2017

2017

2017 SMART PROGRAMS

January 25, 2017

The SMART Programs for January and February are a two part series on Emotional Intelligence. Join us for this interactive presentation on cultivation of inner wisdom with mindfulness. 

Vanessa Hurst, author of Engaging Compassion Through Intent and Action, will lead the audience through exploration of creativity, rational thinking, emotions, and how these combine to cultivate how we think.  Vanessa holds a master’s degree in Natural Health, is a frequent facilitator for retreats and workshops and has more than 20 years of experience in contemplative practice and mentoring.  She is the current instructor for tai chi classes provided in collaboration with the School of Medicine’s Being Well initiative and Get Healthy Now.

February 23, 2017

Please join us for the final section of our two-part series on Intuitive Sense.  This will be an interactive presentation on cultivation of inner wisdom with mindfulness and will build on the tools and concepts learned in Part I.

Vanessa Hurst, author of Engaging Compassion Through Intent and Action, will lead the audience through exploration of creativity, rational thinking, emotions, and how these combine to cultivate how we think.  Vanessa holds a master’s degree in Natural Health, is a frequent facilitator for retreats and workshops and has more than 20 years of experience in contemplative practice and mentoring.  She is the current instructor for tai chi classes provided in collaboration with the School of Medicine’s Being Well initiative and Get Healthy Now.

March 22, 2017

Think learning how to write well is for fourth graders and dusty old books?  Think again!  Even the most seasoned writers will tell you writing and communication is difficult.  When adding in business needs, the quickened pace of email and social media, and a need to constantly be on the move, knowing how to be clear and concise is crucial.  Don’t lose this opportunity to sharpen your writing skills! 

This talk will discuss strategies and resources for stronger, clearer and more effective written communication in the workplace. Throughout the talk, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own writing and on how these strategies and resources might be relevant to them.

This program will be presented by Jessica Newman, assistant director for graduate student writing at the University Writing Center and a doctoral student in the rhetoric and composition program. Jessica holds an MA in language and literacy and an MFA in creative writing.

March 29, 2017

Picture it: 

While walking to a meeting, you see a young man being insulted and called derogatory names by a group of teenagers.  You are the only one around, and the young man is visibly upset. 

What do you do?

You have noticed that one of your coworkers frequently comments on another coworker’s appearance and weight, to the point where she rarely leaves her desk and never goes to the break room to eat lunch.  Today, as you are making copies, you witness it happening firsthand.

What do you say? 

Stumped?  You’re not alone.  An entire body of research exists about the bystander phenomenon and how these issues, when not addressed, creates a hostile and harsh environment.  To combat these kinds of situations, you need to know what to do.  Come gain the necessary tools to know how to properly act. 

SMART is partnering with the School of Medicine’s Office of Community Engagement and Diversity and the PEACC Center to provide bystander training, presented by Sally Evans, Director of the U of L PEACC Center.

June 28, 2017

DID YOU KNOW...?

 

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-24
  • Suicide is the most preventable cause of death
  • Being a “gatekeeper” and knowing the warning signs can be lifesaving

 

Learn more about suicide warning signs and how to be a “gatekeeper” at the June SMART Program – Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Training.  This program is presented by Tracie Meyer, Cards Suicide, Prevention, Education, Awareness, and Knowledge (SPEAK) Coordinator.