WORKSHOP: Co-Creating a Culture of Well-Being: How to Bring the Power of Coaching Into Your Online Classroom (90 mins)


  • Suzanne Carmack George Mason University



In this interactive online workshop, we will first discuss why it is now more important than ever that we co-create cultures of well-being in our online classrooms. Then you will learn how you can co-create a culture of well-being through the power of coaching -- through a combination of self-coaching, peer-peer coaching, and faculty-student coaching skill exercises and demonstrations. Then you'll explore how you can bring these coaching skills into your pedagogy after the workshop through two case studies: one focused on synchronous (live) online learning and the other focused on asynchronous (self-paced) online learning. You'll leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of how you can use the power of coaching to co-create a culture of well-being in your online classroom!

Author Biography

Suzanne Carmack, George Mason University

Dr. Carmack is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global and Community Health, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in global health foundations, leadership and advocacy. With 28 years of senior leadership experience in multiple roles at community, state, Federal and inter-agency levels, as well as 28 years of concurrent experience teaching in higher education, Dr. Carmack is an applied scholar/practitioner in the fields of health communication and well-being promotion. Her applied research is focused on the promotion of lifestyle medicine and somatic resilience practices in order to optimize human performance, integrative health and work/life well-being. She is currently developing face-face and digital coaching interventions that combine talk- and movement-based coaching techniques, in order to investigate and support the evolving integrative health, lifestyle medicine and human performance needs of leaders in the fields of healthcare, military service and education. These interventions aim to support these leaders in optimizing their work/life well-being, while empowering them to create cultures of well-being in their organizations and address the rising prevalence of burnout, compassion fatigue, and suicide in their fields. 





TUESDAY 1:00pm-2:30pm