Looking to infuse well-being into the day to day work of your department? The liveWELL program and campus partners will be able to assist. Here are tools to get you started:
  • Nominate a Wellness Ambassador(s) to be your local level connection to health and well-being programs 

  • Post and discuss the Departmental Well-Being Checklist and consider as a team the topics you may wish to explore

  • Utilize well-being videos at departmental meetings to facilitate a discussion about the topic. Some have companion documents/activities to do as a team

  • Encourage attendance at liveWELL Trainings. On-demand trainings are also offered through Self Service/My Training

  • You may also request a presentation for your work group on a variety of topics (see below)

  • Ensure that you promote the Week of Wellness for your organizational unit

  • Schedule a tour to visit one of the four Recreational Services buildings on campus

  • Hire a group fitness instructor for your own personal fitness class with Fit to Go

  • Apply for a Wellness Grant

  • Use content from https://mentalhealth.uiowa.edu/ (especially the ‘Trending Topics’ section) to weave into newsletters, messages to staff, team meetings, etc…
  • Let faculty and staff know about the Wellness Heroes initiative

  • Be inclusive of any students that you work with, and consider programming for them from Student Wellness 

Presentations/Trainings for Departments

We will do our best to accommodate your request; however, we appreciate at least 6-weeks’ notice so that we can fit into our liveWELL staff and partner schedules.

We can usually accommodate one request per work group per year, but if you are seeking more work in your department, we will consult with you about alternatives to presentations.

We require a minimum of 12 attendees. If you are a very small work unit, consider combining a request with a partner program.

Request a liveWELL Presentation

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 We require an audience of at least 12 UI employees.
Topic of Presentation
Learn what it is, risk factors, and actions that can potentially help with burnout. (EAP)
Boundaries are key to healthy relationships- with yourself and others, at work and in your personal life. This presentation will identify what boundaries are, why you need them, and how to set them, including different contexts and situations that we encounter at work and at home. Different kinds of boundaries, as well as different communication styles to effectively communicate boundaries will be reviewed. (EAP)
Elder caregiving can be stressful. Even if you are not a member of sandwich generation wedged between the caregiving responsibilities for children and parents, caregiving can and will be stressful. Learn to become an advocate for those you give on-going care for as well as to advocate for yourself when you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or at your wits end. We will discuss coping strategies that include, but not limited to utilizing respite care, organized caregiver groups, and communication skills to ensure your needs are heard by those who can offer you support.
Emotional Intelligence (EI) contributes to success at work and personally. Learn some ways to understand your own emotions and the emotions of those around you. (EAP)
Learn a quick overview of the science of habits as well as tools and resources to help you design lifelong healthy habits.
Tips and tricks for healthy, quick meals.
Don’t forget your vitamin G! A regular gratitude practice can lead to better mental well-being, more appreciation and joy. Learn practical tips for ways that you can infuse more gratitude into your life and lead with gratitude in the workplace.
Juggling work and home life can be overwhelming and our own needs can too easily be put on the back burner. Identify quick wins for self-care and emotional well-being. (30 minutes)
Does your team know how about all the wellness resources available to them? Learn about the broad range of UI well-being programs and services and how to access them.
Basic gatekeeper training to increase your understanding of warning signs for suicide and how to be helpful. (EAP)
Designed for established and emerging leaders as they respond to challenges and changes. The 60-minute workshop looks at how leaders can be role models for resilience and instrumental in creating a resilient team.
With intention and practice, we can all improve our ability to bounce forward from challenges and significant stress more quickly.
Learn about sleep, insomnia and some tips to improve your sleep. (EAP)
We will do our best to respond to requests on various topics.
Requested length of presentation (minutes)
Day of Week
Is your departmental/unit leadership aware of and supportive of this request?