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 - 2018

May

"ABCs of CPS: Navigating Chicago Public Schools"

Join Dr. Danijela Maric, Research Assistant Professor from Cell and Molecular Biology, for an interactive discussion about navigating the Chicago Public School system, from elementary school through high school.

Evanston Campus
Tuesday, May 22
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Parkes Hall, Room 213
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Chicago Campus
Thursday, May 24
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lurie Center, Gray Seminar Room
RSVP

June

"Getting & Staying Organized"

The ability to maintain order at home and at work is essential to productivity, efficiency, and a sense of well-being and control. The benefits of being organized include experiencing less stress, being better able to manage time, and creating an environment of peace and serenity.

Objectives: Following this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize the benefits of being organized
  • Apply basic organizational strategies for work and home
  • Teach their children organizational skills

Evanston Campus
Tuesday, June 12
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Norris Center, Northwestern Room B (202 B)
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Chicago Campus
Thursday, June 28
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Gray Seminar Room
RSVP

July

“College Admissions and the Northwestern Tuition Benefits”
Are you parenting a college-bound student or thinking about pursuing a degree? Join representatives from the Northwestern Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Benefits division, to learn about college admissions and the Northwestern Tuition Benefits for employees and dependents.

Chicago Campus
Thursday, July 26
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location forthcoming
RSVP

Evanston Campus
Tuesday, July 31
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location forthcoming
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.