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Courses Offered

Course Descriptions

A Brief History of Comic Books and Their Impact on Society
3.0 Hours
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Comic books are more than just stories of iconic figures in primary colors.  This medium has been around since the late 19th century and still flourishes today, but why?  What is it about these stories and characters that have left such an indelible mark on generations past and present?  Join us for this fun, interactive and educational journey through the history of comic books and their impact on our society.  ‘Nuff said!
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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Anger Management
1 Hour
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Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems at work, in personal relationships, at home and in the overall quality of life. This course outlines strategies for managing this unpredictable and powerful emotion called anger.

Learning Objectives: Understand what anger is, recognize the causes and effects of anger, learn tips and coping strategies for dealing with anger, learn the rules for fighting fair.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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Building Positive Self-Esteem
1 Hour
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Taking care of you is the foundation on which all other pathways to self-esteem rest. The way others see us is directly related to how we see ourselves. In this interactive seminar, participants will learn techniques for creating a positive self-image and how our self-talk affects our attitude. 

Learning Objectives: Define self-esteem, understand some causes of low self-esteem, learn how to build a positive self-image, understand how self-talk affects your attitude, tips for loving yourself and being your best.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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Creating a Positive Attitude
1.5 Hours
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If positive energy is so important, and we all agree that the research demonstrates that it works, then why are people not more positive? Why are there not more people skipping through the halls smiling at their co-workers and loving their job? This seminar will give you some tools to live your life in a more positive way when encountering negative people and experiences.

 

Learning objectives:

  • Define optimism
  • Understand causes of negativity
  • Learn how self-talk affects attitudes
  • Learn tips to support yourself and be your best
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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Creating Healthy Lifestyles
1.5 Hours
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 People are living longer today than ever before, but are they living healthier? Living a healthy lifestyle is your first line of defense against diseases and can determine to a great extent how long you live. This seminar explores seven basic areas for a healthy lifestyle. Today we will look at diet and nutrition, physical activity, smoking, alcohol, mental/spiritual, sleep, and preventive measures.

Learning Objectives: Understand diet and nutrition, physical activity, smoking, alcohol, mental/social/spiritual health, sleep and preventative measures and how these variables contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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Creating Work and Life Balance
1.5 Hours
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If you are like most working professionals, you have the responsibility of keeping your household running smoothly, creating healthy family relationships and keeping the demands of your job and superiors in check. These are all priorities in life; however, how do you deal with each responsibility when priorities collide? 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify the Causes of Work/life Stress, Learn to Prioritize Your Roles and Responsibilities, Learn Tips and Techniques to Help Better Create Balance in Your Life. 

Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS 

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Do More with Less Stress
1 Hour
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Stress impacts all aspects of a person’s life, including their health, personal relationships, and work. The good news is stress is a controllable condition. Learn how to make some simple changes in your lifestyle that will make the difference. Create balance through the use of straightforward tips and techniques.

 

Learning objectives:

  • Identify symptoms of stress
  • Discuss sources of stress
  • Discover healthy tips and techniques for handling stress
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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Humor in the Workplace
1.5 Hours
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Job Stress has become a common and costly problem in the American workplace, leaving few workers untouched. Stress is unique for everyone. While you may want to cry, instead let’s learn to laugh! This course focuses on the benefits of incorporating appropriate humor as well as other stress management techniques to help deal with the stresses at work.  

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Recognize the benefits of using appropriate humor at work and explore concrete ways that humor can be injected into the work day. 

Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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Ready. . . Set. . . GOAL! Goal Setting for Work & Life Balance
1.5 Hours
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It doesn’t have to be New Year’s Eve to set new goals! Become inspired to set new goals at both home and work, and learn tips on how to reach them.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss strategies for successfully achieving goals
  • Explore obstacles to effective goal setting and change
  • Discuss realistic goal setting
  • Make a plan for getting started
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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Staying Energized and Avoiding Burnout
1 Hour
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If constant stress has you feeling disillusioned, helpless, and completely worn out, you may be suffering from burnout.  When you're burned out, problems seem insurmountable, everything looks bleak, and it's difficult to muster up the energy to care - let alone do something about your situation.  The unhappiness and detachment burnout causes can threaten your job, your relationships, and your health.  But burnout can be healed.

 

Learning Objectives: To describe what Burn-Out is and how to avoid it, as well as the causes and symptoms of it.  Describe resiliency, learn how to become more resilient, and learn how to maintain a positive outlook on life.

Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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Stress Relaxation Techniques
1.5 Hours
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 Stress, we hear the word so many times in any given day. You may be feeling the effects of working long hours, no down time, no quality time with your family. Or you may feel that stress does not affect you at all. Stress can be both positive and negative. Americans are constantly on the go.

Learning Objectives: Understand what stress is and how it impacts you, recognize the symptoms and causes of stress, learn relaxation techniques that work, stress management tips.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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Time Management
1.5 Hours
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 Managing your time well is essential in today's busy world. This workshop helps you analyze how your time is spent and explores time management tips that may help participants gain more control over their life.

Learning Objectives: Understand the definition of time management, discuss the pie chart of life, understand why we procrastinate, identify techniques for effective time management, learn how to get organized.
Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, Student OPS

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Your Healthcare, Your Responsibility
Level 1 Beginning - 1.5 Hours
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With all the focus on health care cost, people want to make sure they are  getting what they pay for, right? Do you really know the quality of care you are getting from your doctor? What do you know about the hospitals in the area besides what you hear in the news or read in the paper? As a consumer, do you truly look into what you are getting and what precautions you need to take in order to prevent medical errors? During this session we are going to cover research information and different items to assist you in making informed decisions as it relates to your health care.

 

Learning Objectives: Research information regarding medical errors; different ways to actively get involved when dealing with health care providers; types of questions to ask so you can make informed decisions and choices; and additional resources that are available for consumers.

 

Audience: A&P, Faculty, USPS, OPS, and Student OPS

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