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GPS Workshops

You can earn free college credit and learn how to be a successful student at the same time!  Heartland offers a free workshop series called GPS, Guided Path to Success.  You can learn time management skills, find out about what career would be right for you, and many other strategies that can help you be successful.  You can attend as many or as few as you like.  To earn college credit you need to attend and participate in a minimum of eight different workshops and complete the homework assignments and a final reflective essay. 

 If you have any questions, contact: Jen Vieley at or 309-268-8055. 

Fall 2018 Workshops:

Date Topic Success Focus
August 27, 2018 Targeting Success Personal Success
September 10, 2018 Motivating Self Personal Success
September 17, 2018 Mastering Self-Management Personal Success
September 24, 2018 Developing Effective Communication Personal Success
October 1, 2018 Valuing Interdependence Personal Success
October 8, 2018 Gaining Self-Awareness Personal Success
October 15, 2018 Managing Stress Personal Success
October 22, 2018 Understanding Civic Responsibility Personal Success
October 29, 2018 Exploring Healthy Lifestyles Personal Success
November 5, 2018 Planning Personal Finances Personal Success
November 12, 2018 Getting Involved on Campus Personal Success
November 19, 2018 Becoming an Active Student Academic Success
November 26, 2018 Mastering Time Management Academic Success
December 3, 2018 Exploring your Learning Preferences Academic Success

All GPS Workshops are in ICN 1002  from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

Spring 2019 Workshops: 

Date Topic Success Focus
January 28, 2019 Becoming an Active Reader Academic Success
February 4, 2019 Enhancing Your Study Strategies Academic Success
February 11, 2019 Improving Test Performance Academic Success
February 18, 2019 Developing Critical Thinking Skills Academic Success
February 25, 2019 Developing Research Skills Academic Success
March 4, 2019 Learning for a Lifetime Academic Success
March 18, 2019 Exploring Career Interests and Skills Career Success
March 25, 2019 Exploring Personality and Values Career Success
April 1, 2019 Deciding on a College Major Career Success
April 8, 2019 Navingating the COllege Selection Process Career Success
April 15, 2019 DEveloping your Leadership Skills Career Success
April 22, 2019 Understanding the Job Search Process Career Success
April 29, 2019 Writing a Resume Career Success
May 6, 2019 Developing Interview Skills Career Success

All GPS Workshops are in ICN 1002 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. 

Contact Us

Student Support Services
2400 Student Commons Building
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8410
Fax: 309-268-7986


Amy Pawlik

Dean of Student Support Services
Office: SCB 2406
Phone: 309-268-8238

Dawn Berry

Division Secretary-Student Support Services
Office: SCB 2400
Phone: 309-268-8381