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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Work from Home and Be Home without Work during Times of Uncertainty: Striking a Balance between Work Productivity and Life at Home - Discussion Course

The Professional Development Center is pleased to offer a five-part course series that?will provide participants with strategies and frameworks to help them strike a balance between being productive in a remote or uncertain work?environment and?still?spending quality time with their families, friends, and activities they are passionate about. We are excited to offer this program again this semester for a new cohort of faculty and staff, especially as the course cohort who participated last semester created a supportive environment for each other and has decided to continue to meet this semester to leverage that support.  

The hour-long class discussions listed below will serve?as an opportunity to connect with colleagues on each topic, share strategies for overcoming?similar challenges, and identify on- and off-campus support systems to?enhance personal well-being.?Everyone participating in the course will be asked to review?a short video located in?the Professional Development Center?Blackboard?Organization. (Enrollment instructions for?Blackboard?are below.) We highly encourage anyone who is interested in these topics to register for all five course discussions, as we believe discussing these?challenges with colleagues will help enhance your learning and?provide a support system for changes you want to implement. 

You do not need to attend all five discussions?to view the course videos.?You can view them as a self-paced module by following the?Blackboard organization self-enrollment instructions. At Step 4, search for the organization “Professional Development Center.” Click on the “Professional Development Center” under “My Organizations” and select the respective module. 

Please register for each discussion you are interested in attending. Discussions will be held on the following Tuesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.? 

Course Introduction 
March 9

Part 1:?Setting Goals and Boundaries to Create a Purposeful Work-Life Balance in Times of Uncertainty 
March 23

Part 2:?Minimize Distractions and Stay Present in Professional and Personal Engagements 
April 6

Part 3:?Align Your Time with Your Goals and Boundaries 
April 20

Part 4:?Create Balance between the Tensions/Paradoxes You Feel during Times of Uncertainty That Supports Your Well-Being Using Polarity Management 
May 4

Please contact?Rebecca Eggleston, professional development assistant, with questions.

Submitted by: Rebecca M. Eggleston
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