Workshops - What's New?

We bring in expert speakers to address a variety of work/life topics. These complimentary seminars are offered throughout the year.

Topics Include:

  • Altering Your Response to Stressful Situations
  • Caregiving & Older Adults
  • Communication
  • De-Cluttering: Get and Stay Organized
  • Health & Wellness
  • Managing Finances
  • Parenting
  • Real Estate 101
  • Retirement Essentials
  • Using Mindfulness to Combat Stress

Workshops can be customized to meet the specific needs of a department. In addition, if there is a specific topic that you would like to request, please contact Anna Freedman at Please submit your workshop requests at least four weeks in advance of your preferred date.

Upcoming Workshops and Events - 2017-2018


Well-Being: Mindfulness and resilience
"Building Resilience: Your Best Weapon Against Stress"
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources & YourLife Wellness

Resilience is not developed overnight; it’s the result of many factors and life experiences. This seminar includes a resilience self-assessment and reviews the components of resilience, why resilience is so important in today’s world, and how to nurture your own resilience through wellness practices and other strategies.

Following this seminar, participants will be better able to:

- Understand the importance of building resilience to prevent and fight stress

- Identify personal (internal) and environmental (external) factors that aid or interfere with resilience

- Utilize wellness strategies and identify resources to support and build personal resilience

Chicago Campus: 12/12, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Gray Seminar Room

Evanston Campus: 12/14, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Norris University Center
Classroom 104


Emerging Professionals: Your career, your life
"Navigating and Paying Your Student Loans" with Colleen Delaney, Counselor of Student Finance Services, Northwestern Student Financial Services

Evanston Campus: 1/23, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Kresge Hall
Room 2-440

Chicago Campus: 1/25, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Rubloff Building
9th Floor Lake Shore Conference Room

Past Workshops

Work/Life & Family Library 

The Office of Work/Life & Family Resources has a Library PDF Document that includes many books and videos that cover a variety of work/life topics. If you would like to borrow a book or video, please contact Lori Anne Henderson at or 847-491-3612.