FSDP: Year of Emotional Well-Being

The pandemic has underscored the importance of fully supporting the emotional welfare of students, faculty, and staff as everyone navigates the new terrain. This is a time of burgeoning research and collective reflection on our emotional needs and the qualities that make for a good life. In support of the University’s Year of Emotional Well-Being, the Faculty and Staff Development Program offers workshops to explore and encourage restoration of our emotional well-being.

Better Balance: Leveling the Work-Life Scale

Presenter: Laura Ainsley, Learning and Development Specialist
   Organization Development, Office of Human Resources

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

We all seek it: work-life balance. For many of us, the conditions of the past year have made this quest even more critical. This workshop offers insights and best practices while guiding participants in self-reflection and planning exercises designed to put wisdom into practice for a calmer and more functional schedule.

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Empathy at Work

Presenter: Laura Ainsley, Learning and Development Specialist
   Organization Development, Office of Human Resources

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

As employees encounter a range of stressors at work, at home, and in the world, empathy can serve as a critical element in our interactions with our team and other colleagues. This session explores the value of empathy for both others and ourselves, offers practical discussion on the role of it in our work, and highlights the importance of balancing empathy with accountability.

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(New) Increasing Student Well-Being and Promoting Flourishing

Presenter: Ahmed Ghuman, Executive Director
   University Counseling Center

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Time: 1–2:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Enhanced understanding of student well-being is a shared campus responsibility. This workshop is designed to provide faculty and staff with the knowledge and awareness to support students with the building blocks that enable human flourishing and well-being.

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(New) Self-Care S.O.S.

Presenter: Alicia Fairman
   Life Solutions

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Learn how practicing self-compassion, self-expression, and some simple calming techniques can help in challenging times.

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(New) The Three S’s of Stress Management: Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies

Presenter: Erin Commendatore
   Life Solutions

Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Explore the ins and outs of stress, its signs and symptoms, and ways you can improve your ability to cope.

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(New) Emotional Well-Being via LinkedIn Learning

Pitt Information Technology is pleased to make online technology learning available to all students, faculty, and staff through a partnership with LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning at Pitt provides unlimited access to thousands of online educational videos.

To get started, log in to my.pitt.edu using your University username and password and search for "LinkedIn Learning", or navigate to LinkedIn Learning at Pitt. Once on LinkedIn Learning, search for the following emotional well-being courses:

  • One-Minute Habits for Resilience
  • Overcome Overthinking
  • How to Manage Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Three Steps of Mental Well Being at Work
  • How to Support Your Employees’ Well Being