June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
26.89.1 - 26.89.19
A national program to develop resiliency, passion, intrinsic motivation and a strong sense of purpose in students. The goal of this work is to develop and implement an early development undergraduate program that will help students increase resiilency, pasion, intrinsic motivation, and develop a strong sense of purpose. The program is divided in two parts. In the first part students use techniques adopted from positive and congnitive psychology to develop a sense of awareness, define a sense of purpose, and modify thoughts and behaviours. In the second part, students intentionally face adversity by creating a Project that will impact between 50 and 200 people. This developes a sense of significance and a sense of belonging, it also provides a framework for the student to face adversity, increase self-‐confidence, and develop goal setting, planning skills. Students learn to créate a nurturing environment through Master Mind Groups, Accountability Partnerships, and Co-‐coaching strategies. They also learn to intentionally créate possibility and to enroll volunteers into their programs. A train the trainner and pilot program was launched in multiple campuses at Tecnológico de Monterrey with interesting results. Students successfully reached out to their communities and launched programs and initiatives that contributed to the wellbeing of their communities. In one campus 20 students that participated in the project impacted over 1,000 people. Social media has spread the impact inspiring others to copy and replicate their initiatives. Current work includes the inclusión of this program as a formal component of the engineering curricula. This paper will outline the program, review the pilars of resiliency, describe intentional possibility (Sedas) and document some of the success cases.
Sedas, S. W. (2015, June), A Program to Develop Resiliency, Self-confidence, Intrinsic Motivation, and a Sense of Purpose in Young Adults Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23430
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