The Oct. 1, 2014, HR Studio will focus on Supporting Mental and Physical Health in the Workplace, and is directed at those who manage and supervise employees and who want to learn more about the resources available to support mental and physical health in the workplace.
Summary: Under the Develop a Sustainable, Healthy Workplace initiative in Focus on People, UBC is committed to support the growth of an employee-centred sustainable healthy workplace. By promoting health and wellness in the workplace across our campuses, we support a productive and progressive work culture.
This HR Studio will focus on an instruction to new resource materials for UBC HR practitioners to support and improve mental health in the workplace; a practical demonstration of office ergonomics; and an interactive session on how to encourage stretching and physical movement in the workplace. There will also be time for networking with your HR colleagues.
Date: Oct. 1/14 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: Frank Eastham Multipurpose Room, 600 – 6190 Agronomy Road [Map]
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to email@example.com if you have not done so already.
This fall, we will be holding two HR Networks Studios. Please review our offerings and RSVP for the session (or sessions) you would like to attend.
October HR Studio
The October HR Studio will be on Mindfulness as Human Resource
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12: 00 p.m. Location: TBA RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 10, 2013. Space is limited to 20 participants so please RSVP early.
Wondering what the buzz is around Mindfulness? This HR Studio will introduce the concept, history, research and practice of mindfulness, and mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness Meditation is a form of mental exercise that has shown to cultivate structural and functional changes in the brain enhancing focused attention, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. We will explore the science highlighting those mechanisms of mindfulness as an essential human resource for wellbeing, teamwork, and productivity in the workplace. We will also question the relationship between the principles of mindfulness practice and the skills for approaching conflict, navigating change, and having difficult conversations.
Mindfulness is an example of a practice for people that can enact the human side of change through inquiry, and our common shared strength of awareness.
This session will be facilitated by Geoffrey Soloway, Ph.D. (UBC Human Resources’ Health and Wellness Specialist)
November HR Studio
The November HR Studio will be on Intercultural Understanding for Managers and Staff
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12: 00 p.m. Location: TBA RSVP: email@example.com by Nov. 8, 2013. Space is limited to 36 participants so please RSVP early.
This HR Studio will begin with an overview of the strategic framework behind the Intercultural Understanding, and a discussion around what UBC is trying to achieve with intercultural understanding, both as a lifestyle and an asset for managers. We will then move into an open discussion about how UBC can begin to develop and support intercultural fluency among staff and managers.
This session will be faciliated by Alden Habacon (Director, Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development)