Events

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 8:00am
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Register here. Monday, March 25, 8am ComPsych will present a webinar called Difficult Conversations After The New Zealand Attacks.  Millions of people across the globe have read about and watched footage from the tragic event which killed dozens of people and injured many more.  It’s normal for an event like this to generate strong feelings, which often carry over to conversations at home, the workplace, and even family gatherings.  Conversations about polarizing issues that surfaced after the attack can be tense or even downright destructive.  Avoiding such conversations is not always a good solution.  For children, events like this can help shape their belief systems.  It’s important for adults to pay attention to the way they respond to children after this kind of tragedy.  In this webinar, we’ll discuss ways to have healthy discussions about polarizing topics without damaging your close relationships.  We’ll also discuss productive ways to talk about this tragedy with children. Brought to you by Guidance Resources®. Go online to access timely, expert information on thousands of topics, including relationships, work, school, children, wellness, legal, financial and free time. You can search for qualified child and elder care, attorneys and financial planners as well as ask questions, take self-assessments and more. GuidanceResources® is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are three ways to access your GuidanceResources® benefits: Call 855.850.2397. You’ll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require. Visit GuidanceResources® Online at www.guidanceresources.com, click the link for I am a first time user,  enter OKSTATEEAP as your Web ID, then create your user ID and password Download the GuidanceResources® Now app for your mobile device. If you have any questions regarding this benefit, please contact Employee Benefits at (405) 744-5449.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 3:00pm
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Register here. Wednesday, March 27, 3pm ComPsych will present a webinar called Difficult Conversations After The New Zealand Attacks.  Millions of people across the globe have read about and watched footage from the tragic event which killed dozens of people and injured many more.  It’s normal for an event like this to generate strong feelings, which often carry over to conversations at home, the workplace, and even family gatherings.  Conversations about polarizing issues that surfaced after the attack can be tense or even downright destructive.  Avoiding such conversations is not always a good solution.  For children, events like this can help shape their belief systems.  It’s important for adults to pay attention to the way they respond to children after this kind of tragedy.  In this webinar, we’ll discuss ways to have healthy discussions about polarizing topics without damaging your close relationships.  We’ll also discuss productive ways to talk about this tragedy with children. Brought to you by Guidance Resources®. Go online to access timely, expert information on thousands of topics, including relationships, work, school, children, wellness, legal, financial and free time. You can search for qualified child and elder care, attorneys and financial planners as well as ask questions, take self-assessments and more. GuidanceResources® is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are three ways to access your GuidanceResources® benefits: Call 855.850.2397. You’ll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require. Visit GuidanceResources® Online at www.guidanceresources.com, click the link for I am a first time user,  enter OKSTATEEAP as your Web ID, then create your user ID and password Download the GuidanceResources® Now app for your mobile device. If you have any questions regarding this benefit, please contact Employee Benefits at (405) 744-5449.
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here If you have an elder who requires assistance, yet does not live near you, helping out may seem difficult. However, distance doesn’t mean you can’t provide comfort and care for your elder. By devising care strategies, developing emergency plans and building a support system of family, friends and local resources, your elder can have the care and attention he or she needs. Target Audience Anyone involved in caring for an older adult. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the unique problems associated with caring from a distance Describe the emotional costs of caring from a distance Describe how to set reasonable expectations and to obtain support Recognize that you are not alone in this situation Identify how to create a care giving plan Describe how to properly evaluate the situation Describe how to research and analyze your options Describe the process of making decisions Describe the available resources for elderly adults Describe the role of adult day care, personal, house and medical care services Identify helpful tips for keeping in touch and monitoring the situation Identify strategies for effective communication with your elder relative, family and local care givers
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here If you have an elder who requires assistance, yet does not live near you, helping out may seem difficult. However, distance doesn’t mean you can’t provide comfort and care for your elder. By devising care strategies, developing emergency plans and building a support system of family, friends and local resources, your elder can have the care and attention he or she needs. Target Audience Anyone involved in caring for an older adult. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the unique problems associated with caring from a distance Describe the emotional costs of caring from a distance Describe how to set reasonable expectations and to obtain support Recognize that you are not alone in this situation Identify how to create a care giving plan Describe how to properly evaluate the situation Describe how to research and analyze your options Describe the process of making decisions Describe the available resources for elderly adults Describe the role of adult day care, personal, house and medical care services Identify helpful tips for keeping in touch and monitoring the situation Identify strategies for effective communication with your elder relative, family and local care givers Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:30pm
Student Union, Sequoyah Room
Join Us for a Women-to-Women Workshop: Financial knowledge for all April 4, 2019, 1:30 - 3:00pm Student Union, Sequoyah Room   The financial knowledge to help plan for whatever life brings TIAA has experience helping people save and invest since 1918. We’re proud to share that knowledge with you in the form of a fun, interactive and informative workshop. Here is a workshop that is coming soon to Oklahoma State University. You’re welcome to invite a colleague who may also want to attend!   Attention to Detail: Financial finishing touches for women Financial success can often complicate your life and we'd like to help you by providing information that may help you stay in control of the portfolio you've accumulated. TIAA's workshop leader will share financial planning strategies on the following topics: Creating a plan for retirement Different types of investments, asset allocation and the importance of asset location Developing questions to ask a financial representative Preparing for basic estate planning to help protect what you have saved Reserve a seat for the workshop. Call 800-732-8353 weekdays, 7am to 7pm. And it's at no additional cost to you!
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 8:00am
Lot 51, OSU Stillwater Campus
Brought to you by Breast Health Network, OU Medicine Located in LOT 51, March 20 & April 12   Call to schedule your appointment today! 800.422.4626 Ext. 49760 or 49761   Please bring these items to your appointment: Photocopy of your photo ID Photocopy of the front and back of insurance card Healthcare Providers full name, address, and phone number
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Today’s diverse society makes it difficult to describe a typical family situation or define what characteristics make a “perfect parent.” Culture, values, beliefs, emotional disposition and the environment in which a person was raised all influence parenting techniques. In an effort to be perfect, new parents will frequently try too hard to protect their child from any adverse experiences or go to great lengths in an attempt to please their children. This type of well-intended “perfect parenting” can lead to unanticipated problems. This workshop will address these problems and suggest ways to let go of perfection and seek a balanced parenting approach. Target Audience Anyone with responsibility for raising a child. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:  Identify the myths associated with being a “perfect parent” Identify the dangers associated with “helicopter” parenting Describe the distinction between “perfect” and “good enough” parenting Describe how “good enough” parenting fosters independence and self-confidence in children Identify the factors which affect your parenting style Recognize the impact of anxiety and competition on your parenting Identify the relationship between your own childhood experiences and your present parenting style Identify positive communication skills and conflict resolution techniques associated with effective parenting Describe the use of “Positive Discipline” Describe how “I messages” impact communication Identify the importance of appropriate role modeling Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Gratitude is a skill anyone can learn as an alternative to regret and fear. We can focus on the positive elements of our lives with a few simple practices. Providing sincere compliments can help us build relationships and be grateful for others. Rather than being grateful because we “ought to,” we can choose gratitude as a way of looking forward to each day. Target Audience This workshop is for those who would like to feel better about themselves, their situation and the people in their lives. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Understand the benefits of gratitude for: Building personal resilience Improving relationships Feeling more in control Use gratitude to: Discover “how far I’ve come” Consider the positive side of negative situations Reduce stress  Use sincere compliments to: Encourage positive behavior Build relationships  Create a personal culture of gratitude Brought to you by Guidance Resources
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here The United Stated Department of the Treasury has proposed a set of financial core competencies that will be used to establish a clear understanding about what all adults should know regarding the basic concepts of financial literacy. The five core concept areas identified are: Earning Spending Saving Borrowing Protecting against risk This session covers the basics (or essentials) of each area and describes practical skills needed to competently address (or manage) their personal finances. Target Audience All individuals needing to improve their understanding and management of the core concepts of personal finance. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Understand your paycheck in detail, including its relation to benefits and taxes Develop a spending plan, track spending habits, develop a strategy to live within your means Define a personal savings plan, understand the applicability of different types of financial accounts, and the personal financial risk associated with savings and investment vehicles Understand the cost of borrowing and how to secure the best types of credit for the need  Recognize the need to protect against risk through appropriate insurance vehicles and how to protect your identity against possible fraud and scams Brought to you buy Guidance Resources
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Register here Communication is a fine art that we often take for granted. It takes more than physical and verbal abilities to communicate. It takes energy along with the ability to offer support and demonstrate understanding and compassion when communicating within your family. Whether it’s an expectation, emotion, question or other message, openness and willingness to communicate improves overall quality of family communication. Target Audience Parents and anyone interested in improving their communication skills. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the elements of good family communication Describe your family’s relative strengths/weaknesses Identify different styles of communication within families Describe how families pass on communication styles Identify ways to enhance communication in your family Describe how to listen more effectively to family members Identify the steps for effective problem solving within the family Describe effective family conflict resolution strategies Describe the use of “I” statements to reduce defensive reactions Describe effective family conflict resolution strategies Describe helpful tips for improving family communication Describe the use of structured family meetings Describe the use of games to improve family cohesion Describe the power of praise and acknowledgement Brought to you by Guidance Resources

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