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Reap the benefits of microlearning with bite-sized lessons every day. Short, regular periods of high-intensity exercise get you fitter quicker than endurance training; eating little and often keeps you slimmer; and bite-sized instruction lets you learn faster. Bite-sized content is easier to digest, understand and remember.

Take a moment to check out light, short-yet-substantial content in ULearn, including this week’s recommended bite-sized lesson:

Effective Business Meetings

Description: Get some quick insight before running your next meeting. In just a few minutes you will be better equipped to run more effective meetings.

  • When Too Many Meetings Are Just Too Much – 6 minutes
  • Making Meetings Work – 6 minutes
  • Preparing to Meet – 4 minutes
  • To Meet or Not to Meet – 2 minutes

 To sign up:

  1. Visit: ULearn
  2. Log in using your ‘Cane ID and password
  3. Search for “Effective Business Meetings”
  4. Click on “Request”

For more information, please contact Talent and Organizational Development at TOD@miami.edu

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Summer Health for Employees

EmployeeClincsDon'tsThe semester may be ending, but the Healthy ‘Canes Employee Clinics are open to full- and part-time faculty and staff from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, throughout the summer on the Coral Gables and Miller School of Medicine campuses.

UM clinicians at both locations provide convenient access to UHealth medical services for common illnesses, such as influenza, sinus infections, minor injuries, and common skin rashes or infections, all at a low cost of $5 per visit. Employees who visit the walk-in clinics also can be seen for annual physicals and immunizations.

Employees with severe or chronic medical symptoms, and those needing prescription refills, should contact their primary care physician.

For additional details regarding locations and a comprehensive list of available services, visit the Healthy ‘Canes Employee Clinics website. Anyone with life- threatening symptoms should seek immediate emergency care.

 

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Repair and Rebuild Your Credit

Hosted by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, this seminar is designed to offer strategies and active steps participants can use to begin restoring and rebuilding their credit. The presenter, Maria Gaitan, director of Housing Counseling and Community Outreach with Consolidated Credit Counseling Services Inc., will discuss proven strategies for taking charge of and improving your personal finances.

Miller School campus: Tuesday, May 8, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 692

Rosenstiel campus: Wednesday, May 9, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Coral Gables campus: Thursday, May 10, 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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Planning and Assigning Writing-to-Learn in All Disciplines: A Workshop on April 30

Want to improve or increase the way you use writing in your courses? Want to consider new ways of implementing writing-to-learn strategies in your own discipline? Attend a two-hour workshop with Anne Ruggles Gere, the Arthur F. Thurnau and Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor of Education and English Language at the University of Michigan and president of the Modern Language Association, on writing-to-learn strategies for courses in all disciplines on Monday, April 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ungar Building, Room 230, on the Coral Gables campus. To register or for more information email mstewart@miami.edu.

The workshop is sponsored by the English Composition Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Summer Writing Institute.

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Mindset Matters

A person’s usual attitude, or mental state, is his or her mindset. Our mindsets help us spot opportunities but they can trap us in self-defeating cycles. This seminar will discuss Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on the differences between a “growth mindset,” the belief that you are in control of your own abilities, and can learn and improve, and a “fixed mindset,” a belief that basic qualities, like intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. Research shows that it’s the way one thinks about her or his own abilities that really counts. Attend this seminar to learn ways of cultivating a growth mindset. This seminar will be facilitated by a University of Miami Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant.

Rosenstiel campus: Tuesday, April 24, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, April 25, 12-1 p.m., Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, room 620

Coral Gables campus:Thursday, April 26, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 200BC

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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