Employee Assistance Program Overviews

On May 10th, WSU Pullman will host representatives from the State of Washington’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) who will provide an overview of EAP services available to WSU employees.  Depending on the particular session you attend, additional information will be included on select topics:

Employee Assistance Program: Overview for Employees (Enroll Here)

This workshop describes EAP services available to WSU employees. Employees have the option of attending one of the following:

Session 1 (Pullman Only)

A Brief EAP Overview & Building Resilience from Stress 

May 10 | 9:00 – 10:00 am

This presentation looks at the part resiliency plays in helping us get through, and cope with, difficult and uncertain times.Resiliency is not a strategy to help you reduce stress but rather it is designed to help you become stronger as a result of experiencing stress. Practicing resiliency helps us learn from stressful events in our lives, adjust and become stronger.

In this presentation you will learn:

    • The definition of resiliency
    • Why it is more important than ever to develop and practice the components of resiliency
    • Simple actions that you can start today to build your personal resiliency

Session 2 (Pullman and Videoconferencing):

A Brief EAP Overview & Generations in the Workplace

May 10 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm

For the first time in US history there are 4-5 generations in the workplace; each with their own values, work styles and expectations. Being able to understand what drives the members of each generation is crucial for team work and productivity.

In this presentation you learn:

    • The core values, expectations, interactive style and motivation of the different generations
    • The importance of recognizing the nuances of each generation and using that information to effectively communicate and interact
    • Practice exercises that will help you to understand how multi-generational teams can work and be managed effectively

Employee Assistance Program: Overview for Managers and Supervisors (Enroll Here)

In this presentation you will learn what services are offered by the EAP, how to effectively utilize the EAP, and how to refer employees to EAP services. The presentation also describes tools for using the EAP effectively and managing difficult employee situations. Two sessions are available:

  • Session 1 (Pullman Only):
    May 10 | 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Session 2 (Pullman and Videoconferencing):
    May 10 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm

If you would like to set up videoconferencing for your location, please visit here.

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