iap event

Flipping Failure IAP Workshop Series

Jan 9 - 21, TR 10-12

Join us

Have you ever faced an academic challenge and wished you could share what you learned with peers?

Join us for the Flipping Failure IAP Workshop Series! Flipping Failure is a collection of video stories told by MIT students about their path towards resilience when faced with challenge at MIT.

The goal of this community initiative is to provide visibility to stories of academic challenge and resilience so that we can begin shifting the conversation around struggle from something to be ashamed of to something that is human.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and share their experiences with a small community of peers in a safe environment. Participants will:

  • meet a cohort of peers who share a desire to help their community.
  • receive coaching from storytelling experts.
  • learn about some research-based coping strategies to further bolster their resilience.
  • film their stories to share with the MIT community on the Flipping Failure website.

All MIT undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to APPLY, but space is limited. For additional information, please contact flippingfailure@mit.edu


Thurs, Jan 9, 10am-12pm

  • Community building
  • Storytelling workshop by Aaron Wolfe, Moth Radio Hour

Tues, Jan 14, 10am-12pm

  • Research-Based Strategies to Manage Stress & Maximize Performance – Part 1
  • Additional storytelling practice

Thurs, Jan 16, 10am-12pm

  • Research-Based Strategies to Manage Stress & Maximize Performance – Part 2
  • Additional storytelling practice

Week of Jan 21

  • Participants will select a 1.5 hr time slot for filming

Coffee and snacks will be served during each workshop.

Participants are welcome to stay after each workshop for lunch (optional).