NOTE: For our July Meeting ONLY,
we will be meeting at NewSpace.
Please make note of the address:
1966 Innerbelt Business Center Drive 63114
"On-The-Job Stress Relief"
Director of Workforce Education, Solutions and Safety Training at Lewis and Clark Community College
Everyone experiences stress, yet some handle it better than others. And stress isn’t always negative. The pressure of deadlines, for example, can drive positive actions. Therefore, a brief review of biochemistry regarding cortisol and Amygdala Hijackings will enable participants to better understand the stress relief techniques to be discussed.
Stress triggers in our private lives can be controlled from spilling into our professional environment. These include personal situations such as divorce, birth of a child, loss of a loved one, moving, medical concerns and many others. Participants will practice the mindfulness technique of “deep breathing” coupled with “bookmarking” to minimize such stressors so that they don’t carry into the workplace.
The remainder of the discussion will be additional relief techniques for on-the-job stress such as certain customer interactions, project management and deadline stress, and physical space/equipment ergonomics. The “Stay or Go” stress assessment tool will be used with its stress management techniques. Those for “Stay” are:
Those for “Go” are:
- Neck rolling
- Eye exercising
Kathy Willis is Director, Workforce Education, Solutions & Safety Training at Lewis and Clark Community College, and has served on the boards for weTRaIN and IMS. Willis has instructed management courses for the Riverbend Growth Association, CNB, Motorola, and Procter and Gamble, among many others. She has also been a featured speaker for the St. Louis chapters of ASTD, ISPI, AAIM, The Safety Council of Greater St. Louis, and The National Arthritis Foundation’s annual convention. Willis has been published by ASTD Sourcebooks, and previously held positions with Maritz Learning, General Dynamics, Wells Fargo, Perry Oceanographics, and BJC’s Leadership Institute.
- 9:30am - 10:00am Optional: Socializing/Networking
- 10:00am - 10:30am Welcome and Introductions
- 10:30am - 11:30am Featured Program
- 11:30am - 11:40am Board and Business Partner Spotlight
- 11:40am - 12:00pm Announcements and Wrap Up
- 12:00pm - 12:30pm Optional: Q&A for New Organizers