Department of Human Resources

Professional Development Opportunities

Employee Engagement & Development - Department of Human Resources

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The Wellness series of seminars have been designed to support the health and wellbeing of University of Windsor employees. These free seminars are open to all University of Windsor employees.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Positive YOU – Building Resiliency (First Offering)

Schedule: Thursday, February 06, 2020, 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Jenny-Lee Almeida
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

Positivity does not refer to simply smiling and looking cheerful, it is about one’s overall perspective on life. Difficult situations cannot always be avoided, but we all can develop the skills to use our strengths and positive capacity to help us bounce back from stressful situations. This session will highlight strategies for building resilience to be able to cope with whatever life throws at you.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Mind Your Moments: Bringing Mindfulness into Everyday Life (Second Offering)

Schedule: Thursday, March 05, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Jenny-Lee Almeida
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. Mindfulness takes practice and effort. This session will provide an overview of the concepts of mindfulness theory to promote personal wellbeing and practical techniques to reduce “mental clutter”, stay focused, and be attentive in-the-moment.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

How to Manage Stress: Bringing More Balance into Your Life (Second Offering)

Schedule: Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Jenny-Lee Almeida
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

58% of Canadians report “overload” associated with their many roles such as work, home and family (CMHA). A moderate amount of stress improves our efficiency and our mental sharpness. However, unmanaged stress can lead to unproductive patterns, loss of focus, and negative health impacts. This session will provide an overview of the symptoms of unmanaged stress and practical strategies to identify, manage, reduce, and/or eliminate the stressors in order to achieve more balance in your life.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Smoke Free Campus 2020 – Are you Considering Quitting? (Second Offering)

Schedule: Tuesday, May 05, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Theresa Sarkis
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

As part of its commitment to fostering a safe and healthy learning and working environment, in October 2018 the University announced its intent to become a tobacco and smoke-free campus in the fall 2020. This session will highlight the benefits of quitting, some of the things to think about to help you make the decision, supports available once you are ready to quit, and how to support someone who has decided to quit.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Strategies for Good Health - How to Stay Active at Work (Second Offering)

Schedule: Thursday, June 04, 2020, 01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Sandra Ondracka
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

Many of us have jobs that keep us sitting down for a large portion of our day. Studies have linked inactivity with increased risk for developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and increased feelings of depression and anxiety. This session will highlight the health risks associated with physical inactivity and practical tips for incorporating more movement throughout the workday.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Positive YOU – Building Resiliency (Second Offering)

Schedule: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Medical Education Building, Room 3102
Instructors: Jenny-Lee Almeida
This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.

Positivity does not refer to simply smiling and looking cheerful, it is about one’s overall perspective on life. Difficult situations cannot always be avoided, but we all can develop the skills to use our strengths and positive capacity to help us bounce back from stressful situations. This session will highlight strategies for building resilience to be able to cope with whatever life throws at you.