By Melissa Lafrance on July 16, 2019
50/50 Yoga Pilates Class | August 1 | 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
This class presents a cutting-edge Pilates workout designed to sculpt the body and strengthen the core. A 50/50 Yoga Pilates class is a unique combination of 50% standing Pilates work, which integrates Pilates principles into lower-body work, and 50% yoga mat work to strengthen the core with complementary exercises. Find out more and register now.
Creating Balance in Your Life | August 13 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In today’s environment of competing demands, relentless commitments and feelings of being short on time, balance doesn’t often come easily or naturally. Join us for a session to help you explore how your current choices impact work-life satisfaction and develop strategies to achieve a greater balance in life by identifying your priorities and the things you may not be able to control. Find out more and register now.
Beginner Boot Camp | August 15 | 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
This bootcamp is designed to guide you through a variety of core, stability, and functional strength training for a safe and effective workout. Suitable for both beginner and experienced bootcampers. Find out more and register now.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial | August 20 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 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 | August 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 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.
Office Ergo Rep Training | August 21 | 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.
Ergo Chair Fit | Available Every 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. (Note: A chair fit session does not necessarily mean that your department will purchase a new chair for you. Please talk to your manager before booking a chair fit session.) 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.
Community Health News: July and August 2019
July – August: UBC Botanical Gardens Amphitheatre Summer Series
July 30: Staff and Faculty Drop-in Choir (contact UBC Wellbeing and email@example.com for more info)
Additional Professional Development Opportunities
Immerse your team in an outdoor experience that promotes teamwork, creativity and fun. The expert guides at the UBC Botanical Garden have a variety of team-building experiences, from one-hour hands-on activities and their Canopy TreeWalk adventure to full-day retreats.
This workshop (through PD@ UBC) combines Conflict Theatre elements with insightful strategies and tools, vivid examples and practical experience to help you reframe the next conflict or difficult conversation and open up potential for new paths of positive action.
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