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Training Program - Spring 2011

Wellness, Personal Development and Safety Training
Who may attend: faculty, staff and family members

Date/Time/ Room
Title
Description
Facilitator/s

3/15
8:30-12:30
25 DAdB

National Safety Council (NSC) Defensive Driving Course (DDC) 4 DDC 4 is a fast-paced, four-hour driver improvement program that also makes an ideal refresher course. In just four hours, DDC 4 offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities, and costs. It addresses the importance of attitude in preventing accidents, and reinforces the good driving skills students already have. Andrew Kimball is an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD EHSO (Environmental Health & Safety Office.) Laura Lott is a Public Health Specialist at UMD EHSO with a Masters of Industrial Safety.

3/17
12:00-1:00
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Women & Investing Women have become a driving force in today's economy, businesses and workplace. This workshop discusses the tremendous influence women have, and also discusses the unique challenges women face and how to help take control of their financial futures. Brenda Aslyn works at Securities America and has been a Financial Advisor for 13 years.

3/21
12:00-1:00
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Mental Health Issues and Resources

Sometimes the transitions faced by families can be more than just stressful; they can trigger serious mental health issues. This session will allow you to hear the latest information on mental health issues and the resources available to everyone. Each of our presenters has a unique perspective on the serious concerns affecting our campus community. There will be time for you to get your questions answered.

Kathy Morris is Director of Counseling in Health Services. Bob Lyman is Manager of St. Luke's Employee Assistance Program.

Tue, 3/22
12:00-1:00
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Look It In the Eye”: A Film About Living with Mental Illness

Mental health issues commonly go undiscussed, undiagnosed and untreated, leaving people and their families feeling isolated.  “Look it in the Eye” is an independent documentary about two area families who have been confronted by mental Illness. Their intimate stories of pain, resilience and recovery are portrayed in this powerful film.  Visit www.lookitintheeye.org to learn more.

Jim Gruba, MS, LP, is Executive Director of the Human Development Center.  HDC is a community mental health center serving southern St. Louis, Carlton, Lake, Cook, and Douglas counties.

3/24
12:00-12:45
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Recognizing Depression in Children & Adolescents The observable symptoms of depression in children and adolescents often present very differently than adult symptoms.  Shirley will talk about some of the common symptoms and how parents can help. Shirley A. Reierson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with 22 years of clinical practice.  She currently works in the Supportive Services Program at UMD.

3/30
12:00-1:00
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Planning for a Healthy Retirement and Understanding Your MSRS Pension

David will provide an explanation of how pension benefits are calculated and how to apply for your MSRS (Minnesota State Retirement System) pension for non-academic employees. Survivor options, disability benefits and surviving spouse benefits will also be discussed. Questions are welcome.

Facilitator: David Wright has worked for the State of Minnesota for 19 years and gives retirement seminars for MSRS covered employees in the Northland area.

3/31
12:00-1:00
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Retirementology Retirementology is not about typical retirement planning. Instead, it's a provocative look at the effects of psychology on how we spend, save, borrow and invest, along with a new way of thinking about it all--in the midst of the worst economy since the Great Depression. Brenda Aslyn works at Securities America and has been a Financial Advisor for 13 years.

4/7
12:00-1:00
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Dash Diet Dietary advances to stop hypertension -- the "Dash Diet" has been shown to be as effective as many medications in the control of high blood pressure. Come and learn the basics of this eating plan. Dash Diet booklet is available online. Char Harkins is a Dietitian and an Assistant Professor at Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

4/13
12:00-1:00
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Social Security Retirement Benefits This session is an overview of Social Security retirement benefits and related information – presentation and Q&A. 

Robert (Bob) Huot has worked for Social Security as a claims representative since 2003.  He’s trained in both Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs.

Mon, 4/18
12:30-4:30 p.m.
25 DAdB

National Safety Council CPR/AED for Lay People

The NSC CPR/AED course is designed as part of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training. CPR and First Aid on a choking victim will be taught through demonstration and practice of mannequin and use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated. Maximum of 10 people.

Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott are Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office.
Tue, 4/19
4:45-8:45 p.m.
25 DAdB
National Safety Council CPR/AED for Lay People

The NSC CPR/AED course is designed as part of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training. CPR and First Aid on a choking victim will be taught through demonstration and practice of mannequin and use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated. Maximum of 10 people.

Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott are Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office.

Wed, 4/20
8:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
25 DAdB

National Safety Council CPR/AED for Lay People

The NSC CPR/AED course is designed as part of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification training. CPR and First Aid on a choking victim will be taught through demonstration and practice of mannequin and use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated. Maximum of 10 people.

Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott are Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office.

Thu, 4/28
12:00-1:00 p.m.
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Info Session At this session, you will learn about the structure, methodology and requirements of participation in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, as well as the benefits and practices of mindfulness meditation.  You will meet the instructor and have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the program and have any questions or concerns addressed. Karen Alseth is a professional Mindfulness instructor with many years of experience as a health care professional, both in nursing and education.  She has had extensive training in MBSR, has enjoyed the benefits of mindfulness in her own life and enjoys teaching it as well.

5/3
4:30-8:30pm
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National Safety Council (NSC) Defensive Driving Course (DDC) 4 DDC 4 is a fast-paced, four-hour driver improvement program that also makes an ideal refresher course. In just four hours, DDC 4 offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities, and costs. It addresses the importance of attitude in preventing accidents, and reinforces the good driving skills students already have. Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott are Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office.

5/9, 5/16, 5/25, 5/31, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27
5:00-7:30p.m.
and
6/18, 9:30a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Enroll

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

This session is open to everyone. Participate in an eight-week course to learn how to use mindfulness to reduce stress. The cost is $385.00 ($350 for UPlan members.)

Employees who are a UPlan members, get back $200 of the cost of the course returned to them by attending at least six of the eight classes and a day-long retreat. For more information, go to
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/wellness/stressmgmt/mindfulness/index.html

Note: sessions on 5/9 and 6/27 runs from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Karen Alseth is a professional Mindfulness instructor with many years of experience as a health care professional, both in nursing and education.  She has had extensive training in MBSR, has enjoyed the benefits of mindfulness in her own life and enjoys teaching it as well.

5/17
8:30-12:30
Griggs Center

National Safety Council (NSC) Defensive Driving Course (DDC) 4 DDC 4 is a fast-paced, four-hour driver improvement program that also makes an ideal refresher course. In just four hours, DDC 4 offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities, and costs. It addresses the importance of attitude in preventing accidents, and reinforces the good driving skills students already have. Andrew Kimball and Laura Lott are Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with UMD Environmental Health and Safety Office.

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