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Lunch Time Sessions

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Lunch time sessions offer a great opportunity to get introduced to a topic, to refresh and rejuvenate, or to learn some interesting information.

Most individual sessions are offered to Queen's employees at no cost, but there is a nominal fee to register for the 6 week and 8 week yoga series. Please see course descriptions for more details.

Don't forget to bring your lunch!

Course Description Date, Time, Location
Lunch and Learn: Budgeting Learn where your money is going and avoid overspending. How to develop, prioritize, and use a budget effectively. Presented by a Certified Financial Planner from the Ontario Civil Service Credit Union. Not offered this term.
Lunch and Learn: Care for the Caregiver

Gundi Hodge
The role of caregiver, while often rewarding, can also take a tremendous toll on individuals both emotionally and physically. It is critical that caregivers look after themselves as well as the person in their care. This principle is particularly important for members of the “sandwich generation” who are juggling both elder and child care responsibilities. Whether participants are already caring for an aging family member or plan to take on this role in the future, this seminar provides important information for them to consider. Topics include the emotional and physical responses that often accompany care giving and the development of healthy habits and positive coping strategies.

23-Nov-2011

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Lunch and Learn: Effective Communication at Work

 

Gundi Hodge

In order to communicate effectively, individuals have to master the techniques of effective listening and self-¬expression. These skills involve verbal and non¬verbal behaviours as well as the ability to speak with persuasion and confidence. This seminar looks at both of these essential sides of the communication equation. It addresses key communication elements.

08-Feb-2012

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Lunch and Learn: Enhancing Couple Relationships

 

Gundi Hodge

A loving relationship can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Early on, people tend to focus most of their energy and attention on their partner and the relationship. Laughter and compromise come easy, and the relationship may seem effortless. As one moves through life with a partner, however, many challenges will undoubtedly arise. Fortunately, these situations can be overcome through building a healthy relationship based on an ongoing commitment of time and effort. This seminar focuses on strategies to help individuals build and maintain a mutually satisfying relationship.

13-Oct-2011

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Lunch and Learn: Fitness Fit

 

Angela Maciejewski

Getting active is easier than you think. You are doing things now that are making a difference, but with a few easy ideas you can get a balance diet of activity in your daily life. Learn the basic needs and benefits of being active and examples of each to create daily fitness.

09-Jan-2012 

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Lunch and Learn: Healthy Eating in Real Life  

 

Jacoba de Vos

Want to learn more about your nutrition and how you can improve it? Join us for this Lunch and Learn… Bring your lunch, a friend, and an appetite for knowledge!

08-Nov-2011 

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Lunch and Learn: Lifestyle Planning 

 

Ken Dulai

General financial planning for different stages of life: early working years, raising a family, building a retirement nest egg and living out retirement.

17-Nov-2011 

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Lunch and Learn: Parenting - The Tween Years

 

Gundi Hodge

Parents with children in the “tween” years, ages 7¬12, are faced with unique challenges, as are their children. While they are no longer babies or toddlers, they are not yet ready for the increased level of independence teenagers frequently experience. This session gives participants insight into parenting children in this age group and shares information about developmental and behavioural issues, peer group dynamics, puberty, responsibility and discipline. Participants will discuss valuable strategies designed to make this stage of your child’s growth safe, satisfying and enjoyable.

12-Jan-2012 

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Lunch and Learn: Positive Parenting 

 

Diane Dowling

Why won't my child behave? My child never seems to listen to me! I have tried everything and nothing seems to work! Sound familiar? Raising children is a rewarding experience but every family faces challenges with behaviour and discipline. Attend this session to learn more about positive parenting and discipline techniques that work. This presentation is for families with children age 18 months to 6 years.

21-Mar-2012 

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Lunch and Learn: Strength Training

 

Lora Wiederick

Your body is your gym! No bands, weights, or balls required! Discover a fast, effective way to tone and condition your body that can be done anywhere, even at the office. Learn some basic, effective exercises that you use only your body weight to create an effective, fast workout. You don’t even have to change! No more excuses once you have taken this session.

15-Mar-2012 

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Lunch and Learn: Women and Money

 

Carol Ann Budd

You’re smart, savvy and successful. You’ve built the life you deserve and plan to enjoy it. But have you considered how realities like a longer life expectancy and time away from the workforce can impact your plans? Join us and learn more about: the true financial impacts of caring for children or aging parents; how to survive separation and divorce; securing lifelong independence. Find out how to protect you, your wealth, and the people you care about.

06-Dec-2011 

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Lunch and Learn: Work and Family Life Balance

Managing a career while raising children can be a challenge. It can be difficult to feel that you are giving both work and home the best of your capabilities. This presentation will provide suggestions to help maintain your family and work life balance. Not offered this term.

Lunch and Learn: Working Out at Your Desk

 

Angela Maciejewski

Most people say that they don't have the time to work out. Well you don't need a gym to work out! You can do a full body work out at your desk! Learn a fun, effective work out that will only take a few minutes out of your day, and make a difference to your healthy lifestyle.

22-Feb-2012

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Yoga - Lunch Time Chair Series

 

Jackie Adams

Crave yoga's benefits - but short on time? Why not fit in a yoga class on your lunch hour! Chair yoga meets you right where you are, in your work clothes. Yoga in the chair takes you through a series of stretches, thus easing the tension in hands, neck, shoulders, back, hips, legs and feet, followed by yogic breathing and relaxation techniques to calm the mind. You will leave class feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. This is an all level class suitable for everyone.

 

NOTE: There is a fee for each series. The 6-week Fall series costs $20.00. The 8-week Winter series costs $25.00. Please bring payment with you to the first class.

03-Oct-2011

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

 

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20-Feb-2012

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

Yoga in the Office Does your body get tired of sitting at your desk? Is your posture suffering from "computer pose"? Come and spend an hour with Jackie Adams and learn some simple and easy yoga stretches to do at your desk. You will learn to ease tension in the neck, shoulders, wrists, hips and feet as well as a relaxing breathing technique to assist you through tense moments. You will leave feeling refreshed and knowledgeable about coping with stress. Not offered this term

Yoga: Relax-O-Rama

 

Kristeen MacLeod

Yoga for taming stress led by Kirsteen MacLeod Learn how yoga's simple techniques can help you manage stress. We'll do gentle yoga postures and breathing exercises that will invigorate you, help prevent stress and anxiety--and help you stay more grounded as challenges arise in your daily life.

11-Oct-2011

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

 

01-Nov-2011

Noon - 1:00pm

 

Seminar Room, Faculty & Staff Lrng Facilities
Mac-Corry B176

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