2021 - 2022 Worksite Wellness Virtual Workshop Series

2021 - 2022 Worksite Wellness Virtual Workshop Series

2021-2022 Worksite Wellness virtual workshop series

October 2021 - March 2022

We are excited to offer this virtual workshop series free of charge.  Registration is required, please click on each session below to find the link to register.   Sessions will be recorded and available for those not able to participate live.

October 21 - Burnout Is Real: How Leaders Can Spot It – And Take Action

Burnout Is Real: How Leaders Can Spot It – And Take Action

Speakers: Lynn Bursell and Gen Habeck

HPDP_WW_October_Burnout is Real.pdf

Employee burnout is at historic levels. This physical or emotional exhaustion poses serious potential risks to our workplace: high turnover, increase of accidents on the job, workplace conflict, and exacerbation of mental health struggles. As leaders, we need to first understand our role in workplace stress that leads to burnout and take action to both prevent and respond to employees that are reaching their breaking point.

The solutions may not be easy and real change has to start within your management team. Join us to learn about the 5 main stages to employee burnout, how to talk to your employees at any stage along this spectrum, and some real-life tips for shifting your employee culture.

Speaker Bios

Lynn Bursell, Ed.D., Ed. S., LCMHC, Senior EAP Counselor

Dr. Lynn Bursell is a licensed mental health counselor with almost 30 years of experience providing employee assistance and counseling services. She is trained in solution-focused counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, career development, disability, and motivational interviewing and is American Sign Language proficient. Lynn is deeply committed to her Vermont employers and employees and is highly skilled in providing clinical expertise and warm, client-centered guidance.

Genevieve Habeck, Director of Education and Business Development for Invest EAP
Gen has extensive experience in member relations and communication, holds a B.A. in English and professional certificate in marketing (both from UVM), and is also the SHRM Vermont Director of Workforce Readiness. Her areas of expertise include collaborating with brokers and consultants, workplace culture, recovery-friendly workplaces, and best practices for work/life balance. She has conducted workshops and trainings at several major regional events, including Department of Health Conferences, the SHRM conference, VTHRA and GMHRA workshops, and many others.

November 18 - Feeling Burnt Out? How to Take Action to Protect Yourself and Your Job

Feeling Burnt Out? How to Take Action to Protect Yourself and Your Job

Speakers: Invest EAP Clinical and Education Team

HPDP_WW_Feeling Burnt Out Slides.pdf

 

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress — it often shows up avoidance or anxiety around our work, cynicism, feelings of dread, or a sharp lack of motivation or concentration. If left unaddressed, burnout can take a serious toll on our overall quality of life.     

 

There’s good news: burnout is both preventable and treatable, often without switching jobs! Our workshop will include a self-assessment for burnout risk factors, prevention strategies, and how to handle burnout once it’s started.

Thank you OneDigital for sponsoring this session!

Speaker Bio

Genevieve Habeck 
Director of Education and Business Development for Invest EAP

Gen has extensive experience in member relations and communication, holds a B.A. in English and professional certificate in marketing (both from UVM), and is also the SHRM Vermont Director of Workforce Readiness. Her areas of expertise include collaborating with brokers and consultants, workplace culture, recovery-friendly workplaces, and best practices for work/life balance. She has conducted workshops and trainings at several major regional events, including Department of Health Conferences, the SHRM conference, VTHRA and GMHRA workshops, and many others.

December 16 - Tips from a Mediator - Conflict Resolution to Support Healthy Workplaces
HPDP_WW_Tips From A Mediator Slides.pdf

Conflict is inevitable.  But how we engage with it, moment-to-moment and meeting-to-meeting, makes a big difference in determining whether it deteriorates morale or actually boosts learning, connection and productivity to promote a healthy workplace.  Join in a conversation with a practicing mediator to examine the utility of conflict, and to explore ways to greet its challenges with intention and ability.  This session includes an interactive presentation, discussion, and small group discussion. 

Speaker bio:

Jennifer Knauer, M.S. is an instructor, facilitator and mediator, working mainly in community and organizational settings.  She hails from a background in crisis intervention, social work, and mediation, and has worked in the field of conflict resolution as a mediator/facilitator since 2003. 

In addition to a private practice in facilitation and planning, she teaches in mediation and conflict resolution courses at Champlain College, a program in which Ms. Knauer has been coaching, advising and/or instructing learners of conflict management skills for nearly twenty years.

Thank you to Invest EAP for sponsoring this session!

January 20 - Promoting Health through Food in Today's Changing Workplace

Promoting Health through Food in Today's Changing Workplace

Deborah Kennedy, PhD, Culinary Rehab®, Build Healthy Kids® and Build Healthy Seniors® and Russell Michel, Chef

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This session will be present the latest science on culinary medicine in the workplace and distilling what works in terms of supporting your employees health through their food choices. Whether your employee is on the worksite or at home, there are ways that you the employer can promote and encourage healthy eating.  There will be will be a demonstration on quick and simple culinary techniques to create cravable healthy food by making a chili three ways that can be used throughout the busy work week. 

Speaker Bios

Deborah Kennedy PhD is the CEO of Culinary Rehab®,  Build Healthy Kids® and  Build Healthy Seniors® which establishes nutrition and culinary competencies, modular learning opportunities, prescriptive delivery methods and outreach programs for various populations. She received her PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy. Dr. Kennedy has studied food from an early age - learning to cook at age 4, worked as a chef in Canada, obtained her doctorate in nutrition, authored three books on children and nutrition and five on Culinary Medicine (1/1/22 distribution date) and is a leader in culinary medicine. She served as the first Chair for Best Practices in the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative (a Harvard and CIA initiative).

Chef Russell Michel  was the Executive Chef at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort and Spa, Tucson where he was fully enveloped in culinary creations and personalization of the guest experience. Hands on Cooking became a love of the heart which is why he has decided to share his passion with all people who are inspired by healthy cuisine and a lifetime of memorable experiences.  Prior to joining Canyon Ranch, Russell worked in the hospitality industry for over 36 years including locations like the Farm to Fork capitol of America where he was the Iron Chef of Sacramento, created a three-year Live TV segment called “Ask a Chef”, and the luxurious Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Thank you to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont for sponsoring this session!

February 17 - TBA
March 17 - TBA
Recordings from 2020-2021 Virtual Workshop Series

A Connected Workplace - Taking action against loneliness, stress and depression

HPDP_October 15_A Connected Workplace Slides.PDF

 

Supporting Remote Employees - Balancing family and work

HPDP_November 5_Supporting Remote Employees Slides.pdf

 

Food Insecurity and Social Needs Among Employees—How employers can help

HPDP_Food Insecurity and Social Needs Among Employees.pdf

A New Year - Seven steps to re-focus on mental health in 2021

HPDP_WW_Seven Steps to Mental Health.pdf

Building Psychological Safety and Wellness at Work

HPDP_WW_Building Psychological Safety and Wellness_2-11-2021.pdf

 

Supporting Your Decentralized Workforce

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Reflecting on 2020 - Innovations and Reframing for the Future of Worksite Wellness

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Wellness at Home Video Series

The Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports have partnered to develop a series of short videos to support wellness at home!  Learn nutrition tips for staying healthy during the pandemic, how to ergonomically set up your home workstation, and a short fitness workout that can be done anywhere.

Strength and Conditioning

Cardio and Core

Stretch and Strengthen Fitness Workout

 

Eating Healthy During the Pandemic

 

Ergonomics at Home

 

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors!