LifeMatters Educational Series

LifeMatters Educational Series

Introduction

UW-Milwaukee’s Employee Assistance Provider, LifeMatters, is offering an educational lecture series over the Fall semester. The programs offered below will focus on topics to develop and improve workplace skills. They are free of charge for UWM employees and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Ample seating and tables will be available in the room.

Questions

If you have any questions about this series please contact hr-events@uwm.edu.

Registration

Each program is limited to 50 participants. To register for a program please click the button below.

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Programs

Eat Right, Live Well

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Location: UWM Student Union, Room 280

Everywhere you look, someone is trying to sell you the secret to a better body. But is it really healthier? Find out the not-so-secret way to a healthier way of life.

Content includes:

  • Components of a healthy diet
  • Meal planning strategies
  • Exercise
  • Healthy lifestyle

Co-workers Communication

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Location: UWM Student Union, Room 280

Effective communication is essential to building and maintaining important relationships. Good communication skills are central to handling disagreements and resolving conflicts with your co-workers.

Content includes:

  • Fair-fighting skills and rules
  • Understanding conflict resolution
  • Practicing active listening
  • How to use problem solving and negotiation

Respect in the Workplace

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Time: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Location: UWM Student Union, Room 280

A healthy work environment promotes mutual respect and positive co-worker relationships.

Content includes:

  • Recognizing characteristics of a respectful workplace
  • Promoting respect in the workplace
  • Responding appropriately to disrespectful behavior

Transition to Retirement

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Time: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Location: UWM Student Union, Room 280

Many people only think of things like relaxation and financial planning when they think of retirement. There is an emotional aspect to retirement that is important to explore as well. Learn how to emotionally prepare for retirement through this program.

Content includes:

  • The phases of retirement
  • Mentally preparing for retirement
  • Potential hazards
  • Opportunities in retirement
  • Reaching a rewarding retirement