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.

10 Steps to Financial Success

We all measure financial success differently, but all paths to get there require discipline and goals. This session teaches participants ways to financial control— including developing a spending plan, creating objectives, weighing insurance needs, and other tools that will help get on the road to personal financial success.

Tuesday, December 7 at 10:30AM or Thursday, December 16 at 5:30PM


Strategies to Defeat the Winter Blues

This seminar defines "winter blues," "seasonal affective disorder," and how to tell the difference. Participants will learn how the winter season affects them and strategies for coping with winter blues.

Monday, December 13, 12PM-1PM

Cultivating a Gratitude Mindset

Watch this video hosted by Cascade Centers, Inc., 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.
Tuesday, December 7 at 10:30AM or Thursday, December 16 at 5:30PM


Communication Strategies to Build Trust During Uncertain Times

As we all navigate the constant stress and anxiety of the pandemic, including vaccination status, workplace reintegration, and burnout, it can impact individual working relationships and team morale. This webinar will focus on emotional coping skills as well as communication strategies to improve team cohesion and empathy during these times of distress and uncertainty.

Path to Fall Starts Now Webinar

With COVID restrictions being lifted, many of us will soon be adjusting to a new workplace structure which can cause stress and anxiety related to concerns about safety, job roles, work/life balance, etc. This webinar for University of Oregon employees focuses on emotional and logistical coping skills to help improve resilience. Topics discussed include proactive self-care, cognitive flexibility and rekindling your relationship with work as you prepare your “Path to Fall.”


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).