Personal Development On Campus

The Campus Wellness Committee promotes and supports an increased awareness and practice of a healthy lifestyle for the university’s faculty, staff, and students. A variety of educational sessions are offered. These include Financial Wellness, Dine-N-Discover events and free Webinars. With the current COVID-19 restrictions, all summer education sessions will be conducted live online. 

July 

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Virtual Cooking with Dr. Bobbie Ticknor

Are you looking for some healthy meal options that you can easily make? Join Dr. Bobbie Ticknor as she demonstrates a One Pan Meal with chicken and roasted veggies. Each session will allow time for Q & A with Bobbie. Following the session, recipes will be provided. Dr. Bobbie Ticknor has been featured on the popular TV show Cooks vs Cons, Season 2. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for and knowledge of cooking with you.

Tuesday, July 21 

11:00 to 11:45 AM

Sign up Online or email vsuwellness@valdosta.edu


Upcoming Live Cooking Demonstrations (Sponsored by Georgia State)

 If you have any questions, please contact a member of the EDWS Team at edws@gsu.edu.


June Recordings

BUILDING RESILIENT MUSCLES

The foundation of resilience lies in building five muscles, three are specific skills and two are personal choices that are consistently chosen. The key to resilience is understanding yourself and your personal operating system and identifying the mental obstacles (thoughts, feelings and attitudes) that get in your way. Participants will focus on five muscles: accepting personal accountability, developing a belief system that encourages and supports success, accurately and objectively assess your moods and blind spots, perfect your deep breathing technique and curate curiosity to view situations from different angles.

Recording: Click HERE  


MAXIMIZING YOUR DAY

Often the day seems to fly by without one having accomplished a thing on one’s to-do list. If time management was so easy to accomplish on one’s own, then why do we feel so overwhelmed? This session will provide a basic explanation of the time management process and the characteristics of effective time managers. It will discuss the importance of prioritizing important events, and explore the role of delegation and communicating delegation requests with others. Time management is a learned skill. It requires self-discipline and a desire to become conscious of how one manages one’s daily activities.

Recording: MAXIMIZING YOUR DAY: EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT


MENTAL HEALTH: RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND FOR EMPLOYEES

We all have a role to play in helping to normalize conversations around mental health and contribute towards a respectful and supportive work environment where colleagues feel able to share concerns in an open way. As such, it is important that every employee has the confidence and competence to recognize if a colleague is behaving in a concerning way and know how to intervene in an appropriate and effective way, taking every opportunity to bring this subject out in the open and commit to making a difference. This seminar will help equip attendees with the knowledge to be a supportive colleague able to recognize signs of concern and respond appropriately.

Recording: MENTAL HEALTH: RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND 


EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SUCCESS

Recognizing feelings in oneself and others, managing emotions, and balancing thoughts and feelings are beneficial traits to have. These traits are associated with emotional intelligence (EI) and can improve the chances of leading a successful life. The session will examine the impact of emotional intelligence on one’s life. Participants will learn that by recognizing the feelings of family members and co-workers, and responding in a balanced, rational way, they can improve relationships and collaborate more effectively. The session also examines new brain research on emotions and the battle between the emotional and the thinking brain.

Recording: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SUCCESS


EFFECTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT

Working under excessive pressure for a prolonged period of time can result in chronic stress and have a significant adverse impact on our mental and physical health. Without understanding the stress response, it can be difficult to develop healthy coping strategies to help us tackle stress in an effective way, leaving the stress hormones running riot around our minds and bodies.

Recording: EFFECTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT


COOKING WITH Dr. BOBBIE TICKNOR

Join us for some fun in the kitchen as we learn how to make a veggie quiche...dorm room style, basic, and even an advanced method will be shown! Dr. Bobbie Ticknor has been featured on the popular TV show Cooks vs Cons, Season 2. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for and knowledge of cooking with you. 

Recording: COOKING WITH DR. TICKNOR- VEGGIE QUICHE

Recipe: Veggie Quiche