Lunch & Learn Wednesdays Series
October 2012- March 2013
Lunch & Learn Wednesdays series consists of educational sessions that are
designed to educate employees on subjects of both personal and professional
interest. The goal of this series is to empower and improve employee work life
balance. Lunch is not provided however you are encouraged to bring your lunch
sessions below run from 12:00pm-1:00pm (unless noted otherwise) and will take
place in the Library MDR. Please access the link below to register for the Lunch
and Learn Wednesdays Series.
Lunch and Learn Wednesdays Series is free and open to all faculty, staff, visiting lecturers and hourly employees. As with any
opportunity offered by the Office of Human Resources, we ask that you talk with
your supervisor to seek approval prior to registering or attending any program. For further clarification, please contact the Human
Resources Generalist at 508.531.6126.
October 3, 2012
The latest statistics show that 37% of American workers have been bullied at work and bullying affects half of American adults in the U.S. The chances of being bullied in the workplace are 1 in 6 and until recently, we had no laws to protect workers against bullying.
- Participants will learn:
- The history of bullying laws
- The incidence of bullying
- Types of Bullying behaviors
- The current laws in Massachusetts
November 7, 2012
Diabetes is a lifelong, chronic, disease in which there are high levels of sugar present in the blood. There are several types of diabetes and the symptoms, complications and treatment plans differ for individuals based on presentation of the disease. While there is no cure for diabetes, there are many lifestyle changes that you can take live a normal lifestyle. This session will help you to understand the basics of diabetes, the causes of the disease and how you can manage the disease to promote healthy living.
- Participants will learn to:
- Understand the fundamentals diabetes
- Recognize the different classifications of diabetes
- Identify the causes, symptoms and conditions associated diabetes
- Determine methods for controlling diabetes
- Recognize signs of hypoglycemia
- Understand complications associated with diabetes
December 5, 2012
In this session, employees will identify the factors which contribute to job stress burnout, and explore strategies for their control and/or reduction. Employees will examine their own attitudes and behaviors, and develop skills, which increase stress hardiness and prevent burnout.
January 2, 2013
Breaking Bad Habits (Why are Habits Hard to Break)
Most of life is habitual. Each of us does the same things we did yesterday, the day before and every day for the last month. Its estimated that out of every 11,000 signals we receive from our senses, our brain only consciously processes 40. Habits, good or bad, make you who you are. The key is controlling them. If you know how to change your habits, then even a small effort can create big changes. This session will promote a greater understanding of how we use habits in our lives and why bad habits are so difficult to break.
February 6, 2013 (Special 90 Minute Session)
Conflict in the Workplace: Strategies for Managers, Supervisors and HR Professionals
Employees come to managers and supervisors to discuss problems and conflicts they are experiencing at work. They expect some level of help and response. This session will provide a framework and strategy to help guide the manager to respond effectively. Specific focus will be on:
- Ways for leaders to establish the foundation for a healthy climate and attitude about addressing conflicts in the workplace.
- Systemic and operational factors that, if identified and proactively addressed, less conflict will occur in the workplace.
- The role of the manager, including the degree of involvement in addressing conflict, when an employee reports a conflict.
- The importance of being able to understand what drives interpersonal conflict so that the real problem is being addressed.
- Proven techniques and strategies to address conflict.
March 6, 2013
Parenting Your Teen: What Works and What Doesn't
Parents are guided to understand how the normal developmental changes of adolescence impacts the parent-child relationship. This session will include:
- Problems parents experience with their teens
- Ideas regarding what works and what doesnt
- Managing difficult behaviors
- Positive Communication
- Successful limit setting
Registration: You may register for one session at a time or for the entire series.
Last Modified: August 7, 2012