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Virtual Event

Maximizing Motivation: How to Help Students Bounce Back From Burnout and Fuel College Success

Total Credits: .3 Workshop CEU(s)

Dr. Sarah Porter
3 Hours



Have you been scratching your head about how to rekindle students’ excitement about learning and increase their engagement with your course? This workshop not only expands participants' understanding of intrinsic motivation, but also invites them to leverage this knowledge to best support their students. Participants leave with a repertoire of quick, high-impact strategies they can immediately implement in their college classrooms to activate autonomy, cultivate confidence, and boost belonging.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or be able to:

  • Articulate the three key drivers of motivation.
  • Recognize the signs of student burnout.
  • Describe the relationship between burnout and motivation.
  • Utilize evidence-based classroom strategies to tap into students’ intrinsic motivation.

Plans for Audience Participation and Interaction:
An opening icebreaker in which attendees share what motivates them; a poll in which participants select which of the three key drivers of intrinsic motivation resonates most for them; breakout rooms in which attendees identify classroom strategies that they would like to start-stop-continue in order to increase student motivation.

Digital Badge, Certificate, and CEUs

All workshop participants can obtain, at no additional cost:

  • A digital badge and certificate that provide a web-enabled, verifiable documentation of your professional learning experience.
  • CEUs, which are awarded by passing the post-workshop learning assessment with a score of 80% or better.



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Austin Community College

Dr. Sarah Porter (she/her) is a licensed psychologist and founder of a workplace training and consulting practice that translates the latest behavioral science research into actionable strategies that increase individual and organizational well-being. She is an experienced in-person and virtual speaker (550 speaking events and counting!) who is just as comfortable facilitating a work session for five or giving a keynote to an audience of 2,500. With her track record of success as a college professor, director of university wellness programming, management consultant for a Big Four professional services firm, and therapist, Dr. Porter brings a unique perspective to her work: She understands how soft skills development is critical to thriving personally and professionally. She is an extrovert with a dash of nerd who enjoys bringing the head and the heart together in every talk she gives.