Dream Lab for Teens
The unconventional career program that builds leadership and boosts confidence
Dream Lab is an inclusive and FUN learning experience that empowers young people to uncover their true identity while creating a vision for their future.
Students who complete this self-discovery program report higher self-esteem and clarity about their personal purpose. They also demonstrate foundational skills in compassionate leadership.
The goal is to help young people stay mentally healthy, avoid addiction and depression, and confidently create the career and future they want for themselves and the world.
Lab Leader: Laurel Donnellan
Founder and CEO |Podcaster| Leadership Contributor at Forbes.com
Laurel is a compassionate leadership and career change expert who has dedicated the last thirty years to researching, developing, and validating change models that help people find work they love and help organizations provide loveable work.
We connect young leaders with experienced faculty and other students across the globe. Participants expand their dream by exploring new interests, developing networks, and taking ideas to the next level. Participants have an opportunity to present their dreams through personal projects and will compete to be featured on Forbes.com.
Lab Leader: Tracy Goodsel
Chief People Officer |Two-Time Certified Life Coach|Career Development Thought Leader
Tracy is a two-time certified life coach focusing on teens and young adults. Her passion is to help these individuals discover and cultivate self-compassion, confidence, and resilience to begin building a life that they love.
Participants who complete this program are able to answer two crucial questions:
- What is my dream for work and life?
- What is my plan for making it a reality?
- Personal project related to dreamwork that can be used to support job and/or school applications
- Group project related to leadership that can be used to support job and/or school applications
- A comprehensive action plan for school, work, relationships, and health
- New friends who know and support your vision
- Clear life/career goals and more confidence
Dream Lab includes:
- Five days of interactive group coaching and experiential learning, 2.5 hours a day
- Program guide including exercises and personal journaling
- Assignment to a learning partner for support and community building
- Group world service project
- Personal dream work project presented at a Dream Show
- Access to coaches and participants between sessions
- Certificate of completion
Saumya Shinde, India
The course will make you uncomfortable. But if you do the work, you'll become aware of your goals, gain the courage to dream bigger, and build a community of global friends sharing their own goals, insights and life stories.
Before the program, I was confused about how to carve my own path. But now, I feel more prepared and energised for my future!
Seokhyun (Nathan) Baek, South Korea
Before joining the Dream Lab, anxiety clouded my future and passion. However, the program welcomed me arms-wide-opened to a safe space where I unleashed my visions. During this program, I experienced the “light bulb” moment, allowing me to blow life into my dreams; hence, the program’s name.
To sum it all up, the Dream Lab acted as a stepping stone toward personal discovery.
Day One: Orientation
July 25th, 2022 | 11am PT to 1:30pm PT, 2:00pm ET to 4:30pm ET
Day Two: Past: Be Connected
July 26th, 2022 | 11am PT to 1:30pm PT, 2:00pm ET to 4:30pm ET
Day Three: Present: Be Yourself
July 27th, 2022 | 11am PT to 1:30pm PT, 2:00pm ET to 4:30pm ET
Day Four: Future: Be Your Best
July 28th, 2022 | 11am PT to 1:30pm PT, 2:00pm ET to 4:30pm ET
Day Five: Dream Show
July 29th, 2022 | 11am PT to 1:30pm PT, 2:00pm ET to 4:30pm ET
7 Cs of Compassionate Leadership
Dream Lab for Teens: Launches on July 25th
This 5-day self-discovery course will help participants identify and develop interests, define what is important to them, create a new vision and develop a personal and practical plan for how to make new dreams a reality. Students will become masterful in the Donnellan Change Method and be introduced to the 7C’s, The Core Attributes of Compassionate Leaders.
Who Should Participate?
Application Deadline & Process
Students participate in a live Dream Lab
University of Denver business students share their experience
"We learned a lot about ourselves, our community, and our goals."
"I realized that I do know what my goals and vision are. I've just been too afraid to put it into words or take the time to write it down."Register Today!