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MHealthy Chef Demonstrations Back by Popular Demand

Community Event for Caregivers of those with  Alzheimer's Disease

Workshop: Utilizing Diversity for Performance and Results

U-M Receives 2009 Arbor Award for Excellence

 

 

 


 

UHR News
University Human Resources

March 16, 2009

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MHealthy Chef Demonstrations Back by Popular Demand

Back by popular demand, MHealthy GOOD CHOICE is offering a free “Quick and Tasty Meals: How to Make a Great Plate” Chef Demonstration, Wednesday, April 15, 12 - 1 p.m., at the University Hospital’s Dow Auditorium.  Sign up early as registration for last year’s chef demonstrations reached capacity within the first week.

The hour-long demonstration is led by MHealthy chefs, Kathy Goldberg and Lizzie Burt, who will show attendees how they can make delicious meals that are quick and healthy for the entire family. The event is open to all faculty and staff and includes:

  • Food samples
  • Recipe ideas
  • Tips on healthy eating and quick meal preparation – great for anyone who wants to eat healthier but doesn’t have a lot of time

The event is FREE; however, registration is required and space is limited.  To sign up go to www.MHealthy.umich.edu.  Registration ends April 8 or once the event is full. 

Can’t make this event? 
A second chef demonstration is scheduled for May 6 at Palmer Commons.  Registration for this session begins April 6.

Questions?  Email mhealthynutrition@umich.edu

 

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Community Event for Caregivers of those with  Alzheimer's Disease

The University of Michigan Work/Life Resource Center is partnering with Heartland Home Health and Hospice and the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, to present a unique caregiver event.  The event will be held on Sunday, March 29th from 1-5pm at Huron High School, and will feature a showing of the independent film You Are Here, a story of early onset Alzheimer's disease.

An eldercare resource fair will precede the film, and a panel discussion will follow.  The panel will feature representatives from the Alzheimer's Association and the local medical community, as well as the film maker, Timothy Jeffrey. This is a wonderful event for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease to gain greater understanding and support for the many challenges they face.

The resource fair will run from 1-2pm. The film will begin at 2pm. This is a free event for caregivers at UM and in the community.  To register, please call the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter at 734-475-7043.

Sponsored by Arcadia Health Care, Hilllside Terrace Retirement Community, Primus Healthcare Systems, Visiting Physicians, and Waltonwood.


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Workshop: Utilizing Diversity for Performance and Results

 

How do successful organizations achieve results through their diversity programs? 

How can measurements and performance-based incentives encourage and build a diverse workforce? 

What distinguishes an effective diversity program from administrative double-talk? 

Come and learn from Dr. Edward Hubbard, president of an international corporation that specializes in workforce diversity organizational analysis, instructional design, and organizational development.  A pioneering diversity metrics author of over forty books, Dr. Hubbard assists organizations with restructuring work teams to utilize the strengths of a multiethnic workforce and handle diverse work group consolidations. 

Utilizing Diversity for Performance and Results
Dr. Edward E. Hubbard
President and CEO of Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.
Friday, March 20th
12-3 p.m.
R0210, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Register now by contacting Lola Ali-Oke at oaz@umich.edu or 764-6878.  Walk-ins are permitted, but registration is encouraged.  This workshop will include lunch.

This workshop is the final segment of "Leveraging the Power of Diversity:  Global and Domestic Perspectives," a series that examines the convergence of global and domestic diversity challenges across organizations and communities. 

For more information, see http://www.ncid.umich.edu/events/leveraging_power.shtml

Generously cosponsored by the Ross Business School, College of Engineering, School of Public Health, Medical School, Department of Health Management and Policy, Rackham Graduate School, LS&A, School of Social Work, Law School, School of Nursing, Ford School of Public Policy, School of Dentistry, Division of Kinesiology, U-M Human Resources, U-M Health System, Division of Student Affairs, Program for Multicultural Health, and Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives.

Organized by Professors Valerie Myers and Lynn Wooten with the U-M National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID).       

 

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U-M Receives 2009 Arbor Award for Excellence

The University of Michigan Voices of the Staff Program was honored with a 2009 Arbor Award for Excellence at a special breakfast ceremony held at The Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, Michigan on March 12.  Laurita Thomas, associate vice president for Human Resources and Teresa Sullivan, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, accepted the award on behalf of the University of Michigan.

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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Teresa Sullivan (left) and Associate Vice President for Human Resources Laurita Thomas (right) received the 2009 Arbor Award for Excellence from Joan E. Moore, president of the Arbor Consulting Group (center) at the award ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn.


“Voices of the Staff is a multidimensional communications effort throughout the entire University of Michigan organization that allows staff members across the University to contribute their ideas and creativity,” said Thomas as she received the award. “Those ideas and that creativity are what the excellence of the University stands for.”

Thomas was presented with a Waterford crystal award plaque by Joan E. Moore, president of the Arbor Consulting Group. Other 2009 Arbor Award recipients were R. L. Polk & Co., Comerica and NSF International. VOICES was also honored with a special certificate of tribute from Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm praising the dedication, leadership and personal integrity demonstrated by the program’s volunteers.

The Arbor Awards for Excellence recognize best practices and innovation in human resources and are sponsored by The Arbor Consulting Group, Inc., a human resource management consulting firm and the Eastern Michigan University Master of Science in Human Resources/Organizational Development Program.

“As Michigan employers face unprecedented challenges, the strategic leadership role of human resources professionals has never been more important,” says Moore.  “If we are to succeed in moving to a knowledge-based economy, we need to invest in the development of our greatest asset, our people.”           

Voices of the Staff  is a volunteer program that gives staff members a forum for sharing ideas and defining the campus community issues that matter most to them. In late March, VOICES will begin seeking volunteers to continue the dialog between U-M staff and leadership by serving on a Voices Network Team focused on a topic of special interest to the staff community.

For more information about VOICES of the Staff, visit www.voices.umich.edu.


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