UC Davis Health WorkLife Events

Lunchtime Brown Bag Workshops - Ongoing

The Worklife Program at UC Davis Health offers a variety of wellness classes and information to encourage and promote worklife integration for all employees, staff, faculty, retirees, and students.


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CANCELLED: Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution

  • DATE: Monday, December 9, 12:00-1:00
  • LOCATION: Ticon III - Training and Development Room 2400, Sacramento
  • Instructor: Dana Hinojosa, UC Davis Ombuds Office

Have you ever experienced conflict at work? Chances are, the answer is yes, because conflict is a natural part of working with other people. And yet, most people are not taught how to effectively communicate through these stressful or tense situations, which can lead them to sometimes make the situation worse, or leave them afraid to do anything about it at all. With the right tools and skills, you can learn how to take the stress out of conflict and successfully manage difficult situations. If your work or home life ever involves conflict (and whose life doesn't?), this brown bag is for you! 

The following will be addressed:

  • How to de-escalate stressful or tense situations
  • How to lower another person’s defenses so your message can be heard
  • How to prevent future conflict

woman looking at laptop chewing on pencilGrowth Mindset in the Workplace

People’s theories about their own intelligence and abilities have a significant impact on their motivation, effort, and approach to challenges. Those who have a growth mindset—they believe their abilities are malleable and intelligence can be cultivated—are more likely embrace challenges and persist in the face of failure. This research-based presentation will explore the definitions, examples and impacts of fixed vs. growth mindsets and will provide solutions for changing your mindset and helping support growth mindset at work. RSVP to worklife@ucdavis.edu


Lactation

Private Lactation Consultation

  • Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Ticon III - Conference Room 3A

Please contact Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC at sagerman@ucdavis.edu to schedule your private lactation consultation appointment.


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Meditation

  • Monday, December 16, 2019
  • 12 – 1 pm
  • Glassrock Building, Room 7106
  • 2521 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817
  • Presenter: Brenda (Astara) Gustin, Ph.D., CMT, RYI

There are many stages of life that represent levels of consciousness within our body and mind. The first stage begins when we are born. We wake up and become part of a family and culture which includes our neighborhood, state and country. A process of learning begins and forms our foundation and inherent values. This foundation firmly grounds us in beliefs that guide our everyday lives. Through meditation we can rediscover how the positive values of this foundation can be cultivated within this basic structure to design and foster health and creativity.

Meditation is one of the most natural and yet most profoundly rewarding of all human activities. It connects you with your own inner powers of vitality, clarity, and love. When done deeply, it also connects you with Spirit and infinite joy. For the 2019 Meditation Series, each month we will explore practical suggestions on how to live a radiantly healthy life. We will learn how to have more energy and vitality, to be receptive, to be relaxed, to recharge the body, calm the mind, open the heart and to have positive, cheerful and wholesome attitudes.  These workshops can be for beginners who are just learning about meditation or for people who already make meditation their daily practice.

Brenda Gustin is a certified Ananda Yoga and Meditation Instructor with many years of teaching experience. She skillfully blends the art and science of meditation to raise awareness for the creation of health and wellness from within. Her students enjoy entering into a deep vibration of transcending peace and expansion from her teaching style. Brenda is the owner of the Union with the Heart, and co-owner of The Radiant Health Center.


Lactation

Private Lactation Consultation

  • Friday, January 10, 2019
  • Ticon III - Conference Room 3A

Please contact Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC at sagerman@ucdavis.edu to schedule your private lactation consultation appointment.


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E Cigarettes and JUUL: Addicting a New Generation

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • 12:00-1:00
  • Ticon III - Training and Development Room 2400

Join Kim Homer Vagadori, Project Director for the California Youth Advocacy Network, in this special presentation on how e-cigarettes, vapes, JUUL, and Sorens, are changing the landscape of tobacco control. Youth and young adults are more likely to use these new and emerging tobacco and nicotine products than any other age group population. Sales of JUULs have increased 800% in the past year, and research shows that these products are being used by young people who may have not considered using tobacco. RSVP to worklife@ucdavis.edu


Preparing to breastfeed

Continuing to Breastfeed

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Ticon III 3B Conference Room
  • Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC

 Workshop Includes:

  • planning ahead at work and at home
  • how to get the support you need at work/school by registering with the UC Davis Lactation Support Program
  • practice expressing, pumping and bottle-feeding
  • develop a return to work checklist

Sponsored by the UC Davis Lactation Support Program

Register HERE


Lactation

Private Lactation Consultation

  • Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Ticon III - Conference Room 3A

Please contact Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC at sagerman@ucdavis.edu to schedule your private lactation consultation appointment.


Preparing to breastfeed

Preparing to Breastfeed

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Ticon III, 3B Conference Room
  • Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC

 Workshop Includes:

  • How to get breastfeeding off to a good start
  • Why breastfeeding is a family affair
  • How to know baby is getting plenty of milk
  • What Interventions can assist with breastfeeding
  • What interventions will interfere with breastfeeding, and
  • When and where to get help and support

Sponsored by the UC Davis Lactation Support Program

Register HERE


woman working on laptop chewing on pencilGrowth Mindset in the Workplace

People’s theories about their own intelligence and abilities have a significant impact on their motivation, effort, and approach to challenges. Those who have a growth mindset—they believe their abilities are malleable and intelligence can be cultivated—are more likely embrace challenges and persist in the face of failure. This research-based presentation will explore the definitions, examples and impacts of fixed vs. growth mindsets and will provide solutions for changing your mindset and helping support growth mindset at work. RSVP to worklife@ucdavis.edu


Lactation

Private Lactation Consultation

  • Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Ticon III - Conference Room 3A

Please contact Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC at sagerman@ucdavis.edu to schedule your private lactation consultation appointment.


Preparing to breastfeed

Continuing to Breastfeed

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Ticon III 3B Conference Room
  • Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC

 Workshop Includes:

  • planning ahead at work and at home
  • how to get the support you need at work/school by registering with the UC Davis Lactation Support Program
  • practice expressing, pumping and bottle-feeding
  • develop a return to work checklist

Sponsored by the UC Davis Lactation Support Program

Register HERE


Lactation

Private Lactation Consultation

  • Friday, April 10, 2020
  • Ticon III - Conference Room 3A

Please contact Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC at sagerman@ucdavis.edu to schedule your private lactation consultation appointment.


Preparing to breastfeed

Preparing to Breastfeed

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Ticon III, 3B Conference Room
  • Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC

 Workshop Includes:

  • How to get breastfeeding off to a good start
  • Why breastfeeding is a family affair
  • How to know baby is getting plenty of milk
  • What Interventions can assist with breastfeeding
  • What interventions will interfere with breastfeeding, and
  • When and where to get help and support

Sponsored by the UC Davis Lactation Support Program

Register HERE


Lactation

Private Lactation Consultation

  • Friday, May 8, 2020
  • Ticon III - Conference Room 3A

Please contact Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC at sagerman@ucdavis.edu to schedule your private lactation consultation appointment.


Feeding Transitions

Feeding Transitions

  • Thursday, May 21, 2019
  • 11:30 – 1:00 pm 
  • Ticon III 3B Conference Room
  • Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC

Workshop Includes:

  • When and why we introduce solid foods
  • What solid foods to introduce
  • How to go about introducing solid foods

Sponsored by the UC Davis Lactation Support Program

Please RSVP HERE


Lactation

Private Lactation Consultation

  • Friday, June 12, 2020
  • Ticon III - Conference Room 3A

Please contact Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC at sagerman@ucdavis.edu to schedule your private lactation consultation appointment.


Preparing to breastfeed

Continuing to Breastfeed

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Ticon III 3B Conference Room
  • Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC

 Workshop Includes:

  • planning ahead at work and at home
  • how to get the support you need at work/school by registering with the UC Davis Lactation Support Program
  • practice expressing, pumping and bottle-feeding
  • develop a return to work checklist

Sponsored by the UC Davis Lactation Support Program

Register HERE


Lactation

Private Lactation Consultation

  • Friday, July 10, 2020
  • Ticon III - Conference Room 3A

Please contact Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC at sagerman@ucdavis.edu to schedule your private lactation consultation appointment.


Preparing to breastfeed

Preparing to Breastfeed

  • Thursday, July 16, 2020
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Ticon III, 3B Conference Room
  • Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC

 Workshop Includes:

  • How to get breastfeeding off to a good start
  • Why breastfeeding is a family affair
  • How to know baby is getting plenty of milk
  • What Interventions can assist with breastfeeding
  • What interventions will interfere with breastfeeding, and
  • When and where to get help and support

Sponsored by the UC Davis Lactation Support Program

Register HERE



Annual Health & Wellness Fair - Each January

Join a variety of departments, programs, employee resource groups and vendors, showcasing their wellness programs and special offers for UC Davis faculty, students and staff.


Take Our Children to Work - Each April

The annual “Take Our Children to Work Day” is the day on which employers nationwide host children at their workplaces and is marked at UC Davis Health with a schedule of presentations and activities.


UC Walks - Each May

UC Walks is a systemwide UC Living Well program that is coordinated by the wellness programs at each campus and health system. UC Walks promotes wellness and an active lifestyle by encouraging faculty, staff, retirees and students to take just 30 minutes out of their day to walk.


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