The Original Track
The New U is a free six-week personal development program that equips participants for future success.
Articulate your vision in a way that can be acted upon and lived out. Using vision boards, discussions and other tools, you’ll envision a new personal and professional reality to create a clear vision for where you want to go.
Engage in self-reflection to expand your vision of what is possible. Through proven assessments (Who Am I, Really?; Strengthsfinder 2.0; Facing Your Fears), gain more self-awareness of your values, triggers and motivations to become your best self.
Gain greater understanding of your unique strengths, communication style, and collaboration skills through “True Colors,” an evidence-based assessment that equips you to value an appreciate what you uniquely bring to work, relationships, etc.
Prepare for advancement opportunities within an organization by learning strategies and best practices for career growth. Gain skills in mindset shifting, leaning into a promotion, industry do’s and don’ts, salary negotiation, interviewing, and resume creation.
Build on your new self-knowledge and gain further tools, resources and guidance to advance your personal life. Develop methods for positive transformation, including effective habits, budgeting basics, creating your best life, and more.
During this final session, everything you’ve learned before comes together to help you create a comprehensive, strategic map for your next 6 months to 5 years of your life and career. You’ll then present your plan to New U partners and companies who are prepared to provide you with opportunities to achieve your goals.
Meet Your Instructor
Aaron Whigham started his career in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and received his Master’s degree in Organization Development Change Management from Penn State University. In 2020, he was recruited to Tulsa, OK, to lead several citywide change efforts, which ultimately led to the birth of New U.
Aaron Whigham started his career in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and received his Master’s degree in Organization Development Change Management from Penn State University. With over 10 years of success as a business strategist, he has a keen focus on community and social services that sets him apart from his peers. Aaron worked at Penn State developing strategic initiatives that supported foundational skills such as in coaching, non-profit organizations, conflict resolution, team building, and more.
In 2020, he was recruited to Tulsa, OK, to lead several citywide change efforts, which ultimately led to the birth of New U. NU is a program designed to create diverse talent funnels by cultivating talent to imagine, discover, and actualize a 2.0 version of themselves. Going against the grain of traditionally-tried methods, NU is a culmination of Aaron’s personal and professional experiences where he’s able to transform his passion of serving the community into a purpose-driven program.
“This isn’t hard work for me–it’s heart work,” he said. “I know what it feels like to have hope stolen from you, to have momentum drained from you. And that’s why I do this work and facilitate it with so much passion because it really is going from my heart to theirs. It feels natural to help people in this way; to be a catalyst for change.”
Are you ready for this opportunity?
New U is a great fit for you if you are:
(Note: We do consider people ages 20 and up. If New U speaks to you, send in your application!)