Presentations to Faculty & Staff
Life and Work Connections connects University of Arizona employees with the resources, education, and support to focus on their total health: physical, mental, emotional, and social. Foster a culture of well-being in your office by including these presentations in a meeting or a department retreat.
A Great Place to Start
These two presentations offer a great refresher for those already familiar with Life and Work Connections and a great introduction to those less familiar with us.
Available Workshop Topics/Titles
|Life & Work Connections Overview
Length: 20-30 minutes
|Take advantage of the tools and resources provided by Life and Work Connections to enhance your total well-being - at work and at home.|
|How to Earn to up $200 with the Health Impact Program (HIP)
Length: 15-20 minutes
|Learn about the State-run Health Impact Program (HIP) – how to navigate and use the portal, and start collecting points for participating in health and wellness activities. Log your steps, see the dentist, get your annual wellness exam and see the points add up. Collect enough and receive up to a $200 incentive.|
|Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
Length: 90 or 120 minutes
|QPR stands for question, persuade, and refer – three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year, thousands of Americans like you are saying "yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, family member, or neighbor.|
|How to Earn to up $200 with the Health Impact Program (HIP)||Learn about the State-run Health Impact Program (HIP) – how to navigate and use the portal, and start collecting points for participating in health and wellness activities. Log your steps, see the dentist, get your annual wellness exam and see the points add up. Collect enough and receive up to a $200 incentive.||15-20 minutes|
|Movement Efficiency in the Workplace||This workshop will help participants learn exercises to perform on their own to help increase mobility and gain an understanding of techniques to improve movement efficiencies.||15 minutes|
|Yoga||An inclusive yoga practice that gives participants the chance to stretch their bodies with mindful postures linked with deep breathing. This yoga practice will help participants feel rejuvenated to take on the rest of their day. The style and length of this class can be altered based on your group’s needs.||15 -45 Minutes|
|Prevent Heart Disease:
Know Your Health Numbers
|Learn the risk factors of heart disease and how early detection through regular health screenings can help to prevent or mitigate disease, including knowing and tracking your essential health numbers: blood pressure and cholesterol.||45 minutes|
Know Your Health Numbers
|Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable. Learn the risk factors of diabetes and how early detection through regular health screenings can help to prevent or mitigate disease, including knowing and tracking your essential health numbers: blood sugar and weight.||45 minutes|
|Prevent High Blood Pressure:
Know Your Health Numbers
|You can keep your blood pressure in a healthy range! Learn the risk factors of high blood pressure and how to detect it early through regular health screenings, including knowing and tracking your essential health numbers: blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight.||45 minutes|
|Maintaining a Healthy Weight:
Know Your Health Numbers
|We'll talk about the best way to maintain a healthy weight: know and track your essential health numbers: weight, cholesterol, and blood sugar, and talk about lifestyle changes that can have a positive impact on your health.||45 minutes|
|Social-Emotional Learning at Home||Children develop social-emotional skills through interactions with family members, caregivers, and peers. Explore ways to support your child’s social and emotional learning.||15 minutes|
|Intergenerational Activities||Explore creative intergenerational activities to foster connection and harmony.||15 minutes|
|Caregivers Guilt||When you're balancing caregiving - whether for a child or an adult - and managing your career, it's natural--and normal--to feel guilt at some point. This workshop will share strategies to turn your guilt into positive feelings. This workshop has two options: a 30-minute version (lecture/q&a based) and a 60-minute version that includes hands-on activities.||30-60 Minutes|
|Conquering Caregiver Stress||Approaches to working through stress with a focus on realistic self-care and support.||30 minutes|
|The Emotional Side of Caregiving||Caregivers experience a rollercoaster of emotions. Take a closer look at these feelings and review strategies to create emotional balance.||30 minutes|
|Caregiving: Living in the Moment||No matter the role, the pressures of caregiving often mean not being "present" during moments of joy. We'll learn year-long and holiday strategies to "breathe in" the joy in spite of the stress.||30 minutes|
|Making Connections through Storytelling||As we communicate more and more in virtual ways, learn how to connect in a deeper way through storytelling. Understand the benefits of telling stories and take away creative ways to record and share your storytelling moments.||15 minutes|
|Powerful Caregiver Communication||Whether your older loved ones live under your roof, in the same neighborhood or across the country, it's important to keep communication supportive, clear, and consistent. Learn different approaches to keep the lines of communication open.||15 minutes|
|Improving Time Management Skills||Does it feel like there are not enough hours in the day to manage work, school, and home life? Good planning can help you maximize your week and feel accomplished in all your roles.||15 - 30 minutes|
|Managers & Team Success||
A teams' success depends greatly on the relationship and dynamics between managers and their staff and is often tied to their well-being at work. Assess how you are fostering a culture of wellness for yourself and your staff.
|The Power of Play to Transform the Everyday||
We've been led to believe that work and play don't mix. But that's not true! Creative play in the workplace adds benefits well beyond just having fun, such as re-energizing creativity, building trust amongst teammates, and establishing a renewed sense of purpose. Take a play break with this workshop and learn how you can add intentional play breaks in your workday.
This workshop has two options: a 15-minute version (lecture/q&a based) and a 30-minute version that includes hands-on activities.)
|15 - 30 minutes|
|Redefining Productivity in the Remote Workplace||Learn how to adapt to the flow of work and life by redefining productivity and what it means to be resilient in the workplace.||15 minutes|
|Getting a head start: A step-by-step overview of your plan||A guide to the ins and outs of the plans offered at your institution, the advantages of a retirement plan, creating a retirement strategy, and how to update your account with TIAA.||15-30 minutes|
|Money at Work: Foundations of investing||It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you are in your career, or how much you make. Reaching retirement goals requires the same things: spend less, save more. It’s really that simple. During this presentation you’ll learn what stocks, annuities, mutual funds, and IRAs are so you can determine which ones best fit your needs, about risk and finding your risk tolerance, and see how the same savings principles work for short- or long-term goals.||15-30 minutes|
|Paying Yourself: Income options in retirement||You’ve made a lot of sacrifices in order to put away enough money to retire. When it’s finally time, do you know how to get the money back? There are lots of considerations, rules, and tax implications that make these decisions very important and more complex. During this presentation, you’ll learn the basic rules that govern the most common retirement accounts, gain perspective on when to tap into different assets, and discover the flexible income choices TIAA offers.||15-30 minutes|
Presentation Request Time Frames: We ask that presentation requests be made as soon as possible, ideally, with 30-days’ notice. Requests made outside of this time frame will be accommodated as staffing allows.
Length: Our presentations vary in length from 15 - 60 minutes. Please indicate if you have a preferred presentation length.
Anticipated Attendance: Our goal is to provide engaging, informative, and activity-driven presentations. Please estimate attendance so we can prepare the best presentation depending on the size of your group.
Modality: Please indicate your desired format (digital (live online), in-person, on-demand, TBD), and if in-person include your building and room number under “location” in the request form. On-demand refers to recorded presentations.