Onward Book Club

Grow your resilience. Grow your community.

WHY YOU WANT TO ATTEND

Do you want to be more effective, happier and fulfilled at work? While there’s no one-size-fits all approach (and we’re not pretending there aren’t significant systemic and structural changes also needed), what we can promise you is that if you commit to meaningfully engaging with the content in Onward and The Onward Workbook, your fulfillment, happiness and effectiveness will increase. That’s a big promise, but one we stand behind. 

The Onward Book Club offers a year of monthly book club discussions for individuals and groups to grow your resilience in a supportive community. Based on the 12-month curriculum in the book Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and The Onward Workbook, the book club will provide strategies and practices to help you deepen your resilience. 

The book focuses on the 12 habits that cultivate resilience and their correlating dispositions, and provides a roadmap for how to feel more effective, more fulfilled, and happier at work.

Move Beyond the Book
This book club provides you with an opportunity to connect with and learn from educators around the world. As you process your learning and practice new strategies together, you’ll experience the potential of supporting yourself and each other to create healthy, resilient communities. You’ll be amazed by the connections you will make in a short period of time and the inspiration you’ll find in this experience. You’ll return to your organizations feeling energized and hopeful about what can be done in schools, and about your potential for impact.


HOW YOU’LL SPEND YOUR TIME

  • Connecting in community with people all over the world
  • Identifying powerful passages from readings and integrating them into your practices
  • Developing tools to cultivate your resilience from the 12 habits and dispositions

Our 2022-2023 cohort will meet on the first Tuesday of each month starting June 2022. Discussions are held at 3:00pm Eastern Time (12:00pm Pacific Time) and are 60 minutes in length. 

  • Live session dates:
    • June 7
    • July 5
    • August 2
    • September 6
    • October 4
    • November 1
    • December 6
    • January 3
    • February 7
    • March 7
    • April 4
    • May 2

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Anyone seeking to deepen their resilience, groups that are interested in using Onward as a text in their school or community, or anyone familiar with Onward who wants to go deeper into the text.


WHAT’S REQUIRED

Participants must have their own copy of Onward. This book is required for participation and is not included in the registration fee. We also highly recommend having your own copy of The Onward Workbook, though it is not strictly required.


YOUR INVESTMENT

$240


WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW

All sessions will be recorded (except for breakouts) in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch at a later time. Participants have access to the content for the duration of the learning experience.


What people say

Such a breath of fresh air and a reawakening within yourself of knowing who you are so you can help others.

Joni

The Onward program offers a wealth of resources for educators of all types, and in a way that models best practices. Onward has helped me understand the origins of true resilience, and I’ve gained so much personally and as a professional from this accessible, affordable, and inviting monthly meeting.

Maria

The book and workbook are amazing, but to connect within a community repeatedly is magic! Thank you for creating this space for us to share, ask questions, and learn. I will try to recognize and celebrate my work in creating a joyful and empathetic school environment.

Megan