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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.)

 

Becoming a Team Player

February 8, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30 am
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

This session introduces exactly what defines teambuilding and how can it be successfully used to help diverse groups work together more effectively. Understanding the main building blocks and development stages of teams can give any group of people the right tools to form a cohesive and productive group.

 

Running on "E" Adding Energy and Fun to Your Life

February 15, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30 am
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

This workshop will help you not only to survive, but also thrive in today’s high-pressure world. By unleashing your energy, igniting your enthusiasm and finding fun in your job, you’re sure to maximize your work performance and even enjoy it!

 

Time Management Tools: To-Do Lists, Calendars, Smartphones and more

February 22, 2017 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

There are many tools available to help people gain control, though sometimes sorting through what’s available can add what seems like even more chaos to life. Smartphones, day planners, alarms, email systems, priority grids, voice mail systems, note pads, to-do lists, contact lists, address books, folders, file cabinets and more—the purpose of this session is to help you sort through the tools available to help you organize your life, and pick the ones that will work for you.

 

Sailing On: A Guide for Transitioning into Retirement

March 1, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30 am
Campus Center, Conference Room 2540

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.

 

From Smoker to Smoke Free (Webinar Only)

March 6, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

It can be very difficult to quit using tobacco, whether you smoke, dip, or chew it.  What may seem like a casual, relaxing habit can quickly turn into a serious, expensive addiction that gradually takes a toll on your health.  Protect yourself by learning about treatment options and begin the process of quitting!

 

Effective Communication

March 13, 2017 from 11:30 to 12:30 pm
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

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

 

Mental Health Awareness

March 29, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

This training is designed to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and to promote ways of supporting one another in the workplace.  This session will address signs and symptoms of distress and effective ways of providing support for coworkers.  The training will also include exercises to develop these skills.

 

Emotional Intelligence

April 6, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

In this session we will discuss how enhancing emotional intelligence may improve our ability to master our emotional functioning.  High emotional intelligence can improve our communications with all others, enhance our perception of satisfaction with ourselves and our lives and increase our productiveness overall.

 

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

April 13, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30 am
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

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.

 

Getting the Most Out of Your Benefits

April 18, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30 am
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

The simple answer is all about educating yourself on what your health plan offers.  Investing time in understanding the options of your plan is investing money in family.  It is up to you to take advantage of all that your plans have to offer.  The main function is to keep you healthy and avoid all catastrophic risk.

 

Veteran's Transitioning Home: Relationships (Webinar Only)

April 18, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

This workshop will address the social transition process for returning veterans; identifying the most common issues Veterans face and describing ways of re-establishing relationships.

 

How to Deal With a Difficult Person

May 8, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30 am
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

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

May 11, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30 am
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

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.

 

School's Out:  Getting Everyone Through the Summer

May 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

It's the summer time!  However, for many working families, summer begins the challenges of balancing the demands of adult work schedules with the desire to provide safe, fun activities for children. This workshop offers several ideas on summer activities and provides practical suggestions on how to keep your kids safe while you're at work.

 

Becoming a Team Player

May 16, 2017 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Healey Library, Lower Level, Presentation Room 2

In this session we will explore what exactly defines teambuilding and how can it be successfully used to help diverse groups work together more effectively. Understanding the main building blocks and development stages of teams can give any group of people the right tools to form a cohesive and productive group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For questions regarding the workshops please contact:

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