The THRIVE seminar takes a holistic approach to retirement planning. Participants are educated and engaged in personal financial planning as part of a larger exploration of identity, health, and vocation in retirement. THRIVE is available in two formats, as an e-learning series and an in-person seminar.
THRIVE has replaced the Growing into Tomorrow ... Today seminar.
Rooted in A Theology of Benefits, the Board’s retirement planning seminar addresses retirement preparation holistically. THRIVE — short for Thinking Retirement: Identity, Vocation, and Economics — covers subject matters such as financial planning and retirement healthcare options as part of a larger exploration of identity, health, and vocation in retirement.
THRIVE is taught by Board University educators and other experts throughout the country. It includes interactive and hands-on learning opportunities.
"I would recommend the seminar because it provides reminders of issues I had not anticipated fully and answers to specific questions I had asked elsewhere but had not been able to have answered. It also gave me dedicated time to thinking critically about retirement issues."
— Seminar participant/inquirer
The THRIVE seminar is designed for Benefits Plan members who are 10 or fewer years away from retirement, and their spouses or surviving spouses. This includes part-time employees who are enrolled in any benefit from the Benefits Plan.
In this seminar, you will
THRIVE is available in two learning formats to best serve you: an e-learning series and an in-person seminar.
The THRIVE e-learning series — available on the Board University e-learning platform through our benefits portal, Benefits Connect — integrates recorded instructor-led content and interactive exercises. You may move through the THRIVE e-learning series at your own pace. The e-learning platform will record your progress and allow you to resume where you left a previous session. The total estimated time to progress through the entire series is 9 hours in addition to the personal time you take to reflect and complete exercises.
To request access to the THRIVE e-learning series
Board University will admit learners to the full THRIVE learning path within one week, pending space availability. If the learning path has reached capacity, we will email you with links to additional resources until capacity opens up.
Out of concern for the health and safety of our participants and presenters, all THRIVE seminars are canceled through the end of 2020. We will revisit in-person seminars in 2021.