Join us for virtual sessions focused on wellness, working remotely and other professional development topics.
UB faculty and staff
Free. Sessions will be recorded and made available on the program archive page after each event.
Take 15 minutes out of your work day and join HR's Wellness Team as they host an online trivia game.
9/22/2021: Movie Soundtracks Trivia - Join us for an interactive 15 minute online trivia game. Challenge your co-workers to see who knows music from some famous movies. Take a few minutes out of your day to have some fun, laugh a little and learn something too!
A Safe Zone is an intentional space, climate and/or person that is affirming of all students, staff and faculty regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Creating inclusive and supportive spaces for LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty decreases stigma and increases social interactions, participation in campus activities and feelings of safety. In this interactive session, you will be introduced to what a Safe Zone is and how creating one and being a part of the Safe Zone Network, has a positive impact at the individual, group and institutional level.
Participants will elevate their understanding, empathy and capacity to engage with colleagues and students who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community in a welcoming and inclusive way. This session will help participants support a safe workplace community for everyone as part of their everyday work interactions in a variety of ways.
This presentation focuses on metabolic syndrome, which affects about 25% of the U.S. population, and reviews three associated chronic disease states that significantly increase risk of heart attack and stroke: diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Learn how to prevent metabolic syndrome and control it medically and through lifestyle changes.
Jamie Shaner of Home Solutions of WNY, Inc. returns to discuss the process, the products, and the perks of getting your physical and electronic office clutter under control. Jamie is an organization expert and she has presented several workshops for UB Human Resources over the past several years. Her programs continue to be requested and are some of our most popular.
This is your opportunity to ask experienced home gardeners questions about your own garden. What type of plants work best in shade? How about a sunny, dry spot? What plants will the deer not eat? How about clay soil? Weeds – what can I do? If possible, we would like you to submit some of your questions ahead of time by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to set up your student employees for success by providing clear expectations, planning and directing the students' work and developing their skills. This program examines the role of a supervisor and teaches the value of coaching, training and orienting your student. Best practices and other successful student management strategies are shared from various units across campus.
To help celebrate our Year of You, we are debuting our Wellness and Work/Life Balance Book Club. To participate, all you have to do is read James Clear's Atomic Habits. No matter what your goals are - career, nutrition, fitness or mindfulness, it all starts with establishing good habits. Each mile starts with the first step. The book club discussion will take place on Wednesday 10/27 at 10:00 am. Take some time to read the book and join your colleagues for an in depth discussion on how to enact positive habit changes.
Once you’ve read the book, take some time to watch these videos to help prepare you for our discussion.
Learn to create an inclusive and respectful workplace by utilizing strategies to build positive relationships and foster a collaborative work environment. In this workshop, strategies are reviewed to help you effectively manage differences and reduce negativity and the impact both can have on you and your colleagues. You will learn how you can build positive relationships and assist in creating an environment that allows for the exchange of differing ideas where parties feel equally heard, respected and unafraid to voice dissenting opinions.
Learn how to leverage your preferred approach to communication and effectively interact with others in a more positive and productive way. This follow-up workshop is intended for those who have previously attended the Become a Better Communicator workshop. Understand how to assess the motivations, fears and intentions colleagues may have when interacting with you. Learn how to adapt your approach accordingly to be more effective. This workshop addresses one-on-one interactions as well as communicating in team environments.
Uncover your natural talents using the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment and personal reflection exercises. This workshop will help you to maximize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses, as well as learn to capitalize on others’ strengths to work more effectively with your team. You will learn strategies to turn your talents into an asset for your career and in your life.
Empathy is an important element of Emotional Intelligence (EI). It can be described simply as “to put yourself in another person’s shoes”. By doing so, you become more aware of the feelings and emotions of other people. We know emotional intelligence is a critical skill in the workplace. Empathy is a key factor in demonstrating high levels of emotional intelligence when interacting with colleagues and customers. Increasing your ability to be empathetic is shown to build effective leadership skills, drive performance and improve the customer experience. In this session we will define empathy, assess your ability to display empathy and examine some of the actions you can take to sharpen your empathy skills and become more emotionally intelligent.
Looking for a workshop that you can attend in-person? Browse the Training Catalog to find sessions that are taking place on campus.
The campus walking program features a one-mile walk around either the North or South Campus. We will meet as a group and walk around campus at our own pace while learning some interesting facts about UB.
In-person fitness classes are returning for the fall semester on North and South Campuses. Spots are limited. Register soon. All participants must wear masks.
|CURRENT VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS|
|Mini Mental Break: Movie Soundtrack Trivia||Wednesday 9/22/2021||10:00am-10:15am||Register|
|Safe Zone Training||Tuesday |
|An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure — Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome|| |
|12:00pm-1:00pm ||Register |
|Office Organizing: Tips for Bringing Order to Your Workspace||Thursday |
|Ask a Gardener||Thursday |
|Supervising Student Employees||Tuesday |
|Book Club Meeting||Wednesday |
|Build Positive Relationships||Tuesday |
|Leverage Your DISC Style||Thursday |
|Discover Your Strengths||Thursday |
|Emphasizing Empathy||Tuesday |
|COMPLETED VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS|
|Visit the archive page for access to all of our recorded programs. |
Looking for more learning opportunities? Check out these free courses promoted by SUNY Center for Professional Development on various topics including coaching skills, time management and communication.