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Fall 2013


Supervisory Training

Professional Development

Health Improvement Program

Mental Health First Aid (co-sponsored with UMD Continuing Education)

 

SUPERVISORY TRAINING

10/29
12:00-1:00
Griggs Center
Dealing with Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace.  What a Director, Supervisor, or Manager Needs to Know!

Target Audience: Administrators, Supervisors, Managers

A brief overview of how the supervisor’s role is vital in confronting alcohol and drug problems in the workplace.  Learn what reasonable suspicion is and how to get an employee help for an alcohol or drug problem.  Learn how to apply the University’s policy on zero tolerance. Facilitator: Robert F. Lyman M.S.Ed., LICSW, has been a psychiatric social worker for over 35 years at St. Luke's Hospital Mental Health Clinic. He enjoys connecting with people and teaching numerous topics of interest to assist people in managing the struggles of everyday life. Hopefully his presentations will bring new techniques and coping devices that can add to your wellness toolbox.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Core Curriculum Workshops 4-6: The Core Curriculum provides participants with the conceptual framework, opportunities for self reflection and group discussion, and skill-building experience necessary for being an effective advocate for equity and diversity—both at the University of Minnesota and in all aspects of their lives. In these workshops, participants design personal action plans to help them identify specific outcomes—and key next steps—toward which they can work.
 

Workshop 4: Communicating on Issues of Equity & Diversity
Monday, October 7
Garden Room
9:00am-12:00pm
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Our efforts in advancing equity and diversity will mean little if we can't communicate effectively with our key constituents and stakeholders—especially around our efforts and successes. This workshop addresses how our various means of communication do—or do not—send messages that are perceived as welcoming and inclusive. It also addresses the challenges, strategies, and outcomes found in a strong equity and diversity communication plan.

Workshop 5: Engaging Universal Design Concepts to Increase Access and Inclusion
Monday, October 7
Garden Room
1:00pm-4:00pm
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Growing out of a movement to increase access for people with disabilities, the term "universal design" refers to the concept of designing products and environments to be as accessible as possible for all users. Whether it's captioning, gender neutral restrooms, curb cuts or inclusive language, the work of equity and diversity involves paying attention to how we design our classrooms, labs, offices, residence halls, work, curricula, and events to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible. In this workshop, participants learn key concepts of universal design and are given opportunities to assess the inclusively of their own spaces, products, and communities.

Workshop 6: Educating about Equity & Diversity: Facilitating Challenging Conversations
Tuesday, October 8
Griggs Center
9:00am-12:00pm
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The last workshop in the Core Curriculum addresses one of the most ever-present and significant aspects of equity and diversity work: education through dialogue. In each participant’s on-going development as an ally and a leader, they will find themselves in more and more situations that call for careful listening, nuanced language, well-timed questions, and skilled facilitation. This worship offers each participant an opportunity to develop these educational skills.

Supporting Curriculum Workshops 7-10: The Supporting Curriculum provides an opportunity for participants to understand equity and diversity efforts within the context of specific social identities. In these workshops, participants learn from University staff who work to improve campus climate for people of color, women, people with disabilities, and those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (GLBTQ). Participants learn specific strategies that all University members can employ to improve campus climate.
  Workshop 7: Race, Racism, and Privilege
Thursday, October 24
Griggs Center
9:00am-12:00pm
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Talking about race and racism can be challenging for many people. It can be tempting to keep our discussions at a surface level, so as to avoid hurt, anger, shame and guilt. But open and honest discussions on race, as well as basic history and context that are often neglected in the discussions, are necessary for us to address the racial inequities that continue to challenge our personal relationships, institutions, and society.

Workshop 8: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women's Equity
Thursday, October 24
Griggs Center
1:00pm-4:00pm
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The media makes it sound like women have reached equality. What's the truth? And how do you make the case quickly, i.e., in the time it takes for an elevator ride? In this interactive workshop, increase your knowledge of women’s stats today, share ideas for breaking the ceiling, and practice making a one-minute case explaining how achieving women’s equity benefits everyone.

Workshop 9: Understanding Disability & Advancing Access
Friday. October 25
Griggs Center
9:00am-12:00pm
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Our world is becoming increasingly rich and complex as more and more individuals become open about the challenges they face as people with disabilities. Whether the barrier is physical, academic, employment-related, or attitudinal, we are all responsible for understanding how barriers diminish access for some University community members. In this workshop, participants learn strategies for advancing access for everyone on our campuses.

Workshop 10: GLBTQ Identities and Communities
Friday. October 25
Griggs Center
1:00pm-4:00pm
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In discussions of “diversity,” not everyone recognizes that gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are important points of cultural difference that merit recognition and voice. Members of the University who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer often face isolation, silence, and invisibility. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn about GLBTQ identities and communities, and to identify strategies they can employ to create a more open and welcoming campus climate.

 

Health Improvement Program/Wellness Workshops

Date/Time/Room Title Description Facilitator(s)
9/3/13
12:00-12:30pm
Garden Room
Taking Charge of your Health: Knowing, Caring, & Doing When it comes to health, we seem to know what to do, we just have to do it, right? This wellness workshop will help to bring awareness to how nutrition, exercise, stress, and sleep impact your health. Learn how you can make healthy changes in three basic steps as well as develop a recipe for self-care in this fun and informative session. Rachel Gilbertson is an onsite Lifestyle Health Coach and works one-on-one with UPlan members to help them take charge of their health by finding the support, resources, accountability, and motivation to reach their optimal health goals.

9/10/13
12:00-12:45pm
Garden Room
My Heart My Life: Why Heart Health Matters

Did you know 1 in 3 Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease and that heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined? Learn more about how you can help to change these statistics by improving your heart health.
This is also a great opportunity to join UMD Wellness Walkers by signing up for the Heart Walk on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Malosky
Stadium. (Check-in at 8:30am, Walk at 10:00am at UMD).

Tom Skull is the Corporate Events Director at the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
9/11/13
12:00-12:30pm
Garden Room
Mindfulness in Motion Information Session The University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality & Healing is pleased to offer the Mindfulness in Motion program (MiM). Developed by Dr. Maryanna Klatt at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, the MiM is a research-based program that offers pragmatic resiliency tools easily implemented in the workplace to reduce daily stress and increase productivity and work engagement. Participants will learn mindful awareness principles that are the key to embodying the benefits of mindfulness. The eight weekly sessions emphasize bodily relaxation with soft background music as well as discussion of mindful awareness of cognitive habits.

The program cost of $200 includes: Guided instruction in mindfulness and movement practices, group discussions, gentle stretching and yoga, Daily 20-minute ?homework?, a Workbook, DVD and CDs. Participants will also track stress levels, sleep quality and work engagement through a pre- and post-evaluation.
Meg Little, Elizabeth Zuber and Rachel Gilbertson
9/17/13
12:00-12:30pm
Food Court
Fresh and Healthy Cooking Demo Learn from the experts! Join UMD Dining Service’s Executive Chef Tom Linderholm and Registered Dietitian Jean Rodvold for a fresh & healthy cooking demonstration. Chef Tom will prepare a local dish using farm fresh vegetables (direct from UMD’s Farm!) utilizing simple and healthy cooking methods. Jean will explain the nutritional benefits of the foods prepared as well as the various cooking methods used. Also, learn strategies for sustainable eating during this UMD Food Day event. Tom Linderholm, Executive Chef for Dining Services & Jean Rodvold, UMD Dietitian
9/24/13
12:00-12:30pm
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Group Health Coaching Information Session

Meeting Options:

Mondays: : 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Wednesdays: 2:00pm- 2:30pm
Thursdays: 11:30am- 12:00pm

Are you looking for a way to get healthy and stay active this fall? Join the Group Health Coaching program!
The Group Health Coaching Program will focus on unique goals in a supportive small group environment. This program offers support, accountability, motivation and resources to help you reach your wellness goals.

The 10-week Group Health Coaching program will meet once a week beginning the week of Monday, September 16. It will focus on using self-monitoring, problem solving, and goal setting motivators to promote an overall healthy lifestyle change!

Faculty, staff and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners are encouraged to attend. Additionally, for UPlan Participants, it's an easy way to earn up to 150 points for your Wellness Points Bank and greatly improve your lifestyle patterns!

Jean Rodvold, UMD Food Coach

Rachel Gilbertson, UPlan Health Coach

10/1/13
12:00-12:30pm
SpHC 119
Cooking Demo: Healthy Fried Rice Would you like to eat Chinese fried rice and not feel guilty for consuming too much fat and carbs? Please join LSBE faculty and community cooking instructor Lai La Lunde, for a cooking demonstration on "Fried Rice, the Healthier Version Lai La Lunde is a faculty at the Department of Finance and Management Information Sciences.
10/7/13
12:00-1:00
SpHC191 (Hall of Fame Room)
Weight Watchers@Work Info Session

Participate in an on-campus weight management program and if you are a UPlan member, get your registration fees returned to you when attendance requirements have been met.

The program offers motivational support for weight loss and maintenance in a group setting. The weekly meetings are led by a facilitator who has successfully completed the Weight Watchers® program.

Sue will talk about how the Weight Watchers program works and how to register with Weight Watchers online.

Lita will discuss the attendance requirement and fee reimbursement process for UPlan members.

http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/weightwatchers/

Sue Trettel, Weight Watchers Leader

Lita Wallace, UMD Employee Wellness Coordinator

10/8/13
12:00-12:30pm
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Wellness Points Bank Info Session

UPlan members: Please come to this session to learn how to earn points to reduce your medical premium for 2015; how the Wellness Points Bank works; where to sign-up for each of the activities. We will discuss the overview of point eligible programs and deadline dates.

Meet the UMD Employee Wellness Team and learn about the services they provide.

The Employee Health and Wellness Center offers a variety of services to help you obtain and maintain good health:

-QuickCare Clinic - biometric screening & earn 100 Wellness Points

-Medication Therapy Management Clinic - 3 visits and earn 100 Wellness Points

-Health Coaching (Lifestyle and Nutrition coaches) - 3 visits and earn 150 Wellness Points

There will be time for Q&A.

Rachel Gilbertson, UMD Health Coach

Keri Hager, Medication Therapy Management Director

Jean Rodvold, UMD Food Coach for Employee Wellness and Food Service

Pat Trachte, QuickCare Nurse Practitioner

Lita Wallace, UMD Wellness Coordinator

10/15/13
12:00-12:30pm
KSC/RDC 323
Control Ergonomic Risk Factors Associated with Your Job to Work Safely and Comfortably The purpose of this ergonomics program is to proactively eliminate work-related Ergonomics Risk Factors and prevent or reduce workplace-acquired Musculo-Skeletal Disorders (MSD) by providing management leadership and employee involvement in the identification, correction and elimination of such risk factors, through information dissemination, education and training on an on-going basis.
Laura Lott is a Public Health Specialist at EHSO on the UMD Campus with a Masters of Industrial Safety. She has worked in compliance of hazardous materials transportation, commercial driver training and safety for nearly 20 years.

10/16/13
Wednesday
12:30-2:00pm
KSC Griggs Center

Target Audience: All faculty and staff

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Alcohol and Other Drugs Awareness & Prevention: Community Panel

 

A panel of six community stakeholders will discuss their organization’s role in Alcohol and other drugs. Panelists include a representative from St. Luke’s Employee Assistance Program, UMD Police Department, Hazelden Haven, Alcoholics Anonymous, and UMD HR&EO. Each will present for ten minutes, followed by time for questions. Information will be related to the effects of alcohol and drug use as it affects employees’ personal, professional and social activities.

PANELISTS:

Robert F. Lyman M.S.Ed., LICSW, Employee Assistance Program Coordinator at St. Luke’s Mental Health Clinic & Substance Abuse Professional

St. Luke’s EAP is the provider for UMD’s Employee Assistance Program. EAP Services are part of your University benefits, and are offered to all faculty, staff, and P/A’s, and their families. EAP is used to provide crisis intervention, problem identification and resolution, and development of an action plan. EAP recommends and/or refers you to a professional resource in the community.

Sean Huls, Police Lieutenant, UMD Police Department

Mission Statement: To serve the University and surrounding community in a professional and ethical manner and to provide safety and security equally to all members of the community.

Julie Seitz, Clinical Director of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment

The mission of this agency are: (1) Prevention: To reduce or prevent addictive disorders; (2) Recovery: To restore those affected by addiction to good health; and (3) Protection: To reduce the harmful impact of addiction on individuals and the community. The outpatient and residential treatment programs provide services to adult men and women, ages 18 years and older, who are diagnosed as chemically abusive or dependent. A variety of outpatient and dual disorder services are provided at this site during the day and evening hours.

Joel E. Cycenas, M. Div., Hazelden Haven Outreach Manager

Hazelden helps individuals, families, and communities struggling with alcohol abuse, substance abuse, and drug addiction transform their lives. They help people at all stages of the treatment and recovery process, supporting them with a Twelve Step-based model that is the modern standard for addiction treatment and recovery services.

Roger R. from Alcoholics Anonymous

“Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.“ (Definition of A.A. appearing in the Fellowship’s basic literature).

Mary L. Cameron, Associate Director of UMD Human Resources and Equal Opportunity

 

10/22/13
12:00-12:45pm
KSC/RDC 323

Food Day Documentary: In Organic We Trust Part I In Organic We Trust is a documentary that follows commonly asked questions about organic food. It follows Director/Producer Kip Pastor as he learns the truth from farmers, organic certifiers, scientists, and organic critics. This film explores the many diverse aspects of organic and provides ideas for ways you can take action. Rachel Gilbertson, UPlan Health Coach
Jean Rodvold, UMD Food Coach

10/22
12:00-1:00
Garden Room

Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

Alcohol Dependency & Alcohol Abuse. Drug Addiction & Drug Abuse. How Is It Diagnosed? How Do A Person Measure Up? How Do You Know a Person Has A Problem?

This session will discuss a brief overview of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. How a professional determines dependency versus abuse will also be discussed. Take home material will be given out to assess oneself privately. Facilitator: Robert F. Lyman M.S.Ed., LICSW, has been a psychiatric social worker for over 35 years at St. Luke's Hospital Mental Health Clinic. He enjoys connecting with people and teaching numerous topics of interest to assist people in managing the struggles of everyday life. Hopefully his presentations will bring new techniques and coping devices that can add to your wellness toolbox.

10/23/13
12:00-12:45pm
KSC/RDC 323

Food Day Documentary: In Organic We Trust Part II In Organic We Trust is a documentary that follows commonly asked questions about organic food. It follows Director/Producer Kip Pastor as he learns the truth from farmers, organic certifiers, scientists, and organic critics. This film explores the many diverse aspects of organic and provides ideas for ways you can take action. Rachel Gilbertson, UPlan Health Coach
Jean Rodvold, UMD Food Coach
10/29/13
12:00-12:30pm
Garden Room
The Benefits of Massage Come learn about the benefits of massage, different types of massage, how to get the most from a massage, and receive some information regarding self care. Nancy Schwerdt attended massage school for four years. She works with the Recreational Sports and Outdoor Programs.
11/5/13
12:00-12:30pm
Anxiety in Child Rearing

Anxiety and worry about parenting is normal. The problem is when worry or anxiety becomes extreme. Then it can get in the way of your health and your parenting.  Learn some new ways to deal with this stress.

Bob Lyman has been a psychiatric social worker for over 35 years at St. Luke's Hospital Mental Health Clinic. He enjoys connecting with people and teaching numerous topics of interest to assist people in managing the struggles of everyday life. Hopefully his presentations will bring new techniques and coping devices that can add to your wellness

11/13/13
12:00-12:45pm
Garden Room
Cooking Demo: Trinidad Coconut Curry Vegetable Stew Made in a hot cast iron skillet, this dish is robust with flavors, including garlic, onion, curry, garam masala, cumin combined with fresh veggies like cabbage, broccoli, carrots, turnips, chard, tomato and finished off with a couple splashes of coconut milk and a few sprigs of fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, thyme and scallions. Come see Lyndon cook and learn the basics of some traditional and healthful Trinidadian food. Lyndon Ramrattan is UMD Lab Services Coordinator at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering
11/19/13
12:00-12:30pm
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Healthy Holiday Food Safety

The holidays are a time for fun and celebration, so the last thing you want is to invite food-borne illness. Join Jean to learn about the top 10 hot spots for germs in your kitchen, leaern how to prevent the "party crasher" Clostridium perfringens and other food-borne illness causing agents from ruining your next holiday get together. Topics included will be food preparation tips, safe food handling and storage specific to holiday cooking.

Jean Rodvold, RDN, LD is UPlan's Food Coach and is a team member of UMD's Employee Health & Wellness Center.
11/26/13
12:00-12:45
Garden Room

Cooking Demo: Creole Jambalaya

Free for faculty and staff: Limited to the first 25 to register by emailing mycoach@d.umn.edu

Are you in a dilemma with what to do with all the leftover meats from Thanksgivings? Our very own Drill Sgt Jim Lewis has a solution. Learn how to make authentic Louisiana Jambalaya! Jambalaya, a Cajun/Creole dish, is perhaps the most versatile main dish the South has to offer. Jambalaya
consists of rice that has been cooked with shrimp, oysters, ham, or chicken and seasoned with spices and herbs. Get ready to learn to cook Jambalaya while James entertains us with an upbeat music ala Louisiana style(zydeco) that will almost make you feel like you are in Gonzalez, Louisiana, the Jambalaya capital.
Facilitator: James"Jim" Lewis is a Technical Sergeant in the US Air Force. He is a native of New Orleans, LA, and is currently assigned to UMD where he
works with cadets in the ROTC Department.
12/3/13
12:00-12:30pm
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Ho Ho Ho Oh No!  Tips for a Hassle Free Holiday!

This is now a traditional workshop presented every year during the holiday season to help lower your stress and learn ways to slow down so you can enjoy the holidays.  Come laugh at some of the ways to face the holiday season with joy rather than dread!

Robert F. Lyman M.S.Ed., LICSW, has been a psychiatric social worker for over 35 years at St. Luke's Hospital Mental Health Clinic. He enjoys connecting with people and teaching numerous topics of interest to assist people in managing the struggles of everyday life. Hopefully his presentations will bring new techniques and coping devices that can add to your wellness toolbox.
12/10/13
12:00-12:30pm
Garden Room
Salad Bar Potluck To celebrate wellness and the end of another great semester, we would like to invite you to the Employee Health and Wellness Center's Salad Bar Pot Luck. We encourage you to bring a salad topping to share along with your own healthy beverage. Wellness Team

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