Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
The Center for the Advancement of Well-Being (CWB)—along with the Well-Being University Learning Community—has been leading Mason’s Well-Being University initiative. The center’s mission is to catalyze human well-being by promoting the science and practices that lead to a life of vitality, purpose, and resilience. As an interdisciplinary center at George Mason University, the center is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations thrive in a world of complexity and uncertainty. The center’s vision is to impact the well-being of 10 million people by 2019.
Individuals who engage with the center learn to build a foundation of well-being that enables them to
- experience a deepening sense of personal meaning in their lives
- increase their ability to creatively solve problems
- become more resilient and develop a greater capacity to respond to challenging and stressful situations
- build and deepen meaningful, supportive relationships
The center serves both individuals and organizations, including
- Mason students, faculty and staff
- Lifelong learners and organizations
- Industry leaders, practitioners, and executive coaches
The center offers a minor for undergraduate students, a living-learning community for students, professional certificate programs for adults and certified coaches, and research activities that contribute to the knowledge on positive psychology, mindfulness, leadership, and well-being. They provide the public with opportunities to attend non-credit, interactive events that incorporate the science and practices related to well-being, positive psychology, leadership, personal and organizational transformation, and mindfulness. These programs include conferences, retreats, workshops, and speakers series.