Chapter Chats

join us for monthly online and interactive conversations

2019 Kick-off! Chapter Summit

for student leaders and advisors

Whether you’re a brand new chapter leader, an Active Minds pro, a chapter advisor, or a chapter member, this one-hour conversation with Active Minds Chapter Manager, Robyn Suchy and others, will help you start your year off on the right foot! Topics include Chapter Foundations and resources, new programming initiatives and partnerships, and some top tips from students about making the most our of your first weeks of the year.

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Monthly Chapter Chats

Join us for monthly 30-minutes conversations with professional staff, speakers, student leaders, and special guests. These interactive discussions will cover common chapter support and growth topics, public health best practices, cutting edge mental health research, and more. See below for topics we’ll cover this fall. 

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Tuesdays, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

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September 24: Diving in on Chapter Foundations

Refresh your memory on the building blocks of a strong chapter and the five Active Minds foundations: Leadership, Membership, Collaboration, Programming, and Fundraising. Learn tips to start your year off strong from national staff and your fellow chapter leaders around the country.
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October 22: Positive Mental Health Messaging 101

How we talk about mental health matters! Let’s chat about the words, stats, and data we use as mental health advocates to promote positive attitudes and avoid common, potentially harmful stigma. Language is our superpower for social change!
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November 19: Fundraising Crash Course

Wondering how to fundraise for the national movement and/or your chapter? Get ideas for future fundraisers, how to make fundraisers a success, and more through this fundraising crash course! Also, learn about the great fundraising bonuses available for your chapter!

January 21: Story Sharing Best Practices & Programs

Sharing a mental health story can be powerful, moving, emotional, cathartic, and can drive people to action but there are some best practices and things to be avoided when sharing stories to keep the person sharing and the audience safe and feeling ultimately hopeful. Learn more about the power of stories and how to host story sharing programs.
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March 24:  Transitioning to Remote Work

As many schools limit in-person meetings and events or move to an online-only operating status for several weeks or months, Active Minds chapters must maintain the mission to support mental health among their peers. Join this extended, one hour, Chapter Chat for a discussion on student affairs trends from across the field, ways to adapt your presence online, and creative solutions to problems.

April 21: Navigating Leadership Transition

Do you want to ensure a seamless transition between leadership teams? Of course you do! Join the conversation about how to best plan for your leadership transition and how to maintain a successful and cohesive chapter.

May 12: Men and Mental Health

Mental health is for everyone and everyone has mental health but there can be additional stigma around men seeking help or engaging in these topics. Learn about how to engage more men in mental health conversations and making sure your chapter is inclusive and welcoming to all.