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Design Your Life For Success


Chris Palmer


Christine Steiner
Assistant Director of Outreach, Graduate Programs & Online Learning

Design Your Life for Success

Fall Program Begins October 19

Find out what really matters to you and how to live wisely and with passion

This workshop will explore the goals, strategies, and tactics necessary to live a successful, fulfilled, and productive life. We will reflect on our lives, discuss what really matters to us, consider how we find purpose and meaning in our lives, explore our life goals, think about our values, produce personal mission statements, examine how to take better care of ourselves, and learn effective time management skills.

This workshop is designed and led by Professor Chris Palmer, a passionate advocate of personal growth and how people can become successful, productive, and fulfilled. Palmer is an author, film producer, and father.

"I created this workshop because I believe we all need to spend more time (1) reflecting on how to find more purpose, meaning, and passion in our lives, and (2) focusing on what really matters to us." - Palmer

Who is this program for?

  • This free noncredit workshop is open to AU students, alumni, staff, faculty, and members of the general public. Advanced registration is required.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, students will be able to:
  1. Formulate what really matters to them and what values are important to them.
  2. Create and develop a personal mission statement that reflects the best possible life they want to lead, a life which is passionate, honorable, focused, purposeful, and meaningful.
  3. Include in their personal mission statements changes they plan to make to their lives to bring them into closer alignment with their life goals.
  4. Learn some essential key time management skills.

Class Details

  • This workshop consists of three 90-minute face-to-face meetings.
  • Each class will employ a number of pedagogical approaches, such as writing, role playing, small group work, mini-lectures, peer reviews, one-on-one coaching, discussion, student presentations, interviews, and think/pair/share.

Fall 2017 Class Dates


Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2

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