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Inside Out

Jan. 1, 2012—Community Connections aims to enrich the work lives of Vanderbilt staff As one of Tennessee’s largest employers, Vanderbilt is, in essence, a small city. More than 22,000 workers comprise this bustling community, which is service-minded, rich in creativity and culturally diverse. What better place to find kindred spirits, like-minded hobbyists, caring companions and potential mentors? But –...

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Dealing with holiday stress the subject of Nov. 4 talk

Nov. 2, 2011—While the holidays can bring us much joy, they also can add extra work, tension and frenzy to our already hectic lives. Community Connections and Work/Life Connections-EAP are working together to provide a little relief. Work/Life Connections-EAP Manager Jim Kendall will discuss “Dealing with Holiday Stress” from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at the 2525...

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In Conversation with Ellen Clark

Oct. 3, 2011—Vanderbilt’s EAP helps employees find balance in their work and lives Ellen Clark’s first day on the job at Vanderbilt is stamped on her memory. It’s likely stamped on your memory, too. Clark, a licensed clinical social worker, had an official start date of Sept. 17, 2001. But when terrorists attacked the nation on Sept....

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Career Ladder Series: Dealing with Distressed Customers

Sep. 2, 2011—Career Ladder series workshop deals with customer service skills.

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Applications for craft fair being accepted

Jun. 24, 2011—The Medical Center Staff Advisory Council is accepting applications for its Needles and Pins Craft Fair. The annual fair, which benefits the EAP Employee Hardship Fund, will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Oct. 1, and will be conducted in conjunction with other events. Those who are interested in participating may email organizer Michael...

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New Health & Wellness Wellcast: Fathers’ Time With Their Children Decreases Bullying

May. 13, 2011—Margie Gale, Work/Life Connections-EAP’s nurse wellness specialist, talks with Andre Christie-Mizell, associate professor in sociology, about his research.  The emphasis is on the effect of a father’s time spent with the children and the decrease in bullying behaviors. Listen here. Listen to interviews, tips and tidbits on a variety of health and wellness topics ranging from choosing...

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Personal cash flow management seminar to be held May 12

Apr. 29, 2011—Work/Life Connections-EAP offers a personal cash flow management seminar to give people the tools to think about, design, and implement an effective cash flow for their personal finances.  This seminar helps bring a business-like approach to minding money. The seminar will be offered on Thursday, May 12, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 415 Light Hall. ...

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New Health & Wellness Wellcast: A Mental Health Month Discussion of 2010 Flood Trauma Memories

Apr. 29, 2011—As May is Mental Health Month, counselor Ralph Topham talked with Dr. Paul Ragan, medical director of Work/Life Connections-EAP, about the symptoms of trauma which may recur with the anniversary date of the 2010 Nashville May floods. There is a Mental Health screening which is anonymous and available on the Work/Life Connections-EAP website.  This screen is valuable for determining the...

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Training in Cultural Diversity and Workplace Stress offered April 19

Apr. 8, 2011—Cultural diversity in the workforce may create both opportunities and potential complications. Differences in language and in the meaning of words and phrases may sometimes complicate communication. These, in turn, may create potential stressors for both the International employee and for their supervisors and colleagues. This presentation explores the nature of diversity, reviews the use...

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Career Ladder Series offering class in communication styles

Mar. 28, 2011—Work/Life Connections-EAP is offering a Career Ladder Series class in communication styles.

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