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October Events Focus on Work/Life Balance

By Dona McNeill
October 2006

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(Art work courtesy of Dona McNeill)

As part of its efforts to help NIEHS staff "Balance Your Work, Balance Your Life," OM's Office of Employee Services is sponsoring several lectures, workshops and information sessions in October to commemorate Work/Life Month. Manager Dona McNeill, Cynthia Radford and staff have scheduled convenient lunchtime events and longer sessions to ensure that there will be something to benefit just about everyone at NIEHS. Some events require registration, and several are designated as brown bag events.

Play to Learn with Tanya Dennis
Workshop for Parents and Grandparents
Oct. 2, 11:30-1:30
101 Rodbell C (sign-up, bring lunch)
Participants will learn about "play-learning" and child development.

Outreach Table
Visitors can talk with Work/Life Staff and pick up information and giveaways.
Oct. 10, 11:00-12:30
101 Cafeteria

Life Styles Inventory with Nancy Russell-Forsythe and Greg Forsythe
Oct. 13, 11:30-2:30
101 E-450 (sign-up, bring lunch)
Participants will take a self assessment (LSI 1 by Human Synergistics) online and bring the results to the workshop where they will review and work with the results to develop strategies for life and career balance.

Outreach Table
Visitors can talk with Work/Life staff, pick up information and giveaways.
Oct. 17, 11:00-12:30
East Campus Lobby

Goals to Reality for Scientists with Sherry Essig
Oct. 19, 9:00-12:00
Nottingham 204AB (sign-up)
The Goals to Reality for Scientists workshop will enable individuals to utilize proven techniques to advance their careers, improve results and accelerate personal progress.

Emotional Intelligence for Managers with Merlin Walberg
Oct. 27, 2:00-4:00
101 Executive Dining Room (sign-up)
Attendees will learn about recognizing, utilizing and improving their EI competence.

Parenting School Age Children-Lunch & Learn
Oct. 23, 12:00-1:00
101 Executive Dining Room (sign-up)
A discussion with Durham County Outreach Educator, Peggy Kernodle. Peggy will focus on the joys and the challenges of raising older school age children.

Outreach Table
Visitors can talk with Work/Life Staff and pick up information and giveaways.
Oct. 24, 11:00-12:30
Nottingham Lobby

Myers-Briggs & Your Communication Style with Mary Charles Blakebrough
Oct. 25, 1:00-3:00
Executive Dining Room (sign-up)
Participants will take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator online and bring the results for discussions focusing on communication styles.

To sign-up contact A'tondra Carree at 541-7883 or Cynthia Radford at 541-1806.

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