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 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.

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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Healthy Sleep and Overall Wellbeing


Wednesday, May 12, 9AM or 12PM

Many people suffer from the harmful effects of disrupted or sleepless nights. Poor sleep patterns have been linked to numerous health issues, both immediate and long–term. These health issues include reduced cognitive thinking, depression, heart disease, obesity, and increased inflammation in the body. A few simple lifestyle changes can greatly increase your chances of quality, sleep–filled nights.

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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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Sandwich Generation: Caught in the Middle


Thursday, May 27, 9AM or 12PM

Navigating your personal finances can be a daunting task, but what if you are not only supporting your children but also caring for aging parents or grandparents? In this class we'll show you how to assess your financial capacity and set realistic boundaries to help you through this stage of life. We'll talk about how to handle setbacks and remain resilient. Lastly, we will provide resources and identify ways to help you manage your personal and financial goals.

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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).