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Educational Presentations & Training

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Employee Assistance: What is it?(10-20 minutes) EAP is a benefit for faculty and staff. Learn about all our different services, how we can help, who is eligible, and where to access services.
Helping Supervisors Use EAP (30-45 minutes) Learn about employee assistance and the different ways EAP can help supervisors. Reminding employees to seek mental health services is only one example. Have you ever needed help preparing for evaluations or difficult conversations? It’s always helpful to get an outside perspective to think about problems in multiple ways. Begin to understand why employees do not reach out to and how to partner with EAP for performance improvement.
Create a Stress Resiliency Action Plan Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own resiliency plan. The five areas of the plan include learning about resilience, reducing anxiety, practicing positive thinking, starting the practice of gratitude, and creating a plan for exercise.
Building Relationships with Professional Boundaries (45-60 minutes) Establishing a balance between engaged service and honoring appropriate limits in sharing/communicating can be difficult. This discussion-based training explores, “What does professionalism look like, and am I conducting myself in a professional way?” Additionally, participants will learn about the different kinds of boundaries with tips for effective interpersonal communication to preserve relationships and reduce overwhelm by knowing their responsibilities and limits in the workplace.
Tips for Coping with Conflict, Chaos, and Change (45-60 minutes) Most of us do not experience change by catastrophes, but by the slow change of environment, day in and day out. Economic trends, pressure to have productive output at work, family needs and relationship expectations can have a pileup effect and overwhelm our ability to cope. This presentation explores the predictable, universal elements of conflict, chaos, and change, with three key ways to strengthen resiliency and use practical strategies to grow from difficult situations.
Find Your Calm Finding the balance of being committed and connected to the value of our job, but not being consumed by it is an important part of satisfaction in the workplace and our overall well-being. Without effective skills to balance constant demands and obligations in our work and personal environments, we won't be creative, competent or cheerful about work for very long. This presentation introduces learners to the practice of mindful awareness as an accessible and energizing stress management tool to find calm in the middle of their busy lifestyles.
Effective Communication: Email, Nonverbal, and Verbal(45-60 minutes) This training contains guidelines for professional email, texting, non-verbal and verbal communication skills. Learn the importance of building quality work relationships by communicating with civility and professionalism. Explore concepts of active listening, perception, and giving feedback.
The Journey of Managing Stress and Change(60-90 minutes) Learning to manage stress can be a lifelong journey. Small and large amounts of change create a stress response and learning our physiological reaction is critical. This presentation will focus on learning the basic components of the stress response and learning several techniques to manage that response.
Purposeful Time Management(50-60 minutes) With so many responsibilities, tasks and preferences competing for our attention, time management suggests an oxymoron. However, we can reduce the distress of distractions and harness time as one of our most valuable assets. Time is a universal, daily resource to guide our attention toward productivity and purpose. This presentation reviews several popular, focus-friendly strategies with self-reflection exercises to increase awareness around sustainable time management practices.
Road to Resilience: From Surviving to Driving Your Life Forward Our journey through life sometimes includes difficult terrain to navigate, causing unexpected detours, breakdowns, and necessary course corrections to realign with a sense of efficacy, agency, and peace. This session will explore how periods of stress, everyday challenges and even crises can be a roadmap to greater resilience. Using simple feel-good strategies to overcome obstacles not only makes resilience a worthy and reachable quest, but a powerful mental state to keep you in the driver’s seat of life.
Work-Life Balance(30-45 minutes) Learning to set boundaries to achieve work-life balance can be difficult. Components of time management, leisure management, purposeful behavior, and the exploration of personal priorities is helpful in adjusting your work-life balance.
Reach Out to Prevent Suicide (20-30 minutes) Gaining a better understanding of the myths and facts relevant to suicide prevention is valuable for all faculty and staff. This presentation will also include warning signs, both verbal and behavioral, and important questions to ask.

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