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Wellness Leadership Institute Offers Virtual Workshops
Building upon its pioneering momentum of holistic health and wellness, the Barnes Center at The Arch has introduced the Wellness Leadership Institute. More than 40 wellness workshops are available to the campus community on a free and drop-in basis. The Institute opened in February and transitioned to virtual workshops in March. Topics include communication skills, mindfulness, a “101” course on smoking and how to find budget-friendly meals. The goal is to increase understanding of health and wellness. Registration and videos are available in the Wellness Portal. If an individual attends a workshop within each dimension of health and wellness, they will earn a graduation medallion, certificate and a Be Well sweatshirt.
“The Wellness Leadership Institute is a great opportunity to learn about integrated health, the dimensions of wellness and how it fits into unique student experiences,” said Rachel Evans, assistant director of health promotion at the Barnes Center at The Arch. “Fitting a variety of schedules, daily workshops will help students utilize this knowledge while at Syracuse and beyond.”
The drop-in style workshops allow for flexibility surrounding busy student schedules, remote learning and opportunities to expand on topics of interest. Woven throughout each workshop are lessons surrounding holistic health and wellness. Taught by Barnes Center at The Arch peer educators and members of the campus community, presenters hope to empower audience members through education while having a positive impact on campus health and wellness.
“I am excited to work with members of our campus community in a variety of workshops,” said Catherine Campbell ’22, Barnes Center at The Arch Peer Educator. “Through the Wellness Leadership Institute, we not only strengthen our connection with peers, but build education surrounding health and wellness — all of which enhances our student experience.”
Don’t miss your chance to attend the remaining spring 2020 workshops. A complete workshop schedule is available on the Barnes Center at The Arch website. For more information, to request accommodations or to participate as a workshop presenter, contact Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at 315.443.8000 or by emailing BarnesCenter@syr.edu.
Story by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience communications intern Christopher Scarglato ’23