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LifeMatters Brown Bag Lunch Series


UW–Milwaukee's Employee Assistance Provider, 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.


Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Location: UWM Student Union, Room 191

Stress or Success: Thriving in a Chaotic World

There is no magical cure for stress. However, this training can offer practical ideas on how to begin working to reduce stress right away as an overall lifestyle change. Content includes:

  • Causes of stress
  • The art of resiliency
  • Mindset and attitudes
  • Habits and actions
  • Connections and relationships
  • Using Life Matters

Date: Monday, October 10, 2016
Time: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Location: UWM Student Union, Room 191

Living to Work or Working to Live: Finding Life Balance

We need to let go of the desire to achieve a perfect balance between work and family. In most cases, it is impossible and only causes more stress and guilt. However, there are things we can do to bridge the gap that exists between the two. Content includes:

  • Achieving attainable goals
  • Workplace time management tips
  • Managing transition madness
  • Timesavers for the whole family
  • Tips for stress reduction

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Location: UWM Student Union, Room 191

The Stress-Sleep Correlation

Sleep is not optional – it is as important as food, water, and breathing. Getting better sleep often requires making small changes to our daily routines. Content includes:

  • Benefits of sleep
  • Effects of sleep deprivation
  • Common causes of poor sleep
  • Developing healthy sleep habits

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Location: UWM Student Union, Room 191

Communication Between the Generations

For the first time in history there are three different generations in the workplace. Learn how to value the new ideas and embrace the change that each new generation brings. Content includes:

  • Understanding generational differences
  • Communicating across generations
  • Closing the generation gap
  • Expanding your management style
  • Increasing retention of valued employees