Fall 2021 Workshop Schedule

2021 VIRTUAL WELLNESS WEEK                             10/18 through 10/22

The following webinars are provided throughout the week to help you learn more about your employee benefits, as well as the latest information about Virgin Pulse programs.

(Note:  Please scroll beyond the Wellness Week webinars for other events being provided.)


Event: Exercise: Fit Just for You 

Do you find the idea of physical activity inviting or do you find it painful and dread the thought of it?  In this webinar, participants will discover the types of exercise that best suits them based on their unique personality traits.  This event is worth 100 points.

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 21, 2021  -  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 

Zoom Link:  https://virginpulse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pH3dZr4RRPG1x7iOCOBD-Q  Passcode: 225611


Event: Relaxation Techniques 

Participants will be introduced to various techniques that will help them stay relaxed even in the most stressful situations.

This event is worth 100 points.

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 21, 2021  -  3:00 pm to 3:30 pm 

Zoom Link:  https://virginpulse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WTnLoCLoRI6ECtL6u1PUXw  Passcode: 394379


Event: Virgin Pulse Information Session – Learn & Earn!

Learn how the Virgin Pulse platform works.  Activities and features that help you earn points while being healthy!  The Journey programs, Virtual exercise activities and more!  In place of the usual onsite biometrics screening, you will learn how to earn up to 500 points for reporting your cholesterol, BMI, and blood sugar levels.  This event is worth 100 points.

Date and Time:  Friday, October 22, 2021  -  10:00 am to 11:00 am 

Zoom Link: https://rwu.zoom.us/j/93899656641?pwd=TjJSL3RkMWFZY0FCYVpjaS9LamdLZz09  Passcode: 198520


Event: Your RWU Employee Assistance Program -  Free benefits

Learn about the many services of the RWU Employee Assistance Program provided by New Directions.

Free counseling, legal consultation and many other services you or your family may need.  Presented by New Directions

Date and Time:  Friday, October 22, 2021  -  12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Zoom Link:  https://rwu.zoom.us/j/97499172014


Event: Your RWU Employee Assistance Program -  Free benefits

Learn about the many services of the RWU Employee Assistance Program provided by New Directions.

Free counseling, legal consultation and many other services you or your family may need.  Presented by New Directions

Date and Time:  Friday, October 22, 2021  -  1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Zoom Link:  https://rwu.zoom.us/j/92948042459


Emotional Agility

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 21, 2021  -  9:00 am to 11:00 am

Facilitator:  Julie Weber, Enspira HR

Abstract:  These days, it’s even more critical that employees at all levels manage through the highs and lows. Emotional agility is the ability to deal with your emotions with curiosity, compassion, and especially the courage to take values-connected steps. We’re human. Things happen. Unexpected things happen. It’s easy to get sideswiped by the unexpected. How you navigate your emotions will impact you and those with whom you work.

Participants will learn how to use emotional intelligence to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others, while also building psychologically safe environments that support inclusion.

Session Objectives:

  • Explore ways effective employees identify an understanding of how their emotions and actions impact the people around them.
  • Learn best practices that work to stay self-aware and self-regulated.
  • Consider how building psychologically safe environments fosters deeper trust.


Community: Racial Equity and Intersectionality

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 28, 2021  -  9:00 am to 11:30 am

Facilitator:  Chimi Boyd-Keyes

Abstract:  Through varied, interactive and engaging training modalities, participants will have the opportunity to discuss:

✓ Key terms: bystander, oppression, privilege, intersectionality, unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, allyship;

✓ How to show up for members of marginalized communities;

✓ Ways to own/identify the responsibility and accountability we all have, individually and collectively, in dismantling oppression and acting from that position; and

✓ Strategies to be an ally.


Take the 'Crazy' Out of 'Busy' – Time Management for Today’s Professionals

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 4, 2021  -  9:00 am to 11:00 am

Facilitator:  Lisa Griffith

Abstract:  When people ask you how you’re doing, is your answer always “crazy busy”?  Do you have more to accomplish in a single day than most people have to deal with in a month?  Does your to-do list never get done?  Do you lie awake at night wondering how you will ever manage to get through tomorrow?

Work-life balance is an elusive goal, but attainable within realistic parameters. This presentation will offer specific systems, processes and products to help establish priorities, get that to-do list under control, conquer the overwhelm, boost productivity and create time for what’s important, whether it’s work, family, leisure or all of the above.


Inclusive Leadership: Creating a Culture of Inclusion & Belonging

Date and Time:  Wednesday, November 17, 2021  -  9:00 am to 11:00 am

Facilitator:  Ilhiana Rojas Saldana

Abstract:  Research has shown how organizations that encourage inclusive leadership result in better business outcomes, stronger competitive advantage, increase employee engagement and loyalty, and enable the business to outperform in times of volatility and change.

Practicing inclusive leadership enables individuals to feel free to bring their authentic selves to work. Provides employees with a sense of empowerment to take risks and create an environment where all talent can thrive and grow.

During this interactive session, participants will learn valuable strategies and specific behaviors and actions to promote a culture of inclusion and belonging.

Key Takeaways:

Understand the foundation of being an inclusive leader

Understand habits & practices that discourage an environment of inclusion.

Learn strategies and tactics to create a culture of collaboration and trust


Work Life Harmony: A Critical Component to Thriving in the Workplace

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 1, 2021; 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Facilitator: Ilhiana Rojas Saldana

Abstract: Work-life harmony is an important aspect of feeling productive, energized, and engaged in the workplace, and achieve a healthy work environment. Maintaining a healthy work-life harmony helps reduce stress and the chances of burnout, two common health issues in the workplace, while increasing productivity, commitment, and overall performance.

During this interactive session, participants will understand the different components of work-life harmony and learn practical and effective time & stress management habits and behaviors.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the components of work-life harmony.
  • Learn how to plan and prioritize daily activities more efficiently and productively.
  • Learn how to overcome procrastination quickly and easily.
  • Learn habits and rituals that result in a calmer personal and professional life.


Intent vs. Impact: Why Your Intentions Don’t Matter

Date and Time:  Thursday, December 9, 2021  -  9:00 am to 11:00 am

Facilitators:  Lizzie Pollock and Tiffany Sturdivant

Abstract:  Understanding the relationship between intent and impact is critical to demonstrating a willingness to take stock of our actions and how they affect others. It is knowing how we speak to others, what words we use, when we should speak, and to whom we are speaking.

During this session, we will clearly define the difference between impact and intent. We will explore the reasons our words don’t always match our aim and practice message delivery.

Session Objectives

  • Defines intent vs impact.
  • Gain awareness of the different factors that play into impact.
  • Identify practices that move the needle to a more inclusive organizational culture.


Following is a special on-demand webinar, “Return to the Workplace”presented by New Directions, our Employee Assistance Provider.

Event: Return to the Workplace

With the wide spread roll out of the Covid-19 vaccines, a return to “normal” is on the horizon. This will once again mean accommodating a dramatic shift in the way we live and work and while exciting, may also be a significant source of stress and anxiety.  This session will discuss stress and anxiety, how change impacts people, and some tips for supporting yourself during this transition.  Presented by New Directions.This event is worth 100 points

Webinar Link:   http://ndbh.adobeconnect.com/p5es6t3lqaf1/