Wellness Seminar Series for Faculty and Staff

Human Resources partners with 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 these 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.

Digital Detachment


Wednesday, March 3, 10AM

The average American spends more than half of their waking lives staring at a screen. This type of technology fixation has been linked to a number of negative health effects, both physical and emotional. Our digital over–consumption has been shown to negatively affect our relationships, work performance, and personal identity. Technology may have “connected” us through social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, but studies reflect loneliness and anxiety are actually growing…at a staggering rate.
In this program we will discuss how technology is negatively affecting our mental and physical health, as well as our relationships, children, and families. We will provide tips and resources to help address a digital detachment practice, to assist with a healthy lifestyle.

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Declare Your Wellness


Thursday, April 15, 10AM-11:30 AM

This campus Wellness Ambassador led workshop for faculty and staff will explore personal health around mind and body and how we can make change individually and collectively. You will be asked to reflect on your own well-being, set goals and leave the workshop declaring your own wellness journey. A Zoom link will be sent to participants prior to the session.

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Change and Ambiguity in the Workplace


Tuesday, May 11, 1PM-2:30PM

This campus Wellness Ambassador led workshop for faculty and staff will explore types of change that occur within the workplace and help you explore how change is impacting you. We’ll explore communication techniques to use in the workplace around change and give you tools to take back to your office to have dialogue with your colleagues and supervisors.

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Building Healthy Relationships in the Workplace


Tuesday, May 25, 12PM-1:30PM

Attend this campus Wellness Ambassador led workshop for faculty and staff to learn about the dynamics of healthy workplaces and how to develop a productive and impactful team. This interactive workshop will discuss current research around organizational management, communication styles, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence whilst also providing an opportunity for participants to delve into how to understand and contribute to improving their own current workplace environment. A Zoom link will be sent to participants prior to the session.

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Guide to Employee Engagement

The Guide to Employee Engagement outlines ideas for employees to stay engaged during this difficult time. These ideas include taking care of yourself and others, prioritizing your communication, finding work-life balance and engaging with the university. We encourage you to review this website and think about your engagement in the new year. Here are some short videos we hope you find useful (Video credit: How to Adult, TedEx and Mircrosoft Healthcare and Life Blog).