WorkLife Programs announces new worklife presentations

March 11, 2010

To help address the importance of mental health and the demands that stress places on an employee's professional and personal life, WorkLife Programs announces its new worklife presentations.

Dual Careers: Stresses and Strategies
Friday (March 12). Noon-1 p.m. WorkLife Programs, Purdue West Shopping Plaza (PWF), 1402 W. State St.
This presentation will help participants understand pressures today's couples face, explore advantages and disadvantages of the dual career couple, explore differences in gender roles and the division of household labor, and learn strategies to address these stressors.

Manage Stress at Work
March 26. Noon -1 p.m. PWF.
This presentation will help participants discover their coping quotient, review personal structuring as the antidote to chaos, address balancing work and play, and explore the secrets of finding happiness at work.

Conflict Resolution
March 30. Noon-1 p.m. PWF.
This presentation will help participants define and understand the nature of conflict, identify common sources of conflict in the workplace, learn to identify symptoms and stages of unresolved conflict, and learn effective techniques to resolve conflicts with co-workers.

Personal Resiliency in Times of Change
April 1. Noon-1 p.m. PWF.
This presentation will help participants know the definition and characteristics of a resilient person, be aware of their own skills and strengths, analyze how to keep sight of the big picture, and develop personal resilience for moving through change.

Stress and Our Perceptions
April 5. Noon-1 p.m. PWF.
This presentation will help participants understand how stress colors the way we think and feel, rediscover their choices in dealing with stress, and learn how to manage stress better by talking back to their automatic thoughts.

Today's Economy: Adjusting to Changes
April 8. Noon-1 p.m. PWF.
This presentation will help participants recognize how changes in the economy affect them and their family, learn about the stages of change and strategies for moving through them smoothly, and develop a personal action plan for moving through change.

Today's Economy: Maintaining Personal Balance
April 16. Noon-1 p.m. PWF.
This presentation will help participants identify signs of financial stress, learn potential effects of financial stress on them and their family, learn strategies for coping with the stress, know what they can do if their customers' financial stresses are affecting them, and discover additional resources that can help.

Anxiety
April 21. Noon-1 p.m. PWF.
This presentation will help participants understand different types of anxiety disorders, learn what can cause anxiety disorders, assess what they can do if they are experiencing anxiety, and review how anxiety disorders can be treated.

Keys to a Healthy Marriage (or Other Intimate Relationships)
May 7. Noon-1 p.m. PWF.
This presentation will help participants learn the myths about marriage, know the stages of marriage, learn what behaviors lead to marital conflict and divorce, and discover the keys to creating and maintaining a healthy relationship.

Managing Family Conflicts
May 11. Noon-1 p.m., PWF.
This presentation will help participants understand the reasons for family conflict, identify their personal conflict style, know 10 rules for fighting fairly, and learn specific techniques for resolving conflicts with their children and partner.

To register for these or other offerings, go to www.purdue.edu/worklife and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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