New VCU HR virtual well-being sessions and other resources, including Spring refresh & renew

Upcoming Virtual Employee Well-Being Programs

Many of our Well-Being Programs have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis but we have found many virtual well-being resources to address all of the RamStrong dimensions of well-being (Physical, Emotional Mental, Environmental, Financial, Occupational, Social, Intellectual, and Spiritual. You can view available resources on the RamStrong COVID-19 webpage.

In addition, we are excited to schedule some of our previously scheduled programs virtually! See the schedule below! Keep in mind, times may vary so please make a note of them. You can register in Talent. These are also available on the HR Work*Life*Well-being webpage.

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Thursday, April 23 – 12 pm to 1 pm

Virginia 529

(Presented by VCU HR and VA 529)

Watch this webinar to learn about saving for future higher education expenses for your children, grandchildren or yourself. During this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Save for tuition and other college costs, such as housing and textbooks
  • Take advantage of tax-free earnings
  • And most importantly meet your savings goals

Register at:Talent@VCU


Tuesday, April 28 – 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Move It Virginia

(Presented by VCU HR and CommonHealth)

As many are now working from home, we find ourselves sitting all day. Research shows that even a dedicated exerciser cannot make up for the negative effects of sitting all day with a daily workout. Join Mike King, CommonHealth Wellness Consultant, to learn how to find a better balance between time on our feet and time on our rears.

Register at: Talent@VCU


Wednesday, May 6 – 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Yoga with Sydney

(Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreational Sports)

Take a break from your work day to explore some basic and foundational yoga postures that are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Participants will be encouraged to move mindfully, connecting their movement to their breath. Participants can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement.

Register at: Talent@VCU


Tuesday, May 12 – 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Strength Training with Hannah

(Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreational Sports)

Strengthen all of the major muscle groups in your body by participating in this Strength Training fitness class led by Hannah, VCU Rec Sports’ Group Exercise Coordinator! With a focus on high repetitions and lightweight, through the use of bodyweight, dumbbells, and resistance bands, participants will be guided through a series of exercises targeting the chest, back, arms, legs, glutes, and core.

Register at: Talent@VCU


Thursday, May 14 – 12 pm to 1 pm

Healthy Habits for Your Brain and Body

(Presented by VCU HR and Alzheimer’s Association)

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Register at: Talent@VCU


Tuesday, May 19 – 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Re-Learn to Relax

(Presented by VCU HR and CommonHealth)

Join Mike King, CommonHealth Wellness Consultant, as we learn about the physical and mental benefits of meditation and mindfulness.

Register at: Talent@VCU


Thursday, May 21 – 1 pm to 1:30 pm

Full Body Chair Workout with Ashley

(Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreational Sports)

Looking to get a full body workout done without having to leave your home or the office? Join Ashley Shepherd, VCU Rec Sports’ Athletic Trainer, to find out how to stay energized and alert through the work day while incorporating equipment found easily around you.

Register at: Talent@VCU

Tuesday, May 26 – 1 pm to 1:30 pm


Guided Meditation with Chelsea

(Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreational Sports)

Take a break from email notifications, meetings, and your to-do list to find a moment of quiet reflection in the middle of your day with our mindfulness meditation. Open to all and no previous meditation experience necessary, our mindfulness meditation will provide a sense of calm, peace, and balance, while improving attention, focus, and ability to work through stressful circumstances. Participating in mindfulness meditation is the perfect way to take a moment for yourself and recharge for the rest of your workday!

Register at: Talent@VCU


Thursday, May 28 – 2 pm to 3 pm

Fidelity’s Market Volatility Workshop

(Presented by VCU HR and Fidelity Investments)

Join Fidelity Investments as they provide

Register at: Talent@VCU (Pending – awaiting final confirmation)


Tuesday, June 2nd – 12 pm to 12:45 pm

Capitol Square Healthcare Clinic and Onsite Coaching

(Presented by VCU HR and Capitol Square Health Care)

Did you know state employees have access to a clinic with a discounted co-payment? Did you know you also have access to onsite health coaching? Join Dr. Latrina Lemon, Medical Director and Louann Winterling, Onsite Wellness Coach as they give a brief intro about the services they offer, followed by Q&A.

Register at: Talent@VCU (Pending – awaiting final confirmation)

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Other on-demand webinars and sessions available

Virginia Credit Union

Navigating through an Economic Crisis
During this webinar, we’ll provide strategies to help you and your family find your way through an economic crisis—including a plan for reduced income and effectively managing debt.


VCU Recreational Sports

VCU Recreational Sports – offers a diversity of virtual programs including fitness, wellness, outdoor programs, parent and child programs fun and games, and more!


Spring refresh & renew offer from Mindful

Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances, we hope you are
finding ways to plug into compassion, kindness, and care during these challenging days. 

To help you practice healthy self-care and connect with compassion,
Mindful is pleased to offer Spring Refresh, a FREE 3-Day Online
Mini-Retreat, with guided practices for self-care and resilience.

These practices are designed to help you invite greater simplicity, love, and compassion into your life, while letting go of habits that no longer serve you.

How it works: For three days, April 17-19, we’ll email you three practices, a morning practice, midday practice, and evening practice. This self-guided program features Barry Boyce, Sharon Salzberg, and Dr. Mark Bertin.

We hope you will join us and find this free course a valuable way to help you navigate this challenging time with self-care and kindness.
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