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Workshops and Training

The following is a list of training sessions and workshops that the employer or supervisor can request. These workshops are done at the worksite in a group setting. Please make workshop and training requests 30 days in advance because of increase in demand.

Note: All sessions are 1 hour unless otherwise specified.

Open to All Employees

Physical Activity and Mood

Humans are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life most likely plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of mood disorders today. This presentation will cover how exercise improves mood and how to incorporate exercise into your busy daily routine.

Rethinking Work Life Balance: What we can learn from Millennials

We live and work in a culture where work life balance is an elusive ideal most of us struggle to obtain. This talk will examine our current thoughts on work life balance and what we can learn from the Millennial generation’s cutting edge ideas on work life balance.

Food and Mood

We have all heard the expression "You are what you eat", but have you ever wondered about how what you eat impacts your mood? This presentation will cover current nutritional realities and how they impact your brain and ultimately, your mood.

Immune System and Mood

Have you ever wondered about how your mood and your immune system are connected? This 30 minute presentation covers the relationship between your mood and immune system, for better or for worse. This talk will conclude with how you can improve your mood and immunity through stress reduction techniques and current nutritional realities.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness is "paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally"—Jon Kabat Zinn. This presentation provides an introduction to Mindfulness and Mediation. The benefits of Mindfulness and Mediation are covered along with a mindful breathing exercise and 10 minute guided meditation.

Diabetes and Mental Health

Recent research has indicated individuals with diabetes may be more likely to suffer from psychiatric problems. This presentation discusses the connection between Diabetes and Mental Health and ways to improve both your diabetic symptoms and your mental health simultaneously. Stress reduction techniques, exercise and healthy eating habits are also covered.

Developing Resiliency While Moving Through Change

In these tough economic times, changes at home and in the workplace are occurring more than we have expected. Our demands have increased and the support has often decreased. This course teaches participants the concept of resiliency and how to handle unexpected challenges with less reactivity and more adaptability.

Conflict Resolution Skills

Conflict does not have to be a negative experience. In order for growth and change to occur, we need conflict and differences of opinions. However, it is HOW we present our differences that are the keys to effective conflict resolution.   Learn and practice the four steps for effective conflict resolution.

Effective Communication Skills

Communication has two components: Listening and speaking. Understanding what another person says does not mean you have to agree with them, but is critical to effective communication. What we say and how we say it is the other critical component to effective communication. Develop and practice active listening skills. Learn to communicate effectively to say what you mean and mean what you say.

Coping with Work and Family Stress

Stress happens. Stress does not go away, but we can learn how to manage our stressful lives, change what we can change, and let go of the things we cannot change. This session introduces the concept of stress, explains how perceptions influence stress levels, and identifies personal resources to mitigate stress.

Employee Relationships: How Close is Too Close

What are your personal boundaries at work with co-workers? With clients? What recourse is there if a co-worker is making someone feel uncomfortable? Learn to identify personal boundaries at work, about healthy and unhealthy boundaries, and how to set boundary limits when needed.

When Substance Abuse Comes to Work

It is estimated that substance abuse costs our society between thirty-three and sixty billion dollars a year. As many as one in five workers has reported injuries or exposure to dangerous conditions because of a co-workers drinking, or have had to go beyond their regular work responsibilities to compensate for an employee who was alcohol-impaired. This session will review facts of alcohol and substance abuse and offer resources to access help for the substance abuser and his/her family members.

Dealing with Difficult People

Difficult people pop up everywhere. They are our clients, our patients, and sometimes our co-workers or family members. Learn to identify types of personalities that are difficult and learn strategies to react effectively and diffuse a patient or customer who is being difficult.

Depression

Are you or is someone you know depressed? Depression is more common than we think and its impact is far reaching. This session teaches you to identify the causes, signs and symptoms of depression. Learn about treatment options and resources in the community that can help.

Self-Esteem: Or—“No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent”—Eleanor Roosevelt

Self-esteem is the relationship you have with yourself. How’s your self-esteem? Learn how self-esteem is developed by our experiences and learn how to identify people in your life that will enhance your self-esteem rather than chip away at it.

EAP Orientation

The EAP orientation is a complete overview of the benefit. Attendees will understand the services offered and how to access Strong EAP. Duration: 15-30 minutes.

Compassion Fatigue: When the Helping Profession Hurts

Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder (STSD) occurs in helping professions when the pile-up of witnessing or working with victims of traumatic events and their families take an emotional toll. This presentation explores the characteristics of those most likely to experience STSD and how to add to your personal resources to minimize the effects of STSD.

Financial Workshops

"Building a Strong Financial Future"

Learn how to create an outlook for their finances that will create motivation and discipline, and develop specific, attainable financial goals that fit with their values. Participants will also develop the necessary tools for maintaining a simple and effective spending plan, and create a plan for building a strong financial future

"Building the Foundation for Financial Wellness"

Are you looking to improve your financial picture, but you're not sure where to begin? Building the Foundation for Financial Wellness offers the opportunity to get started the right way… with vision, outlook, and motivation backed by a solid plan.

Learn how to:

  • Develop specific, attainable goals that fit with personal values
  • Follow the correct steps in developing an effective spending and savings plan, and
  • Build the foundation for financial wellness.

"Credit Reports, Scores, and all that Fun Stuff!"

The topic of credit can be daunting when you consider everything involved. With so many changes and regulations, it's difficult in this day and age to have a solid grasp of things such as credit scores, credit reports, and what is considered to be good credit. Through Credit Reports, Scores, and all that Fun Stuff consumers learn how to order their credit report, how to read their credit report, how to dispute and correct inaccurate credit reporting information, how to repair and rebuild damaged credit, and strategies for debt management.

"Defeating Your Debt"

It's estimated that the average American household owes almost $10,000 in credit card debt alone, representing minimum payments of almost $400 a month. Covering strategies for negotiating interest rates, negotiating settlements, and developing repayment plans, this class empowers consumers to take charge of their debt and work towards a debt-free lifestyle.

"Protecting Your Personal Information"

Identity theft is one of the most pervasive crimes in our nation. It impacts individuals from all walks of life and is typically carried out by a person that is known to the victim. Criminals are continually developing new ways of farming sensitive personal information to carry out their crimes. In this ever-changing landscape of electronic transactions and information sharing technology, it's vital that we continually learn what measures we need to take to remain safe. This class lays the groundwork for what we need to do to combat identity thieves.

“Eating Healthy on a Budget”

Participants learn the best strategies for getting the most out of their food dollar. At the same time we discuss important strategies to follow when shopping and share helpful meal planning ideas.

“Planning for the Holidays – Without Breaking the Bank”

Learn how to plan, prepare, and manage holiday expenses. Receive tools that will help you reduce your holiday costs and increase your holiday enjoyment.

“Confessions of a Shopaholic”

Overspending has become a celebrated activity in our culture. Everyone likes to spend money on the latest and greatest… tablets, smartphones, smart TV’s, etc. Unfortunately, overspending can severely hinder our financial wellness and prevent us from achieving our full potential in building wealth and security. In this session you will learn how to gain control over your spending, have a correct “money mentality”, be a savvy shopper, and overcome spending problems.

“Paper or plastic… Avoiding debt disaster!”

Borrowing money doesn’t usually conjure thoughts of anxiety or fear, but often borrowers end up with debt “horror stories”.  The first area that many individuals get tripped up with is a credit card. In this session you will learn about the good and the bad of credit cards – rewards, interest, fees, limits and more. Find out how to use a credit card to establish your credit history, stay out of debt, and use credit the right way. You will also find out about some of the consequences of a debt disaster such as bankruptcy, judgments, and garnishments.

"Dealing with Debt Collectors"

When it comes to dealing with debt collectors, many consumers feel lost not knowing where to begin. This class is the perfect way to gain the knowledge and confidence needed to tackle old collection debts with skill and ease. The class covers what collectors can and cannot do, how debt collectors get paid, options for responding to a debt collector, record keeping, enlisting the help of an attorney, and options when a debt collector violates the law.

For Supervisors and Managers

EAP Supervisory Training

The EAP Supervisory Training teaches managers and supervisors how to address concerns they have with those who report to them. Attendees will learn that EAP can be a resource when addressing an employee with job performance concerns.