Lunch & Learn

The Human Resources Department and the Employee Health and Wellness Committee is happy to sponsor work and life Lunch & Learn (L&L) programs for our faculty and staff presented by ComPsych Guidance Resources, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider.

The intention of these programs is to provide personal development topics that may improve an aspect of your work and/or home life.  If you are interested in receiving email notifications regarding these scheduled events please join our Google Group and/or go to the Learning & Organizational Development registration site to see our upcoming offerings listed under the Lunch & Learn category. You should also check out the for other committe events, workshops, or challenges.

Upcoming Events - Join our Google Group here!

Supporting Others Through End of Life (Webinar) - Register Here

May 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
• Understand the physical, emotional and psychological changes that occur during the dying process,
including how to prepare and what to expect
• Identify myths and facts regarding death and dying
• Discuss care options and planning
• Provide comfort and support to your loved one using a variety of tools and resources
• Engage in self-care to support yourself during this time


No Such Thing as a Perfect Parent - Register Here

June 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
• Identify the myths associated with being a “perfect parent”
• Identify the dangers associated with “helicopter” parenting
• Describe the distinction between “perfect” and “good enough” parenting
• Describe how “good enough” parenting fosters independence and self-confidence in children
• Identify the factors which affect your parenting style
• Recognize the impact of anxiety and competition on your parenting
• Identify the relationship between your own childhood experiences and your present parenting style
• Identify positive communication skills and conflict resolution techniques associated with
effective parenting
• Describe the use of “Positive Discipline”
• Describe how “I messages” impact communication
• Identify the importance of appropriate role modeling


Gratitude: A Skill for Happier Living - Register Here

July 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
Understand the benefits of gratitude for:
• Building personal resilience
• Improving relationships
• Feeling more in control
Use gratitude to:
• Discover “how far I’ve come”
• Consider the positive side of negative situations
• Reduce stress
Use sincere compliments to:
• Encourage positive behavior
• Build relationships
• Create a personal culture of gratitude


Helping a Loved One through Difficult Times - Register Here

August 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:
Describe ways to deal with feelings of helplessness:
• Recognize that the feeling is normal
• Practice positive self-talk to overcome feeling helpless
Identify the stages people go through when dealing with grief or other difficult times:
• Describe what your loved one is likely to experience so that you are not surprised
• Describe the emotions that often set in for the “caregiver” in situations where a loved one is
experiencing a difficult time
• Describe “do’s and don’ts” for helping a loved one through difficult times


Past Workshops



Building Mental Fitness for Optimal Brain Power (Webinar) - Watch Taped Webinar

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Identify traits of a healthy brain:
• The ability to learn new skills
• Judgement and intuition
• Memory and perception

Identify barriers to good brain health:
• Depression
• Chronic stress
• Unhealthy lifestyle

Identify methods for optimal cognitive health:
• Engaging in new skills and mentally challenging activities
• Meditation
• Physical exercise
• Brain training



Recognize the importance of a viable debt repayment strategy
• Understand the importance of setting and tracking short- and long-term financial goals
• Learn how to set milestones to address debt repayment and savings
• Be able to prioritize most effective use of disposable income
• Differentiate between saving and investing and when each makes sense




At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
• Describe how to assess your own persuasive abilities
• Describe the results of your persuasion self-assessment
• Identify the steps that will make you persuasive
• Describe how listening well can contribute to your ability to persuade others
• Identify questioning techniques that can help you get what you want
• Describe ways to make sure that you get feedback during a persuasive dialogue
• Create a personal action plan to improve your persuasive abilities
• Identify the steps you will take upon completing this session


THE ART OF PATIENCE - Watch taped webinar NOW

*By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

• Identify the characteristics of impatience
• Uncover the signs of impatience and its effects
• Discern how to locate your personal impatience triggers
• Identify methods to counter impatience
• Describe and employ procedures to manage the symptoms of impatience
• Engage in the “Art of Intelligent Waiting”
• Describe how to wait with purpose, intent, and belief.


BALANCING WORK AND LIFE - Watch taped webinar NOW
  • Identify  the  components  of  a  balanced  lifestyle
  • Identify  what  is  out  of  balance  in  your  life
  • Identify  the  relationship  between  stress  and  balance
  • Identify  and  explore  the  balance  between  home  responsibilities, career  requirements, and  leisure  activities
  • Describe  how  to  create  your  own  balance  diagram
  • Identify  the  right  questions  to  achieve  balance