Wellbeing Webinars

This is your opportunity to join two higher education professionals and your peers in a live setting to discuss your choice of specific aspects of wellbeing and how it relates to your personally and professionally.

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Rejuvenate your outlook and thrive in 2023!

Understanding and managing physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing can lead to more joy and less stress. New for 2023, you can join other higher education professionals in a journey to achieving wellbeing and resilience!

With the Wellbeing Webinars, each month, you’ll learn about one specific aspect of wellbeing, including:

  • character strengths,
  • goal setting,
  • life domains,
  • financial wellbeing,
  • vulnerability, and self-compassion.

The sessions are led live by Drs. Stuart and Seena Haines as part of the Wellbeing Elixir course, an innovative online course developed by educators for educators. Now, we’ve opened up the monthly synchronous learning sessions so anyone can attend, even if you are not enrolled in the course. Sign up for one or many over the next 12 months!

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What are the learning goals?

Monthly sessions teach wellbeing strategies including:

  • Identifying what gives your life meaning
  • Learning self-care strategies to improve mind, body, and spirit
  • Learning how you can contribute to a more joyful workplace
  • Making meaningful connections with your peers, from your campus, or anywhere else in the country
  • Identifying your core values and characteristics, and learning how to apply them so you can lead a more fulfilled, meaningful life

 

Who should attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Academic Leadership

 

How Does This Work?

  • You select the webinar(s) that you would like to attend.
  • You will receive an email 3 days prior to the start of your selected webinar(s) with information on how to join live on your webinar date.
  • You will also receive an email the morning of your selected webinar with the same access instructions.

 

Monthly Webinar Schedule in Detail

Meaning and Purpose
Friday, February 24, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

This program is all about defining what matters most to you. We’ll discuss what it means to create a life of purpose and meaning, how to increase positive emotions, how to set intentions and adopt helpful habits, and how to develop skills that will fortify you during setback. You’ll learn a number of wellbeing resources to use as you work toward establishing your meaning and purpose.

Digital Diet
Friday, March 24, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

Technology connects us through emails, texts, and social media, but it also erodes the boundaries between our work and home lives and is increasingly cited as a source of stress for many adults. Learn strategies to balance your use of technology to limit distractions and regain control of how and when you use your phone and computer.

Character Strengths
Friday, April 28, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

Character strengths are stable, universal personality traits that show themselves in how you think, feel, and behave. They are considered to be the basic building blocks of human flourishing. They are not fixed; they can be developed. This online seminar will help you identify your signature strength and give tips for developing it toward positive interactions with colleagues, family, and friends.

Power of Play
Friday, May 26, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

Play lifts stress, reboots and recharges us, restores our optimism, changes our perspective, stimulates creativity, and helps maintain and renew neural connections to adapt to environmental conditions. In this online seminar, you’ll identify your “play personality” and gain ideas for bringing a playful spirit to your daily life.

Emotional Intelligence
Friday, June 23, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

Emotional intelligence is the ability to make healthy choices based on accurately identifying, understanding, and managing your own feelings and the feelings of others. Teachers with high emotional intelligence report less stress and burnout, express positive emotion about teaching, receive higher student evaluations, receive more support from supervisor and peers and increase student engagement. Learn how to hone your emotional intelligence through this session.

Vulnerability
Friday, July 28, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

Vulnerability is comprised of uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. Vulnerability generates fear and may lead to disappointment. Yet, vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, creativity, belonging, and love. Learn strategies for welcoming vulnerability to become more authentic, present, and find meaningful experiences in your daily interactions.

Goal Setting
Friday, August 25, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

Are you struggling to realize your goals? Perhaps you know exactly what you want to achieve but have struggled to get there. Goal setting enhances self-efficacy and confidence. Learn strategies to set and accomplish your goals.

Self-Compassion
Friday, September 29, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

Most of us are a better friend to others than we are to ourselves. Learn how to focus on changing your inner voice to increase confidence, creativity, and connection.

Joy at Work
Friday, October 27, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

There are many contributors to stress and burnout at work but focusing on joy can lift us and improve satisfaction, engagement, commitment, and confidence. Learn simple exercises for identifying and celebrating joy in your work leading to a significant feeling or meaning and purpose.

Life Domains
Friday, November 17, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

Life domains include health, family, income, relationships, work, housing, safety, and self-worth. Learn how to identify your key life domains, rate your satisfaction in your key domains, layer in your personal values, and create a plan to renew and nurture the domains that seem to need attention and growth.

Social Wellbeing
Friday, December 15, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

Social connection is fundamental to human flourishing. By creating meaningful connections with others, building social structures, and maintaining a healthy balance between work and home we can benefit by seeing an increase in healthy habits, emotional wellbeing, and physiological response. Learn how to find support and increase your social connections to reap many benefits.

Financial Wellbeing
Friday, January 26, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central

Financial health is an important aspect of wellbeing. This program examines how finances can be a source of stress, worry, and conflict. It gives practical ideas for achieving financial wellbeing through building security, freedom, and autonomy around your finances.

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