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Category: Quality of Worklife
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Stress Management 09/24/2019 12:30-1:30 pm It is natural to become stressed when the demands on time and energy have become too great. This can happen both at home and at work, and can severely limit productivity and effectiveness. This workshop shows the physiological stages of stress development and its harmful effects on the body. It also addresses the defining symptoms and different sources of stress. This useful information is incorporated with helpful stress relievers and imagery techniques. Registration Open
Guided Meditation 09/27/2019 12-1 pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Models of Excellence Information Session: How to Nominate a Staff Member or Team for a Models of Excellence Award 09/30/2019 3-4 pm Do you work with someone who shows special initiative or demonstrates outstanding leadership? Have you noticed that a colleague or team excels at fostering workplace collaboration or shows an especially deep commitment to service? If so, then recognize them as a Model of Excellence. The Selection Committee depends on the content of the nominations to make its decisions. Therefore, nominations submitted should be as detailed and descriptive as possible in order to convey a nominee’s exceptional performance. Be sure to attend this workshop and learn about how best to write your nomination and obtain some tips on doing so! Registration Open
Mindfulness in the Workplace 10/01/2019 2-4 pm This eight-week program offers an introduction to mindfulness-based stress management. This structured and foundational process supports participants to learn mindfulness-based tools and apply mindfulness in real-life situations to help reduce stress, increase focus and mental clarity, improve communication in relationships, improve mood and energy, and better manage difficult situations. The course consists of eight 2-hour weekly classes and a full-day retreat on the weekend before week seven of the course. All class materials are provided, including weekly practice assignments and guided audio meditation practices. Registration Open
Sugar Detox 10/01/2019 12-1pm Sugar has gotten a bad rap in the media recently. Come and learn why! A Family Food Registered Dietitian will help you identify hidden forms of sugar, how to reduce the amount of added sugars you consume, and will explain which sugars to avoid. Registration Open
Balancing Work-Life-Family 10/03/2019 12:30-1:30 pm Balancing your work and home life can seem impossible in our busy world. Feelings of guilt and turmoil are stirred by the demands of work and home, and the lack of personal time and time for family and friends. Through open discussion, this workshop outlines how to work toward attainable personal and professional goals, while reducing stress levels. It also offers effective workday tips for reducing discomfort and guilt, and successfully “keeping it all together.” Registration Open
Webinar: Managing Emotional Health at Work 10/09/2019 12:30-1:30 pm Managing Emotional Health at Work will help participants to develop an awareness of the emotional illness and its impact in the workplace. Reviewed are the infinite stressors that impact employee’s behavior and work performance as well as what leadership should look for, and how to supportively confront those concerns for a successful outcome. Registration Open
Models of Excellence Information Session: How to Nominate a Staff Member or Team for a Models of Excellence Award 10/10/2019 12-1 pm Do you work with someone who shows special initiative or demonstrates outstanding leadership? Have you noticed that a colleague or team excels at fostering workplace collaboration or shows an especially deep commitment to service? If so, then recognize them as a Model of Excellence. The Selection Committee depends on the content of the nominations to make its decisions. Therefore, nominations submitted should be as detailed and descriptive as possible in order to convey a nominee’s exceptional performance. Be sure to attend this workshop and learn about how best to write your nomination and obtain some tips on doing so! Registration Open
Flexible Work Options 10/14/2019 11:00am-12:00pm This presentation will provide an overview of Flexible Work Options and provide guidelines for proposing and implementing a flex request including understanding the applicable HR guidelines and policies, assessing the fit between position and job responsibilities, reviewing a sample proposal, documenting the flexible work option request, and implementing the request. Registration Open
New and Expectant Parent Briefing 10/15/2019 12:30-1:30 pm This is an introductory resource briefing designed for expectant parents and those who are new to parenting or child care. Participants will learn about local and university childcare and parenting resources including breastfeeding support and the nursing mothers program, childcare locators, back-up care, adjusting to new schedules, flexible work options, among other topics. This session will also cover Penn's time away from policies including short-term disability (STD), parental leave, and related sick leave policies. Registration Open
Understanding the Opioid Crisis 10/21/2019 12:30-1:30pm According to the most recent data available, opioid overdose takes the lives of 116 Americans every day. The Greater Philadelphia Region has not been immune to this epidemic. In this presentation, we will:

• examine the reasons for this alarming trend

• discuss how it may impact us as individuals, families, friends and co-workers

• address what we can all do to help prevent someone we care about from developing addiction or assist someone in getting the help they need if a substance use disorder is present

Registration Open
Webinar: Prepare and Prevent: Assisting Leaders with Behavioral Tools to Better Support Employees Webcast 10/24/2019 3-4 pm Join us to learn about the benefits of our EAP program and the managerial assistance available to you. Guest speaker Bert Alicea, M.A., will cover topics including employment performance issues, attitude, absenteeism, personal problems, supervisor issues with confronting employees, enabling employees and more. Registration Open
Webinar: Prepare and Prevent: Assisting Leaders with Behavioral Tools to Better Support Employees Webcast 10/24/2019 11-12 pm Join us to learn about the benefits of our EAP program and the managerial assistance available to you. Guest speaker Bert Alicea, M.A., will cover topics including employment performance issues, attitude, absenteeism, personal problems, supervisor issues with confronting employees, enabling employees and more. Registration Open
Guided Meditation 10/25/2019 12:30-1:30 pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Wills, Trust, and Estate Planning 10/29/2019 12:30-1:30 pm Join Marcie L. H. Merz, Executive Director of Planned Giving and Associate General Counsel at the University of Pennsylvania, to learn about the importance of estate planning, managing your estate during life and disposing of your estate at your death through the use of trusts, wills, beneficiary designation forms and other planning documents. Registration Open
November Wellness Walk 11/01/2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm Our wellness walks encourage participants to increase their physical activity by stepping outside to pump up their heart rate by walking through Penn's beautiful campus. What better way to get motivated and gain energy for the day! Meet the Center for Public Health Initiatives staff at 12 noon in front of College Hall by the Ben Franklin statue. The walk will be approximately 2-miles and we will inform you when we have reached the 1-mile mark in the event that you need to exit the walk early. We hope you will be able to join us. Bring your water bottle and don’t forget your bring along a colleague and your sneakers! Registration Open
Mindful Communication 11/04/2019 12:30-1:45 pm Mindfulness is “paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD Mindful communication practices shine awareness on our intentions in communication. We learn: how to be intentional, stay present, observe our thoughts and manage our feelings for both listening and being heard - true communication. In this experiential workshop, you'll see how mindful communication can help you become more intentional, engaged and effective both at home and in the workplace. No prior meditation or mindfulness experience necessary. Registration Open
Webinar: Maximizing Quality of Life as You Age 11/05/2019 1-2 pm Whether retirement seems far away or just around the corner, it’s important to maximize quality of life as we age. In order to do that, it’s helpful to consider how best to enhance wellbeing, independence and social connection. This seminar will cover topics such as livable communities, in-home supports, technology resources and the cost of long-term care. Registration Open
Important Resources for Family Caregivers 11/12/2019 12:30-1:30pm As family caregivers, we are often confronted with a confusing array of choices. How can you sort out the various senior living arrangements, in-home services and care options, so you can determine what’s best for your loved one? How do you find the right support for yourself so you can handle your caregiving responsibilities along with everything else? Learn about the long-term care landscape including resources and costs so that you can be an informed and proactive caregiver. Registration Open
Chair Yoga 11/13/2019 12-1pm Interested in trying yoga but don't know where to start? Join us on for a wonderful class of chair yoga. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility, and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Registration Open
Guided Meditation 11/15/2019 12:30-1:30 pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Mindfulness 11/20/2019 12:30-1:30 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Understanding Life and Disability Income Insurance Workshop 11/25/2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm Having the proper protection is important. In this workshop, you will learn the benefits and different types of life and disability income insurance, which types are best suited for different situations, and how to determine how much insurance is needed. Join our speaker, Albert Corrato, Jr., Certified Financial Planner Professional from Creative Financial Group, MassMutual, for this financial wellness learning opportunity. Registration Open
Guided Meditation 11/26/2019 12:30-1:30 pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Guided Meditation 12/03/2019 12:30-1:30 pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open
Survival Skills for Holiday Eating Workshop 12/03/2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm Join Meghan Anderson, Registered Dietician from Family Food, for this nutrition education workshop. Holidays are filled with celebrations and food. Come learn tools that will keep you on track during the holidays while still enjoying yourself. You will leave with a clear plan on how to reach your health goals over the holidays. Registration Open
December Wellness Walk 12/06/2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm Our wellness walks encourage participants to increase their physical activity by stepping outside to pump up their heart rate by walking through Penn's beautiful campus. What better way to get motivated and gain energy for the day! Meet the Center for Public Health Initiatives staff at 12 noon in front of College Hall by the Ben Franklin statue. The walk will be approximately 2-miles and we will inform you when we have reached the 1-mile mark in the event that you need to exit the walk early. We hope you will be able to join us. Bring your water bottle and don’t forget your bring along a colleague and your sneakers! Registration Open
Managing Stress and Overeating 12/09/2019 12:30-1:30 pm We all have stress in our lives, and many of us handle it with overindulgence in our favorite foods. One well-known author says that “life causes obesity, food is the vehicle, and we become the victim.” This workshop helps participants understand their emotional relationship with food, as well as identify effective strategies to combat “stress eating.” Registration Open
Mindfulness 12/10/2019 12:30-1:30 pm This monthly workshop will offer participants an opportunity to practice awareness activities adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome. Registration Open
Women and Investing: Planning Your Financial Journey Workshop 12/10/2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm To help close the gender investing gap, this workshop includes information on making investment and insurance decisions, advantages of planning and staying on track, maximizing employee benefits, and taking control of the distribution of money. Join our speaker, Albert Corrato, Jr., Certified Financial Planner Professional from Creative Financial Group, MassMutual, for this financial wellness learning opportunity. Registration Open
Chair Yoga 12/11/2019 12-1 pm Interested in trying yoga but don't know where to start? Join us for a wonderful class of chair yoga. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility, and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing. Registration Open
Guided Meditation 12/17/2019 12:30-1:30 pm Practice mindful breathing that focuses your attention on the present moment with kindness, compassion, and awareness. Self-massage and gentle mindful movements that promote relaxation and reduce stress may also be included in the workshop. No experience necessary. Registration Open