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New brown bag series to bring employee parents, caregivers together

by Brandy Warren, communications and marketing last modified Apr 16, 2013 10:19 AM

UofL employees who are parents and caregivers are invited to a new brown bag lunch series to talk, share ideas and commiserate with their peers.

The Work-Life Balance committee for Great Places to Work is hosting the new monthly series to reach out and connect people who are dealing with the same issues. Each month, the group will discuss a different topic, which may include issues like community resources, school selection, childcare options and stress relief.

The sessions are informal and will be group discussion oriented. 

“We hope that by having these informal sessions, we are able to pool our valuable ideas and resources in order to create an inclusive circle that fosters open exchange and a greater sense of community amongst parents and caregivers here at the university,” said committee co-chair Caroline Stephens.

The first session is noon April 25, in HR Training Room 103. Attendees should bring their own drinks and lunch. Parking will be available at HR as needed. RSVPs are recommended, but not required. 

The first hourly session will be split between two discussions. The first will be to brainstorm a list of ideas parents and caregivers would like to discuss throughout the year. The second half will be devoted to sharing ideas for summer activities for children. Committee members will bring a few ideas they’ve heard, but attendees should bring ideas for things their children will be doing as well as to share their experience with programs and activities.

For more information, post questions on UofL Families on Facebook.





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