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Transform Your Career with the Essentials of Leadership Program

Transformational leaders make an impact on their teams on a personal and professional level. The University’s Essentials of Leadership Program (EOL) gives you the tools to transform your leadership skills and your career. Leaders begin the program by taking an individual assessment in order to determine areas of strength and opportunity. The four-month program includes interactive courses, leadership discussions, experiential learning activities, and coaching based on your individualized assessment in order to help you meet your goals. Upon successful completion, participants will have the tools and foundational knowledge they need to become transformational leaders who understand how their contributions affect the University’s broader strategy.

Visit the EOL page for more information about this program and upcoming session dates.


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Top 4 Reasons You Should Join Team UM

Corporate-RunRegistration for this year’s Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run/Walk closes Wednesday, March 22. If you have not registered yet, here are four reasons why you should register now:

1. SAVINGS: $15 off your registration fee

2. FREE POINTS: 150 points toward your Well ‘Canes Incentive Program

3. PARTY: Enjoy an oceanfront Greek Food Festival under our largest tent to date

4. PRIZES: You will be automatically entered to win one of four 4-day Disney Parks tickets, an additional 500 Well ‘Canes Incentive Program points, two box seats to the Miami Marlins game on April 29, or two box seats to a UM baseball game this season.

One of the nation’s largest 5K (3.1 miles) races, the Corporate Run/Walk will take place at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Thursday, April 27. Last year, Team UM took the crown of the largest team out of the 860 companies participating. Let’s be the team to beat again at the city’s largest office party while enjoying a night of exercise, food, entertainment, and prizes. Visit miami.edu/corporaterun for more details.




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Fuel Your Body, Train Your Mind at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 8, 2017) – March is National Nutrition Month and the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is celebrating with several special events. As part of Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” and discover the best healthy eating style for you. The Herbert Wellness Center is hosting Fuel your Body, Train your Mind week from Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday, March 30, to help all ’Canes find their nutritional fit.

“How and what we eat is imperative to our health,” says Christina WooChing, wellness program administrator at the Herbert Wellness Center. “There is no best way for everyone to fuel their body. We are here to help the University of Miami community make better and smarter choices about their nutrition.”

Fuel your Body, Train your Mind week features the following events:

Healthy Snacks for Recovery
Tuesday, March 28, 12 – 2 p.m., 5 – 7 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Atrium
Learn how to create a complete snack to best nourish your body in its recovery after exercise. Healthy Snacks for Recovery is sponsored by Kind Bar.

Decoding Diets
Wednesday, March 29, 12 – 6 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Atrium
There are a lot of fad diets that people join for quick fixes. Find out which guides are best if you are looking to change your eating habits, and learn about diets you’ve tried in the past.

Ultra Body Workout
Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Centre Court
Mix up your exercise routine and feel the burn at this total body workout.

The Truth About Supplements
Thursday, March 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Herbert Wellness Center Atrium
Educate yourself on how supplements truly affect and support your body and training.

Every bite counts. Even making simple changes to your eating habits and behavior inspire a lifetime of healthy living and wellbeing.

To learn more about National Nutrition Month, click here.

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Collaborate with Anyone, Anywhere, on Any Device

umit_showcase_headerSkype for Business lets you collaborate with anyone, anywhere, on any device. Work as if all participants are in one room, even when they are not. Easily start conversations with instant message (IM), voice, or video calls; see when your contacts are available online, in a meeting, or presenting; and share your screen during meetings. Learn more about Skype for Business via UMIT’s showcase, “Made for U.”

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Mindful Walking

This month’s Mindful Living seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will focus on walking mindfully. Walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. 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. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by Carol Kaminsky, a board-certified dance-movement therapist and a faculty member in the University of Miami dance program who has taught mindful movement and meditation for stress reduction (MBSR) for over 20 years.

IMPORTANT: Please bring comfortable walking shoes, as this practice will take place outdoors.

Coral Gables campus: Wednesday, March 22, 12-1 p.m., meet in front of the Otto G. Richter Library breezeway

Miller School campus: Thursday, March 23, 12-1 p.m., meet in front of the Lois Pope LIFE Center entrance

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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