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If you're planning to bring a group of colleagues together, we'll help make it engaging.

Use shareable content from our library or work with our speakers and facilitators to plan a session that works for you — whether tried and true or a new one just for your group.

These employee engagement services are available university-wide at no cost to your group.

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SPEAKERS AND FACILITATORS WITH DIFFERENT EXPERTISE
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SUCCESSFUL SESSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM
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THE OPTION TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN SESSION

Speakers and facilitators

Each speaker and facilitator has unique expertise to bring to your group. To find the best fit for your group, explore this page for our speakers and list of sessions.

Work-life

LCSW Ann Bassoni Mental health, Parenting

MS Azetta Beatty Parenting, Remote work

MSW, LCSW Eric Wilkinson Mental health, Mindfulness

LCSW Kim Releford Mental health, Retirement

MSW, LCSW Rhonda Henry Wellness

MSW, CSW Terri Weber Elder care

Training and development

Chuck Paskovics Technology

Kimberly Heersche Technology

Mallory Griffith Communication, Leadership

Mark Underwood Technology

Michelle Thompson Communication, Leadership

Tommy Leach Leadership, Supervisors

Robert Hays Communication, Leadership

Wellness

MA, CHWC Amy Rodquist-Kodet Mindfulness, Resilience

EDD, ACSM EP-C, RYT 500 Carrie Davidson Fitness, Physical activity

MS, TTS, NBC-HWC, NIA WHITE BELT, RYT 500, KORU Jackie Campbell Carroll Meditation, Mindfulness

EDD, RD Karen Bryla McNees Nutrition

MS, RDN Vanessa Oliver Nutrition

Sessions for building employee engagement

These are all the sessions we’ve successfully delivered to groups across the university — on site and over Zoom.

Choose from a range of topics, from mental health to technology. You’ll also find a variety of formats. We offer hands-on experiences, workshops to learn and apply new concepts, and presentations that quickly and effectively share knowledge.

Title Description
Access: Forms and Reports Learn how to create and modify forms and reports in Access.
Access: Introduction Get an introduction to Access to understand its benefits and perform basic tasks including entering data and running queries.
Access: Queries Learn about the different types of queries in Access and how to use them.
Acrobat Pro: Forms and Security Learn the skills needed to create useful Acrobat forms from existing paper or electronic documents, as well as how to create and apply security policies.
Acrobat Pro: Introduction Get started with Adobe Acrobat Professional to begin working with and creating Acrobat documents.
Addressing Family Conflict This presentation will focus on the origins of family conflict and offer suggestions on how to interrupt cycles of arguing, disagreements and negotiating rules within the family.
Agreements for Thriving Explore ways you can choose to manage yourself in a way that keeps you thriving, even when dealing with change.
Basic Computer Skills Workshop This workshop is designed for individuals who have little or no computer experience and want to improve their skills.
Basics of Diversity Learn about all the dimensions in which individuals are different and how to create an environment that encourages appreciation of diversity instead of biases.
Basics of Leadership We'll explore the topic conceptually and practically to become the best leader each of us can be.
Build Your Own Self-Compassion Meditation Offering kindness to ourselves can be a powerful tool when we inevitably struggle.
Building a Climate of Trust Learn your role as a supervisor or leader in developing a trusting workplace environment and strategies to make it happen.
Captivate: Advanced Interactions This Captivate workshop is designed for both new users as well as experienced Captivate users.
Captivate: Enhancing Your Project Now that you have a basic understanding of Adobe Captivate, it's time to add more creativity and functionality to your project.
Captivate: Introduction Learn how to create a professional quality web-based tutorial that goes beyond screen capture.
CliftonStrengths This team workshop is based on the CliftonStrengths Assessment, with an emphasis on building a team's success upon each individual's strengths.
Coaching and Feedback Uncover talent, strengthen your team, and positively and constructively guide employees.
Coaching Yourself Learn how to turn up the volume on the inner coach to live with less internalized criticism and more resiliency, creativity, self-regulation and connection to purpose.
Collaborative Problem Solving with Children and Teens Use collaborative problem solving with children and teens to improve flexible thinking, frustration tolerance, parent-child bonding and conflict resolution.
Communicating Across Cultures Becoming more aware of our cultural differences and similarities will help us communicate with each other more effectively.
Communicating Expectations as a Supervisor of Remote Workers Get tips for clearly communicating expectations related to schedules, tasks, availability, attendance, processes and procedures.
Communicating With Success Learn communication skills to help you drive effective decision making, teamwork and action.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Eating Locally Discover how you can bring fresh, local produce to your table and support local farmers.
Creating a Resilient Mindset Learn what resiliency is, why it matters and how to develop a more resilient mindset.
Creating Sleep Habits for Better ZZZZs
Cultivating Habits that Last Get tangible tips and create an action plan to design and achieve change that lasts using the innovative approach of Tiny Habits.
Cultivating “The Good Life” Through Authentic Living 
Customizable Mindful Practice Experience Calm the body and mind any time with these experiential practices.
Decoding Food Labels We'll give you easy take-home tips to demystify those grocery aisles.
Developing a Winning Image Learn how to build your personal brand, grow and nurture your network and more.
DISC Team This team session places an emphasis on team communication and how individuals can use their awareness to better communicate, manage and solve conflicts.
Don't Be A Cover Band: Discovering Your Life Purpose This interactive presentation will describe the steps to create your own life purpose statement.
Don't Believe Everything You Think Understand how to identify and manage anxiety and worry.
Eating Well in a Hurry Learn practical tips for healthful eating when time is tight and you are away from home.
Emotional Eating Learn how to tame emotional eating by understanding more about this common coping strategy and using self-reflection.
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Learn about emotional intelligence, how you can increase it and use it, especially when facing challenges.
Essential Building Blocks of Well-Being Explore tangible, research-based practices and techniques to engage, re-connect and flourish more in life.
Excel: Charts and Graphs Learn how to create a variety of charts and save them.
Excel: Data Tools and Time Savers Explore useful tools to combine, separate, or extract data in a spreadsheet, look up data from another spreadsheet, protect your Excel worksheets and create Macros to automate repetitive tasks.
Excel: Functions and Filters Learn how to use relative and absolute references, build formulas, work with Excel Functions, apply sorting and filtering tools and use conditional formatting.
Excel: Introduction Learn how to organize, format, and calculate data with formulas in a spreadsheet.
Excel: Pivot Tables Learn how to use this powerful tool to dynamically analyze Excel data sets.
Facing the Challenge of Change Discover your personal change style and better understand resilience and coping strategies for nonstop change.
Family-Friendly Meal Planning Discover healthy-ish tips you can use to create more family meal wins.
Fitness Self-Care
Food and Mood
From Deciding to Doing Learn how to think critically about your goals and how you can prepare, so that any goal is within reach
Generations in the Workplace Learn how each generation defines success and investigate the differences that impact communication and relationships in the work environment.
Group Problem Solving Explore an in-depth and inclusive approach to problem solving.
Healthier Relationship with Stress, Overcoming Burnout 
Healthy-ish Eating
HR Supports Employee Well-Being ​Hear about the well-being benefits and resources available to UK employees, as well as how to get connected to them.
HR Well-Being Resource Table Well-being experts will provide an interactive experience for employees, retirees and spouses to learn about what we offer.
I Need A Vacation From the Holidays While the holidays can be a joyful time, the holidays can also be difficult especially for those experiencing grief, Seasonal Affect Disorder, stress and/or anxiety
Illustrator: Introduction Learn how to use the Illustrator workspace to create and edit basic vector graphics.
InDesign: Introduction This workshop will introduce you to the InDesign user interface and show you how to work with text, images, and styles in a basic layout.
Ins and Outs of Strength Training
Ins and Outs of Strength Training
Ins and Outs of Strength Training Better understand the benefits of strength training, whether you're only beginning or want to improve your current regimen.
Integrating Work and Life: Making Choices Discover the vibrant relationship between achievement and fulfillment in both work and life.
Intuitive Eating
Laughter is the Best Medicine ​A good laugh has great short-term benefits on both your mental and physical health, including stress reduction.
Leading Effective Teams Learn positive steps you can take to create an empowering climate and influence your team to succeed.
Lessons from Becoming Wildly Resilient
Loosen Up! We'll lead you through a short, guided routine of stretching and chair yoga to undo tension and stress from the workday.
Managing Burnout: In Life and at Work
Managing Setback and Starting Again
Managing Staff Conflict Learn how to diagnose conflict issues, identify the three stages of conflict and apply five conflict management strategies.
Managing Stress and Building Resiliency Learn better strategies to manage stress and life's challenges, especially during adverse times.
Meditation 101 Learn how to get started meditating and feel the benefits of mindful stillness during easy practices in a non-judgmental setting.
Microsoft 365: Overview This overview covers the basics of logging into Office 365 and navigating through the different online apps such as Outlook, OneDrive, Word, and OneNote.
MIND Diet
Mindful Self-Compassion This four-week workshop series provides an opportunity to learn, practice and bring more self-compassion into our lives
Mindfulness for Health Care Workers Mindful actions and perspectives can make a big difference during difficult times.
Mindfulness in the Workplace These practices improve emotional well-being, reduce stress and burnout, and enhance communication, creativity and collaboration.
Moving More at Work or Home We'll talk about a variety of ways to move more at work or at home and show you how to incorporate these exercises throughout the day.
Not Quite Business as Usual: Navigating Conflict and Change Let's talk about the common feelings and reactions that come with change and the unknown.
Nutrition and Sleep
OneNote: Introduction Learn how to use this digital notebook that provides a flexible way to gather information and helps teams work together more effectively.
Outlook: Calendar Features Learn how to customize your calendar and how to create appointments and meetings, invite meeting participants, and share calendars.
Outlook: Introduction Learn the tools that you need to navigate the Outlook screen, work effectively with e-mail and manage your contact information.
Outlook: Managing Email Effectively Learn how to tame your email inbox with organizational tools such as search folders, follow-up flags, color categories, quick steps and rules.
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Parenting and Work-Life Discuss the reality and challenges of maintaining harmony between one's work and life responsibilities while being a good parent that prioritizes child care and home life.
Parenting in a Diverse World
Personality Differences Explore what personality differences mean and how to turn stress and irritations into understanding and productivity.
Photoshop: Editing Techniques, Effects and Filters Learn advanced features such as various masking techniques, add special effects using layer styles, and edit photos with filters and adjustments.
Photoshop: Introduction Learn about the program interface and its basic image editing features.
Photoshop: Marketing Material Design This workshop covers several techniques that can be used to create innovative, high quality marketing materials such as flyers, handouts and business cards.
Planning for Mental Well-being after Retirement
Pleasurable Activities in a Time of Physical Distancing With an emphasis on creativity, innovation, and mindfulness, we will explore ways to cultivate pleasurable activities wherever you may be.
PowerPoint: Engaging Presentations Learn how to develop multiple slide masters, save a custom presentation theme, effectively use transitions, add and modify SmartArt and use action buttons to create non-linear presentations.
PowerPoint: Graphics and Animation Learn how to use various graphic types, insert shape objects, create unique graphics by modifying images, apply animation to slide objects and animate objects with motion paths.
PowerPoint: Introduction Learn how to navigate the PowerPoint interface, insert slides, add basic content to slides, use the Slide Master, and present your completed slideshow.
Practical Approaches to Self-Care
Practicing Gratitude, Showing Appreciation
Premiere Pro: Introduction This introduction to video editing software will show you how to set up a project, import videos, and arrange them on a timeline to produce a basic video composition.
Presentation Practice This workshop provides the opportunity to put into practice what was learned in Presentation Principles.
Presentation Principles This workshop is designed for the professional who occasionally, or frequently, makes presentations.
Prioritizing Well-Being At Work For supervisors, we'll review the ways HR supports employee well-being and you'll discover what you can make possible for your team.
Providing Exceptional Customer Service Learn what exceptional customer service is and why it matters, and then develop an action plan.
Reframing in Times of Stress: Strategies to Change Your Thinking ​When facing potential stressors, the way we view what we're experiencing can exacerbate our stress — or minimize it.
Remote Work and Caregiving This presentation will highlight some challenges and solutions that come with remote work as well as offer tips for managing caregiver responsibilities while working remotely.
Resilient Relationships
Retirement: More than Financial Security This discussion will focus on planning for your emotional well-being during retirement and how to prepare for this.
Self-Care Strategies Learn 7 practical tips for supporting psychological and emotional health.
Self-Care. In Place. Find ways to incorporate self-care into daily life.
Simple Tips for Eating Well Learn how to cut through the nutritional noise and build a fabulous and fad-free healthful plate.
Staying Connected When Working Remotely Learn what you as a supervisor can do to manage your team from a distance to ensure inclusion, engagement with work and social connection.
Stress Management for First Responders If you're a medical, law enforcement, social worker or other first responder, we'll discuss ways to manage this unique stress.
Striking a Balance to Support All Employees from a Distance Learn how to support all your employees when working remotely with intentional check-ins, engagement, inclusion and adjustments.
Suicide Prevention Using QPR: Question, Persuade and Refer These are three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. It's important to remember suicide is everyone's business.
Supervisor Strategies to Support the Working Caregiver Get tips on how supervisors can support their employees that are providing care for an aging loved one.
SV Compensation Structure WB In this course, participants will review the compensation structure at UK. Topics covered: Pay equity, classification of jobs, vision for staff pay, and annual review process.
SV Compensation Wage and Hour WB We will primarily focus on policies and regulations that directly apply to non-exempt, or hourly employees.
SV Corrective Action This course will provide supervisors an overview of the university's corrective action process and related forms.
SV Employee Coaching and Development This course will provide supervisors an overview of the university's corrective action process and related forms.
SV Hiring and Interviewing Learn how the university handles record retention, as well as behavioral interviewing and documentation practices to utilize throughout the interview process.
SV Key Skills for Delegation WB This workshop will provide supervisors with information about their own delegation preferences and how to get more done by efficiently utilizing the skills of their employees.
SV Performance Evaluation This workshop will provide supervisors an overview of the university's performance evaluation process and related forms.
SV Personality Differences This course will provide Supervisors with information about personality differences and how to understand those differences while increasing department productivity.
SV Preventing Discrimination and Harassment This course will provide Supervisors an overview of Preventing Discrimination and Harassment by reviewing actual case scenarios with a representative from the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity.
SV Total Compensation WB In this course, participants will review the three primary components of Total Compensation and why that is important for employee recruitment, engagement, and retention
Taking Care of Yourself We'll explain many ways to add more care and nurturing to your everyday life so that you can be at your best at work and beyond.
Teamwork in a Changing Workplace Explore just why working together as a team is so important to the success of the university as well as your personal success.
Teen Talk: Communicating with Your Teen and Pre-Teen ​Let's talk about how the teen brain works, identify roadblocks to communication, how to improve communication and when you and your teen may need professional support.
The Power of Self-Compassion
Thinking Critically Learn how creativity connects to critical thinking and how to use both to identify and solve root problems.
Understanding Grief and Loss This presentation focuses on understanding grief as it relates to all types of loss, validating and exploring the grieving process and incorporates loss related to COVID-19.
What to Do About Bad Attitude Behaviors Learn how you can contribute to reducing bad attitude behaviors in your work area.
Who Am I and How Did I Get Here? Explore the challenges of identity, life transitions and purpose.
Word: Beyond Basic Documents Learn how to easily manage longer documents with section breaks and style formatting.
Word: Introduction Learn the basics of navigating through documents, as well as selecting, moving and formatting text, check spelling and grammar, utilize AutoCorrect features and insert a picture into a document.
Words Will Set You Free Creative Writing Workshop
Work-Life Balance for Faculty ​This presentation will focus on strategies and practices to navigate the world of academia while balancing personal lives with partners, children and overall well-being.
Work-Life Boundaries Learn tips to help you effectively manage your work schedule as well as maintain boundaries between your work and your life.
Work-Life Management Learn helpful tips for effectively integrating your work and life.
Workplace Grief If your group has experienced the death of a co-worker, we can offer information about the cycle of grief, reactions to grief and managing grief in the workplace.
Your Mindset Matters Learn about the concept of growth mindset and how it can be utilized for both work and personal goals.
Design your own session

Interested in planning a unique session for your group? We offer consulting for:

  • Team retreats
  • Faculty events
  • Staff training
  • Group orientations
  • And more!

We'll work together to design a session with you based on your group's needs.

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