Workshops & Programs

There are various internal and external training and workshops available for employees and managers.

WellBeing and WorkLife eLearning Modules

Enroll in one of our eLearning modules to learn more about the University's commitment to psychological health and safety or to learn strategies in supporting mental health in the workplace.
Each module ranges from 30-45 minutes.

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Wellness Advocate Program

The goal of the Wellness Advocate Program is to contribute to a supportive workplace environment and encourage positive health behaviors. The Wellness Advocate Program is composed of two groups: wellness committees and wellness advocates.

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Mindfulness, the cultivation of focused awareness, changes the structure and function of the brain throughout the life span. A regular mindfulness practice can open new doors to healing, growth, creativity, and happiness at the individual, family, workplace, and community level.

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WellBeing and WorkLife

Building Personal Resilience

This workshop examines emotional and physical wellness to help you learn strategies to increase your personal resilience so you are more prepared to navigate everyday activities and to deal with challenges, setbacks, and change in your work and personal life.

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Building Resilience Through Connection

This workshop is designed to help staff and faculty to identify healthy coping strategies in response to common stressors. It highlights the importance of social supports, caring communities and the resources available to employees at the University of Calgary.

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The Working Mind

Geared towards a general workplace audience - aims to increase mental health awareness, reduce the stigma of mental illness, and offer resources to maintain positive mental health and increase resiliency. This workshop is a full-day manager session, or a half-day employee session. 

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This course features video segments of a psychology expert and four people learning to become more resilient. The course features before-and-after testimonials, interviews with a psychologist, and step-by-step exercises.

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Responsible Optimism

This course provides users with tools required to change their thinking. Optimistic thinking is a key to avoiding feelings of depression, persisting longer at challenging tasks, and facing each day with hope.

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Taking Control of Stress

This course provides users with tools to identify stress and key stress management skills, including: managing thinking and feelings, time management, increasing positive experiences, getting active, and relaxation.

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Taking Control of Your Mood

Sad feelings are normal but can require help. This course offers self-care strategies for eating/sleeping well, managing thinking/feelings, increasing positive experiences, getting active, and reducing tension.

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Training and Development

Training and Development offers programs, workshops, e-learning, guidebooks, articles, and more aimed at developing you for your current role as well as for future opportunities and career growth.

Health & Wellness Fundamentals

This workshop provides the basics to support the health and wellbeing of your employees. This is a 2.5 hour workshop for managers. Participants will learn:

  • the services available through WellBeing and WorkLife
  • about the services available through Staff Wellness
  • how to support the health of your employees
  • what resources Homewood Health offers for employees and their families
  • what to do in the event of crisis, accommodation, or if an employee is away from work

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education offers a wide range of seminars, courses, certificates, and diploma programs to individuals and organizations seeking opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment. Continuing Education offers a variety of personal interest and wellness courses including:


  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Mindfulness: Five Day Non-Residential MBSR Retreat
  • Parenting Today's Teen
  • Understanding and Preparing for Retirement
  • Foundations of Personal Financial Management

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SU Wellness Centre

Employees have access to a variety of training and workshops through the SU Wellness Centre.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

A two day intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

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Community Helpers Training

Learn to identify and support existing “natural” helpers for youth in the community. The program aims to build a bridge between formal and informal support for youth in the community.

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