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HUMAN RESOURCES WINTER RESOURCE GUIDE

CONTENTS Contents............................................2 Introduction. ......................................3 Special Events.................................... 4 Workshops and Classes........................5 On Going Programs and Services...........13 Contacts and more information...............17 GVSU AND GRCC COLLABORATING ON PROGRAMMING

In an effort to expand informational seminars and learning opportunities for faculty and staff, Grand Rapids Community College and GVSU are collaborating on programming for the 2012-2013 school year. What does this mean for you? Programming at either college will be available to you as a GVSU faculty or staff member. GRCC programming includes both personal and professional development. Please go to seminar under GRCC programming for a complete listing of programs offered to GVSU faculty and staff through GRCC. Simply go to www.gvsu.edu/seminar and register as you would for a GVSU program. For further information, please visit Grand Rapids Community College website for learning at http://cms.grcc.edu/currentlearning. GVSU Human Resources works diligently to bring you timely, meaningful professional development opportunities. In order to continue to provide this service, we ask for your cooperation. If you sign up for a class, please come. If you need to cancel, please remove your name from the class list at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to attend or to notify us regarding cancellation may result in financial loss to the University. We expect you and your supervisor to keep your commitment to your registration for any of our offerings.

Faculty and staff at Grand Valley State University are immersed in a vibrant and stimulating workplace that fosters professional growth while serving the university’s mission of educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.Human Resources provides a broad spectrum of resources and services to Grand Valley employees including Health and Wellness and Career Development opportunities. You will find a number of programs, services, and resources throughout this guide to assist you in making healthy choices for your personal and professional development for the Winter 2013 semester. All activities listed in this guide are qualifying activities for the Healthy Choices Incentive Program for benefit eligible faculty and staff!

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Clerical, Office Technical Staff Qualified training event

LIVE BETTER BY CHOICE

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BENEFITS

Medical, Dental, Retirement, Life Insurance information and resources

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Nutrition, physical activity or weight loss resources and programs

Emotional health, stress management, and everyday life resources

WELLNESS

WORKLIFE

D E V E L O P Y O U R S E L F P R O F E S S I O N A L LY

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CAREER SERVICES

Enriching your career, employment experience, or exploring a new occupation

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EXCELLENCE SERIES

Leadership development programs

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SUPERVISOR TRAINING

Skill building for supervisors

Special Events

HEALTHY CHOICES INCENTIVE PROGRAM ON SITE SCREENING AND ONLINE HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT (B) (W) (WL) OPEN TO BENEFIT ELIGIBLE FACULTY AND STAFF Why wait until you get sick? Know your numbers this winter and set goals for improvement. Online Health Risk Assessment Friday, March 1st - Sunday, March 31st A Health Risk Assessment is a health questionnaire, used to provide individuals with an evaluation of their health risks and quality of life. On Site Biometric Screen Monday, March 11th - Friday, March15th Staff from Wellness Inc. will be on GVSU’s campus to administer free 10 minute appointments. The assessment provides a single, quantitative measure that represents a picture of a person’s overall health status and is calculated using health factors including Systolic Blood Pressure, Diastolic Blood Pressure, LDL Cholesterol, Glucose, Triglycerides, and Smoking. For complete details visit our website.

TAKE BACK MEDS (B) (W) Monday, April 1st - Tuesday, April 30th Did you know GVSU has its own prescription drop off box for safely disposing expired medications? During the month of April Public Safety, Health and Wellness, Campus Recreation and Campus Sustainability challenge you to take back your meds in a safe way. Find out more on Public Safety’s website http://www.gvsu.edu/gvpd/prescription-drop-off-box-119.htm

8TH ANNUAL ART & SCIENCE OF AGING CONFERENCE “THE AGE OF EMPOWERMENT” (W) When: February 8 th t 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Where: GVSU’s Richard M. DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium Cost: $25 for general public; $20, for students and persons over 60 The Art & Science of Aging Conference provides an opportunity for students, vendors, community professionals, aging adults, and the general public to gather together for a series of 1-hour presentations and a keynote speaker that is a national expert on this year’s theme, “The Age of Empowerment.” Registered participants can enjoy a buffet luncheon and numerous other resources. Registration and more information on the conference are now online at http://www.gvsu.edu/gerontology/. Open to the general public!

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Workshops & Classes Registration for events and programs is online at www.gvsu.edu/ seminar unless otherwise indicated

FACULTY/STAFF GROUP EXERCISE (W) A variety of fitness classes are open to GVSU faculty, staff and family members each Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer. Two sessions are offered eachsemester. Ever wanted to try Zumba, Pilates, SPINNING or strength training? Now is your chance! Cost for classes is very reasonable and times are offered to fit around your schedule! Session I January 7-March 1 (Registration: 8 a.m. December 3, 2012-12 p.m. January 4, 2013) Session II March 4-April 26 (Registration: 8 a.m. February 11, 2013-12 p.m. March 1, 2013) JUMP START TO FITNESS Take the first step to living a healthier and fit life! This beginner level class consists of a small group led through fitness education and activities by qualified trainers who will meet you at your readiness level. Participants can expect pre and post fitness assessments, goal setting and guided workouts. Class is limited to 8 participants. Session I January 7-March 1 (Registration: 8 a.m. December 3, 2012-12 p.m. January 4, 2013) Session II March 4-April 26 (Registration: 8 a.m. February 11, 2013-12 p.m. March 1, 2013)

FIT CAMP Are you ready to take your fitness level to the next step? Small group instruction is an alternative to one-on-one training. Whether it be for fat loss, general conditioning, or elite level athletics, the added motivation of having others working out in the same room with you pushes you to a new effort level. You will receive accountability, motivation, support, experience and expert guidance to reach your fitness goals at an economical rate. Class size is limited to 8 people. 16 week session begins Monday, January 14th . Cost: $60/Opportunity to carry over payment into the next series! Find out how online.

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4:00-5:15 p.m.

DeVos

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6:45-7:30 a.m.

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Workshops & Classes

Registration for events and programs is online at www.gvsu.edu/ seminar unless otherwise indicated

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ADVANCED USERS (ES)

5VFTEBZ +BOVBSZ toBN 3PPN 3VTTFM),JSLIPG$FOUFS Workshop presented by Leah Twilley and Nate Hoekstra, News & Information Services Review the latest social media guidelines and talk about the best practices for when, what, and how to post updates to your social media accounts. They will also cover the following: Facebook - Advertising - Pages, Administrators, Insights and Settings - Wall Management - Profile Management - Tagging individuals & organizations in posts Twitter - When to @reply, @mention and direct message - Hash Tags - Related services & tools - Profile management - Twitter photos & geotagging

BROWN BAG LUNCH & LEARN FOR SUPERVISORS: ATTENDANCE MATTERS (ST) Thursday, January 17th t11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Room 2263, Russel H. Kirkhof Center OR Thursday, January 24th t11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Room 303C, Richard M. DeVos Center Attendance Matters! Do you need to lead your staff in the right direction? We have just the tips and tools for you! This session will review current policies, discuss best practices, and work through real examples for managing complex attendance issues in the busy world of GVSU. Open to Faculty and EAP staff who supervise others.

WRITING FOR AN AUDIENCE: DEVELOPING THE “YOU� ATTITUDE (ES)

8FEOFTEBZ +BOVBSZ toBN 3PPN 3VTTFM),JSLIPG$FOUFS Workshop presented by Laurence JosĂŠ and Amorak Huey, Assistant Professors of Writing This workshop will teach you strategies for writing from a reader-centered perspective and for composing documents that meet the needs of an audience in the workplace. Specifically, you will learn to: - Identify the needs and expectations of your readers - Develop stylistic techniques for emphasizing what your readers want or need to know. - Craft and revise correspondence documents (memos, e-mails, letters) that “talkâ€? to the readers

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Workshops & Classes

Registration for events and programs is online at www.gvsu.edu/ seminar unless otherwise indicated

CANCER WARRIORS NETWORK (W) (WL)

Monday, January 28th tQN 3PPN 3VTTFM),JSLIPG$FOUFS /FBSMZNJMMJPODBODFSTVSWJWPSTBSFDFMFCSBUJOHCJSUIEBZTUIJTZFBS This statistic illustrates that growing numbers of people are surviving cancer. However, a cancer diagnosis is frightening and affects not only the person diagnosed with cancer, but caregivers and loved ones. If you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, have a loved one battling cancer, or you are through treatment and on the road to recovery; connecting with others who have traveled this journey can be a source of comfort and hope. Join us for the first meeting of the Cancer Warriors Network. This initial network meeting is an opportunity to bring together GVSU family and friends, who have been impacted by cancer to gain information and support through speakers and cancer resources available on site. Light refreshments will be served.

LIFESTYLE PRODUCTIVITY(ES)

.POEBZ +BOVBSZUItoQN 3PPN #JLF'BDUPSZ Workshop presented by Michael Walenta, General Manager, WGVU The goal of this seminar is to teach you how to increase your productivity at work and at home. You will learn simple techniques to help you identify your core values and goals. This will enable you to take control and get order in your life by learning to prioritize and be more organized. The result will be reduced stress and frustration and an increased sense of accomplishment.

GLUTEN FREE FOODIES (W) QN5IVSTEBZT+BOVBSZTU.BSDIUI 3PPN 3VTTFM),JSLIPG$FOUFS The term “Gluten Free� is everywhere but what does it mean? Should I be on a Gluten Free diet? What is gluten intolerance? #ZFOHBHJOHJOHSPVQEJTDVTTJPOBOEGBDJMJUBUJPOCZ,JN)PVTF 3%  QBSUJDJQBOUTXJMM -

Learn the definition and history of gluten Understand conditions that can be affected by the protein Understand what a gluten free diet looks like and the benefits Learn gluten free recipes

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Workshops & Classes

Registration for events and programs is online at www.gvsu.edu/ seminar unless otherwise indicated

I DON’T DO YOGA (BUT WANT TO IMPROVE MY BALANCE!) (W) Wednesday, February 6th 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Allendale Thursday, February 7th 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Richard M. Devos Center Learn to master your balance through simple everyday exercises that don’t require yoga pants.

CREATIVE LEADERSHIP (ES) 5VFTEBZ 'FCSVBSZUItBNoQN 3PPN 3VTTFM),JSLIPG$FOUFS Workshop presented by Wendy Wenner, University Professor "GUFSZFBSTPGMFBEJOH others at GVSU; Wendy Wenner returns to share her secrets of creative leadership. Participants will be able to interact and learn from the best!

WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, & STAFF (ES) 5IVSTEBZ 'FCSVBSZUItoQN Room 107C University Club, Richard M. DeVos Center Workshop presented by Kate Stoetzner, Director of International Student and Scholar Services This interactive session will give an overview on raising cultural awareness at GVSU and in the Grand Rapids community.

THE CAREER PORTFOLIO: DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL CAREER DOCUMENTS (CS) 5VFTEBZ 'FCSVBSZUIGSPNQNBU"MMFOEBMF3VTTFM),JSLIPG$FOUFS3PPN 5IVSTEBZ 'FCSVBSZUIGSPNQNBU1FX$BNQVT3JDIBSE.%F7PT$FOUFSo& 5IJTXPSLTIPQGPDVTFTPOEFWFMPQJOHUIFDPOUFOUT of the career portfolio: Resume, Cover Letter and References, etc. We will cover content, composition and style with emphasis on creating polished documents that make an impact and stand apart from the competition. We will also take a look at current trends and how a key part of your portfolio includes a professional social media presence.

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Workshops & Classes

Registration for events and programs is online at www.gvsu.edu/ seminar unless otherwise indicated

LEADERSHIP YOUR TEAM CAN FOLLOW (ES) Wednesday, February 27th 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Room 303C, Richard M. DeVos Center Workshop presented by Kim Monaghan, Human Resources Career Services for Faculty and Staff What are the hallmarks of a great leader? To begin, a great leader is one who understands the importance of capitalizing on the strengths of their team. They also know the importance of creating a healthy and positive work environment by fostering clear and open lines of communication. Finally, great leaders rally their team to align their personal and professional visions with your overall department/organization goals. In this interactive workshop, you will discover: - What makes you a great leader and where are your growth opportunities - How conducting a SWOTS analysis of your department/organization is imperative for goal attainment - Ways to empower your team, help them realize their potential, and foster great working relationships - That the admission of weaknesses doesn’t equate to failure, but rather provides a platform for modeling professional growth and empowerment

BIAS INCIDENT PROTOCOL TRAINING (ES) 5IVSTEBZ 'FCSVBSZUItoQN 3PPN$ 3JDIBSE.%F7PT$FOUFS Workshop presented by Members of the GVSU Team Against Bias (TAB) What is a biased incident? Do they happen at GVSU? What do I do if I experience or witness one? The Team Against Bias (TAB) is a diverse group of faculty, staff and students at GVSU. The group was created to review information regarding bias incidents and implement strategies to educate and engage the campus community. TAB is committed to making certain that all faculty, staff and students know what a bias incident is and how to use the protocol for reporting such incidents. This training is both interactive and practical.

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Workshops & Classes

Registration for events and programs is online at www.gvsu.edu/ seminar unless otherwise indicated

A WRITER’S TOOL KIT FOR CAREER-MINDED PROFESSIONALS (CS) Wednesday, March 13 th t 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Allendale – Russel H.Kirkhof 1142 Writing is a key skill for any successful career and communication that is clear and concise. This workshop offers grammar, style, structure and editing tips for developing emails, letters, memos and other written correspondence. In this 90-minute workshop, learn essential skills, including: A guide to the 10 most common mistakes we make in punctuation and grammar; The 5 Cs of Clear Communication; Plain English (removing jargon from your communications); Writing to inform; Writing to persuade; Write emails, memos, letters and presentations that yield great results. Presented by Angela Klinske, editor, public relations and communications consultant.

HAPPINESS HABITS (WL) Wednesday, March 13th t9:30-11:00a.m. at Allendale- Russel H. Kirkhof 2266 OR Thursday, March 14th t 9:30-11:00a.m. at Richard M. DeVos Center 303C Research has proven how vital happiness is to the wellbeing of each person. Happy people live longer, are healthier and have better relationships. In fact, happiness leads to more success in every area of a person’s life. Learn how you can become happy from the inside out by developing happiness habits. These habits will help you to become a happier person whose happiness does not depend on external circumstances. Join Linda Yuhas, GVSU Human Resources, as she presents on how you too can develop Happiness Habits.

GOOD FORM RUNNING (W) Wednesday, March 20 Allendale t12-1:00 p.m. OR Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus t4:00-5:00 p.m. Presented by Gazelle Sports Learn four simple but highly effective points that will help you transform into a more efficient, healthy runner. By mastering these points, you will be able to run faster, easier, and most importantly injury free. You will have the opportunity to have your gait analyzed on camera and have the chance to practice the Good Form technique which will dramatically affect your running form.

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Workshops & Classes

Registration for events and programs is online at www.gvsu.edu/ seminar unless otherwise indicated

LEADERSHIP THROUGH DEVELOPING, EMPOWERING, AND DELEGATING (ES) Wednesday, March 20 th t8:30 – 11:30 a.m., Room 2250, Russel H. Kirkhof Center Wednesday, March 20 th t1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Room 123, Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences Workshop presented by Andy Masters, Author and International Speaker This eye-opening, must-see programGPSBMMFEVDBUJPOBMMFBEFSTJTCBTFEPOUIFCPPLUJUMFE 5IJOHT-&"%&344BZ GSPNBXBSEXJOOJOHBVUIPS"OEZ.BTUFST.PTUPGVTBSFBXBSFPGUIF QPTJUJWFTGSPNEFMFHBUJOH‰XFWFIFBSEUIFNCFGPSF'VSUIFS UIFSFTVMUTPGOPUEFMFHBUJOHJODMVEF CVSOPVU TUSFTT BOEHFUUJOHPWFSXIFMNFEXJUIUBTLTXIJDIEJTUSBDUVTGSPNPVSQSJPSJUJFT:FU XIZ JTEFMFHBUJPOPOFPGUIFNPTUVOEFSVUJMJ[FETLJMMTJOPSHBOJ[BUJPOTUPEBZ +PJO"OEZBTIFTIBSFT QPXFSGVMUPPMTUPEFWFMPQBOEFNQPXFSZPVSTUBGG TPZPVDBOGPDVTNBYJNVNUJNFBOEFGGPSUPO ZPVSNPTUJNQPSUBOUSFTQPOTJCJMJUJFTXIJMFJOTUJMMJOHDPOåEFODFBOEQSJEFUISPVHIPVUZPVSPSHBOJ[ BUJPO"OEZBMTPTIBSFTUIFEJSFDU30*GSPNDSFBUJOHBDVMUVSFPGEFWFMPQJOHBOEEFMFHBUJOH BOEIPXNPTUPSHBOJ[BUJPOTMPTFCJHEPMMBSTBOOVBMMZGSPNBOJOFGGFDUJWFVTFPGJUTIVNBOSFTPVSDFT

HOW TO RETIRE HAPPY AND INFORMED (WL) (B) Thursday, March 21st t1:00 -4:00 p.m., Bicycle Factory, Room 340 *This session for faculty and administrative personnel Thursday, May 9th t 3:00 -4:30 p.m., Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Room 2270 * This session is for COT and hourly personnel As you think ahead to the years of retirement UIFEPPSDMPTFTPOPOFTUBHFPGZPVSMJGFBOE BOFXEPPSPQFOTVQUPBTFBPGPQQPSUVOJUJFTGPSZPVUPDPOTJEFS1MBOZPVSOFXCFHJOOJOH CZCFJOHXFMMJOGPSNFE1MFBTFKPJOVTBTXFIFMQZPVUPFYQMPSFZPVSPQUJPOTXJUISFHBSEUP TPDJBMTFDVSJUZ (746NFEJDBMQMBOPQUJPOT BOEÃ¥OBODJBMQMBOOJOH"MMBSFXFMDPNF JODMVEJOH QBSUOFSTBOEGBNJMZ

STRATEGIES FOR DELIVERING NEGATIVE NEWS (ES) .POEBZ .BSDIUItBN 3PPN 3VTTFM),JSLIPG$FOUFS Workshop presented by Ellen Schendel, Associate Professor of Writing & Director of the Fred Meijer Center for Writing, and Christopher Toth, Assistant Professor of Writing Participants in this workshop will learnFGGFDUJWFXSJUJOHTUSBUFHJFTGPSEFMJWFSJOHOFHBUJWFOFXT 5IFXPSLTIPQXJMMGPDVTPOUFDIOJRVFTGPSJNQSPWJOHUPOFBOEPSHBOJ[BUJPOXIFOXSJUJOHUIFTF EJGÃ¥DVMUNFTTBHFT

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Workshops & Classes

Registration for events and programs is online at www.gvsu.edu/ seminar unless otherwise indicated

HAPPINESS CLUB(WL) Friday, March 29th t 12:00-1:00 p.m., Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Room 2215/2216 Join others who are interested in making changes in their thoughts and attitude to become a happier person. The Happiness Club will provide an opportunity to meet and network with others who are committed to improving the quality of their life by injecting happiness into everyday living. Facilitated by Linda Yuhas, GVSU Human Resources.

FLOURISH AT WORK:

PERFORMING AT YOUR PEAK

AND MANAGING A SUCCESSFUL CAREER

(CS)

Wednesday, April 3rd t 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Allendale – Russel H. Kirkhof Center Room 1142 Thursday, April 11th t12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Richard M. DeVos Center 302E You are in a position to drive your career and not let your career drive you. This workshop is all about the drive and steering your career in the right direction. We’ll begin by looking at what makes your job great and where some tweaks might be needed. What strategies you can take to flourish in what works, and change what doesn’t. We’ll also talk about career reengagement and how personal and professional development parlay into success. Finally, we’ll address the imperative ingredients in peak performance, including: time management, relating well with others, having a positive attitude, taking responsibility for successes and failures, and offering superior customer service.

PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING:

PRINCIPLES FOR CREATING AND EXPERIENCING GREATER PERSONAL AND CAREER SUCCESS

(ES)

5IVSTEBZ "QSJMUItoBN 3PPN 3VTTFM),JSLIPG$FOUFS Workshop presented by Renwick Brutus, MBA; founder & CEO, Achievement Resources, LLC The nature of your early experiences and environment notwithstanding, your attitudes and behaviors have contributed significantly to your condition in life, personally and professionally. Who do you want to become? What do you want to experience and accomplish in the months and years ahead? The gaps between where you are now and where you want to be in the future are “problems.� Navigating the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities you encounter at work and in your personal life involves “decision making.� This workshop will help you: - Recognize that you can have greater personal and career success - Utilize a framework for defining problems and opportunities - Make decisions and seize opportunities with greater ease and consistency - Improve your performance and results – at home and at work - Enjoy everyday life more You will be encouraged to adjust your mindset and routine. You will be helped to set goals, increase your desire for success, and modify your attitudes and behaviors in order to accomplish more with your life!

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GVSU ALZHEIMER’S AND CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP (WL) NOW OFFERED ON BOTH CAMPUSES

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month; alternating between locations. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. January 17th: Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Room 2242, Allendale Campus February 21st: Richard M. DeVos, Room 303 C, Robert C. Pew, Grand Rapids Campus March 21st: Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Room 2264, Allendale Campus April 18 th: Richard M. DeVos, Room 303 C, Robert C. Pew, Grand Rapids Campus May 16th: Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Room 2264, Allendale Campus The Alzheimer’s and Caregiver Support Group is open to the entire campus community; students, faculty and staff members, and the public. Facilitated by Cindy Beel-Bates, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Sue Sloop, Work Life Connections Consultant. Please join us. You don’t have to go it alone! To register contact Sue Sloop at sloops@gvsu.edu.

BENEFITS INFORMATION CENTER (B) The Benefit Information Center is a convenient online location to get answers to questions that you may have in regards to your benefits. It is also a convenient way to get access to information that you will need to help you make an informed decision on your benefit options. Visit www.gvsu.edu/healthwellness and click on benefit services.

FIDELITY REPS ON SITE (B)

There will be one-on-one appointments available to discuss your GVSU 403(b) Retirement Plan and the 403(b) and 457(b) Supplemental Retirement Account Savings Plans. A comparison chart of 403(b) and 457(b) Retirement Plans is available on-line under the Benefits Information Center at www.gvsu.edu/healthwellness. To schedule a confidential consultation with your dedicated Fidelity Representative, please call 1-800-642-7131, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight Eastern Time or visit www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations to view upcoming dates and times consultations will be available.

FACULTY/STAFF AREA DISCOUNTS (B) GVSU faculty and staff qualify for a number of discounts on merchandise, services and programs in West Michigan including vision services, fitness centers, car services, cell phone providers and more! Check out our website for a complete list.

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On Going P�ograms and Services GVSU EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE SERVICES (WL) 1.ENCOMPASS: COUNSELING SERVICES

Encompass is GVSU’s employee assistance program. Faculty, staff and their dependents have access to 5 free counseling sessions with a trained and licensed professional counselor. All visits are strictly confidential and can be set up by calling Encompass directly at 616-459-9180. Encompass is available to help with life’s stressor’s including marriage counseling, relationship challenges, parenting, anxiety, depression and more.

2. ENCOMPASS: WORK PLACE OPTIONS (WL)

Through Encompass, is a resource referral service for most any life event – from womb to tomb – that faculty and staff will likely encounter during their career here at GVSU. Resources for financial and legal ser-vices, child and elder care, convenience services, and more are available to faculty and staff. Simply call 1-800-952-3586 and press number 4.

FINANCIAL AND LEGAL SERVICES (WL) Financial troubles affect us all - they can be very stressful and frustrating. Let Encompass/Work Place Options provide you with the tools and support that you may need to alleviate some of that stress and make financial worries a lot smaller. Below are some of the resources available to GVSU faculty, staff, and their immediate family members: MONTHLY FAMILY BUDGET WORKSHEET Go to www.gvsu.edu/healthwellness and click on Worklife Services, Worklife Links & Resources to open the Monthly Budget Worksheet. This worksheet will help you to identify where your monthly income is going. It will help to locate areas where you can cut back on spending and increase saving. FREE BUDGETING COACH For help with basic budgeting and month-to-month expenses, call ENCOMPASS at 1- 616-459-9180. Meet with a counselor to get that help and support you need. One Hour Free Phone Consultation. As a GVSU faculty or staff member, you are entitled to a one hour free phone consultation with a certified financial planner through Work Place Options, part of our employee assistance service. Simply call 1-800-952-3586 and press 4 for further information. Don’t suffer alone. Let us help! For questions contact Sue Sloop, Work Life Connections, at sloops@gvsu.edu.

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On Going P�ograms and Services ENCOMPASS: WORKPLACE OPTIONS CONT. FINANCIAL AND LEGAL SERVICES CONT. LEGAL SERVICES Are you facing a legal issue and not sure where to turn? GVSU has partnered with Encompass & Work Life Options to offer legal assistance. Work Life Options offers an expanded service program that can provide faculty, staff, family members, and retirees with referrals and discounted services to address legal issues. This service will carry out an analysis for personal circumstances and challenges that faculty and staff may be encountering and provide them with recommendations, referrals, and printed information. GVSU Faculty and Staff will receive a half-hour free consultation and 25% off subsequent visits for Legal Services. For more information on contact Work Place Options 1-800-952-3586 or Sue Sloop at sloops@gvsu.edu.

OTHER ENCOMPASS WORKPLACE OPTIONS CHILD CARE (WL) GVSU recognizes the need for good quality child care for the children of our faculty and staff. Families have a wide range of child care needs – ranging from infant care, care for special needs children, part time care to after school care and summer care for school age children. Finding child care can be a daunting task. The average person spends over 30 hours searching for child care. Work Life Connections, along with Encompass/Work Place Options, can help you find daycare tailored to your particular needs. We will assist you through providing child care searches and offering programs that address the issues related to child care. Simply call Work Place Options at 1-800-952-3586 or contact Sue Sloop at sloops@gvsu.edu.

ELDER CARE (WL) Do you have a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s? Maybe your parents are no longer able to remain in their home safely. Are you a primary caregiver for an aging relative? Are you sensing that your parent’s mental status is changing? What elder care services are available in West Michigan?GVSU recognizes the challenges that faculty and staff are facing when providing care for an aging parent or loved one. By 2030, there will be about 71.5 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000. To support this trend, GVSU has Elder Care Resource and Referral available through the Work Life Connections Program. Navigating the complex and often confusing maze of elder care-services can be overwhelming. Let Sue Sloop, our Work Life Consultant, or GVSU’s employee assistance program, Encompass/Work Place Options, help you with this challenge. To contact Sue Sloop, email her at sloops@gvsu.edu. To contact Work Place Options for resources and referrals, call 1-800-952-3586.

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FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS, FWA (WL) Recognizing the increasing demands that staff members face in both their personal and work lives, GVSU is working towards developing more comprehensive flexible work arrangement (FWA) guidelines by offering a Web site devoted to workplace flexibility. The Web site includes a description of various flexible work arrangements options; the pros and cons, guidelines for requesting or implementing workplace flexibility and a Q&A page. Tips are available to assist supervisors on how to consider a flexible work arrangement for their area. For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/fwa or contact Sue Sloop at sloops@gvsu.edu.

GVSU FITNESS FACILITY TOURS (W) Want to go to the gym but afraid you’ll get lost inside? Tour the highlights of the GVSU Fieldhouse. Tours leave from the Recreation Center front desk at 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. every third Monday of the month. On the Pew campus and want a tour of the Winter Hall fitness room or Cook- DeVos Center for Health Sciences Fitness Stairwell? Contact us at healthandwellness@gvsu.edu to set up a time.

HEALTHY MEETINGS (W) The success of achieving health and wellness at GVSU begins with you! If you are working on making healthy choices for yourself, you will be an inspiration for those with whom you work with and work for. Departments can apply to be recognized for offering healthy meetings that support good health and well-being. Participating in the Healthy Meeting guidelines will contribute and lead to an environment that encourages health and wellness. Apply for your department today at www.gvsu.edu/healthwellness click on the Wellness tab- Healthy Meetings.

UMR SERVICES (W) (B) UMR insurance works with you to maintain good health. A variety of free resources are available to all GVSU faculty, staff and families including Care Management, Health Coaching, Nurseline services and Maternity Management. Connect with UMR today by visiting www.umr.com or calling 1(800) 207- 7680.

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On Going P�ograms and Services WEIGHT WATCHERS AT WORK (W) Every Tuesday 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Russel H. Kirkhof center 2270 Learn how to eat right and live healthy. Health and Wellness continues to offer up to $120 taxable incentive for participation in the on-campus series. Register anytime. Visit the Health and Wellness website for GVSU log in information.

WEST MICHIGAN WEIGHT LOSS INFORMATION (W) Looking for weight loss solutions in the West Michigan area? A complete guide is posted on our website where faculty and staff can search by price, program type and location. Visit www.gvsu.edu/healthwellness, and click on the Wellness tab.

WHAT DADDIES DO BEST (WL)

Thursday, January 17th, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Room 2264 Thursday, March 14th, 12:00- 1:00 p.m., Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Room 2264 My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.” ~Harmon Killebrew Like football, fatherhood is about winning. But it’s more than just scoring points. It’s about winning the hearts and minds of your children and leaving a rich legacy of love for future generations. This group of Grand Valley dads meets twice a semester to talk about topics related to fatherhood. It’s facilitated by Sharalle Arnold, Director of the Children’s Enrichment Center and Sue Sloop, Work Life Consultant.

*Event dates and times are subject to change. Please visit our website www.gvsu.edu/healthwellness for up to date information on programming. 331-2215 healthandwellness@gvsu.edu 140 Lake Michigan Hall

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