October Lunch and Learn Bulletin

Each month Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment offer a number of one hour sessions devoted to the dimensions of health and wellbeing. This month is Canada's Healthy Workplace Month! Our sessions focus this year's theme of taking care of yourself and helping others.

All sessions will run from 12–1 p.m. unless noted otherwise and will be delivered online. Register through the LearnCentre by clicking register and then using the “enroll” button on the top right. New to LearnCentre? Access LearnCentre and scroll down to view this event under available sessions.

Managing Your Time and Energy 

Megan Hunter, EFAP
Tuesday, October 5

Time is a precious resource. The phrase “time = money” is certainly true in a business setting. Individuals require balance in their work lives so that they can meet both their job requirements and personal needs. Is it possible to manage time at work to be both satisfied and successful? This session will explore answers to this question.


Psychologically Healthy and Safe Workplaces: It's Everyone's Responsibility

Cecile Schultz, EFAP
Wednesday, October 13

What is psychological health and safety and how does it connect to the workplace? What is the National Standard of Canada? What are workplace factors? In this one hour session participants will learn about the National Standard, workplace psychosocial factors and what resources are available at UAlberta to support psychologically safe workplaces.


Sleep Tight: How to Tackle Insomnia

Tami Van Peteghen, Oliver Primary Care Network 
Tuesday, October 19

Insomnia is one of the most commonly reported health complaints among adults. Poor sleep can negatively impact mood, relationships and job performance. This workshop will help you understand how your thoughts and perceptions about sleep affect your ability to fall and stay asleep, how to reframe your thoughts and beliefs about your sleep and sleep-related struggles, and how to optimize your sleep habits for longer, deeper, better sleep.


Creating a Positive Culture of Acceptance and Inclusion 

Glen Matadeen, EFAP 
Thursday, October 28

Diversity is part of all workplaces and is something to be respected, celebrated and encouraged. In fact, workplaces thrive when there are strong diversity and inclusion practices. But it’s not enough to just have a diverse workplace. We need to ensure that everyone feels safe, valued and respected. During this session participants will gain a deeper understanding of the types of diversity in the workplace, develop increased self-awareness regarding their own attitudes regarding diversity and identify strategies for harnessing the benefits of diversity and fostering a cohesive and respectful workplace.

For information about the Lunch & Learn program, contact our office at workplace.wellbeing@ualberta.ca