Be Well: Benefits Education Workshop Series

Benefits and Wellness Education Series

From managing common conditions like asthma and diabetes to handling the day-to-day pressures of the workplace, healthy living can be a challenge. Be Well, Tech’s benefits education and wellness series will equip employees with the tools they need to make smart wellness choices for themselves and their families. 

Download the July — December 2018 Calendar here

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Past Presentations

Missed a Be Well presentation? Presentations from 2018 will be available for download.

September

9/12: Understanding Mental Health and Important Triggers 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Student Center, Rm. 320
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An overview of the most common issues and symptoms that show up around mental health in the workplace and how to "map" the conversation around them. Listen to real-time scenarios and learn about the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and how to access it. Presented by EAP Consultants, LLC.
9/18: Financial Considerations for Same-Sex Couples​ 12 – 1 p.m.
Student Center, Rm. 320
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Delve into the financial and legal challenges facing members of the LGBTQIA community — even with the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling — and potential solutions to address them. Presented by Wells Fargo.
9/25: First-Time Homebuyer's Learning Session 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Student Center, Rm. 320
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For first-time homebuyers, the more you understand about the entire process—from the financial steps prior to purchase to shopping for and securing a mortgage—the more positive the experience is likely to be. Learn all you need to know to make your first home-buying experience a pleasant one. Presented by Georgia United Credit Union.

October

10/10: Exercises You Can Do at Work 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Student Center,
Piedmont Rm.
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Are you chained to your desk with no time to exercise? Did you know that prolonged sitting everyday can sabotage your health? Learn how to incorporate exercise into your workday while at your desk. Presented by the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center.
10/16: Education Assistance Programs Info Session 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Center,
Piedmont Rm.
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Georgia Tech offers education assistance programs for faculty and staff, including the USG’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Tech’s own Staff Tuition Reimbursement Assistance Program (STRAP). While these programs are designed to help you excel in your educational pursuits, policies and guidelines for using these benefits can seem confusing. This workshop aims to clarify the TAP/STRAP programs and break down policies with step-by-step guidelines. All interested employees are encouraged to attend. Presented by Georgia Tech Human Resources Work-Life Specialist Candice Bovian.
10/24: Leaves of Absence (non-maternity) 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Student Center, Rm. 320
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Important facts and must-do's for Family Medical Leave (FMLA), Disability, Sick, or Military Leave. Presented by Georgia Tech Human Resources Leave Specialist Athena Jones.
10/30: Caring for Aging Parents 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Student Center, Rm. 319
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As more Americans live longer, millions of middle-aged adults find themselves caring for their aging parents. It's not an easy task, especially for those with children who are still living at home. Discover tips on how to provide care most effectively and learn about Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources that can help. Presented by EAP Consultants, LLC.

November

11/13: Reduce Stress with Mindfulness 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Center,
Piedmont Rm.
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Mindfulness is simply paying more attention to the present moment, which can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better. This kind of awareness can help us notice signs of stress or anxiety earlier and respond intentionally. Join us as we learn tips on mindfulness that can lower our stress and anxiety levels. Presented by the Georgia Tech Counseling Center.
11/28: Powers of Attorney & Wills 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Student Center, Rm. 320
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Learn why Powers of Attorney are needed and how to define processes, permissions, and provisions— whether financial or medically warranted. This informative session will include time for questions and is usually a very popular workshop with limited space—so register early! Presented by LegalEase.

December

12/4: Healthy Cooking Demo 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Center, Rm. 343
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Come learn how to create a quick and healthy dish from Georgia Tech’s own award winning chefs. This workshop is an active demonstration, not hands-on. Tasting samples will be provided.