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.


Investing: Traditional vs. Online Services - (webinar)

This webinar is offered by Cascade Centers, the university's employee assistance program. This class reviews a few time-tested investment principles and then covers the basics of opening a brokerage account. The presenter will review the differences between online investing platforms versus the more traditional practice of meeting face-to-face with an investment advisor. They will also provide a variety of best practices for monitoring your investments and adjusting your strategies over time.

Thursday, March 26
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. or Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Please choose your preferred time on the registration page.


The Financial Wellness Playbook - (webinar)

Learn from those who have gone before you! This class shares the ten habits most people practice when they have little financial stress in their lives. The MSA coaching staff has conducted over a million financial consultations, and the most experienced coaches were interviewed to develop this list of ten habits. The goal is for attendees to take pride in the habits they are practicing well, and to develop an action plan to address the habits they would like to improve.

Tuesday, April 14
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. or Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Please choose your preferred time on the registration page


Return: Race, Democracy and the Boundaries of Belonging in North America - (instructor led)

Join University of Oregon political scientist Debra Thompson for Return: Race, Democracy and the Boundaries of Belonging in North America. Drawing on her connections to Black America as well as Canada, where many enslaved Black Americans feld, Thompson will explore how time and geography influence our understandings of race, inviting us to reconsider ideas of home, belonging, diaspora, and democracy.

Wednesday, April 29
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
McKenzie Hall Room 229