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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Professional Development Opportunity: Podcast, Walk, and Talk Series

The Professional Development Center is excited to announce the Podcast, Walk, and Talk series for all staff and faculty members. Take some time away from your desk to go for a 30-minute walk and listen to a podcast focused on health and wellness, parenting in our new environment, tips for creating work-life balance, or another interesting topic. After your walk, engage with your colleagues in a 45-minute virtual discussion facilitated by a topic expert to explore how you can apply what you learned from the podcast to your own life.

Please click the titles below to register for a Podcast, Walk, and Talk conversation.

Overcoming Our Fears by Taking Simple Steps Now to Make Our Pandemic Winter Easier
Friday, October 16: noon–1:15 p.m.
Jonathan Hulbert, Director of Leadership and Organizational Development

All of us have experienced the stressors, moments of hope, and sadness that have accompanied the events of 2020. At times, this new way of living has plunged each of us onto an emotional roller coaster, accompanied by feelings of a loss of control over our lives. Join a discussion with your colleagues after listening to two short podcasts to explore a powerful exercise called “fear-setting” and the simple steps you can take now to regain a sense of control over your life and make a pandemic Buffalo winter easier.

Voting Rights: Looking to Our Past to Understand Our Present
Friday, October 30: noon–1:15 p.m.
Laura Hill Rao, Director of Civic and Community Engagement

Election Day 2020 is right around the corner! Let’s consider how history affects how we vote today, particularly for Black and Brown members of our community. Think about your own experiences voting as you listen to the podcast, then join in the discussion to share your thoughts and learn from others.

The Road to Improved Health and Well-Being with Lifelong Behavior Change
Friday, November 6: 9:00–10:15 a.m.
Carol DeNysschen, Chair and Professor of Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics

COVID-19 has provided an opportunity for many people to self-reflect on their own health and well-being. During this sensitive time in history, marketing schemes are popping up everywhere, featuring advertisements for better health and COVID-19 protection through supplements. While listening to the podcast, consider your own health and wellness, and we will discuss how the road to improved health and well-being can be navigated safely and with lifelong behavior change.

Please contact Rebecca Eggleston, professional development assistant, with questions, and look for more Podcast, Walk, and Talk events in the Daily coming soon!

Submitted by: Rebecca M. Eggleston
Also appeared:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Thursday, October 8, 2020