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Transforming Power, Prejudice and Privilege: Building Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Organizations

Join this 2-part workshop organized by the Learning and Development team. Recognizing that our social structures and personal biases can get in the way of our commitment to respecting our colleagues, students, and other members of the UG community, this interactive workshop engages themes of power, prejudice, and privilege in a manner that honours all voices in the room while also challenging the biases and structures that privilege some over others and damage the possibility of healthy, diverse relationships and learning communities. The two 2-hr. sessions will include:...

Plan for Resilience Workshop

We all juggle personal, family, social, financial, and work demands. Most of us do pretty well, but any of us could be blindsided by an unexpected crisis or overwhelmed when too many stressors coincide. Some potential stressors may diminish over time, while others may become more prominent. Stressors are not always bad and do not necessarily lead to negative feelings. Sometimes what appears to be a crisis can lead to post traumatic growth by helping us learn, evolve, or choose a more positive path. The more resilient we are, the more likely that we will be able to benefit in this...

Women, Work and Wellness Session: Connecting While Apart

With reference to the book “How Women Rise”, by leadership experts Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith, in this session we’ll explore the unique roadblocks that women face as they advance in their careers and how to overcome them. Please register and join us online. Late additions welcome but it is helpful to know how many to expect

Planning & Prioritizing for Change- New Tactics for the New Game

Provided by Learning and Development (Continuation of Managing Me at Home, some repetition, more advanced version). Most people, when faced with change, uncertainty and pressure to go faster, plan less. Yet the productive, agile response is to stop, think and plan more – shorter planning cycles, more frequent check-ins, and of course, more contingency planning. This highly engaging virtual session will provide you with immensely practical planning strategies to help you thrive in the new game of constant change. Priority Mapping (intermediate...

Podcast Club Chat: The Happiness Lab

For Healthy Workplace Month, employees are invited to join the Wellness@Work “Podcast Club” (think book club, but for podcasts).  The Podcast Club will be listening to episodes from “The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos” from Yale University. Register for the Podcast Club and weekly episode titles will be shared to listen to before each discussion, Podcast Club chats will take place on the following dates: Oct 8, 10:00-10:30am Oct 15, 1:00-1:30pm  Oct 22, 10:00-10:30am ...

Classical Yoga Class Every Tuesday & Thursday

Every Tuesday and Thursday at Noon Everyone – faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees – Welcome No experience required. Join Zoom Meeting Please contact ljairath@uoguelph.ca to register and access the meeting link. During this classical yoga and meditation class, we will continue to build upon the Pranayama (breath control) practice from last class. Pranayama – life force, life energy – are the underpinnings of connecting with our mind, emotions and feelings and building courage and resilience while removing fear. It’s a step-by-...

Excellence Chat with Robert Hawke - Feel Good First: Building Resilience in Ridiculous Times

This webinar is hosted by Excellence Canada. Resilience is an "inner strength" that helps you bounce back after stressful situations. Join Robert Hawke, a speaker, comedian and cancer survivor, as he uses his 20 years of comedic experience and the lessons he learned in his battle with cancer to uplift and entertain you. Be inspired to care, to take risks and to work outside your comfort zones to create extraordinary results in your life and your work.   Register today.

Coffee Connections: Fall Foods and Recipe Sharing

Join this edition of “Coffee Connections” to casually connect with colleagues from across U of G. This is a social chance to connect virtually with other faculty and staff to chat about a common interest:: Fall foods!  Share your favourite Fall foods and recipes with one another.   Coffee Connections is a series running several Fridays in October, with the intention of building community connections on campus over a shared interest. Register today!

Mood Routes Walk

The Wellness Education Centre is hosting virtual Mood Routes walks for students and employees. Online Location Instructions Join the Teams group called "Mood Routes". The link for the video call will be shared in this group each week. Description Join us for a walk at your own comfort level! Our group will meet online prior to embarking on individual walks and will rejoin at the end to debrief our time spent separately, together! This walking group aims to support your mental and physical health by providing you with an opportunity to take a step back...

LivingWorks Start Training Debrief

LivingWorks Start is an online alertness training that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support. Recommended for: Individuals who are not mental health experts but who might have on-going relationships with people who have mental health issues and/or where the individual is in a position of authority.  Examples might include: Faculty Advisors and Graduate Assistants, Chairs/Directors, Deans, Supervisors, RAs,...

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