Employee Wellness Speaker Series

We are pleased to announce our fall employee wellness speaker series, 
"Thriving During Times of Change"

We hope that you may take advantage of both sessions.  All faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend this series.

For full-time, benefits-eligible employees participating in the Wellness Your Way program, each session will be worth 30 points
for a total of 60 points for the Fall Speaker Series. 

Part One: Managing Change vs. Change Managing You

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – 11:30 am – 1 pm.

The old saying, the only constant is change, has never been more apparent than our life experience the past 18 months when the world and our lives seemingly felt upside down.  In this time of change that included a worldwide pandemic, among other changes to life, liberty and our pursuit for happiness and connection, we have often felt like we were in a constant tailspin grasping for the familiar when it is nowhere to be found. It is understandable that many may still have these feelings, particularly as we have begun the process of returning to our workplaces and finding our rhythm. Given the obvious, change is inevitable, let us learn to expand our toolbox for dealing with it. In this session, Sandra Bishop, will discuss and engage you in practical skills to use when you’re feeling like the world is falling apart. In addition, we will learn skills to help put loss in perspective when facing a changing environment, including job loss, loss of a co-worker, friend or family member, or even loss of time and sharing in life experiences. Together we will learn tools for healing and becoming whole again.

*Additional time has been allotted for the audience to interact and ask questions of the speaker during this interactive Zoom presentation.

About Sandra Bishop, BA

Sandra D. Bishop has been providing corporate, community and continuing education speaking and facilitation services for over 20 years. Sandra also has an extensive background in radio & TV whereby she hosts her own shows as a vehicle to educate about her vast topics of interest. Sandra’s professional focus is on social issues as they relate to health, personal empowerment, and spirituality. She loves wrestling with issues around Diversity and Civility. She actively participated with numerous professional organizations to support their mission. Sandra is the founder of her company Esteemed Encounters which provides education and training services for many Employee Assistance programs. She currently serves as the treasurer of Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists, is an active member of the Diversity Committee of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, is the spiritual leader and Pastor of Agape Renaissance Spiritual Center in Cleveland, she the host of Shift Happens on 95.9FM, Morning Glory podcast and is a nationally sought-after public speaker for numerous organizations.

View this presentation on Blackboard Learn (Wellness Your Way 2021 Course)

Part Two: Emotional Resilience: From Stress to Success  

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – 11:30 am – 1 pm

Stress is a fact of life and unfortunately, much like change, there is no escaping it.  Many individuals cope with stress in ways that may only compound the problem. There are many healthy ways to manage and cope with stress which require change. During this session, we will  look at the development of emotional resiliency. Emotional resiliency can be taught at any stage in your life and empowers you to bounce back quicker and even recover from difficult situations or life events. This workshop, led by Kelsey Loushin, will teach resiliency techniques to enhance work styles and the way you manage other day to day pressures and life events.  

*Additional time has been allotted for the audience to interact and ask questions of the speaker during this interactive Zoom presentation.

About Kelsey Loushin, BA

Kelsey has been providing counseling, coaching and professional training services for various healthcare organizations, private companies, and Employee Assistance Programs for over 25 years. She has a B.A. from Kent State University in Individual and Family Studies, is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with Supervisory credentials (LICDC-CS), Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), a Certified 2 Young 2 Retire facilitator certified grief facilitator, and a trained mediator. In 2002, she launched Eldercare Professionals of Ohio, LLC, a geriatric care management company educating and supporting caregivers, consumers, and professionals.  The company operates three divisions; professional networking services, professional education and training services and care-giver coaching services. Since 1998, Kelsey has actively participated with the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. She is currently the co-chair of their Work Life Committee and the chairperson of their Website Committee.  Since 2000, Kelsey has actively supported the Cuyahoga County Conference on Aging as an active member of the conference planning committee. She is also a Board member for the Southwest Community Health System. Since 2010 she has organized an annual silent auction to support Cornerstone of Hope, a non-profit dedicated to those who are grieving. Kelsey is the proud parent of her daughter Alyssa. Kelsey’s athletic interests are integrated into her business through her participation in organized sports to raise funds for non-profit organizations such as The Alzheimer’s Association and the American Cancer Society.

Register to attend "Emotional Resilience: From Stress to Success" (Zoom Webinar)

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