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CoJourn Campus Cohort Program

It has been a challenging year working in higher education. 

No matter our role, whether we are student affairs professionals, faculty, or graduate students we have navigated unprecedented complexities and difficulties. We could all use a little support, and a way to gather our own energy so we can continue to be there for others.

  • Keep the momentum going from NASPA

  • Connect with others across campuses

  • Network, learn, and grow with others in similar roles

  • Get a taste of CoJourn before bringing the program to your campus

For NASPA Attendees and Colleagues

CoJourn is a research-backed framework for compassionate, judgment-free accountability partnerships. It is designed to offer more connection and mutual support as we strive to create meaningful movement in our lives. 
 
This program helps you reflect on your goals, identify necessary steps to move forward, and set up a structure for success in following through with the changes you want to make in your life.
 
And best of all, you don’t have to do any of it alone! The CoJourn Campus Cohort program offers you the guidance, support and inspiration you’ll need.

What to Expect When You Join:

Receive training on the CoJourn process through a virtual group launch 

Partner Matching: Be paired with someone else working in Higher Education (or find your own partner to work with)

Set an intention related to an area of your life that you want to work on for the next 12 weeks

 

Carve out a designated time each week to connect with your CoJourn partner and decide where to focus your attention and energy.

 

Get inspired and motivated by attending our monthly group check-in circles

Experience the value of meaningful connection during this time of social isolation

Ryan Lewis
Undergraduate Fellowships Advisor

Latrina Denson
Associate Dean of Community and Belonging

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Ximena Zúñiga, Ph.D.

"Last Spring semester our program wanted to offer more support to our graduate students in Social Justice Education, as many felt very disconnected from each other due to Covid and the weight of daily online communication. I had heard great things about CoJourn…and was also impressed with its emphasis on listening and other valuable dialogic practices. We sponsored a program open to current graduate students and alumni to pair as accountability partners using the 12-week CoJourn model. Program participants reported feeling grateful to meet regularly with a peer, and to make intentional and thoughtful movement on a range of areas, including self-care, academic writing and professional goals, as well as feeling more connected in shared care."

Professor in Social Justice Education

UMass Amherst

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Jody Santos

"During the height of the pandemic, I developed intense insomnia and started drinking more. The death of my dad, a child struggling with remote school, and a daily avalanche of heartbreaking news made me wonder whether there would ever be light at the end of the tunnel. I decided to join the CoJourn program, a research-backed framework designed to harness the power of connection to help people make the most of their lives. During the three months, participants set goals for themselves and are matched with an accountability partner for weekly check-ins. I had the goals of reducing my alcohol intake to one or two drinks a week and meditating at least once a day. I hit the jackpot with my assigned accountability partner, and six months later, I'm still meditating and sticking with one or two drinks a week. It's possible to create new habits in just 12 weeks. In terms of cost, CoJourn is ridiculously inexpensive."
 
Faculty, Northeastern University

Founding Executive Director of the Disability Justice Project
https://disabilityjusticeproject.org/

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Betsy Cracco, Ph.D

"Our data shows that loneliness and motivation are two of the most significant concerns for our students. This program addresses both with heart and connection. In my own life, CoJourn has drawn me closer to my brother through a period of struggle for both of us, and CoJourn for Racial Justice (and my partner) has challenged me to get uncomfortable in all the important ways, and to grow through connection in the ways I work for social justice personally and professionally. "
 

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Campus Life and Wellbeing
UMass, Amherst

 

Included in the Program:

Partner-Matching

Be paired with someone else working in Higher Education (or find your own partner to work with)

 

Weekly Email Support

For friendly reminders and tips to be as successful as possible

 

Midpoint and Program-End Facilitated Group Check-Ins

Share, reflect, support and exchange ideas for goals and intentions with other program participants

Access to One-on-One Coaching with Member of the CoJourn Team

Sign up for a session for additional support with goal setting, as needed

Additional cost applies for one-on-one coaching

Setting Your Intention:

Participants often set intentions in areas such as:

Stress-Relief / Rest / Balance

Eating / Drinking Healthfully

Social Activism

Connections and Relationships

Play / Joy / Pleasure

Creativity

Exercise and Fitness

Overcoming Procrastination

Decluttering / Simplifying

Overcoming Self-doubt

Thoughtful Money Habits

...Whatever is Meaningful and Most Useful to You!

 
Ready to Get Started?

Price: $49 for graduate students

Sound like just the thing to kickstart change or growth in your life?
 

Sign Up for the Program
 

PROGRAM BEGINS:

Sunday April 3rd, 7pm EST via Zoom

Recording of program launch will be available for those unable to attend

Price: $99 for staff, faculty and colleagues

If you could benefit from this program, but cost is a barrier, please send us an email for more info on our subsidized price options.

The Benefits of CoJourn Campus Cohort:

Sustained focus and follow through on something you want in your life 

The gift of learning from the struggles and successes of your partner

Weekly, protected time to slow down and reflect on what's important to you 

The opportunity to celebrate small successes together

A closer connection with another person who knows about your life 

A community of people sharing resources, strategies, and support