University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

LifeMatters Brown Bag Lunch Series - Fall 2015

The Best Place to Work Initiative, in conjunction with Human Resources and the UW-Milwaukee's Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) LifeMatters, is offering a Brown Bag Lunch series over the Fall semester. The programs offered will focus on topics to develop and improve workplace skills.

How do I register?

To register for the classes listed below, go to the Brown Bag Lunch Series Calendar. Once at the calendar, click on the desired class by locating the appropriate start date. The details of the class will pop up, click on the Register for this Event link to complete the registration form.

How do I pay?

The Brown Bag Lunch Series programs are FREE for UWM employees to attend.

Conflict Management Styles
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time: 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Where: Student Union 191

While everyone has conflict in their lives, many would just as soon avoid it.  Take the step to better manage and grow from conflict situations.

Content includes:
- Recognizing the most common types of workplace conflicts
- Assessing personal styles for conflict management
- Identifying chronic conflict situations
- How to listen and what to say to avoid conflict

Problem Solving
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time: 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Where: Student Union 191

Identifying what type of thinker you (and those around you) are can lead to quicker problem solving. Learn your thought process as well as:
- Steps in problem solving
- The difference between an immediate and long term problem
- How to develop possible solutions

Workplace Change
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Time: 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Where: Student Union 191

Although change happens in an instant, our adaptation to it can be a slow process during which we go through many transitions.

Content includes:
- Common reactions to workplace change
- The 4-stage transition process and what to expect
- Ways to become more adaptable and cope with stresses of change

Respect in the Workplace
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time: 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Where: Student Union 191

A healthy work environment promotes mutual respect and positive co-worker relationships.

Content includes:
- Recognizing characteristics of a respectful workplace
- Promoting respect in the workplace
- Responding appropriately to disrespectful behavior