Education & Skills Development

  • Thriving at Williams means having the skills to be effective in academic life. Key tools include class participation, time management/organization, and managing the pull toward procrastination. This three-part series repeats each month, so join in on any of the three topics and build your skills to thrive academically. View weekly opportunities.

  • Join a safe space dedicated to discussing gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. This once weekly drop-in group: is open to all students wanting to talk about their experiences with diverse gender or sexual identities; aims to facilitate relationship building through honest connection with peers; provides support for personal growth; and, builds community. View weekly opportunities.

  • The IWS team hosts group discussions with students and staff on key topics of a timely nature – beginning with race relations – on campus and beyond. Let’s have the conversations – engage in inter-group dialogues of substance and impact. View weekly opportunities.

  • This group builds skills in communicating directly, handling conflict, managing transitions in relationships and balancing intimacy and autonomy. Come develop skills in healthy boundaries, self-care within relationships, and having honest conversations. View weekly opportunities.

  • Do you experience shifts in mood – sometimes feeling great and then feeling like you are sinking lower, feeling bad about yourself, and withdrawing from others? This group invites those struggling with the day-to-day shifts in mood as well as those grappling with depression to find support and healing, along with skills to manage mood shifts. Guided by self-compassion, mindfulness skills and positive psychology, this group offers students a chance to connect, authentically, however they are. View weekly opportunities.

  • Join this drop-in group designed to provide support and consult to JAs and JA-AB members. All topics and reasons welcome! View weekly opportunities.

  • Join this skills-based group geared toward more effective living and improved quality of experience – especially in managing complex feelings and situations. Learn to honor and work with your intense emotions to help you thrive, behave with intention – not reaction, all with non-judgment. Strengthen yourself and your relationships in the process. View weekly opportunities.

  • Practice group for mindfulness and meditation skills development – simple practices with a big impact on concentration, relationships with stress, self-care, sleep, and overall wellbeing. No experience necessary – come and practice with us. View weekly opportunities.

  • Come join a group of your peers committed to personal growth and assisting each other with diverse concerns. This psychotherapy group provides a forum for students to discuss the meaningful aspects of their lives and explore relationships and dynamics as they occur in the group experience. Take this opportunity to improve self-awareness, explore dimensions of personal concerns such as anxiety and depression, and relationships of all sorts (i.e. familial, romantic, social, etc.). View weekly opportunities.

  • Back by popular demand!!! Interested in creating a culture that rejects the “thin ideal” and values body diversity? This workshop is for you! Move away from unrealistic ideals and toward accepting YOUR body, in all its uniqueness. View weekly opportunities.