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VCU HR – we support your total well-being! Please see July’s schedule below with lots of great workshops! All programs will be virtual!

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Wednesday, July 8 – 12 noon

Mat Pilates with Sydney

(Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreational Sports)

This popular class incorporates core strengthening exercises coupled with breathing techniques that allow for a stronger and more functional body. All levels welcome! 

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Thursday, July 9 – 12 noon

Best Practices for Working Remotely During COVID-19

(Presented by VCU HR and Anthem EAP)

Learning to work from home 100% of the time will require adaptability and a new set of skills. This course will outline strategies for communication, productivity, and time management all within the context of working from your home environment. Discussions will include how to work around your children, how to manage distractions and how to cope with the unique emotional pressures of working away from the office.

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Monday, July 13 – 2 pm to 3 pm

Special Needs Financial Planning Workshop

(Presented by VCU HR and AFE)

There are unique challenges and joys that daily life brings for families with special needs. This workshop will help you to ensure continued care for your loved one by helping to create a financial strategy and better understanding of the many legal, financial, governmental and personal challenges.

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Wednesday, July 15 – 12 pm

Yoga with Hannah

(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. 

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Monday, July 20 – 12 pm

Bodyweight Strength with Jess

(Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreational Sports)

Strengthen all of the major muscle groups in your body by participating in this Bodyweight Strength fitness class! With a focus on utilizing your bodyweight with high repetitions, participants will be guided through a series of exercises targeting the chest, back, arms, legs, glutes, and core. 

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Wednesday, July 22 – 1 pm to 2 pm

Virginia 529

(Presented by VCU HR and VA 529)

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

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Tuesday, July 28 – 12 pm

Mindfulness 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.

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Thursday, July 30 – 12 pm

Creating Work-Life Balance

(Presented by VCU HR and Anthem EAP)

Even in these challenging times, it is possible to meet the competing demands of job and family. In this fun, interactive seminar, you’ll learn the four pillars of work-life balance and learn to prioritize what’s important to you. Learn how to think about the big picture without ignoring the little things that matter. We will show you how to find the time to take care of it all – including finding time for yourself and for fun! By exploring priorities and developing successful negotiation strategies, you will learn how to get work-life balance in your life.

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