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    A two-day learning event that brings colleagues together from across campus to share knowledge and cultivate skills that will positively impact our work life.

March 13 & 14, 2019

Open to UVM employees only.


  • Keynote Address: “ Practicing Happiness: The Science of Wellbeing”

    Wednesday, March 13th, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Coffee and muffins will be served starting at 7:45 AM

  • Conference Theme: Nurturing Resilience

    Following the keynote there will be breakout sessions addressing resilience from multiple perspectives throughout the day
  • Box Lunches Provided

    Wednesday, March 13th, 12:00 PM
    For employees attending our EDU@UVM events
    Sponsored by UVM Dining
    (Separate Registration Required in Peoplesoft HR – Use CLASS CODE 399)
    Must notify Event Services by March 6th if you have dietary restrictions
  • Ice Cream Refresher!

    March 13th, 2:30pm to 3pm
    Davis Center, 4th floor Fireplace Lounge
    Sponsored by Staff Council
    No registration required

Schedule and workshop descriptions

Keynote: Practicing Happiness: "The Science of Wellbeing"

Every single one of us can harness the power to shift our mindset and change our brains. To lead resilient and productive lives, understanding happiness is a key part of building and nurturing resilience. In our morning keynote presentation, by UVM faculty member Dr. Andrew Rosenfeld, we will discuss the definitions of happiness and the complexities around measuring happiness. By the end of the session, we will begin to demystify the secrets to living fulfilling and productive lives, and how to build resilience in our students and ourselves.

Following the keynote there will be breakout sessions addressing the keynote from multiple perspectives throughout the day.

P.S. Coffee and breakfast muffins will be available

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D.

Andy Rosenfeld is an Associate Professor at UVM. He teaches an undergraduate course on “The Science of Happiness”. The course description: Explore how to foster more fulfilling and productive lives, and the understanding and development of high potential. He is a family psychiatrist practicing at UVM in the Vermont Center for Children, Youth & Families and works with youth at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center.

Important Dates

EDU@UVM: Mar. 13 & 14, 2019

Registration Closes: Mar. 6, 2019


Workshop Locations

EDU@UVM is held on campus every year during Spring Break. Sessions take place at various classrooms on campus.


If you cannot attend a session you signed up for, please email edu@uvm.edu with the course name to let us know. Due to heavy volume we will not be sending confirmations of your cancellation.


Registration is required for all sessions.


1. Carefully read the workshop descriptions to find the sessions that you most interest you.

2. Have all your course codes listed when you register.

3. Log into PeopleSoft Human Resources and go to:

Main Menu > Self Service > Learning and Development > Request Training Enrollment

Confirmation emails will be sent to the registrant after their registration is complete and will include the building and floor number. Class room numbers will be provided by our staff at the event location.

A reminder email will be sent one to two days before the event.