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, resilience, and engagement. 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.

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
  • Researchers
  • 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 in topics such as leadership coaching, 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.