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Sowing Seeds of Compassion at Work

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) seminar offers participants the opportunity to evaluate and discuss the value of compassion in the workplace, which research shows to be a positive and powerful force. Compassionate workplace cultures have been correlated with job satisfaction, commitment to the company, and accountability for performance. Join us in exploring this important topic and discover how we may become positive agents for sowing this contagious, delicate, and precious commodity. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, August 4, 12 to 1 p.m., McKnight Building, room 201AB

Miller School campus: Wednesday, August 5, 12 to 1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, August 6, 12 to 1 p.m., Library Media Room

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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Sign Up for This Summer’s Last Free Meditation Session at the Herbert Wellness Center

In a partnership with Sri Chinmoy Centres International, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is offering one more free meditation session this summer, on Monday, August 3, to both members and non-members of the facility. The session, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Wellness Enrichment Suite on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center on the Coral Gables campus, is free and open to the public, but registration is required to reserve a space. Comfortable clothing is recommended, but no special equipment or supplies are needed.

For more information or to register, call 305-284-5433 or visit www.miami.edu/wellness.


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Under the Weather? Need a Physical? A Free Health Assessment? Visit Your Healthy ‘Canes Employee Clinic Today

The on-campus Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic provides convenient access to UHealth medical services for minor illnesses on a walk-in basis for the low cost of $10 per visit. The clinic also offers:
* Free annual physicals on Tuesdays at the Coral Gables location and Wednesdays at the medical campus location;
* Certain immunizations free of charge;
* Free health assessments provided by the Guardrails Prevention Initiative; (These evaluations take approximately 10 minutes and help you understand your nutritional needs, as well as your body’s metabolic, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal health. To schedule your Guardrails assessment, click here.
The Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic is a Well ’Canes benefit for UM faculty and staff. Visit healthycanesclinic.com for locations and hours of operation.
IMPORTANT: The Healthy ‘Canes Clinic is not a substitute for your primary care physician. If you have severe abdominal pain, high fever, chest pain, severe headache, trouble breathing, or require immediate assistance due to an accident or injury, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

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Be Smoke Free in August 2015

Quitting smoking can be a challenging process, but with the aid of group classes led by a certified tobacco treatment specialist, individuals can get the support and tools necessary to become tobacco-free. The University of Miami’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program is offering group classes for people interested in quitting smoking.

Classes are offered in six-week intervals throughout the year, with upcoming sessions beginning on Wednesday, August 5, at the Coral Gables campus, and Tuesday, August 4, and Thursday, August 6, at the Miller School of Medicine campus. Click here for more information and to view a class schedule. This free benefit is available to UM employees, students, and members of the community. It is sponsored by the AHEC Tobacco Program of the University of Miami and the Florida Department of Health.

For more information or to register, contact Mohammad Asad at 305-243-7606 or MAsad@med.miami.edu.

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Registration Now Open for Essentials of Leadership September Series

Managers at the University have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills with Essentials of Leadership, a Human Resources-sponsored program of interactive modules, discussions, individual assessments, experiential learning activities, and coaching. Enrollment for the September series (Series 4) runs through August 21. To learn more, visit the Essentials of Leadership Program, or contact Workforce Engagement and Development at 305-243-3090.



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