Managing Your Money | October 25 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Creating a plan to manage your money is a sound way to achieve the goals you want in life, whether it be a house, travel, education or retirement. The quote, “failing to plan is planning to fail,” does apply to the process of managing personal finances. In this session, join money coach Melanie Buffel to learn how to manage and control finances, reinforce good habits, build new ones and create a manageable budget. There will be additional information on saving to meet your financial needs and investing these savings. Find out more and register now.
Conflict Management Series (Location: Point Grey)
Part 2 – Dealing with Difficult Personalities | October 26 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Workplaces can produce high achievers and dynamic team players. They can also be places where employees become regularly frustrated or annoyed with co-workers. Developing techniques to address these challenging personality types can greatly increase staff morale and job satisfaction. This session will look at the distinction between difficult behaviour and difficult people and provide participants with strategies to respond effectively to challenging situations with a focus on assertive communication. Find out more and register now.
Part 3 – Understanding High Conflict Personalities at Work | November 9 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This workshop will outline the skills and strategies for understanding complex personalities in the workplace from the perspective of a mental health diagnosis. Participants will gain insight into how and why individuals with diagnosed personality disorders might behave and interact with others the way they do. The workshop also examines how compassion can help increase one’s competency in recognizing challenging behaviours and handling high conflict interactions. Find out more and register now.
Thrive Week Workshops & Courses (October 30 – November 3)
Thrive Kick-off | October 30 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Location: Point Grey)
All staff, faculty and students are invited to join the Thrive week 2017 kick-off event. Grab a healthy snack, hot drink and yellow stress ball. Enjoy upbeat music. The event will take place in Lee Square at the corner of East Mall and University Boulevard (near the Bookstore). Learn more about the Thrive Kick-off and other Thrive events on both campuses.
Thriving in Change | October 30 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Cost: $200 (Location: Point Grey)
Change is normal and natural, and we can respond to change and support others to make it a positive experience. Attend this half-day course to explore your own attitudes and reactions to change. Learn foundational models to broaden your appreciation and gain new tools and strategies to use in an interpersonal and organizational context. This course is PD-eligible and costs $200 to enrol. Find out more and register now.
Relaxation Techniques to Help You Thrive | November 2 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Make time to calm down and reduce stress, using both proactive and reactive relaxation techniques. You will leave this workshop with an understanding of your stress response, discuss the importance of managing stress, and practice stress-reducing exercises. Learn more and register now.
UBC’s Largest Zumba | November 3 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Join UBC Recreation and your fellow colleagues, students and friends for UBC’s annual Largest Zumba. The event will include a Zumba session, refreshments, info booths, and other fun activities. Get moving and celebrate the end of Thrive week! Learn more.
Mindfulness@Work Program | Starts November 7, 2017 (Location: Point Grey) and April 5, 2018 (Location: DHCC/VGH) | Cost: $100
The six-week, in-person Mindfulness@Work training program runs in November 2017 and in April 2018. If you are looking for more in-depth mindfulness training, Mindfulness@Work specifically focuses on integrating the practice of mindfulness in the workplace to promote effectiveness, teamwork and communication. Find out more and register now.
QPR Suicide Prevention Training | November 23 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Location: DHCC/VGH)
QPR Training is an internationally recognized suicide prevention program designed to help you question, persuade and refer. QPR acts as an emergency mental health intervention designed to save lives, much like CPR or other methods of emergency medical intervention. Learn to recognize suicide warning signs, how to approach someone who may be at risk, persuade the person to seek appropriate health services, and connect the person to resources that will help resolve crises. Suicide is preventable. Find out more and register now.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial | November 29 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. This one-hour tutorial combines a presentation and a practical session, giving you hands-on experience adjusting typical office equipment. By the end of the tutorial, you will know how to set up your chair, keyboard/mouse and monitor to promote neutral working postures. Find out more and register now.
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