Be Well: Benefits Education Workshop Series

Benefits and Wellness Education Series

From managing common conditions like asthma and diabetes to handling the day-to-day pressures of the workplace, healthy living can be a challenge. Be Well, Tech’s benefits education and wellness series, will equip employees with the tools they need to make smart wellness choices for themselves and their families. 

Download the January — June 2018 Calendar here

Topic Suggestions

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Past Presentations

Missed a Be Well presentation? Presentations from 2018 will be available for download.

Webinars

Don’t have the time to get out and participate in a Be Well workshop? Our financial and health partners have webinars specifically created with you in mind. More information to come in 2018!

February

2/6: Federal Student Loan
Forgiveness Program 
(rescheduled from Jan. due to campus closure)
1 – 2 p.m.
Student Center Piedmont Room
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Student loan forgiveness seems too good to be true. Yet, it’s estimated that over 50% of student loan borrowers qualify for some type of student loan forgiveness. Come learn about the different types of student loan forgiveness programs, what the qualifications are and whether any are right for you. Presented by Fidelity Investments.
2/7: Caring for Aging Parents 12 – 1 p.m.
Student Center,
Peachtree Rm.
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As more Americans live longer, millions of middle-aged adults find themselves caring for their aging parents. It's not an easy task, especially for those with children who are still living at home. Discover tips on how to provide care most effectively and learn about Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources that can help. Presented by EAP Consultants, LLC.
2/15: Summer Camp Expo 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom
NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY
From lacrosse to Lego® bricks and music to mathematics, there's a summer camp for every kid. With so many choices, the Georgia Tech Summer Camp Expo is here to help! Showcasing camps from Georgia Tech and metro Atlanta, camp representatives will be on-hand to answer questions regarding enrollment, application submission, and camp activities. 
2/27: LGBTQIA: Financial Planning 12 – 1 p.m.
Student Center,
Piedmont Rm.
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Delve into the financial and legal challenges facing members of the LGBTQIA community—even with the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling – and potential solutions to address them. Presented in partnership with the Georgia Tech LGBTQIA Resource Center.
 

March

3/6: Understanding Mental Health and Important Triggers 12 – 1 p.m.
Student Center, Rm. 319
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Get an overview of the most common issues and symptoms that show up around mental health in the workplace and learn how to "map" the conversation around them. Listen to real-time scenarios and get more info on the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and how to access it. Presented by Espyr.
3/13: Work-Life Balance 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Student Center, Rm. 319
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Juggling the demands between work and your personal life can be a challenge. Today, the boundary between the two is blurry and stress levels have risen as a result of the increased demands. Can you "have it all"? Come learn strategies and tips on how to manage your work and personal lives and create harmony between the two while discovering Georgia Tech resources that can help! Presented by Georgia Tech Human Resources Work-Life Specialist Candice Bovian.
3/28: Education Assistance Programs Info Session 12 – 1 p.m.
Student Center Theater
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Georgia Tech offers education assistance programs for faculty and staff, including the USG’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Tech’s own Staff Tuition Reimbursement Assistance Program (STRAP). While these programs are designed to help you excel in your educational pursuits, policies and guidelines for using these benefits can seem confusing. This workshop aims to clarify the TAP/STRAP programs and break down policies with step-by-step guidelines. All interested employees are encouraged to attend. Presented by Georgia Tech Human Resources Work-Life Specialist Candice Bovian.

April

4/25: Bank at Work Day 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Student Center,
Rm. 319 & 320
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Representatives from Georgia Tech’s banking partners will be on-site to promote their current offerings and explain the benefits you may be eligible for, just for being a Tech employee. Explore new benefits, access worry-free banking, and sign up for information sessions: Presented by Georgia United Credit Union, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

May

5/9: Smoking Cessation 12 – 1 p.m.
GTHR Room 229
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Behavior change can be frustrating. If you are trying to quit smoking or change any other behaviors, this session is for you. Smokers can and do quit smoking—you can also get closer to your goals.
5/23: Exercises You Can Do at Work 12 – 1 p.m.
Student Center,
Peachtree Rm.
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Are you chained to your desk with no time to exercise? Did you know that prolonged sitting everyday can sabotage your health? Learn how to incorporate exercise into your workday while at your desk. Presented by the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center.

June

6/6: Education Assistance Programs Info Session 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location TBD
Register Here
Georgia Tech offers education assistance programs for faculty and staff, including the USG’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Tech’s own Staff Tuition Reimbursement Assistance Program (STRAP). While these programs are designed to help you excel in your educational pursuits, policies and guidelines for using these benefits can seem confusing. This workshop aims to clarify the TAP/STRAP programs and break down policies with step-by-step guidelines. All interested employees are encouraged to attend. Presented by Georgia Tech Human Resources Work-Life Specialist Candice Bovian.
6/12: Healthy Cooking Demo 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Center, Rm. 343
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GeoCome learn how to create a quick and healthy dish from Georgia Tech’s own award winning chefs. This workshop is an active demonstration, not hands-on. Tasting samples will be provided. Presented by Sodexo.
6/19: Leaves of Absence (non-maternity) 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Location TBD
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Important facts and must-do's for Family Medical Leave (FMLA), Disability, Sick, or Military Leave. Presented by Georgia Tech Human Resources Leave Specialist Athena Jones.