Personal and Professional Wellness Day Activities

Options for December 20

The power outage on December 20, 2017 provides us with the opportunity to engage in a day of professional or personal development, to focus on our personal wellness or contribute to the wellness of our community through donating our time and service, or elect to take vacation or personal time off.

Options

We are pleased to offer options in support of these opportunities. With the approval of their supervisor, employees may request time off using their vacation, personal or compensatory time accruals. Employees are also encouraged to take advantage of the following opportunities.

The following training opportunities are available on December 20. Because of limited seating, some courses will be offered twice. To ensure space availability, we encourage you to sign up through myLearn:

This link should take you directly to the Missouri S&T instructor led training.

However, you can also enroll for this training using the following steps:

  • Login to your myLearn account
  • From top menu, select "The Library"
  • From the University of Missouri Library, select "Missouri S&T"
  • From the left hand menu, select "Missouri Instructor Led Training"
  • Find the course title, and select "Enroll" or "Waitlist"

If you find plans change and you are no longer able to attend, please go back in and withdraw from the course.  This will open the space for another participant to enroll.

Note: Some departments are requiring attendance at specific job-related training courses on the 20th.  Those employees will be notified by their supervisors of the training requirements.


10 Things You Must Know about Social Security
Location: Campus Support Facility, Room 114
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Crawford
Time: 8 - 8:50 a.m.
Qualifies for 25 Wellness Points in 2018

Course Description: Most people are not well-informed about Social Security retirement benefits. Is Social Security bankrupt? Are you going to pay in all your working years and not see a dime? These are key ideas you must learn now in order to make informed decisions for retirement (even if that is many years in the future.)  This session is about getting you excited about beginning now or adding to your retirement plans (and some of the positive steps won’t even cost you a dime).


Safety Around the Holidays and Identify Theft Protection
Location: S&T Police Station Conference Room
Presenter:  S&T Police Chief Douglas Roberts 
Time: 8 - 10 a.m.

Course Description: Police Chief Roberts will speak about safety and security at work and at home. Police Chief Roberts will also speak about fraud trends (including cyber crimes and swindles) and how to limit the chance that you will become the victim of identity theft or fraud.

Chief Roberts, prior to joining the Missouri S&T family, was a supervisor with the United States Secret Service and coordinated several high profile financial crimes investigations while also managing an electronic crimes task force and an identity theft task force. He also participated in an elder abuse task force and the Better Business Bureau’s Consumer Fraud Task Force.


"Hope for the Best" is not a Retirement Plan
Location: Campus Support Facility
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Crawford
Time: 9 - 9:50 a.m.
Qualifies for 25 Wellness Points in 2018

Course Description: Attend this session to learn (and laugh with the group) about retirement planning.  Dr. Cynthia Crawford leads the popular online course about how to get an “A” in retirement, which is part of the Healthy for Life program. People may find some parts of the course surprisising, like seeing a potato, a variety of shoes, a tape measure or other unexpected objects.


Safety Around the Holidays and Identify Theft Protection
Location: S&T Police Station Conference Room
Presenter:  S&T Police Chief Douglas Roberts
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

Course Description: Police Chief Roberts will speak about safety and security at work and at home. Police Chief Roberts will also speak about fraud trends (including cyber crimes and swindles) and how to limit the chance that you will become the victim of identity theft or fraud.

Chief Roberts, prior to joining the Missouri S&T family, was a supervisor with the United States Secret Service and coordinated several high profile financial crimes investigations while also managing an electronic crimes task force, an identity theft task force, and participating in an elder abuse task force and the Better Business Bureau’s Consumer Fraud Task Force.

Downsize Your Physical and Emotional Clutter
Location: Campus Support Facility
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Crawford
Time: 11 - 11:50 a.m.
Qualifies for 25 Wellness Points in 2018

Course Description: If you find that the “stuff” in your life stacks up at work or home and your mind often resembles the snow in a snow globe that has just been stirred up – then this session is for you.  Presenter Dr. Cynthia Crawford leads the popular online course 'How to get an “A” in retirement', and she stressed that physical and physiological clutter impact our wellbeing more than we realize.


10 Things You Must Know about Social Security
Location: Campus Support Facility
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Crawford
Time: 1 - 1:50 p.m.
Qualifies for 25 Wellness Points in 2018

Course Description: Most people are not well-informed about Social Security retirement benefits. Is Social Security bankrupt? Are you going to pay in all your working years and not see a dime? These are key ideas you must learn now in order to make informed decisions for retirement (even if that is many years in the future.)  This session is about getting you excited about beginning now or adding to your retirement plans (and some of the positive steps won’t even cost you a dime).

*This is a repeat of the earlier class.


Diversity & Inclusion Bias Training Hosted by the Division of Student Affairs
NOTE: Register directly with Student Affairs for this session.
Location: RC2 Basement
Time: 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Presenter: Benjamin White

You are highly encouraged to attend this training, specifically if you participate on search committees and are involved with the interviewing and hiring processes to fill staff vacancies. All staff that involved with the interviewing and hiring process are required to complete this training through IEDI. This training is required every 2 years, and is being offered to anyone within the division who would like to attend on December 20th.  Employees outside of Student Affairs will be able to attend on a space-available basis.

Course Description: Develop an understanding of diversity and inclusion. Develop an understanding of our personal bias. Identify methods of minimizing the effect of our personal bias. Identify methods of conveying a welcoming and inclusive environment. Identify methods of aggressive recruiting (not just posting).

 
"Hope for the Best" is not a Retirement Plan
Location: Campus Support Facility
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Crawford
Time: 2 - 2:50 p.m.
Qualifies for 25 Wellness Points in 2018

Course Description: Attend this session to learn (and laugh with the group) about retirement planning.  Dr. Cynthia Crawford leads the popular online course about how to get an “A” in retirement, which is part of the Healthy for Life program. People may find some parts of the course surprisising, like seeing a potato, a variety of shoes, a tape measure or other unexpected objects.

*This is a repeat of the earlier class.

The titles of courses and resources qualifying for the 2018 Wellness Incentive through the Wellness Portal are scheduled to be released on Monday, December 18, just in time to plan for earning wellness points on December 20.  In addition, there are hundreds of courses you can take for professional and personal development through myLearn.The computer labs located at Residential Commons 1 & 2, the Southwestern Bell Cultural Center, and the Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall will be available for employees to sign in and complete myLearn courses.

The computer labs located at Residential Commons 1 & 2, the Southwestern Bell Cultural Center, and the Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall will be available for employees to sign in and complete myLearn courses.

Your supervisor may approve you to work from home on December 20, including authorizing the completion of myLearn courses.

Whether taken online on campus or at home, you will need to print a copy of the course completion certificate and present to your supervisor for verification of work performed.

 

To print a certificate:

  1.     Login to your myLearn account

  2.     From top menu, select “Learning Plan

  3.     From left hand menu, select “Learning Transcript

  4.     Find the course title and under “Actions” (right hand column), select “View Certificate.”

  5.     When the popup window displays the certificate, select “Print” (in the upper right hand corner).

Come meet Mandy Schick, the new Wellness Program Coordinator for UM Total Rewards!  While there, you may want to get a blood pressure screening and receive the latest information about your benefits offered by United Healthcare, the 2018 Wellness Incentive, and the Wellness Ambassador program.  This would also be a great opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have about your benefit confirmation statements, which should be arriving in your mail soon.

NOTE: Flu shots and free eye screenings are also available at the mini health fair.

You may participate in up to 4 hours of community service on December 20th at approved organizations.  In order to be paid for community service hours on December 20, you will need to register through myLearn.  Approved organizations include United Way agencies and other non-profits.  Verification of community service performed may be required.

With the approval of their supervisor, employees may request time off using their vacation, personal or compensatory time accruals on December 20.