May 12 Pre-Session Choices

3:00 - 3:45

Building Community Through Positive Post Lori Sorto, assistant financial manager, College of Business and Dayna Larreau, administrative coordinator, Department of Supply Chain Management & Analytics

Positive Postcards encourage messages of recognition in a light-hearted, branded format. Each month, a themed event around a quirky holiday or creative idea generates a fun environment for individuals to write posts and sustain a culture of inclusion. The promotional events build community within the college and serve as reminders and inspiration for expressing gratitude. We’ve learned that building a culture of recognition needs to be intentional and authentic. Being recognized for the good work we do makes us more productive, positive, and increases our engagement in the community.

Employee Assistance Program Valerie Williams LIMHP, EAP counselor/trainer, Human Resources Zoom link with passcode

Finding the balance of being committed and connected to the value of our job, but not being consumed by it is an important part of satisfaction in the workplace and our overall wellbeing. Without effective skills to balance constant demands and obligations in our work and personal environments, we won’t be creative, competent or cheerful about work for very long. Join Valerie Williams, LIMHP from the Employee Assistance Program for an overview of EAP services and discussion on Finding Your Calm. This presentation introduces learners to the practice of mindful awareness as an energizing and easily accessible stress management tool to find their calm in the middle of their busy lifestyles.

Dare to Care: A Story Unfinished Kaitlin Ferris, academic advisor, College of Arts & Sciences, and Morgan Green, residence director, Knoll

Suicide is tough to talk about. Our session will focus on warning signs, how to have crucial conversations, resources, and what you can do. Let’s take the first step together; we dare you to care!