Connect and Reflect

Research shows that despite being more connected via technology, we are finding ourselves disconnected from others with fewer opportunities to interact face to face.

The Staff Success Center and Be Well UC hope to help you develop personally and professionally as you learn, share and connect with colleagues over relevant and thought provoking content from articles, TED talks and books. Topics and themes may change – but the conversation will always be engaging, dynamic and foster community.

Connect and Reflect

How can I participate in Connect & Reflect?

  • We will continue to update this page to connect you with upcoming topics and resources. Here's an introductory handout explaining the new program.
  • Register for sessions using SuccessFactors Learning (http://bit.ly/UCSuccessFactors) so we can reach out ahead of the session if needed to share additional resources and WebEx information should you choose to connect this way.
  • We recommend you try to follow a simple schedule such as:
    • Review material early in the month when topic is shared through the Be Well UC listserv or as found here on this website.
    • Consider the prompts given and be prepared to share your thoughts with the group.
    • Join the conversation at the scheduled meet-ups in the third and fourth week of the month.

2019 Quarter 2 Topics

April

  • Be Well: Spring Clean Your Mind
    • April 23 from 12-1 p.m. Langsam 462 and WebEx
    • April 24 8-9 a.m. MSB 2001 and WebEx
  • SSC: Getting through Change
    • April 24 12-1 p.m. Univ. Hall 450

May

  • Be Well: Volunteering: A Formula for Help & Happiness
    • May 29 from 12-1 p.m. Univ. Hall 244 and WebEx
    • May 30 from 3-4 p.m. Teachers 411 and WebEx
  • SSC: The Importance of Feedback
    • May 22 12-1 p.m. Univ. Hall 450

June

  • Be Well: Make Time to Unplug
    • June 26 from 12-1 p.m., Engineering Research Center (ERC) 538 and WebEx
    • June 27 from 3-4 p.m. Kowalewski Hall 160 and WebEx
  • SSC: Supporting Next Lives Here through a Culture of Accountability
    • June 19 12-1 p.m. Univ. Hall 454

What is Connect & Reflect?

We know you are busy, but we will make this worth your time.

Work takes up much of our time, making it difficult to meet individuals who share the same interests as you (where’s the playground?!). This new learning opportunity will borrow concepts from traditional book clubs and resource groups and initiate dialogue on a wide variety of topics that may interest you from both a professional and personal development perspective. Take time to talk about what you read, watched and learned, hopefully finding common ground and common interests. Then, continue to engage with colleagues you meet via Connect and Reflect.

What topics will be discussed?

  • Personal development sessions will include topics like building healthy habits, improving longevity, resilience or intuitively eating.
  • Professional development opportunities will include topics like personal accountability and design thinking which will help you work smarter.
  • Topics and resources can be recommended to the SSC & Be Well teams for future consideration.

What is the goal?

This new concept will aim to encourage a community of connection on campus. We hope to motivate you to participate as sessions based on topics appeal to you.  We also hope you’ll initiate your own meet ups with people you connect with from the groups for coffee or take turns inviting one another to on-campus opportunities and programs.

Questions?

The Be Well UC and Staff Success Center teams are happy to help answer your questions.
Please send them directly to wellness@uc.edu or hrlearning@uc.edu.