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WorkLife Events

Fall Seminars

Sessions are free and open to all UW faculty and staff. We ask that you register for each session you plan to attend. All seminars are from noon to 1:00 p.m. and locations are listed below. Join us for one, two, or all four, and feel free to bring your lunch!

Dealing with the Elephant in the Room - Friday, October 30, UW Tower Auditorium

Needing to discuss an issue with someone, but not knowing how makes for an uneasy conversation. What if you had tools? Learn the skills to talk to anyone about anything in this communications development seminar. We'll begin by identifying uncomfortable issues and realities at work and at home, and explore how to confront these issues with tact, empathy, and clarity. Address problems before they turn into bigger issues and improve your relationships in everyday life.

Register for Dealing with the Elephant in the Room

Presented by Lynne A. Lazaroff. Lynne has over 25 years of progressive international experience in training and development, performance consulting, and organizational development.

The 5 Buckets Principle™ - Thursday, November 19, HUB 334

Is it possible to meet the competing demands of job, family, friends, and school? The resounding answer is yes! In this fun, interactive seminar, you will learn the 5 Buckets Principle™ of work/life balance and find ways to best prioritize what's important to you. Learn how to think about the big picture without ignoring small things that matter, and discover how to find time to manage it all, including time for yourself and for fun.

Register for The 5 Buckets Principle

Presented by Lynne A. Lazaroff.

Fostering Inclusion in the Workplace - Wednesday, December 2, UW Tower Auditorium

Inclusive work environments are productive environments! We'll discuss how employees and managers alike can create an inclusive workplace. You will learn to identify activities, attitudes, and assumptions that exclude co-workers, and explore ways to include others in ways that enrich the office as well as your personal life.

Register for Fostering Inclusion in the Workplace

Presented by Lesa Keller, SPHR. Lesa has a successful track record in strategic and succession planning, and training and development.

Responding to the Changing Needs of Our Aging Parents - Wednesday, December 16, HUB 250

There are few situations in life more challenging than trying to assess what should be done when our parents show signs that they may no longer be able to care for themselves. This seminar is designed to help you navigate through the complexities of caring for an aging loved one. It includes information on the recently enhanced elder consultation services available through UW CareLink. You'll get a brief overview of the resources at your disposal regarding consultations and services for clarifying and assessing health concerns, coordinating care, advocating for loved ones, and more.

Register for Responding to the Changing Needs of Our Aging Parents

Presented by Mary Lynn Pannen, RN, CCM. Mary Lynn is one of the nation's leading experts in geriatric care and services, and her expertise and passion for quality care has made her a sought-after speaker and advisor.