Chapter Chats

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See below for topics we’ll cover this fall and register for the session you would like to attend!

Thursdays, 7PM ET / 4PM PT

Monthly Chapter Chats

Join us for monthly hour-long conversations led by students from across the U.S. and Canada about everything chapter-related. These interactive conversations feature student panelists, advisors, special guests, and more. Topics include leadership transition, mental health messaging and language, online student engagement, and so much more.

 

Explore 2020- 2021 recordings: Previously recorded chapter chats

 

Fall 2022 Semester

 

(Thursday) Sept. 15, 6-7 PM ET

Active Minds Fall Pep Rally

Topic: Back to School

Description: Join us for the Fall Chapter Pep Rally, September 15th at 6PM ET/3PM PT to connect with Active Minds national staff and fellow chapter leaders and advisors about happenings and resources in the Active Minds world. Get updates about upcoming events and opportunities including a small workshop to help plan your Spirit Week in October!]

 

(Monday) Oct. 17,  6-7 PM ET

Leadership 101: Emerging Chapter Leaders

Topic: Leadership Transition

Description: Are you a new chapter leader? We’d love to meet you! Join Active Minds staff and Student Leaders as they discuss their best strategies, practices, and tips for acclimating to chapter leadership. See you there!

 

(Wednesday) Nov. 9, 6-7 PM ET

Let’s get Literate!: Mental Health Messaging

Topic: Mental Health Messaging

Description: It’s important to use the right words when we’re talking about mental health. Hear from your peers about top tips for educational discussions and how to implement inclusive language around suicide to help reduce stigma. You’ll leave this chat feeling empowered to change the conversation this semester and beyond!

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(Wednesday) Dec. 7, 6 – 7 PM ET

De-Stress with Active Minds

Topic: Coping with Stress & Anxiety 

Description: For students, life revolves around the academic calendar. Neverending due dates, meetings, and assignments require constant attention and can become overwhelming throughout the semester. As you get ready for finals and exams, join Active Minds staff and Student Leaders as we brainstorm ways to combat stress in a healthy way. 

Zoom Link: Register

 

Spring 2023 Semester

 

(Wednesday) Jan. 25, 2023 6-7 PM ET

New Year, New Engagement

Topic: Student Engagement 

Description: Maybe you’re looking for new and innovative ways to excite and engage your peers? Join us for a collaborative conversation with Active Minds Student Leaders and staff as we break down the successful components of virtual and in-person events and share about chapters’ most successful initiatives. 

Zoom Registration Link: Register

 

(Wednesday) Feb 22, 2023 6-7 PM ET

Transform Your Campus: Mental Health Policy and Advocacy

Topic: Policy and Advocacy 

Description: Active Minds has been working with student leaders for years to provide you with the tools needed to instill formative change on your campuses and within your communities. Join student leaders and advocates to hear about their successes in changing campus or school policy. They’ll share resources and ideas about how you can start these conversations this semester and beyond.

Zoom Registration Link: Register

 

(Wednesday) March 8, 2023 6-7 PM ET

Leadership Transition Panel: Part 1

Description: An integral part of leadership is teaching the next generation of leaders what success looks like and how they can best achieve that through teamwork and organization. This month, in the first of our two-part student panel discussion series about Chapter Leadership transition, we’ll be discussing best practices, tips, and strategies for transferring leadership responsibilities to your fellow peers.

Zoom Registration Link: Register

 

(Monday) April 17, 2023 6 – 7 PM ET

Leadership Transition Panel: Part 2

Description: Working with campus faculty, staff, and administrators to form partnerships helps promote more substantial chapter longevity. To have a smooth leadership transition, these relationships must be preserved and built upon by future chapter leaders. Through chapter elections and other internal organization strategies, you’ll be able to learn about the best practices for a leadership changeover in the third of our five-part series about Chapter Leadership Transition.

Zoom Registration Link: Register

 

May 2023 TBD 7-8:30 PM ET

Active Minds Pep Rally

Topic: Spring Pep Rally

Description: You’ve accomplished so much this year and we want to celebrate you! Join us as we say goodbye to graduating Active Minds student leaders, welcome new ones, and plan for the fall semester ahead. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from Active Minds staff, a special guest, and students about Active Minds Spirit Week and more. See you there!

Zoom Registration Link: Register

Spring 2023 Semester

 

(Wednesday) Jan. 25, 2023 6-7 PM ET

New Year, New Engagement

Topic: Student Engagement 

Description: Maybe you’re looking for new and innovative ways to excite and engage your peers? Join us for a collaborative conversation with Active Minds Student Leaders and staff as we break down the successful components of virtual and in-person events and share about chapters’ most successful initiatives. 

Zoom Registration Link: Register

previously recorded chapter chats

View chats from 2020- 2021!

2021 – 2022 School Year

 

Sep. 22, 2021

Active Minds Fall Pep Rally

Description: After an academic year, students are finally returning to school. Join us for the Active Minds Fall Pep Rally, where we’ll share about new resources, Spirit Week, and welcome new students to our network. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from Active Minds staff, a special guest, and students, and more. See you there! And we’re excited to provide you with the tools and support to be the most successful advocate and leader you can be.

View the Recording

 

Oct. 12, 2021

Effortful Engagement

Description: Are you overwhelmed by the thought of engaging students in your school both virtually and/or in-person this year? Maybe you’re looking for new and innovative ways to excite and engage your peers? Join us for a collaborative conversation with Active Minds Student Leaders and staff as we break down the successful components of virtual and in-person events and share about chapters’ most successful initiatives.

View the Recording

 

Nov. 9, 2021

Avoiding Advocate Burnout

Description: It’s easy for student leaders and advocates to feel burnt out at any point in their academic careers. Join Active Minds staff and Student Leaders as they discuss their best strategies for self-care and preventing burnout. We’ll brainstorm a list of tips, share our favorite activities, and check out some Active Minds Self-Care resources. See you there! 

 

Dec. 7, 2021

Tips for Talking About Your Mental Health

Description: Mental health can be hard to talk about, and sometimes it’s hardest to talk about with the people we’re closest to, like family members. As you get ready to spend more time with your loved ones this holiday season, join us as we brainstorm ways to have healthy and meaningful conversations with the important people in our lives.

View the Recording

 

2020 – 2021 School Year

 

Sep. 24, 2020

How to Be a Confident Mental Health Advocate: Mental Health Language

Description: Launch your semester with Active Minds student leaders by putting your ideas into action. You’ll hear from your peers about top tips for educational discussions and how to implement inclusive language around suicide to help reduce stigma. You’ll leave this chat feeling empowered to change the conversation this semester and beyond!

View Recording

 

Oct. 15, 2020

Fundraising Fundamentals for Active Minds Spirit Week

Description: Active Minds Spirit Week is a nationwide call-to-action that honors the five pillars of our work: awareness, education, advocacy, connection, and community. We will be celebrating from Monday, October 19th to Friday, October 23rd – and we are encouraging all our chapters to participate! We will be providing new tools and resources to help you spread the important work of your chapter and drive your fundraising efforts.

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Nov. 12, 2020

Online Campus Advocacy

Description: Active Minds has been working with our student leaders for years to provide you with the tools needed to instill formative change on your campuses and within your communities. This semester, we introduced a new campaign to create change by heightening the voices of BIPOC students – “Your Voice is Your Power”. We’ll have time to check in about your chapter’s progress, share resources, and ideas about how you can keep these conversations flowing next semester.

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Dec. 3, 2020

Mental Health Across Cultures

Description: Culture influences the definitions that we assign to our own mental health journeys. The way that students view their mental health journeys impacts their success on campus, in the workplace, at home, and beyond. Join our informative discussion with Active Minds staff and student ambassadors to learn more about the variabilities between student’s culture and how that impacts their success on campus.

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Jan. 21, 2021

Leadership Transition

Description: Recruiting and building a strong leadership team for your campus mental health group has always been a core pillar of success. With the spring terms continuing and moving to online platforms, students may need to spend more time ensuring that they have leaders and they are ready to handle what’s ahead. Join this interactive discussion led by Active Minds staff and student leaders to share strategies, work through concerns, and brainstorm ways to keep your team strong and connected.

 

Mar. 25, 2021

Leadership Transition Part 2

Description: An integral part of leadership is teaching the next generation of leaders what success looks like and how they can best achieve that through teamwork and organization. This month, in the second of our five-part series about Chapter Leadership transition, we’ll be discussing best practices, tips, and strategies for transferring leadership responsibilities to your fellow peers.

View Recording

 

April 22, 2021

Leadership Transition Part 3

Description: Working with campus faculty, staff, and administrators to form partnerships helps promote stronger chapter longevity. To have a smooth transition of leadership, these relationships must be preserved and built upon by future chapter leaders. Through chapter elections and other internal organization strategies, you’ll be able to learn about the best practices for a leadership changeover in the third of our five-part series about Chapter Leadership Transition.

View Recording

 

May 6, 2021

Active Minds Pep Rally

Description: It’s been a challenging year, given the transition to remote learning and the numerous responsibilities students have taken on in their personal and professional lives. And we want to celebrate with you! Join us as we say goodbye to graduating Active Minds student leaders, welcome new ones, and plan for the fall semester ahead. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from Active Minds staff, a special guest, and students about Active Minds Spirit Week and more. See you there!

View Recording

 

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