Upcoming

  • Studies show the average person spends up to 6hr/day on social networking sites, and the number is even higher for kids. Social media’s hard to ignore so abstinence might not be an option, but you can still practice #SafeSocial. Adapting her TED talk (nearly 4M views), Bailey Parnell will illustrate how the current social media landscape impacts mental well-being, explain the effects it has on us and our kids, and offer five steps towards #SafeSocial. We hope you’ll join us!
  • When: November 8, 2022, 9AM
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  • Communication is a fine art that we often take for granted. It takes more than physical and verbal abilities to communicate. It takes energy along with the ability to offer support and demonstrate understanding and compassion when communicating within your family. Whether it’s an expectation, emotion, question or other message, openness and willingness to communicate improves overall quality of family communication.
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  • When: November 8, 2022, 10AM
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  • If you are a parent you probably share an almost universal desire to make family occasions special for your children. You also may have to overcome certain obstacles in creating your own special experiences with your children such as finances, distance from family members, and the special circumstances created by divorce, step-parenting and blended families. Many parents work overtime only to find themselves frustrated by the experience and doubtful that the end result was particularly meaningful to their children.
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  • When: November 17, 2022, 12PM
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  • Saying “no” can often be difficult. It can arouse feelings of guilt or fears of displeasing others. Nevertheless, the word “no” is one of the most important words in our language. By saying “no” we define who we are, what are willing or not willing to do and what we permit others to do to us. The ability to say “no” is critical skill that many have never developed or fear to use. This workshop will address the skills involved in learning to respectfully say “no” in order to build and maintain healthy self-esteem.
  • When: December 6, 2022, 1PM
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  • The approaching holiday season brings many expectations. Often this makes us feel like we are being pulled in a hundred different directions. There are office parties to attend, family get-togethers to schedule, children’s holiday recitals and gifts to buy. The holidays can be one of the happiest times of the year, yet it can also be one of the most stressful. Maintaining balance and keeping stress from overwhelming you are the keys to an enjoyable holiday season. This workshop provides an overview of common stressors people encounter during the holidays, and offers “stress buster” tips to help you get the most possible enjoyment out of the season.
  • When: December 14, 2022, 12PM
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View previously recorded webinars on our Work Life webinar page.

Questions? Contact Employee Benefits at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-2805.