As part of our campus-wide wellness initiatives, the Human Resources Department is offering several seminars during the month of April. Information regarding the events is listed below. For more details on these events, click here to view the calendar for links to these events.
On Wednesday, April 6 Tom Haney, health promotion advocate, will discuss “Communication in the Workplace.” This seminar will be held during the lunch hour and all faculty and staff are invited to bring their lunches and learn more about different types of communication styles, learn skills to help respect colleagues opinions, space and time, and much more. You may RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to Tom Haney’s presentation on April 6, the Human Resources Department will hold a Wellness Committee Meeting from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Student Center Conference Room. This meeting is for those who have expressed an interest in being on the Wellness Committee.
On Friday, April 8, Emily Porter, co-owner of Porter Farms, will be on campus to discuss Community Supported Agriculture and their worksite delivery program. If you are interested in participating in this for the summer then you will want to plan on attending.
The Shoes for Shelter 5k race will take place on Sunday, April 10.
On Monday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 13, the Employee Assistance Program will present “Face 2 Face” in collaboration with Kids Escaping Drugs. This program will discuss the pro-active message of sobriety, adolescent early identification and intervention, and treatment regarding the overdose epidemic in our community. Face 2 Face in the workplace establishes a convenient and stigma proof way to educate parents and concerned community members about the trends and consequences of adolescent substance use and addiction. Our proactive panels include an addiction counselor as well as a parent of an adolescent in recovery to deliver this strong message. Additionally, this program provides information about treatment resources available in the WNY community.
On Wednesday, April 20 the college will recognize National Walking Day. The college is encouraging everyone to take a 30-minute walk during the day at a time that is convenient for you.
The Celebration of Service Ceremony will be on Friday, April 29. This is a time when the campus comes together to celebrate our colleagues who have decided to retire or have been at the college for 20, 25 and 30+ years. Come and join in the celebrations!
Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, human resources