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Stress Happens!
Practices for effective management and response

Unhealthy stress in the workplace is associated with decreased attention, efficiency, motivation, productivity, and overall performance. Workplace stress is also correlated with increased absenteeism, more interpersonal conflicts, and greater employee turnover. 

Get an introduction to the basic neuroscience underlying stress, and be able to identify your stressors and your typical automatic stress response.  Experiment with simple and practical strategies to reduce your stress level, and increase your capacity to respond mindfully and effectively.  Finish the session with an individualized action plan.

Tuesday, February 28, 9:30-11am
Hemmingson Ballroom
25 Wellness Points Available

Christina GeithnerChristina (“Tina") Geithner earned her Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a specialty in Physical Development and Aging. She is a Certified Presence-Based Coach®, ICF-Associate Certified Coach, an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). In addition to 30 years teaching in higher education, she has designed and facilitated team-building, leadership development, and stress-reduction workshops for varied audiences. 

Brought to you by the Staff Assembly Professional Development Committee for Staff Employees. 

Spirit Day

Every summer since 2002, the Staff Assembly has been putting together a fun-filled evening event for all Staff and Faculty, and their families. For the past three years, Spirit Day has been held at Riverfront Park, giving Gonzaga's community access to rides, movies, the gondola, a barbecue dinner, and more.  Look for more information in Morning Mail on the date and time for this event.  If you would like to get involved in the planning of this event, or have some ideas for the Committee, click here to send them an email.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Open Meetings 

The Staff Assembly holds a Fall Open meeting as well as a Spring Open meeting for ALL staff.  The Fall meeting is usually the time when the Staff Assembly presents their goals for the upcoming year.  The Spring meeting is when we thank the Staff Assembly Representatives whose terms have ended and we welcome the new members to the Staff Assembly.  Our Outstanding Service in Support of Mission awards are also given out at these two open meetings.

More information will be provided prior to each open meeting and will be listed on the Staff Assembly Homepage.