We all have difficult or challenging times in our lives – this is normal and to be expected. But sometimes these external factors intrude on our ability to perform our jobs to the best of our ability. When an employee’s performance begins to erode in some way, often supervisors will try to ‘help’ the employee by looking the other way or not giving any consequences. Sometimes this helps the employee – and sometimes it perpetuates the problem. How do we know what the best course of action is? This seminar will discuss how to recognize concerning behavior and how to help any employee get back on track.
Learn how stress plays a part in your health status; contributes to inflammation and weight gain. Hormones released during constant stress could be behind your weight gain or prevent you from losing weight. Cortisol is one hormone that has many jobs including maintaining blood pressure and carbohydrate metabolism. During times of stress cortisol stays elevated causing an impact on weight gain. Stress, inflammation and diet play together and could be helping us hold on to that unwanted weight.
There is perhaps no more delicate balance than being a parent and a working professional. So many of us struggle with how to divide our time, energy and attention. This seminar will discuss the realities of the modern working landscape for parents and how to approach balance in a new, more successful way. We'll review strategies for time and household management. And we'll discuss how to find the most elusive thing of all: quality time just for yourself.
Contemporary professional demands not only cause stress, but chronic stress. Stress contributes to the development of myriad physical and mental health conditions including (but not limited to) hypertension, diabetes, depression and anxiety. Research suggests that up to two-thirds of American employees experience some degree of burnout. Burnout impacts productivity, morale and financial bottom line due to the health-related costs of burnout. In this workshop we will discuss: • The definition of burnout • The specific causes of professional burnout • Signs of burnout • Strategies for managing stress and burnout
Learn how small acts of kindness and a state of flow can change your life. Do you ever ask yourself, "What can I do today to change my life for the better?" Thankfully, research supports that there is something we can do about it, and it's actually quite easy. In this session, we will explore two actionable concepts, acts of kindness and flow, that you will enjoy adding to your daily/weekly routine and that will help you live a happier, positive, purposeful life!
Even with recent successes in social justice and popular culture, some gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or gender non-conforming employees still face bias, homophobia and discrimination in the workplace. The resulting fear and stress not only affect work performance but overall morale in environments that are not accepting or inclusive in varying degrees. In this workshop we will clarify sexual orientation and gender identity to better prepare all participants to collectively foster an inclusive working environment for all LGBTQAI and gender non-conforming employees.
Everyone is stressed. The responsibilities of modern living can be overwhelming. Our mindset has a huge influence on our stress levels and on many areas of life, including physical and emotional wellbeing, relationships, and personal and professional success. In this seminar, you will learn techniques to manage and relieve stress and come away with strategies for making simple shifts in thinking that allow us to deal with challenging events more effectively and experience a greater sense of contentment