Nurturing Ourselves as Whole Person Educators (webinar summary)

How can whole person educators sustain and nurture themselves in a time of the global pandemic and the military coup? What resources can they draw on to support themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually? “Nurturing Ourselves as Whole Person Educators” webishop paid particular attention to the spiritual dimension of the impact of trauma. Drawing on the framework of “moral injury,” this …

Peace as Integral to Being Whole Person Educator (webinar summary)

Being peace and cultivating skills for peace are integral to being whole person educators. This session examined two ancient wise educators who taught peace in contexts of political and religious turmoil. It aimed to inspire educators to cultivate themselves as peace and inspirers of peace. It focused on two skill sets for self-cultivation: (a) improving self through life-long learning from …

Mindfulness Meditation for Moral Development (webinar summary)

Mindfulness is being a gatekeeper, as one observes everything that enters the mind. Meditation is a mindfulness practice for relaxation to reduce stress and worry. Mindfulness meditation is the act of paying attention and being present in what one is doing, thinking and feeling with non-judgmental way. Mindfulness meditation can help in our moral development through taming our mind’s inner …

Healing through Music, Drawing and Painting(webinar summary)

This webishop was designed to focus on how educators perceive themselves as a part of their present reality, remind themselves how important they are, and, hopefully provide new perspectives for coping and delivering education. The hour of sharing included 3 parts. The first was a lecture on managing trauma stress through music and art interventions. The second part was a …

Writing for Self-awareness and Healing (webinar summary)

This webishop introduced expressive writing as a “self-reflective tool” to explore “emotional upheavals” in one’s life. In looking inward we examine who we are. Studies have shown that personal exploration yields mental and physical benefits to help us cope with life traumas and challenges, hence, aid in our emotional healing. Expressive writing has significant therapeutic value for educators’ personal and …

United Board joins #GivingTuesday

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia encourages you to show your support for us during #GivingTuesday 2021. #GivingTuesday, recognized as a global day of giving, takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This day kicks off the charitable giving season and offers a unique platform for celebrating generosity. This year, #GivingTuesday is November 30, 2021. The United …

Attending to the Mental Well-being of Leaders (webinar summary)

While measures to support students’ mental health are readily available on many campuses, these pandemic circumstances have also created the necessity of equipping leaders and staff to upkeep their own mental well-being. This webinar exposed various approaches to nurture the mental well-being of institutional leaders. The four panelists shared their experiences on how to handle their mental wellness, and what initiatives …

Understanding and Addressing Mental Health on Campus: Opportunities and Challenges in Higher Education (webinar summary)

Mental health has emerged as a serious concern during the pandemic. In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Ketchen Lipson of Boston University discusses prevalence, help-seeking, and trends in student mental health outcomes over time, and presents findings from 2020-2021 to understand the effects of the pandemic, particularly in the context of mental health inequalities. Click here to watch the webinar video. …