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

May

"Working on Intergenerational Teams" with Natalie DuBois, LCSW and Geri Mazzone, LCSW

Does a 21-year-old right out of college have a lot in common with a 45-year-old middle-manager and a 60-yearold
who’s been in the field for 35 years? Do they use the same language? Do they make the same assumptions?
Can they work together smoothly? The short answers? No, no, no, YES. This training, aimed at workers of all ages,
introduces the generations to each other and teaches them about the different ways their coworkers may see the
world. Practice sessions allow participants to learn how to interact effectively with people from other generations.
Objectives: Following this seminar, participants will be better able to:
• Understand generational differences
• Identify the major issues created by intergenerational differences
• Utilize communication strategies to promote effective intergenerational teamwork

Evanston Campus
Thursday, May 18
12:00pm-1:00pm
Norris Center, Wildcat Room (101)
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Chicago Campus
Tuesday, May 23
12:00pm-1:00pm
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Gray Seminar Room
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June

"Get Organized: De-Cluttering for What’s Next" with an expert panel of NAPO Professional Organizers

Whether you’re moving into your first home, helping your kids learn organizational skills, or down-sizing as you prepare for retirement, join us for a motivating and informative discussion on how to de-clutter at any stage of life.

Evanston Campus
Tuesday, June 13
12:00-1:30pm
Fisk Hall, room 114
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Chicago Campus
Thursday, June 29
12:00-1:30pm
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Gray Seminar Room
RSVP

July

"College Admissions and Northwestern Tuition Benefits"

Join representatives from the Office of Benefits and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for an in-depth discussion of the college admissions process, and Northwestern employee and dependent tuition benefits.

Chicago Campus
Tuesday, July 11
12:00-1:00pm
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Searle Seminar Room
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Evanston Campus
Thursday, July 13
12:00-1:00pm
Hardin Hall, Rebecca Crown Center, Lower Level
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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
12:00-1:00pm
Building and Room Forthcoming
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Chicago Campus
Thursday, September 28
12:00-1:00pm
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Gray Seminar Room
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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.