Healthy Communities

Queen's Healthy Communities

The Faculty of Arts and Science is committed to supporting our people and building strong, healthy communities.

Not only is supporting our people on of the four strategic priorities in our Strategic Plan, the need to build strong, healthy communities was amplified by the pandemic in the past year and a half.  

Supporting our people and building healthy communities is reflected in many of the themes that emerged from our Town Halls, Community Assembly meetings, Dr. Wendy Craig’s research into the impact of COVID-19 on the FAS community,  and the resulting Continuous Improvement Review for COVID Response.  

Supporting Your Mental Health

Queen’s Employee & Family Assistance Program – provided by LifeWorks - is available 24/7, 365 days a year for faculty, staff, and eligible dependents. In addition to confidential wellbeing support, LifeWorks services can help you manage your reactions to stressful situations with wellness articles, podcasts, tools and other online resources. Learn more and register for upcoming orientation webinars.   

The Faculty of Arts and Science has also organized events and curated resources supporting mental health specifically for FAS staff. Please see the sections below.  

Supporting Your Physical Health

Queen’s offers free, virtual fitness classes for all employees; from yoga, to Pilates, to good-old-fashioned cardio, there’s something for everyone! Check out the spring offerings, and don't miss the healthy eating and food skills webinar recordings available in the Learning Library below.

Supporting Your Social Well-Being

Our community is stronger when we take time to connect. From sending virtual shoutouts for a job well done, to attending virtual coffee breaks and “Furry Friends” Pet Meet & Greets, the FAS community rallied together even when we couldn’t connect in-person. As we adapt to the new, hybrid working environment, let us know if you have a great idea for a social activity or would be interested in helping to organize opportunities for your colleagues to connect either virtually or in-person.

Send a virtual shoutout

Supporting Your Professional Growth

In pursuit of healthy learning and working environments, the Faculty of Arts and Science is committed to supporting ongoing training and development by providing Learning & Development assistance to staff who pursue continuous work-related knowledge and skill improvement. See below for full details on the FAS Learning & Development Fund and opportunities to apply!

May

“Building Trust and Resilience in a Hybrid Workplace” Interactive Keynote – May 18, 2022

Connecting in the hybrid work era is difficult if approached in the pre-pandemic way. In this interactive keynote, Linda Allen-Hardisty will discuss ways to leverage emotional intelligence to build trust within your team and among your work relationships. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from one of Queen’s Industrial Relations Centre’s exceptional facilitators!

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August

“The Importance of Unplugging in a Virtual World” LifeWorks Webinar – Aug 17, 2022

In today’s world of remote work, the lines between work and home are more blurred than ever as technology allows us to be constantly connected. With a focus on the impact of being connected 24/7 and the benefits of unplugging, this seminar will provide participants with tips on how to take action to unplug from work and reconnect with life.  

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September

“Being an Emotionally Effective Leader to Strengthen Trust” IRC Workshop – Sept 27, 2022

Join Linda-Allen Hardisty - lead facilitator for Queen’s Industrial Relations Centre’s Building Trust in the Workplace program - to learn about which emotional intelligences foster trust and how you as a leader can raise your own self-awareness of how to become more trustworthy. 

*Registration Details Coming Soon

 

October

“Silencing Your Inner Critic” LifeWorks Webinar – Oct 21, 2022 

Your inner “Critic” is that little voice in your head that is all-to-ready to berate, criticize, and demean you, and if not properly managed, it can rob you of feeling good about yourself. In contrast, strong self-esteem – the value and worth you place on yourself – is an attribute that enables you to succeed at work and in relationships. This webinar will provide strategies to confront the “Critic” and develop healthy self-esteem. 

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November

“Leveraging Emotional Intelligence to Strengthen Team Trust” IRC Workshop – Nov 16, 2022

One of Queen’s Industrial Relations Centre’s lead facilitators, Linda-Allen Hardisty, returns to help you learn how to leverage emotional intelligence within your team and make a plan to grow trust within your team. 

*Registration Details Coming Soon

 

January 

“Gratitude” LifeWorks Webinar – Jan 27, 2023

Focusing on what we can be grateful for each day offers a new perspective on daily life. Through an exploration of the science behind gratitude and how it can help to increase meaningful relationships, this webinar will provide empowering tips and tools to help individuals incorporate gratitude both at work and at home.   

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You will find below recordings from past webinars, links to helpful resources, and suggested reading. Resources are updated on an ongoing basis. Have a suggested addition for our library? Let us know.

Resources by Topic

Self-Care

Managing Stress & Anxiety

Resilience

Positive Psychology

Physical Health

Family and Work-Life Balance

Dealing With Change

Leadership During Times of Stress

LinkedIn Learning

Did you know? LinkedIn Learning is available, free of charge, for all Queen’s staff and faculty. In addition to thousands of current, high-quality professional development courses, this online learning platform offers helpful training and resources in topics related to mental health and wellness in the workplace.

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The Faculty of Arts and Science is committed to supporting our people through ongoing training and development by providing Learning & Development assistance to staff who chose to build new skills and develop in their current or future roles. As outlined in the Fund Procedure below, applications are due by mid-October and end-of-January each year to the Learning & Development Advisory Team via fas.learndevfund@queensu.ca.

FAS Learning & Development Fund Procedure

FAS Learning & Development Request Form

FAS Learning & Development Fund FAQs

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