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Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Molly Anderson, Food Studies

Mar 21-April 3

Shirley Coly, Development

March 29-31

Danielle Rougeau, Library

Mar 21-22

Susan Baldridge, Provost

Mar 27-31

Orion Lewis, Political Science

March

Pam Berenbaum, Sociology/Anthropology

Mar 29- April 4

Kathy Foley, ISSS

April 24-28

From E4Health: Focus on Nutrition

Part of practicing good self-care includes eating a balanced, nutritious diet. How we “fuel” with food affects how we feel. Therefore, we want to fuel up with foods that will help us feel our best-whole foods!  Eating a diet rich in whole food helps reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, many types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes. And, eating these foods can help to boost mood.

 

Let E4 Health assist you with referrals for:

  •  Healthcare providers
  •  Specialty care
  •  Gyms and fitness centers
  •  Nutritionists
  •  Health coaches
  •  Support groups to help lose weight
  •  Professional counseling and support
  •  Tip sheets and articles

 

Professional support is just a phone call away!

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
Username:  middlebury college
Password:    guest
Or call them at: 800-828-6025
(phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS
John Elder, Env. Studies

Mar 4-11

Sheila Cameron, Provost’s Office

Mar 7-16

Chris Spencer, Communications and Marketing

Mar 13-18

Demetrius Borge, Communications and Marketing

Mar 13-18

Molly Anderson, Food Studies

Mar 21-April 3

Danielle Rougeau, Library

Mar 21-22

Susan Baldridge, Provost

Mar 27-31

Pam Berenbaum, Sociology/Anthropology

Mar 29- April 4

Orion Lewis, Political Science

March

Kathy Foley, ISSS

April 24-28

 

Jan Dahlstrom Earns Professional Certification

Human Resources is pleased to announce that staff member Jan Dahlstrom has earned her Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute. HRCI is the premier professional credentialing organization for the worldwide human resource management profession.

To earn this nationally-recognized credential Jan had to pass a rigorous examination to demonstrate her mastery of foundational Human Resources topics such as: HR operations, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, development and retention, employee relations, and health, safety, and security.

Please take a moment to congratulate Jan on her professional accomplishment.

 

From E4 Health: Managing Anxiety

Support when dark clouds come rolling in:
Managing Anxiety

Life can be stressful! Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations. For some people, however, anxiety can become excessive. While many individuals suffering may realize their anxiety is too much, you may also have difficulty controlling it, and it may negatively affect your day-to-day living.    We encourage you to take advantage of the FREE supportive resources available to you and your family.  Our team is here to assist with any work, family or career issue that’s causing concern, stress, or anxiety.

  • Health and Wellness concerns
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions or challenges
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Legal and Financial anxiety or stress
  • Talking to children about stressful situations
  • Anything else that is weighing heavily on your mind.

Professional support is just a phone call away!

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
Username:  middlebury college
Password:    guest
Or call them at: 800-828-6025
(phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

March EFAP News: Resolving Differences

FREE WEBINAR:

Respecting Each Other at Work

Wednesday, March 22rd
12-1pm and 3-4pmEST
11-12pm and 2-3pmCST
10-11am and 1-2pmMST
9-10am and 12-1pmPST

No matter where we are on the org chart, we all deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and kindness. During this webinar, participants will learn the root causes of offensive behaviors, create a list of rules to live by, and commit to working on one thing they can do to improve their relationships with colleagues. We will also look at how social media can affect workplace relationships.

REGISTER TODAY!  Space is limited.

Click on the time you would like to attend above. Or log on to www.HelloE4.com with your username and password.  Click on “UPCOMING WEBINARS” on the homepage and follow the easy instructions

Unable to make it to the scheduled webinars? 

We have them archived for your convenience. Log onto the website and click on E4 University at the bottom of the home page, then click on Webinars to search by webinar title.

 

Respecting and Resolving Differences

Conflict isn’t comfortable. However, when handled effectively, it can lead to positive change. You can make conflict more productive by reflecting on some important questions, such as: “Is my reaction proportional to the situation or might it be more about something else?” “Which part of this situation do I have the power to change?” “What would a positive outcome look like?”

Take assertive action. Assertiveness is very different than aggression. It involves expressing yourself clearly, directly, and respectfully, as well as practicing active listening and tempering your own reactions.

Identify any preconceived beliefs. It’s important to go in with an open mind—check yourself for any preconceived biases or explanations, and try to put them to the side so that you can really hear what the other person is saying and come to a resolution.

Create a safe atmosphere. Instead of personalizing or blaming, stick to addressing specific behaviors and how they impact you. Identify points of agreement and work from those first; then address the differences.

Remember your ABCDs. Agree to Brainstorm together and to Compromise, Clarify what the other person is saying, and Discuss mutually beneficial resolutions.

Attend the webinar. This month be sure to register and attend the webinar, “Respecting Each Other at Work.” Become more aware of how our behavior affects others and what we can do to make workplace interaction more positive. A full description and registration information is listed in the sidebar to the right. If you’re unable to attend at any of the times, log on to the website at a later time to view the archived presentation. 

PDF files of the monthly newsletter and posters will be available for download

on the 1st of the month by logging onto the website and clicking on

“Monthly Bulletins” on the home page.

e4health administers the College’s EFAP program.  To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
Username:  middlebury college
Password:    guest
Or call them at: 800-828-6025
(phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
John Elder, Env. Studies

Mar 4-11

Melissa Hanham, CNS

Feb 27-29

Chris Spencer, Communications and Marketing

Mar 13-18

Jeffrey Lewis, CNS

Feb 27-29

Demetrius Borge, Communications and Marketing

Mar 13-18

Molly Anderson, Food Studies

Mar 21-April 3

Orion Lewis, Political Science

January 29-Feb 10/March

Pam Berenbaum, Sociology/Anthropology

Spring

Amy Collier, Provost’s Office

Feb 15-19

Sheila Cameron, Provost’s Office

Mar 7-16

Kathy Foley, ISSS

April 24-28