August 30, 2021

Faculty and staff well-being the focus of System-Wide Forum

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All employees are encouraged to attend the 2021 virtual System-Wide Forum scheduled for the afternoons of Sept. 23-24. The theme this year is “Fostering Wellbeing Through Community and Connections.”

The keynote sessions are:

  • Sept. 23: "How 'Well' are YOU? Lessons Learned About Wellbeing and Perspective-Taking Amongst Multiple Pandemics" with Annelies Singh, professor in the School of Social Work with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology and associate provost for faculty development and diversity and chief diversity officer at Tulane University.
  • Sept. 24: "The Importance of Sleep for Health and Wellbeing" with Matthew Walker, professor of neuroscience and psychology and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Panel sessions include:

  • "Leaders’ Personal and Professional Reflections on Coping and Wellbeing."
  • "Perspectives on and Approaches to Family Wellbeing."
  • "Strategies for Community/Unit/Organizational Wellbeing."

In addition to the keynote speakers and panel sessions, participants can take part in one or more of 26 different breakout sessions that cover topics such as “Using Personal Mission Statements to Alleviate Professional Burnout,” Fostering a Culture of Connections and Wellness,” and “Faculty Liaisons and Navigating the Campus Culture."

Registration is now open. Visit the forum website for more program information.

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