Sept. 2, 2010

Employee resiliency workshops available

by Paula Van Brocklin

Feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed? You're not alone. Stress is part of our daily lives.

Employee and Family Resources (EFR), Iowa State's employee assistance program provider, is offering a seminar on how employees can better recognize and manage their stress at work. "Resiliency in the Workplace" will be offered three times:

  • Sept. 8 (noon-1 p.m., 3512 Memorial Union). This class is full; a waiting list is available.
  • Sept. 21 (4-5 p.m., Cardinal Room, MU)
  • Oct. 5 (noon-1 p.m., Pioneer Room, MU)

The workshop's objectives are to help employees:

  • Identify personal stressors
  • Develop a resilient attitude when dealing with stress
  • Implement resilience qualities and behaviors to overcome the negative impact of stress
  • Learn and apply new skills to deal with stress

After reviewing EFR's course offerings, human resource services staff determined this workshop would benefit employees.

"We felt that this session would be of the greatest benefit to the greatest number of employees," said Mike Otis, associate director of HRS.

To register for one of the three workshops, log on to AccessPlus, click on the "Employee" tab, select "HRS Training," then "Courses." Scroll to find "Resiliency in the Workplace."