FSDP: Healthy U

COVID-19: Professional Development Summer Series

Join Organization Development for a Professional Development Summer Series, created to provide support and guidance for our new working lifestyle due to COVID-19. Sessions scheduled for virtual presentation will be added to the OHR Announcements page.

The Faculty and Staff Development Program offers a series of workshops to enhance our understanding of the expected, and unexpected, practices that can contribute to a healthy mind, body, and community.

(Virtual) Introduction to Mindfulness

Presenter: Erin Commendatore
   Life Solutions

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – This workshop will be presented remotely using Microsoft Teams. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date - please use the registration link below.

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Mindfulness is a practice that has been found to benefit both psychological and physical health. In this class, participants will be introduced to the concept and practice of mindfulness, how it can help participants cope with stress and other difficult emotions, and how it can contribute to one’s wellbeing. Participants will have the opportunity to experience at least one formal mindfulness practice first hand.

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(Virtual) Mindfulness Part 2

Presenter: Erin Commendatore
   Life Solutions

Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – This workshop will be presented using Microsoft Teams. Login details will be sent via email to registrants two business days before the above date. Please use the link below to register.

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

As we understand the basic concepts from the Introduction to Mindfulness session, participants in this class will explore additional techniques such as mindful movement, loving-kindness meditation, and mindful eating, and how we can implement these practices within our lives. All those who have participated in the Introduction to Mindfulness workshop are welcome.

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(Virtual) (New) Grocery Shopping for Your Health

Presenter: Health Coach
   Wellness Center

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – This workshop will be presented remotely using WebEx. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date - please use the link below to register.

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

When you go to the grocery store, are you thinking about dinner or eating heart healthy?  Many times, dinner wins over!  But good nutrition starts with smart choices at the grocery store, and without healthy ingredients, cooking healthy meals and snacks can be a challenge.  In this lunch and learn, you will learn tips and strategies for finding healthy choices in each aisle of the grocery store!

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(Virtual) (New) Office Recess

Presenter: Health Coach
   Wellness Center

Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – This workshop will be presented remotely using WebEx. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date - please use the link below to register.

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

This interactive workshop includes a demonstration of 12 office style recess activities to improve fitness and keep moving during the workday. Short bursts of physical activity throughout the day can help improve concentration, reduce stress, and overall leave you feeling more refreshed.

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