The Berger Institute provides year-round opportunities for education and empowerment through retreats, workshops, and lectures from distinguished researchers and innovators from around the world. Our popular programming echoes our increasing understanding of successful development and resilience by helping students and the larger community cultivate essential skills and knowledge for today’s society.

Annually, the Institute hosts a Women and Leadership Workshop, which connects students with successful alumni and further prepares them for leadership roles after graduation. The Institute also offers an annual Women of Color Empowerment Retreat, giving students the opportunity to network with fellow peers and learn from experienced facilitators about empowerment and using their voices for effective communication and change. Other recent past programs have included an Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Mental Health Panel that brought awareness and discussion to mental health for APIDA identities, a self-healing workshop and poetry reading with artist and activist Terisa Siagatonu, and an Athenaeum talk with Dr. Thomas Fuller-Rowell on Health Disparities in an Era of Rising Income Inequality.

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