The Editor’s Note
This Monday finally feels like fall and I am excited about the weather change. How about you? What are some things you look forward to in the fall? It’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time in which we aim to increase awareness and prevention. Be sure to visit the Health Plus website to access helpful resources and to register for their Think Pink! Webinar that is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20th, 12pm – 12:50pm CST.
As usual, you’ll find additional learning opportunities and resources listed below.
Weekly Work Gem
“Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.” – Susan David
Employee Learning and Engagement Events
CLIFTONSTRENGTHS FOR EMPLOYEES
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 | Time: 1pm – 2:30pm CST
WHAT IS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | Time: 3pm – 4:30pm CST
**Registration coming soon**
THE 4 STAGES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021 | Time: 1pm – 2pm CST
EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | Time: 1pm – 2pm CST
BACK TO SCHOOL WITH VANDERBILT’S EMPLOYEE TUITION PROGRAMS
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021 | Time: 12pm – 1pm CST
****To learn more about upcoming workshops, please visit our website.
The Hybrid Hub
VU Hybrid Work Resources:
Vanderbilt University’s Hybrid and Remote Work Policy for Staff
Vanderbilt University’s Hybrid and Remote Work Toolkit
*NEW* American Psychological Association | The Future of Work: 5 Questions for Tsedal Neeley
How To Successfully Make A Hybrid Work Setup Work For You And Your Boss: Life Kit
Gallup Remote Work Resources
The Remote Work Assessment
Reimaging Higher Education for the Age of Flexible Work
HBR: Managing Introverts and Extroverts in the Hybrid Workplace
Deloitte’s Return to Campus: Perspectives from Higher Education Leaders
Campus Partner Opportunities
Build Your Awareness During National Domestic Violence Month with Upcoming Events from Project Safe
The Neurobiology of Trauma
Come and learn about how the brain and body respond when trauma occurs. The nervous system, memory, and tools to use when the brain’s trauma response kicks in will be discussed.
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Time: 2pm – 3pm CST
Supporting a Survivor
Do you have someone important in your life who has been impacted by intimate partner violence? Do you have a hard time knowing how to be supportive? Then this is the workshop for you. Come and learn about how trauma impacts survivors, as well as how to be a supportive friend, family member, partner, etc.
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Time: 6pm – 7pm CST
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021 | Time: 4pm – 5pm CST
ASSERT Empowerment Self Defense Training
Join Project Safe and local woman-owned self-defense training program ASSERT for this FREE series of classes teaching trauma-informed, inclusive, non-victim-blaming, assertiveness-building, boundary-setting, and de-escalation self-defense techniques. Six (6) sessions will be offered in October and November. Attend one, some, or all sessions. This series ends with an optional on-campus board-breaking ceremony! Free and open to all students, staff, post-docs, and faculty.
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | Time: 6pm – 7pm CST
Rooted in Resilience
Rooted in Resilience is a weekly support group for anyone impacted by dating, domestic, or sexual violence that meets weekly at Project Safe Center. If you would like more information about the support group reach out to Project Safe Center.
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 (weekly) | Time: 5pm – 6pm CST
Exploring the Link Between Dating & Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
This program discusses the ways domestic violence and sexual assault are linked and the reasons why these forms of violence so commonly occur in tandem.
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | Time: 2pm – 3pm CST
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | Time: 12:30pm -1pm CST
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Work-Life Workshops for Fall
Gaslighting in the Workplace, Heather Kamper, LCSW, EAP Clinical Counselor and Coordinator of the VUMC SHARE Center
Date: Thursday, November 4th | Time: 12pm
Did You Know…?
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
- 492 gun related domestic violence fatalities occur per year
- 10 million people each year are abused by a domestic partner
- domestic violence hotlines receive 20,000 calls per day
- 20% of women in the U.S. have been raped
To learn the signs of domestic violence, get more involved, or to access resources please visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence at ncavd.org. Additionally, be sure to scroll up and visit our “Campus Partner Opportunities” section for related events offered by Project Safe.
Additional Learning Resources
TED | How to Practice Effectively…for Just About Anything
Listen in less than 10 minutes!
Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings of our brains.
Coping with Stress at Work
(American Psychological Association)
How Emotionally Intelligent People Conquer Their Fears
These 5 Themes Are Shaping the Future of Work
(Katharine Rooney, BIG Think)
Achieve Your Learning Goals– Tap Into Skillsoft Books and Videos!
Skillsoft Books and Videos offers you access to a library of more than 40,000 audiobooks, videos, live events, and related content. You can locate this wealthy resource under Learning Item Number OLC930045 in Oracle, or simply visit Oracle Learning to enroll.
NOTE: You must use Mozilla Firefox to access the library.
Communicate & Share Your Ideas
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The Employee Learning and Engagement Team