Training Programs & Webinars
A free learning experience and global conversation to consider how positive practices might help you navigate this time of stress. You will learn with experts from the Center for Positive Organization at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business about how you can create these conditions using specific, evidence-based practices from the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship. Find Other U-M Teach-Outs
Coping in a Crisis, Part 2: Losing Patients, Moral Dilemmas, and Tools for Coping
As a follow-up from the previous Coping in a Crisis webinar (see below), Michigan Medicine experts on anxiety, stress, and trauma share information and tools to help you care for your own emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters and panelists discuss themes of loss, anxiety, and moral concerns, as well as provide coping strategies. Slides are available here.
Coping in a Crisis: Managing Stress and Anxiety Through this Pandemic
In a time of great change and uncertainty, attending to your emotional and cognitive health can help you cope, enhancing your own calmness, connectivity and compassion. Michigan Medicine experts on anxiety, stress and trauma share information and tools to help you care for your own emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Slides are available here.
Managing Your Sleep Health During COVID-19
Sleep and circadian rhythms are fundamental pillars of our physical and mental well-being, but the sleep health of our frontline healthcare workers has been seriously challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, we discuss how our sleep and circadian systems work to optimize our well-being, the threats that COVID-19 presents to our sleep, and practical tips and strategies for managing your sleep health to maximize your functioning during this unprecedented time.
Parenting through the Pandemic: Strategies for the Homefront for Staff and Faculty on the Frontline
As part of the outreach strategy to support the emotional health and well-being of faculty, staff and learners during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Unified Mental Health Group hosted this presentation and panel discussion from experts at Michigan Medicine. This webinar offers parents useful strategies and approaches to caring for their children and for themselves from a compassionate, non-judgmental, and practical perspective, with strategies and tips for parents working in healthcare professions as they navigate these new challenges on the “homefront”. Slides are available here.
Psychological Safety with Michelle McQuaid, Ph.D.
Michelle McQuaid, Ph.D. provides an introduction of psychological safety in the workplace using evidenced-based research in positive psychology and neuroscience. This session highlights ways to implement and incorporate small actions to build psychologically safe workplaces.
Part 1: Building Psychological Safety
Reflect and Recharge Series (Michigan Medicine)
Leaders from the Adult Hospitals (University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center, or UH/CVC) are working with the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience to develop a video series that will help faculty and staff pause and find ways to re-energize. The series, Reflect and Recharge, was launched as part of UH/CVC’s ongoing Short Takes bi-weekly video updates. Each new bi-weekly episode will focus on a specific topic and offer information, tips and resources to help employees recognize, assess and address their own needs.
Episode 1: Coping with Exhaustion and Weariness
Supporting Clinician Well-Being During COVID-19 (National Academy of Medicine)
This webinar addresses the existing clinician burnout crisis prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the goals of the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. Experts identify the critical needs and priorities to support the well-being of clinicians, including those in their formative years of training, during the COVID-19 era. Programs, resources, and leadership efforts are spotlighted to address and monitor the acute and long-term mental health and well-being of clinicians on the frontlines of COVID-19. Slides are available here.
Talking Circles: Unlocking the Power of Authentic and Inclusive Conversations (Michigan Medicine)
As part of the Michigan Medicine Employee Appreciation Week in September, Denise Williams and Phillip Lipka from Michigan Medicine HR hosted a webinar in an effort to provide tools on how to host talking circles. Due to COVID-19, a significant portion of the Michigan Medicine workforce is currently working remotely. HR is frequently hearing of the challenges in building and maintaining a positive and productive team while working remotely. Virtual Talking Circles can help team members (whether they work remotely or not) to connect with each other, share feelings, create a sense of cohesion and community, and reduce feelings of isolation and exclusion. You can view the webinar slides here. The chat Q&A can be viewed here.