UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of free activities and events coming your way this August. Sign up today for programs including Office Ergo Rep Training, Effective Communication at Work, Self-Defense Training, and Nitobe Memorial Garden Guided Walk!
Office Ergo Rep Training – Aug. 16, 2016 @ 1-4pm (Location: Point Grey)
If your department is looking for more efficient response and support in regards to ergonomic issues for staff, consider taking the three-hour Ergo Rep Training. Learn basic ergonomic risk factors and assessments, proper computer workstation set-up, and resources to take back to your unit. For more information and to register, click here.
Effective Communication at Work – Aug. 17, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
In order to communicate effectively, individuals have to master the techniques of effective listening and self-expression. These skills involve verbal and non-verbal behaviours as well as the ability to speak with persuasion and confidence. In this session, participants will be able to understand the three major communication styles, develop techniques, speak effectively when conversing about conflict, and recognize the barriers that prevent listening. For more information and to register, click here.
Self-Defense Training Workshop: Keeping it Safe – Aug. 24, 2016 @ 3-5pm (Location: Point Grey)
This two-hour self-defense training workshop will combine comprehensive defense techniques with realistic scenarios for men and women of all ability levels. Simple and realistic self-defense techniques that are highly useful and effective will be demonstrated. This workshop is open to all staff and faculty and all degrees of strength and fitness level are welcome. For more information and to register, click here.
Getting a Restful Sleep – Aug. 25, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Sleep is critical to ensure maximum productivity. It increases your ability to concentrate and focus, allows you to approach challenges with a more positive attitude, and can have positive effects on your memory and health. In this session, participants will learn about circadian rhythms and the impact that disrupting these key biological processes can have on their day-to-day activities and work. This session will also describe sleep’s vital role in maintaining health along with valuable and practical tips and strategies that participants can apply to get quality, restful sleep and stay alert. For more information and to register, click here.
UBC Nitobe Memorial Garden Guided Walk – Aug. 31, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Join us for a guided tour of the Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese Tea and Stroll garden located here at UBC! You will get to enjoy nature, socialize and learn about the many unique features of the garden! Limited spots available. For more information and to register, click here.
Coming up this fall…
- Career Navigation Series
- Living Well with Stress
- Stress Relaxation Techniques
- QPR Suicide Prevention Training
- Fitness Classes