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How leaders can build resiliency for their staff during the pandemic

July 30, 2020

Leaders at UT are looking for ways to support their staff as the effects of the pandemic continue to build.  Health care professionals look to lessons learned from past crises.  This article offers practical steps all leaders can consider implementing to foster a more resilient work culture and reduce the risk of long term psychological difficulties.

https://boldly.joulecma.ca/blog/how-leaders-can-support-team-resilience-in-a-pandemic

Staying connected with your child(ren) during the summer of a pandemic

July 23, 2020

Covid-19 has left most of us parents feel emotionally taxed, mentally exhausted, and depleted of physical energy, all for obvious reasons.

These seven ideas offer options for connecting with your child every day, even in these most difficult moments of parenting.

Building a culture of repair: Resmaa Menakem and Robin DiAngelo in Conversation

July 21, 2020

Extending and deepening the discussion from Resmaa Menakem’s conversation with Krista Tippett in June of this year, Robin DiAngelo joins the dialogue bringing her scholarship on the idea of “white fragility.” This recently released podcast episode explores racial identity, systemic racism, and how we might begin building a new culture of repair.

https://onbeing.org/programs/robin-diangelo-and-resmaa-menakem-in-conversation/

How to begin talking about race in the workplace

July 16, 2020

Throughout this summer on UT’s campus there have been many conversations amongst alumni, faculty, staff and the Board of Regents about systemic racism and how the university might step into a new season of equity and inclusion. Dr. Stephanie Creary, Management Professor at Wharton, offers a framework to help managers initiate a conversation with employees to address systemic racism.

https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/begin-talking-race-workplace/

The unexpected joys of parenting

July 14, 2020

The challenges associated with living day-to-day life as a parent during the pandemic are busy and stressful.  This blog post highlights something that can easily be overlooked during times of stress – the beauty of childhood play.

https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-unexpected-joys-of-parenting-in-place/

 

Tools, strategies and tips about managing and leading teams remotely

July 9, 2020

For many people the way we work has shifted dramatically from what it looked like in early March because of COVID-19.

Find out how having hope can help you function better and stay motivated

July 7, 2020

Hope is an active process that we can engage in. This article shares information and research on how hope increases functioning such as motivation and goal attainment, while moderating the effects of health issues like chronic anxiety. There are also exercises and worksheets for increasing hope in your life.

https://positivepsychology.com/hope-therapy/

Additional activities that can bring enjoyment

July 2, 2020

Making time for joy can be hard at any time.  And especially during a global pandemic, it can be challenging to identify opportunities to have fun.  This blog posts offers some ideas to enjoy with your partner and/or family unit.

https://www.gottman.com/blog/warm-weather-rituals-of-connection-ideas-for-couples-and-families/

Essential Workers Resources

June 30, 2020

UT’s essential employees come to campus daily to keep the university functioning and safe during a time when most employees are working remotely. Being on the front lines of a crisis as an essential employee may feel overwhelming. We have created this handout and video as a way to communicate with that we know you are dealing with additional pressures.  We care about your well-being and are here to support you.

Managing Emotions as an Essential Worker Handout