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Decorate a recycled plant pot, take home a new plant friend, and learn coping techniques to beat climate anxiety.

How to THRIVE? Let’s count the ways

Plan to attend UM's work and learning event this May

Attendees of last year’s THRIVE week noted how inspiring and refreshing it was to connect with colleagues and discover new resources, tools and supports for how to work effectively and stay healthy.

That’s why, this May, you should plan to attend UM’s THRIVE learning and wellness event that focuses on helping UM faculty and staff thrive individually, professionally and organizationally. 

Sessions are scheduled from Tuesday, May 16 to Thursday, May 19, offered concurrently starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. Most will be held online, with select sessions taking place in-person.

Everyone is invited to attend as many sessions as possible during this fun week of events!

For those who can’t attend, check back at the THRIVE site on UM Intranet, or take a look at the session recordings channel, since many sessions will be recorded and can be watched later—even with your whole team.

And don’t miss the special keynote address at noon on May 16 by Tina Chen, UM’s inaugural Executive Lead (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion). She will be speaking on “Why does equity, diversity and inclusion matter?” Please note that this will be a virtual event, and all faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.


So many choices

There are over 35 sessions to choose from! Sessions are offered in three streams: Living, Working and Leading.

The Living stream offers sessions to help you plan your career, drumming circles, benefits of yoga, organizing your home and workspaces, and moving from procrastination to momentum.

The Working stream sessions are designed to help you to expand your skill set and thrive at work. There are sessions focused on OneNote, O365 approvals, Microsoft forms, lean email management and ways to use Mentimeter—and more.

The Leading stream is meant to develop leadership skills in everyone, and includes sessions on team building, running effective meetings, onboarding, difficult conversations, leading by personality type.

Sessions are open to all. Please note, registration is required for some sessions.

Here’s a taste of the interesting, fun learning & wellness activities available—things you can learn more about to help you improve and thrive at work and in your life.

We have sessions available on:

  • Decorating a recycled plant pot, take home a new plant friend, and learn coping techniques to beat climate anxiety.
  • How to foster 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusive spaces
  • Getting beyond the status quo in supporting a safe and respectful campus culture
  • Participate in an interactive, in-person wellness drumming circle
  • New fun and useful features for Teams presentations
  • Creative conflict
  • Onboarding pandemic hires
  • Planning your career
  • Top issues facing managers
  • Skills to build positive relationships
  • M365 sessions including Microsoft forms
  • Pausing for mindfulness
  • and much more!

Check out the complete list of THRIVE sessions on UM Intranet.  

Please note, registration is required for some sessions.

If you require an accessibility accommodation to participate in THRIVE, please contact UM [dot] Accommodation [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or 204-474-7195.

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