Mason's Resilience Badging Challenge workshop is a five-week blended workshop (a combination of online and in-person sessions). During the workshop, participants will acquire and demonstrate skills such as problem solving, decision making, flexibility and adaptability in an interactive way.
This workshop is a partnership between George Mason University and the Education Design Lab.
According an Economist Intelligence Unit report (2015), "problem solving, team working, and communication (commonly known as "21st century skills") are the most-needed skills in the workplace." To meet this need, in Spring 2016 Mason launched the Resilience Badging Challenge. Activities include StrengthsFinder, 360 Checkster Assessment and T-Profile. So far 26 students successfully completed the challenge.
Interested in earning the resilience badge? Please email Lewis E. Forrest II at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mason's Resilience Badging Challenge was an inspiring workshop that pushed me to become more aware about growing and being a better person, even if resiliency is a life-long journey (as are many things). - Spring 2017 participant
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GMU’s Resilience Badge Takes Off (October, 2017)
This month George Mason University issued the Resilience Badge to a third cohort. The Resilience Badge is one of eight 21st Century Skills digital badges that the Lab developed with a dozen university partners. A diverse group of 36 students traversing varying majors, academic years, and student populations, joined together for their final meetup signifying the end of their badge earning journey. Click to continue reading...
Lewis E. Forrest II, is currently an Associate Dean for University Life at George Mason University. Within University Life, Lewis supervises three units and serves on several campus wide committees and initiatives. Many of the initiatives are specific to Well-Being and student engagement. He is an Alum of Mason ('96) receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in African-American Studies, and a Master’s degree in Counseling and Development from the College of Education and Human Development ('05).
Education Design Lab
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