WorkLife

Quarterly seminars


Sessions are free and open to all UW faculty and staff. We ask that you register for each session you plan to attend. All seminars are from noon to 1:00 p.m. and locations are listed below. Join us for one, two, or all four, and feel free to bring your lunch!


Staying Focused During Change  – Tuesday, April 18, HUB 334

This seminar is designed to explore the value of mindfulness and focus during times of change.  We will look at how the brain works and the importance of regulating emotions.  Steps and tools for improving focus for ourselves and others will be discussed.

Presented by Dana Beal, M. Ed.

Dana is a business consultant, speaker and author who has worked closely with a variety of businesses, organizations, and industries.  She has been on over 70 radio and TV talk shows throughout the country, discussing her book, “The Extraordinary Workplace:  Replacing Fear with Trust and Compassion”.

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The 5 Buckets Principle – Wednesday, May 10, UW Tower Auditorium

In this fun, interactive seminar, participants will learn the 5 Buckets Principle™  .  Those who attend will receive tools to prioritize what is and should be important to them.  We will show participants how to find the time to manage it all, including time for themselves and for fun, by identifying priorities, making choices and managing expectations.  

Presented by Tristana Harvey, PhD, NCC, LPC.  

Tristana has more than 20 years’ experience in education and counseling.  She is a national certified and licensed counselor, and conducts trainings focused on helping clients manage emotional stressors that reduce workplace performance through resiliency.

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“Parenting” our Aging Loved Ones – Thursday, June 8 – HUB 334

This seminar is full of tips for navigating family dynamics.  Whether you are planning in advance for future eldercare needs or managing a crisis, this presentation ill help you become an excellent listener, engage in productive conversations, address major family concerns, and create positive outcomes for all family members involved.

Presented by Mary Lynn Pannen, RN, CCM.

Mary Lynn is one of the nation’s leading experts in geriatric care and services, and her expertise and passion for quality care has made her a sought-after speaker and advisor.

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The Power of Persuasion: How to Influence Others- Thursday, June 22 – UW Tower Auditorium

We all need to talk people into or out of doing things.  We will cover best practices and share examples of ways to shift your presentation style for the audience to which you are speaking.

Presented by Robin Paster, M.A.

Robin has over 15 years of experience as a trainer and educator, specializing in leadership and career development.  In addition to her private practice, she has held positions in state and local government as manager and trainer.

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