FASCCO offers several educational opportunities.
We offer brief seminars and presentations on a range of emotional and mental health topics. These seminars are free of charge, available to almost any faculty/staff group, provided at your site, and make a good staff development session. Below are some of the presentations that we have offered to work units in the past. Please call us at (734) 936-8660 to discuss your program needs and to discuss the minimum participation requirement of each session. Let us know what you are interested in, and we will plan a training in collaboration with you.
Managing Your Stress through Managing Your Thinking
This brown bag is available to all units on central campus, this brown bag identifies ways in which negative and illogical thinking often leads to personal and occupational stress. The brown bag also includes methods to replace these illogical thoughts with more logical or rational ways of thinking, which has been found to significantly reduce stress. To inquire about scheduling a brown bag, please contact FASCCO at (734) 936-8660.
Finding Happiness In The Cards You Are Dealt
Do you think you've been dealt a good hand in life? Are you making the most of the cards you've been dealt? Or would your life be happier if you could exchange a few cards? Join FASCCO in an interactive session that looks at what makes people happy and how to make the most of the hand you've been dealt. To inquire about scheduling a brown bag, please contact FASCCO at (734) 936-8660.
Take time to think outside the box and color outside the lines. This presentation explores factors that influence creativity and examines the stages of creative thought. Through discussion and exercises, participants are encouraged to use their imaginations and think laterally in order to unlock creative insights.
Understanding Mental Health Conditions and Creating an Emotionally Healthy Work Environment
Do you know that an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in their lifetime? Given that you, a family member or a coworker might be that one individual, perhaps you can benefit from a better understanding of how mental and emotional health conditions impact the work environment and what factors constitute a mental health-friendly work environment. Join us to discuss these issues and learn about the workplace programs and resources available to UM faculty and staff who experience mental health conditions.
Humor For The Health Of It
Humor is vital for maintaining good physical and mental health. Have fun and relieve some tension while learning ways to look at the humorous side of things.
Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People
This session first examines why some people are difficult to deal with and why they act the way they do. Some tips on what pitfalls to avoid when interacting with difficult persons are given. The key principles and strategies for dealing with difficult behaviors are provided and discussed.
Introduction to Stress Management
This brown bag presentation provides an introductory overview of stress management techniques that can be used in daily life. Participants will practice specific stress management techniques in the class and will be encouraged to select some of these techniques for active implementation in their personal and professional lives. The format is informal, practical and interactive.
Understanding Generations At Work
Explore the different generations from the Veterans to the Xer’s and how these generations evolve in the workplace.
Discussion will focus on understanding differences, resolving conflict and managing effectively in an age diverse workplace.
Quick Tips for Self Care
This one-hour session focuses on tools and skills for prioritizing self care. Don't have a lot of time to squeeze it in? No problem. Folks will walk away with a tangible plan and self care techniques that they can use both at home and at work, even when time is limited.
Having mixed feelings about a big change coming your way? You're not alone. In this session, participants will gain tools for better understanding how they are affected by change, learn how to recognize signs of stress and anxiety, and develop an individualized stress survival plan.
Additionally, FASCCO counselors develop and teach MHealthy classes on a range of emotional and mental health topics. These classes are free of charge, open to all employees, and are offered at various campus locations. You can view the current class offerings and register online.