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UW CareLink Webinars

Fall quarter webinars

This year, fall quarter brings a new set of challenges. You’re not alone if you’re looking for new ways to balance the needs or work and family, stay organized and adapt. To help with this, UW Human Resources’ Benefits office is hosting a series of UW CareLink webinars to help you transition into fall quarter.

Get to know UW CareLink webinars

As a PEBB eligible employee, UW CareLink is your employee assistance program. From 25% discounts on legal resources to five free counseling visits and the many resources in between, UW CareLink has resources to help you, your dependents, and any of your household members. Learn about all of the different UW CareLink benefits by attending our live webinars, details below.

UW CareLink for Managers and their teams

October 7, 12:30 p.m.
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UW CareLink for Employees and their Families

October 14 & October 28, 12:30 p.m.
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UW CareLink for HR Professionals

October 21, 12:30 p.m..
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UW CareLink for Parents & Caregivers

November 4, 12:30 p.m.
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Recorded webinars

UW CareLink offers previously recorded webinars based on current events. You may need to login to the GuidanceResources webpage before accessing these webinars. To sign in, under the register tab enter UW for the organization code.

Time management tools: To-do lists, calendars, smartphones and more

It seems that more than ever, people are living busy, chaotic lives that often leave them feeling overwhelmed and out of control. Fortunately, there are many tools available to help people gain control—the purpose of this lunch-and-learn is to help you sort through the tools available to help you organize your life, and pick the ones that will work for you. This webinar was recorded on Sept. 21, 2020.

Thriving in change

This workshop will provide you with techniques to deal effectively with change. This webinar was recorded on Sept. 23, 2020.

Learning to relax

Stress is experienced in the body as tension. To manage stress we have several choices: reduce or eliminate the stressor, think about the stressor differently so it no longer causes tension or change the way our body reacts to stress. The course will address the third option through exploring a variety of relaxation techniques to calm the body and mind. The class will allow participants to learn and experience several simple relaxation tools such as progressive muscle relaxation, abdominal relaxation breathing, and visualization. This webinar was recorded on Sept. 30, 2020.

Managing worry & anxiety

Chronic worry that begins to impact the quality of life becomes “anxiety” and well-intended suggestions to “stop worrying” or applying common stress management techniques are mostly ineffective. This training will address how worry habits develop and methods of intervening with worry and anxiety. This webinar was recorded on Sept. 16, 2020.

Get-to-know UW CareLink webinars

UW CareLink for Employees and their Families

This webinar is a recording of the June 24, 12:30 PM webinar.

UW CareLink for Managers

This webinar is a recording of the June 29, 12:30 PM webinar.

Racism and discrimination webinar

Difficult Conversations During A Time Of Unrest

Millions of people across the country have read about and watched footage from tragic events over the past several days. It’s normal for events like this to generate strong feelings, which often carry over to conversations at home and at the workplace. Discussions about polarizing issues that surface can be tense or even downright destructive. Avoiding such conversations is not always a good solution. For children, events like this can help shape their belief systems. It’s important for adults to pay attention to the way they respond to children during these times. In this webinar, we’ll discuss ways to have healthy discussions about polarizing topics without damaging your important relationships. We’ll also discuss productive ways to talk about the events with children.

COVID-19 webinars

With schools reopening, whether to virtual or in-person instruction, parents everywhere are experiencing rising levels of anxiety and stress. This webinar examines the causes of those stress responses and explores strategies for coping with them effectively.

Coping with Uncertainty About COVID-19

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread, it’s normal to feel fear and uncertainty. People have a powerful need to understand and predict their environments in order to feel in control. This course includes practical tips for coping with uncertainty and re-establishing control. This webinar is available in English, Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Thai.

Navigating Your Work From Home Transition

In Navigating Your Work From Home Transition Due to the Coronavirus, a ComPsych expert trainer offers tips and answers questions about working from home, including adjusting to being out of the office, creating an ideal work-from-home space, and other tips for the remote employee. This webinar is available in English, Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Spanish, and Thai.

How Emotions Impact Eating During a Crisis

In Why Can’t I Stop Eating? How Emotions Impact Our Eating During the COVID-19 Pandemic learn about the relationship between emotions and food consumption, strategies for recognizing emotional eating, and tips about eating for physiological, not emotional reasons.

Managing Worry & Anxiety Amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated severe disruption, fear and even panic around the world. Managing Worry & Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic addresses how to distinguish helpful worry from anxiety-provoking worry and how to identify ways to manage the experience of anxiety. 

Tools to Handle COVID-19-Related Stress

This workshop focuses on specific activities to reduce stress caused by COVID-19. Participants will review proven stress-reducing techniques such as: being accountable and recognizing the choices we can make, engaging in meaningful activities, and taking breaks for a moment of personal renewal. 

Self-Isolating Together During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes in our everyday lives. We’re now spending more time than ever with the people we love. While there are many benefits to this added family time there are certainly struggles as well. Juggling multiple schedules, emotions and needs – all in one space – can be challenging. This session will help you navigate your relationship with your partner/spouse and kids while supporting your own wellbeing.

Being an Effective Manager During COVID-19

The way we manage our departments and staff, as well as our personal lives, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic is new to everyone. In Being An Effective Manager During The COVID-19 Pandemic, we discuss suggestions and tips to help you in your job as a manager.