Wellness Seminar Series for Faculty and Staff

Human Resources partners with Canopy, formerly called Cascade Centers, our employee assistance provider, and campus departments to offer wellness seminars for faculty and staff. Each seminar focuses on a different aspect of personal well-being or an important campus topic and is free of charge. Other important information about wellness seminars:

  • When possible UO webinars will be broadcast live via a webinar to UO Portland and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston.
  • Following each seminar, a recording of the presentation or PowerPoint presentation slides will be posted to the HR website.

Previous wellness seminars are available for viewing on the Wellness Presentations Library.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Thursday, June 2, 12PM-1PM

In this online seminar, Canopy, the university's employee assistance program provider, will lead a discussion about important components of effective communication such as active listening, assertiveness, boundaries, self-awareness, and locus of control. The session will also explore how everything we do is a form of communication, including not communicating. This webinar will be recorded and posted on this webpage for future viewing.

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Other Available Webinars

Check out webinars available from your health plans and other well being vendors.


Wellness at Work for UO Employees (recorded April 13, 2022)

This webinar focuses on ways employees can incorporate personal wellness into the work day and why it is so important. Participants will learn tips on how to achieve wellness goals and integrate healthy habits in the workplace.

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On-Demand Videos

Mental Health Experts Debunk 10 Stress Myths

Stephanie Cook is an assistant professor of biostatistics and social and behavioral science at NYU School of Global Public Health and Teresa Leyro is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Rutgers University. (13 minutes)

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Heart

February is heart-health month and this prerecorded EAP video focuses how mental health affects our physical health. It will help you to identify your risk factor and mental stressors and discusses best practices for a healthy mindset to increase overall physical health. (60 minutes)

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Building Healthy Relationships

Tiffany Brown, Director of the Couples and Family Therapy Program and a senior lecturer in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services, reviews relationship dynamics, the components of "The Sound Relationship House" and the antidotes to four detrimental relationship behaviors. The College of Education’s Couples and Family Therapy program is highlighted along with the Relationship Check-in program and philosophy. Free counseling sessions are offered to the public by the Couples and Family Therapy Program. (46.12 minutes)

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Cultivating a Gratitude Mindset

Watch this video hosted by Canopy, the university's employee assistance program, to understand how our belief systems and behaviors affect our mindset. Build your mindful muscles by learning to forgive and how to create your own personal foundation of beliefs to feel more grateful and satisfied with your life. (64 minutes)

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