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Staff Enrichment

Staff Enrichment

Posted February 23, 2000

CARE Services
For information call 643-7754.

Caring For a Loved One With Dementia: Managing Daily Care at Home
March 2, noon-1:30 p.m.
Townsend Center for the Humanities
220 Stephens
This informative lecture will teach caregivers practical techniques and suggestions to help persons with dementia perform their activities of daily living, maintain good nutrition and physical health, and assure safety in the home. No enrollment required.

Facing Stress With Less Distress
March 2, 9, and 16, 12:10-1:30 p.m.
This three-part workshop focuses on basic stress management techniques. Topics include tools for identifying stresses in your work and personal life, specific coping strategies to reduce stress and the benefits of using various relaxation techniques.

Dealing With Difficult Situations and Behaviors in the Workplace
March 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dealing with difficult situations, or our emotions and incompatible styles presents a most difficult challenge in the workplace. Participants learn ways to analyze and deal with problematic situations, people and personal styles in constructive ways.

For information or to enroll contact the Staff Ombuds office at 642-7823.

For Managers and Supervisors: Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Workplace
Mar. 10, 9:10 a.m.-noon
This seminar focuses on how managers and supervisors can carry out their responsibilities when working with individuals facing alcohol/drug problems. Topics include the nature and progression of substance abuse, the latest in treatment approaches, and available campus resources.

Call 643-7754 to enroll.

For information or to enroll, call 643-4646. For information on health-related workshops and events for faculty and staff, see

Dancing For Fitness: Tango
March 1, 12:10-1 p.m.,
International House Auditorium

The How-To's of Massage
March 3, 12:10-1 p.m.
Learn effective self-massage methods for relieving stress, tension and computer-related aches and pains. For information or to enroll call 643-4646.

The Joy of Soy
Mar. 9, 12:10-1 p.m.
Learn the potential health benefits of incorporating soy into your diet. Come taste samples of soyfoods and discover the joy of soy beyond tofu! Call 643-4646 to enroll.

Eat Smart, Get Fit! A Lifestyle Management Program
Mar. 15-May 10, 12:10-1 p.m.
This eight-week class is designed to help participants develop healthy eating and exercise habits they can live with. Learn how to adopt a low-fat, balanced diet and incorporate exercise into your life. Includes phone consultations with nutritionist Michele Vivas, and an exercise incentive program. The fee is $40. Call 643-4646 to enroll.


Employee Development And Training
To enroll in an EDT workshop, use the online interactive class enrollment system, at

Group Decision Making and Priority Setting
Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Learn key elements for successful group decision making.

Grammar and Punctuation
Feb. 28, 1-4 p.m.
Learn basics of good writing, grammar and punctuation.

Correctness in Writing
Mar. 15, 17, 22 and April 5, 7, 9-11 a.m.
An update on the latest rules of grammar and punctuation. The fee is $100.

CALS Project Tutor Training
Mar. 15, 17, 22, 24; 1-4 p.m.;
Apr. 7, 1-3 p.m.
The CALS Project will hold a tutor training beginning March 15.

Since 1993, 400 volunteer tutors have been trained to provide one-to-one tutoring for employees who have asked for help improving their writing, speaking, reading or basic math skills. If you are interested in teaching and can spare an hour per week (at your convenience) for six months, consider joining this powerfully satisfying program.

The upcoming training is a new format with fewer sessions. Attendance at the first four sessions is required. A certificate is award for completion of the training. For those with equivalent training and/or experience, all or parts of this training can be waived in lieu of an abbreviated program orientation.

For information call Program Coordinator Jane Griswold at 643-5280 or email, or visit the Web site at

Writing Effective Memos and Letters
Mar. 20, 1-4 p.m.
Learn the differences between letters and memos, and how to write them effectively.

Tips and Techniques for Trainers
April 5, 1-4:30 p.m.;
April 13, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Review the elements of an effective training program and practice "tips and techniques" that can enhance your training.





February 23-29, 2000 (Volume 28, Number 23)
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