Weight Watchers at Work New Year Sessions

The 12-week Weight Watchers at Work sessions, which are held weekly at noon at the same location, are underway for the 2018 new year. If you join a session during the month of January, you will receive 13 weeks for the price of 12 weeks.

Meetings on the Rosenstiel School campus began on Wednesday, January 10, in the SLAB Building, seminar room 103, and will continue to take place there each Wednesday at noon.

Coral Gables campus meetings will begin at noon on Thursday, January 18, in Gables One Tower, in the 6th-floor conference room.

Medical campus meetings will begin at noon on Tuesday, January 23, in the Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 705.

As part of the Well ’Canes program, this employee benefit provides 100 percent reimbursement for complete attendance to first-time attendees, while continuing members receive a 50 percent reimbursement for complete attendance. The reimbursement form must be signed by your Weight Watchers leader each week you attend.

Participants may join at any time during a 12-week session. The cost of the program is $156 for new members and $146 for continuing and lifetime members. This is a taxable benefit. There is no pre-registration; just attend the meeting.

The cornerstone of the Weight Watchers program is nutrition, coupled with exercise advice and a very effective behavior modification program, which leads to new eating management skills, safe weight loss, and the ultimate goal of maintenance. For more information, visit UM’s Weight Watchers or email sheri.lee@miami.edu.





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Meditation, Mindfulness, and U at the Herbert Wellness Center

Special to UM News

 CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 5, 2018)—Immerse yourself in a state of reflection, relaxation and rumination this spring at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center, which in association with Sri Chinmoy Centres International and UMindfulness, is offering free meditation and mindfulness classes open to members and non-members, beginning with a Mindfulness and Compassion Workshop at noon on Tuesday, January 16.

Led by longtime meditation instructor, Lunthita Duthely, free meditation class presented by the Department of Wellness and Recreation and Sri Chinmoy Centres International will help you find your inner peace, quiet your mind, and encourage mental clarity, discipline, and creativity. The next three medication classes are on Tuesday, January 23, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, at 12:30 p.m., and Tuesday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m.

“Lunthita is a remarkable instructor,” says Christina WooChing, wellness program administrator at the Herbert Wellness Center. “Her dedication and passion for meditation is reflected in every session she shares with participants.”

In a partnership between the Herbert Wellness Center and UMindfulness, the Mindfulness and Compassion Workshop introduces participants to practicing compassion and mindfulness in everyday activities. It is led by Miami Law’s Scott Rogers, co-founder of the UMindfulness Research and Practice Initiative.

“University life can often become stressful for students and employees alike,” says WooChing. “We have forged an incredible partnership with UMindfulness, which has resulted in advantageous programs for the UM community, helping students, faculty, and staff relax and relieve stress.”

Reserve your spot in all sessions by contacting the Herbert Wellness Center sales office at 305-284-5433 or registering online.


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Stay Safe with New Travel Partner

As part of the University of Miami’s commitment to its students, faculty, and staff, the Department of Risk Management is now partnering with the world’s leading medical and travel security assistance company, International SOS, which replaced Red24 on January 1.

Faculty, staff and students who are traveling on behalf of UM for business or as part of a credit program are now required to register their trip information with International SOS. By doing this, you will receive an automatic email to prepare you for your trip and alerts to help keep you safe and secure during your trip.

International SOS offers medical, safety, and security support to UM faculty, staff, and students while they are travelling overseas on University-sponsored programs and business trips. This includes advice, information, and evacuation and repatriation support. Those on a UM-sponsored trip overseas may call International SOS at any time to speak with a physician or security specialist about simple or critical matters.

The Department of Risk Management encourages you to learn more about International SOS by visiting www.internationalsos.com and watching this short video.

You may obtain a copy of the new International SOS Membership Card by visiting the portal or downloading the International SOS Assistance App. The app provides one-touch dialing to access the International SOS Assistance Center and reinforces the timely medical and security updates at your travel location. You may log in to the app by using your University of Miami email address. You also may download the My Trips Users Guide.

For all overseas travel, be sure to register your trip with International SOS instead of Red24. Please visit the International SOS UM Portal and follow the instructions provided.

Additional information will be sent out in the upcoming weeks, and posted in forthcoming issues of Veritas.


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Mindful Living

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar is offered monthly to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives. This month’s seminar will highlight helpful hints for enjoying holiday season without the traditional stress. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, December 12, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, December 13, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, December 14, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ‘Canes Program. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.




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Last Call! Register for Essentials of Leadership by January 19


Learn. Inspire. Grow

EOL Promotion 1A transformational university needs inspiring leaders. The Essentials of Leadership Program provides University leaders with the opportunities, resources, tools and support to ensure a successful developmental journey.

Since its inception three years ago, over 500 leaders have successfully graduated from the program, which is designed to advance a participant’s development through interactive modules, leadership discussions, individual assessments, experiential learning activities, networking and coaching.

Upon successful completion, leaders would have completed their Individual Leadership Development Plan and will have the tools and foundational knowledge essential to deliver excellence through others, advocate change, and deliver results.

Recommendations for Series 10 will be accepted until Friday,  January 19. Visit the Talent and Organizational Development website for more information about the Essentials of Leadership Program and its upcoming series dates.

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