ComPsych Workshops

ComPsych Workshops


The Department of Human Resources is pleased to invite you to participate in upcoming programs offered through ComPsych Guidance Resources which are designed to enhance and develop employees at all levels, as well as to assist in building and increasing awareness and utilization, interactive discussion, and inspire productivity for all university employees.

Sign up for all of these workshops through the Training Portal. (Click on Human Resources.)

Difficult Times

February 8, 2018
1:00 to 2:00


How do you balance your urge to show how much you care with your desire to respect your loved ones need to space and time to grieve or process their loss? In this workshop we’ll explore the difficulties that people in this position face, and discuss what you can do and, importantly, what you should not do in these situations.

How to Make a Habit of Success

February 13, 2018
10:00 to 11:00

As we move through life, our needs, priorities and situations change, as well as our skills, competencies, interests and values. How often do we take the time to assess our current situations to see if it aligns with our work/life goals? When attempting to achieve these goals, are work or personal habits working for us or against us? Developing new success habits that move us toward our goals will help us achieve better results in our work and personal lives.

Understanding the Importance of Credit in Today’s Economy

February 22, 2018
1
1:00 to 12:00


In today’s economy, having good credit is more essential than ever. Good credit provides those who have it with many more options and benefits than those who don’t. Credit affects everything from a person’s ability to get loans to other issues many people don’t consider, including renting an apartment or buying a car.

How to Deal With a Difficult Person

February 26, 2018
1:00 to 2:00

At one time or another, we have all dealt with a difficult person. Whether they are hard to communicate with, acting defensively or just handling a situation inappropriately, interactions with difficult people can affect our confidence, mood and focus. In this workshop we will learn to recognize and cope with common difficult behaviors in ourselves and others that can help make difficult encounters much more manageable.

Are You Financially on Track for Retirement

March 5, 2018
2:00 – 3:00

One of the top financial goals for individuals and couples is to be financially secure in retirement. This goal is not one that can be planned for in just the last few years leading up to the planned retirement date, but must be set and have milestones identified throughout the different stages of life. There are many “rules of thumb” or theories on the proper amount and type of savings and investments one should have in setting aside money for retirement, but in reality, there is not one plan or solution that fits everyone.

Developing Creativity

March 21, 2018
1
0:00 to 11:00

In today’s increasingly competitive business climate, there is a need for continuous innovation and value-added solutions. Individuals and organizations alike are discovering that new ideas have become the global currency of the future. Unfortunately though, as adults, we often limit our thinking and problem solving t fit known patterns and solutions by creating boundaries around our problems and circumstances. Enhancing our creativity can help us break through these boundaries.                                                     

Caring From a Distance

March 27, 2018
1
:00 to 2:00


If you have an elder who requires assistance, yet it does not live near you, helping out may seem difficult. However, distance doesn’t mean you can’t provide comfort and care for your elder. By devising care strategies, developing emergency plans and building a support system of family, friends and local resources, your elder can have the care and attention he or she needs.

Balancing Work and Life

April 4, 2018
9:30 to 10:30

The workshop will help participants explore and define home responsibilities, identify career requirements and prioritize leisure time. The resulting better balance will help achieve more in ones career at home.

Navigating Life’s Biggest Decisions

April 9, 2018
12:00 – 1:00

This workshop will provide helpful strategies to get unstuck. We’ll look at the purpose of ambivalence and how to move through it, along with tips for effective decision-making, By end of this course, you will have a better grasp of how to navigate life’s big decisions.

Financial Planning for Life

April 20, 2018
1
1:00 – 12:00

Financial goal are the specific long-and-short-term objectives to be attained through financial planning and management efforts. Among personal financial goals are things such as: 1) financial security 2) travel 3) education planning 4) retirement planning. Being able to succeed in reaching these goals requires a structure and plan with appropriate milestones, along with the ability to make adjustments along the way.

Sailing On: A Guide for Transitioning Into Retirement

April 24, 2018
2:0
0 to 3:00

Moving from a career into retirement can be a challenging lifestyle adjustment. Many adults look forward to the benefits of retirement living but then often find themselves facing many difficult issues. Today’s participants will learn ideas on how to deal with the many aspects of retirement living.

Where Are You Going? Goal-Setting for Personal and Professional Success

May 4, 2018
10:00 to 11:00

Goal setting gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. The process of setting goals allows you to choose where you want to go in your personal life as well as your professional career. A life without goals is like a road trip without a map. By knowing exactly what you want to achieve, you are less likely to get lost, and you will be happier and less frustrated along the way.

Effective Communication

May 8, 2018
1:00 to 2:00

Interpersonal communication skills are necessary for understanding and for action. This workshop explores interpersonal skills and techniques necessary for successful interactions.

For questions regarding the workshops please contact:

Sandra Knight
Director, Human Resources Project Planning
Department of Human Resources
HRTraining@umb.edu