Workshops

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 anna.freedman@northwestern.edu Please submit your workshop requests at least four weeks in advance of your preferred date.

Upcoming Workshops and Events - 2017

September

"Understanding Your Adolescent/Teen"

Adolescence can be a confusing and stressful time for both parents and teens. As adolescents mature, sometimes taking one step forward and two back, the parent-child relationship must also evolve. Having a better understanding of the behavior and needs of this age group can help.

Following this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the physical, intellectual, and emotional changes of adolescence
  • Learn communication strategies for building a trusting relationship with their teen
  • Effectively parent this often challenging age group

Evanston Campus
Thursday, September 14, 12-1pm
Parkes Hall, Choir Room (034)
RSVP

Chicago Campus
Thursday, September 28, 12-1pm
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Gray Seminar Room
RSVP

October: National Work & Family Month


Established in 2003 and celebrated every October, National Work & Family Month focuses on
the challenges working families face every day. The month is nationally recognized by
businesses, academic institutions, federal agencies, members of Congress, work-life advocacy
groups and individuals who want to make it easier for employees to succeed at work and home.
Join the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources & campus partners for four weeks of programming in
observance of National Work & Family Month, throughout October 2017.

Dowload the National Work & Family Month Calendar of Events

Work-Life Fit: Managing life's competing demands
"Using Yoga Principles to Navigate Work-Life-Family 'Messiness'"
Presented by the Office of Work/Life & Family Resources & YourLife Wellness
With Elizabeth Cappo-Rosenfeld

Chicago Campus: 10/17, 12-1pm
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Gray Seminar Room
RSVP

Evanston Campus: 10/26, 12-1pm
Parkes Hall
Choir Room (034)
RSVP

Parenting: School age & beyond
"Helping Kids & Teens Become Financially Responsible Adults"
With Henry Gorecki

Evanston Campus: 10/3, 12-1pm
Norris University Center
Evans Room (102)
RSVP

Chicago Campus: 10/10, 12-1pm
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Gray Seminar Room
RSVP

Emerging Professionals: Your career, your life
"Emotional Intelligence: Improving Your Personal & Professional Life"
With Ellen Burton

Evanston Campus: 10/27, 12-1pm
Norris Univeristy Center
Evans Room (102)
RSVP

Chicago Campus: 10/31, 12-1pm
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Gray Seminar Room
RSVP


Adult & Senior Care: Guidance, support & planning
"Getting to Know Your Work/Life & Family
Resources - Adult & Senior Care Focus"
With Jennifer Gibbons, MSW, LICSW, Northwestern Senior Care Connections

Webinar: 10/11, 12-1pm
RSVP

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 la-henderson@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3612.