Excel as a High-Performing Agency

Upcoming webinars to help employees Resume, Recover and Reset

Thank you all for your continued perseverance as we work to Resume, Recover and Reset. We’re striving to provide employees resources to help everyone do just that – Resume, Recover and Reset. As Chief Christiansen stated, we are a diverse organization and each of our experiences during the partial government shutdown was different and we will recover differently. Our hope is that the resources listed below will help you recover from the shutdown, and deal with the instability of operating on a continuing resolution. Each offering is designed to help employees feel grounded and resilient. We are actively working on additional offerings so please stay tuned for more to come. The updates will be posted on the National Headquarters Intranet, https://fsweb.wo.fs.fed.us/ under Quick Picks until the Work Environment and Performance web site is functioning.

 

Awakening Joy webinar – Five month webinar starting this week


Date: February through June 2019

Title:  Awakening Joy
Speaker:   James and Jane Baraz, Awakening Joy

Synopsis:  Awakening Joy course is an internationally recognized course, taught by James Baraz and designed to awaken joy through exciting themes and practices that incline the mind toward well-being and deeper insight. The course typically costs $280, but is being offered to all federal employees for free.

The course has a very beneficial impact on participants, helping them get through difficult times as well as helping them better appreciate the good times.

  • Participants learn the science behind real happiness and build healthier habits through simple but powerful and effective practices that develop qualities, such as gratitude, mindfulness, integrity, and being kind to yourself and others.
  • This online course can be taken from anywhere.
  • It starts the first week in February and lasts for five months but you can do it at your own pace throughout the year.

(Sign up is still available even though the course has started)

 

To take the course for free:

  1. Fill out the Sign Up form at https://awakeningjoy.info/signup.php
  2. After you click “Submit” on the above registration form, a payment page comes up with $280. Look lower down on the page for “Enter a Promotion Code”. Enter “GovJoy2019”.

 

Conflict management and prevention webinar on broadcasting happiness on Monday, February 11, 2019


Date: February 11, 2019 -   1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Eastern time / 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Mountain time / 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Pacific time (1.5 Hour)

Title:  Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change
Speaker:   Linda Burroughs-Glover, Conflict Management and Prevention Manager Synopsis:  This presentation is based on the book, “Broadcasting Happiness:  The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change” written by Michelle Gielan.  New research from the field of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts in the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business and educational outcomes.

Please log-in through both Audio and Adobe Connect.

Audio and Adobe Connect Information:

Conference Number: 1-888-844-9904

Access Code: 6715754

To join the meeting: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/cr-1000/

A limited amount of lines for the dial-in conference call have been issued. Group meetings are encouraged in order to minimize the number of connections needed. 

Please visit our CMPC Share Point Site: 

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-cr-cmp/SitePages/Home.aspx

 

Special Accommodations:  For information about assistive technology and alternative format requests, please contact Linda Burroughs-Glover (lbglover@fs.fed.us) or (202) 205-1062.   

AUDIO INFORMATION

Computer Audio

To use computer audio, you need speakers and a microphone, or a headset.

 

Conflict management and prevention webinar on forgiveness on Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Date: February 20, 2019 -   1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Eastern time / 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Mountain time / 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Pacific time (1.5 Hour)

Title:  Forgiveness
Speaker:   Teresa Cordova, Conflict Management and Prevention Manager

Synopsis:  In this webinar you will learn how to foster forgiveness in the workplace.  Unresolved stress from interpersonal conflict often dampens our cognitive and compassionate capacities, making it hard to find a way to forgive.

Please log-in through both Audio and Adobe Connect.

 

Audio and Adobe Connect Information:

Conference Number: 1-888-844-9904

Access Code: 6715754

To join the meeting: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/cr-1000/

 

A limited amount of lines for the dial-in conference call have been issued. Group meetings are encouraged in order to minimize the number of connections needed. 

Please visit our CMPC Share Point Site: 

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-cr-cmp/SitePages/Home.aspx

 

Special Accommodations:  For information about assistive technology and alternative format requests, please contact Linda Burroughs-Glover (lbglover@fs.fed.us) or (202) 205-1062.   

AUDIO INFORMATION

Computer Audio

To use computer audio, you need speakers and a microphone, or a headset.

 

Please mark your calendars for additional Mindfulness & Resiliency Mediation, Monthly Mindfulness webinars, and Conflict Management and Prevention webinars in 2019.