Upcoming Webinars

When facing organizational change, intense project deadlines, or other stressful situations, employees react in diverse ways. For some, stress leads to a drop off in performance, lowered morale, or emotional outbursts. This workshop will help you plan for the expected and the unexpected and will provide practical tools for dealing with both positive and negative employee behaviors during stressful times.

Date Time (PST) Registration Link
March 8, 2021 12:00 PM Register here
March 11, 2021 10:00 AM Register here
March 18, 2021 3:00 PM Register here
April 6, 2021 12:00 PM Register here
April 12, 2021 10:00 AM Register here
April 16, 2021 4:00 PM Register here


Delivering staffing changes messaging generates a range of emotions for both the manager delivering the message and the employee receiving it. This training will help you better understand the emotions so that you stay in control of the situation and do your best, instead of allowing the emotions to take over and negatively impact the conversation as well as your own wellbeing.

Date Time (PST) Registration Link
March 9, 2021 12:00 PM Register here
March 12, 2021 10:00 AM Register here
March 16, 2021 4:00 PM Register here
April 8, 2021 12:00 PM Register here
April 13, 2021 10:00 AM Register here
April 15, 2021 4:00 PM Register here

Moms and dads have been struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing equal amounts of stress, despite stereotypes. Dads today are “all in” and more emotionally and physically involved at home than ever before. Josh Levs, an expert on modern dads in the workplace, will share how men can engage on issues of gender equality and diversity, how they can become co-champions for change, and strategies to offer work-life balance for both women and men.

Recognizing that numerous tourist destinations are competing for our travel dollar, coupled with our perception that our time is at a premium, it is highly worthwhile to apply planning skills to mapping out a destination and a budget that meets the interests and financial constraints of our family. With numerous choices and considerations, a planned vacation can be a creative and exciting process and deliver exceptional value as well.

To help support your work and personal life Beyond Benefits Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offering a webinar series on change.This is a four part interactive training program. Participants will learn the basics of the change process. This includes understanding the barriers to change and techniques to overcome resistance to change. They will also learn communication, team building and leadership skills to inspire, motivate and support others through the change process. The program draws upon current research into change theory and practice and grounds participants in a state-of-the-art understanding of effective change management.

The registration links for each session are the same so participants only have to register once instead of separately for all four sessions.




Registration Link

Introduction to the Change Champion and the Process of Change

May 04, 2021

10:30 AM – 12 noon


Becoming a Champion of Change: The Skills of Resilience

May 11, 2021

10:30 AM – 12 noon


Developing Critical Communication Skills

May 18, 2021

10:30 AM – 12 noon


Establishing the Skills of Influence and Leadership

May 25, 2021

10:30 AM – 12 noon


To request accommodations for these webinars, please contact Bonny Ray at bonny.ray@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-2806 at least one week before the scheduled webinar.

For more EAP resources you can visit their website here.

Past Webinars

School always presents challenges for students who learn and think differently (ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety, autism, etc.), but the Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it even more obstacles for these children, as well as the parents raising them. In this talk, author and parent coach Debbie Reber, will share ideas for ways parents can best prioritize and plan in this new school landscape, as well as support their child’s cognitive and social/emotional needs while also tending to their own well-being.

  • When: Thursday, October 22nd at 9:00-10:00 am PST
  • Register here

Have questions about what work life looks like at OSU or about any of the services/supports offered by the Family Resource Center or Work Life at OSU? Join us on Monday, October 26th from 4-5pm to get your questions answered!

The idea of mindfulness or being mindful is complete engagement in the present moment. It is a state where you are not thinking, reflecting, judging or deciding, but are instead simply experiencing the things currently in your available experience. In many ways people are largely unaware of our present moment, and often operate on “auto-pilot” to some degree. The auto-pilot mode is our default mode of operation. Even when we find ourselves in a pleasurable quiet moment we automatically begin to daydream about others, plan/worry about the future or ruminate about the past. We miss living in the present moment because we fail to pay attention to it. Mindfulness is about waking up to the present moment and paying attention to our experience. Learning mindfulness is not difficult; however, it is difficult to remember to do it. This training discusses mindfulness and how to incorporate its practice into your life.

"Sharenting": Protecting your kids' privacy in our digital world: This holiday season, digital technology will take center stage in how we connect and celebrate with our families and friends. Whether it’s bonding over meals and opening gifts virtually, sharing festive social media posts, or gifting “smart” devices, we need to be thinking about how to protect the safety and privacy of our kids online. Leah Plunkett, a faculty member at Harvard Law School, will join us for a lively and eye-opening discussion about “sharenting”: all of the ways that everyday tech choices by parents, grandparents, and other trusted adults impact our kids' privacy and their opportunities – now and in the future.

The Psychology Behind Saving Monday and Other Good Financial Habits: Most people can honestly say they believe it’s important to spend within their means and to save money for the future. Unfortunately, good intentions are often at odds with how our mind works. For example, many people want to save for the future but have no motivation to because they have not imagined that future. This course addresses the psychology behind saving money and adopting good financial habits. It will examine recent research related to how and why people save vs. spend and identify strategies for participants to change their financial mindset and develop new habits.

The Oregon State University Employee Home Ownership Program: OSU employees who are interested in learning more about home buying and financing can attend a special workshop with Advantage Home Plus. Home buying and financing may seem fairly straightforward, but it can actually be quite a bit more complicated than expected. Getting yourself properly prepared can save you a lot of time, money and frustration.

Embracing autonomy in your work can be a key to success in our current COVID-19 world.  This session will examine choices, volition, and actions.

When you work from home, it’s easy to feel like the lines between your professional life and your personal life are starting to blur.  This session looks at the unique challenges of finding balance in a work-from-home environment.

  • When: January 12, 2021 at 3 pm
  • Register here.

Whether you have a partner, are living alone, or have roommates, balancing work + life 24/7 requires new conversations and systems. Join New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play, Eve Rodsky, as she shares her sanity-saving methods around dividing responsibilities, creating communication strategies, and finding happiness.

  • When: January 14, 2021 at 9 am
  • Register here.

Times of protest and unrest can generate strong feelings, which often carry over to conversations at home, the workplace, and even family gatherings.  In this session, we will discuss ways to have healthy discussions about polarizing topics without damaging your close relationships.  We will also discuss productive ways to talk about these events with children.

  • When: January 21, 2021 at 10 am
  • Register here.

Have you wondered how to use the Beyond Benefits EAP Portal?  This webinar is for you! It will cover how to navigate the employee portal Guidance Resources Online to find our EAP resources. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about accessing the recording.

    When our parents or other elderly relatives age independently in their own homes, we often fear for their safety and general well-being. Sometimes we don’t know how much assistance we should provide, when to step in, or even what would be helpful. Providing care for an older adult is a very personal matter and each situation is unique. However, there are practical guidelines and simple solutions to ensuring your loved one is healthy and safe. This workshop will address and resolve common safety issues in the home while supporting your loved one’s autonomy and independence.

    Saying no can be uncomfortable and awkward but it’s absolutely necessary to avoid burnout and help you remain focused on your most important goals. Learning how to say an effective and appropriate "no" is one of the most vital skills for leaders, yet research shows this is one of the most under-utilized tools, especially for women. In this session led by Lisa Abramson, you'll learn a powerful "saying no" framework and get a "cheat sheet" to make saying no less stressful in the future. After this session, you'll be able to confidently deliver a firm and appropriate no without the side of guilt. Yes to that! Called an “inspiration” by Oprah, Lisa Abramson is an executive coach, mindfulness teacher, author, and mom of two girls. She teaches overachievers how to develop a resilient mindset and create success that’s sustainable.

    If you have an elder who requires assistance, yet does not live near you, helping out may seem difficult. However, distance doesn’t mean you can’t provide comfort and care for your elder. By devising care strategies, developing emergency plans and building a support system of family, friends and local resources, your elder can have the care and attention he or she needs.

    Communication is the cornerstone of all relationships. It reinforces trust and acts as a method by which you can share your problems, frustrations, fears, anxieties, hopes and successes. Conflict is a part of life and exists in relationships. In fact, a relationship with no apparent conflict may be unhealthier than one with frequent conflict. Conflicts are critical events that can weaken or strengthen a relationship.

    Because we have always don’t it like that may not be the best answer anymore to, Why do we do the things we do?  In our ever changing world, we are seeing shifts in our markets, our economies, our cultural norms, our behaviors and ourselves. Now is the time to thrive by learning how to be adaptive to accommodate and maximize the benefits of change.

    How can we best support our children during this time? Dr. Borba explains why empathy and resilience are key and offers practical, evidence-based, and proven ways to reach kids and help them overcome adversity, be more resilient, and learn skills they will need both now – and in the future – to thrive.