QPR Suicide Intervention Training | June 12 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
QPR Training is an internationally recognized suicide intervention 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. Find out more and register now.
Office Ergo Rep Training | June 12 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If your department is looking for more efficient response and support with regards to ergonomic issues for staff, consider taking the three-hour Ergo Rep Training. Learn about basic ergonomic risk factors and assessments, proper computer workstation set-up, and resources to take back to your unit. Find out more and register now.
Eldercare 101: Caring for Your Aging Parents | June 18 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join Home-to-Home, a seniors’ advisory and assistance business, for a one-hour session on eldercare planning and management. Learn how to develop eldercare plans related to housing, avoid crisis situations, access resources, budget, understand legal considerations, and gain a greater awareness of the eldercare options and resources available to you and your loved ones. Find out more and register now.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial | June 18 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. This one-hour tutorial combines a presentation with 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.
Sit-Stand Desks & Platforms | June 18 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This workshop will provide important information about different types of sit-stand desks and platforms available for the workplace. Understanding the pros and cons of each will assist departments, staff and faculty in deciding which option may be most suitable. Product samples will be available for participants to try in order to understand how the different models impact physical positioning and workflow. Find out more and register now.
Ergo Chair Fit | Available Once a Month
The UBC Workplace Ergonomics Program has equipment available for testing, including chairs. If you are looking to purchase a new chair and want to test out some options, book an appointment with the ergo team to learn more, including how to adjust the chairs properly and purchasing options. (Please note that these sessions provide information and do not make recommendations on purchasing decisions. This Ergo Chair Fit Program is intended to support your conversations with employees about ergonomics and their workplace health.) Learn more and register for a session now.
30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge | Begins Every Tuesday
This free, innovative, evidence-based training is for all UBC staff and faculty looking to incorporate mindfulness into the workplace and in their everyday lives. Content is delivered online via any device, and focuses on simple yet powerful and achievable learning objectives. After just 10 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days, participants will be healthier, more productive and better able to problem-solve and work in a team. Learn more and register for the challenge now.
Additional Professional Development Opportunities
Are you interested in an experiential leadership opportunity? The UBC Community Leadership Program (CLP) is an opportunity for emerging leaders to explore what leadership means to them by enhancing leadership skills, partnering with UBC student leaders, and giving back to community organizations. Staff from all employee groups, as well as graduate students, are welcome to apply for this program. Applications are now open for the 2019-20 cohort and will be accepted until June 14, 2019. Find out more.
June 20: UBC Staff Pension Fair | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Staff Pension Plan (SPP) Pension Fair is a great opportunity for members to learn more about the SPP and gain some pension knowledge. Similar to past years, there will be information tables hosted by UBC Retirement and Survivor Benefits, UBC Investment Management Trust, UBC Employee and Family Assistance Program, and more. Drop in any time; no registration required. Find out more at www.staff.pensions.ubc.ca/pensionfair.
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