Work/Life Month & Expo 2020

Work & family Month Calendar of Events
 
Please Note: Most sessions will be recorded for future viewing.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Safe at Home! The New Normal for Home Safety and Security

The year is 2020, and the importance of home safety has never been more apparent. Learn about significant ways to keep your family safe in difficult times, and to protect your home environment in a new era.

Presenters:Dan Volovski, UConn Fire Inspector and Justin Cheney, UConn Police Sergeant
Date: Tuesday, October 6th
Time: 2:00pm EST
Link to virtual session.

Call in Information
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 327 126 661#
Other Local numbers

 

De-Escalation in the Workplace

Develop an understanding of de-escalating concepts, through group discussion, lecture, and role-playing exercises. Learn about various techniques to mitigate conflict, recognize when de-escalation strategies will be ineffective and when to call for help.

Presenters: Officer J.B. O'Reilly
Date: Tuesday, October 6th
Time: 3:00pm EST
Link to virtual session.
Meeting number (access code): 120 075 4315
Meeting password: y47DX2MvRsJ

Join by phone
+1-415-655-0002 US Toll
Access code: 120 075 4315

Please note this session will not be recorded. If you are interested in attending a future session, please fill out a programming request form with Public Safety.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Got Conflict? Get Competent!

Facing the reality of conflict can be challenging, but mastering skills that support constructive resolutions is key to developing competence in managing conflict situations. This interactive session includes discussion about the dynamics of conflict (including how and why it escalates), an overview of conflict response styles, learning effective communication techniques to respectfully engage in conflict, and problem solving strategies to reach mutually beneficial resolutions.

Presenter:Donna Douglass-Williams, J.D., UConn Ombuds Office

Time: 11:45am - 1:00pm
Register for virtual session.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Build a Healthy Plate!

MyPlate was unveiled in 2011 and since has served as a visual tool to help consumers plan healthy meals based on the food groups. Learn more about how MyPlate can assist you to increase your dietary quality!

Presenters: Coordinated Program in Dietetics senior undergraduates and Masters students.

Time:11:30am - 12:30pm

Link to WebEx

Meeting number (access code): 120 831 7590
Meeting password: cCTPpp3fC25

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Flu Shot Clinic

Get more information and register for your flu shot.

Time: 6:30am - 5:00pm

 

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#

 

Food Group Stars!

The Food Groups categorize lots of different foods. Learn some nifty and specific healthy facts about each food group so you and your diet can get the most benefits!

Presenters: Coordinated Program in Dietetics senior undergraduates and Masters students.

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Link to WebEx

Meeting number (access code): 120 848 8354
Meeting password: bvKJaQmQ478

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#

 

Transamerica Long-Term Care Informational Session

October through December is open enrollment for the state of CT Transamerica Long-Term Care Insurance Plan. Learn how securing LTC coverage can help ensure you can pay for the quality care you need in the event of age-related care needs, a debilitating accident, or a disabling health condition.

Simplified Issue Underwriting is available during this limited open enrollment period to employees 65 and younger working 17.5 hours per week or more. Unexpected health changes have been brought front of mind like never before. Long-Term Care insurance is a vital part of financial planning as it is designed to protect your retirement income and your family’s lifestyle. LTCi pays for the expenses associated with needing care for an extended period of time at home or even a stay in a long-term care facility. As a State of Connecticut Employee, you and your family members can benefit from unisex pricing and discounted premiums, and even secure dollar-for-dollar asset protection with a Connecticut Partnership certified policy.

Time: 10:00 am – 10:35 am

Please register for this session. A meeting invite with a link to the virtual session will be emailed to you.

If you are not able to attend but want to contact your authorized Transamerica Life Representative for information, please contact Robert DeLorey, CLTC at rdelorey@armltc.com or 800.LTC.CT89 (800.582.2889)

 

Stress Debrief and Boundary Setting

Please join us for a virtual training and discussion group facilitated by the UConn Employee Assistance Program. Group facilitators will introduce some general themes related to the impact of the Covid 19 crisis and participants will be invited to share their experiences and concerns with one another. Suggestions for coping, promoting resilience and boundary setting will be explored.

Presenters: David Francis, LPC, LADC, CEAP and Karen Annis, LCSW

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 768 950 534#

Friday, October 16, 2020

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#

Monday, October 19, 2020

Flu Shot Clinic

Get more information and register for your flu shot.

Time: 6:30am - 5:00pm

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – Work/Life Expo

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#

 

Work/Life Expo

The Virtual Work/Life Expo will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm via Microsoft Teams. Interact with benefits and service providers and join in a Treasure Hunt game for door prizes.

Find event information here!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#

 

Strategies for Building Your Resilience at Work

Resilience can be described as the capacity to cope, and even thrive, when faced with stress. It’s more important now than ever to build your resiliency skills to effectively navigate your work life. Learn strategies to build your ability to respond to, rather than react to a difficult situation or person, reduce your vulnerability and susceptibility to stress, and how to boost your ability to cope, thrive and flourish when the going gets tough.

Presenter: Vicki Fry, M.S., Human Resources

Today’s presentation is cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#

 

Ditch the Sugar!

Has sugar taken over your life? Learn some helpful tips for cutting sugar down, and even out!

Presenters: Coordinated Program in Dietetics senior undergraduates and Masters students.

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Link to WebEx

Meeting number (access code): 120 759 0676
Meeting password: B3JrkwF2UT7

Friday, October 23, 2020

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#
 

Balancing Parenting, Professionalism, and a Pandemic (Oh My!)

Balancing work and family can be challenging in “normal” times, and these times are anything but normal. COVID-19 has presented working parents with a host of new challenges, ranging from concerns about the health and safety of family members, to monitoring and supporting your children’s remote learning, to learning to do your job in new ways and with new responsibilities. With no shortage of stressors, it’s important to find ways to manage stress and create balance, while communicating with family members productively. This workshop will help parents identify the stressors in your lives, both for yourself and for your children, as well as strategies and resources to help you and your family members manage them.

Presenter: Kari Adamsons, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences
Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Session Slides
Session Recording

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#

 

Learning How and When to Say "NO"

Many of us struggle with setting boundaries and knowing when and how to say “no” at work. This struggle can lead to feelings of resentment and anxiety and even manifest in our interactions with colleagues.
This session will help participants identify patterns in their lives where they struggle to say “no,” and create boundaries. Participants will learn what healthy boundaries at work look like, explore their own boundaries and learn practical strategies for setting healthy boundaries as well as saying “no”.

Presenter: Jonelle Reynolds, M.S.

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Register Now

WebEx Meeting Link
Meeting number: 120 364 1639
Password: suCUEQkT523

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#

 

The intersection between work and family responsibilities during COVID

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

This is an opportunity to share your thoughts about:

  • Implications of our gender, race, family status, and more
  • Navigating ambiguity and flexibility
  • Personal strategies - what’s working, what’s not
  • Institutional strategies – What can the University do to support us? What resources are available or needed?

Facilitators: Kathleen Holgerson, Director, Women’s Center and Vicki Fry, Manager, Employee Engagement and Wellness

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 591 157 410#

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#

 

Beardsley Zoo Family Event

Meet and learn about animal families at the zoo and get up close and personal with a Zoo Ambassador animal.

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Zoom Link

Event Flyer

Friday, October 30, 2020

Daily Well-Being Practice

Take a quick 15-minute wellness break with Blanche Serban Registered Yoga Trainer through the Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Trainer at the UConn Hawley Armory Fitness & Wellness Center. Sessions will include stretches, yoga poses, breathing exercises and/or meditation to help soothe the mind, body and soul. Join us for multiple sessions - daily practice reinforces the lessons and improves your overall well-being!

Time: 9:30am – 9:45am

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+1 475-282-1761 United States, Bridgeport (Toll)
Conference ID: 413 653 214#

Connecticut Food Bank Virtual Food Drive

Please support UConn’s efforts in the Connecticut Food Bank and KC101 Virtual Food Drive for COVID-19 response to help provide food for people in need. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased need in our community and I hope that you will help!

Make Your Donation Here!

Thanks in advance for your support!