Events and Workshops
Virtual Seminars and Classes
Learn to Organize and Simplify Your Financial Life
Managing your financial life takes time, but adding the complexity of planning across multiple providers can make it more time-consuming. Join us to learn more about the benefits of consolidation and how we can assist with Planning for Your Financial Future.
Session options: May 20, 14, and 16, all at noon. Register Online with Fidelity.
Financial Health and Debt Solution Webinars
LSS Financial, the official financial counseling provider to the University, offers free webinars for building strong financial skills and shrinking debt and loans. Coming soon:
Foundations of Financial Wellbeing. Develop your financial well-being by learning strategies to spend less than you earn and end the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle; reduce debt; increase assets; increase your buying power with improved credit; and protect the financial wellbeing you have built with insurance and avoiding scams and identity theft. This course is five sixty-minute Noon classes, and features interactive software, and can earn Wellbeing Points. Join Wednesday sessions starting May 19 or Thursday sessions starting May 20.
- Financial Health Checkup. Learn how to assess your financial health on an annual basis with a financial health checkup. Identify the numbers that indicate financial health, discuss habits to build resiliency, and set goals to reach your full financial health potential. Zoom session 11:30 AM on May 25.
Cooking Up Culture! A Partner of the Wellbeing Program
The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute partners with the UMN Wellbeing Program to provide LIVE Cooking for Wellness webinars which include our new guest chef series: Cooking up Culture! Join us as we celebrate culturally inspired recipes with guest chefs as they share their unique cultural food narratives in these interactive cooking webinars:
- Guest Chef - Mimi Selam
Thursday, May 6, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Guest Chefs - Fatiah and El Ali
Monday, May 17, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Financial Parenting Series
The University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development is offering these free webinars through June:
- May 5: "Once Upon a Time: Using Children’s Books to Teach Financial Capability," 10:00–11:00 a.m. or 6:30–7:30 p.m.
- May 12: "How Much Is Too Much: Parenting in the Age of Overindulgence," noon–12:30 p.m.
- May 20: "Money in Motion: Strategies for Kids to Discover How Money Works," 4:00–5:00 p.m. or 6:30–7:30 p.m.
- June 17: "I’m an Adult, Now What? Planning Personal Finance and Housing," 4:00–5:00 p.m. or 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Employee Assistance Program: Meet a Sand Creek Counselor
One in four people will struggle with mental health at some point in their lives. The University's Employee Assistance Program, administered by Sand Creek, can help. On June 9, Sand Creek will host another of its quarterly, interactive drop-in webinars to discuss resources, coping strategies, and helpful tools available to benefits-eligible faculty and staff:
Meet a Sand Creek Counselor
Wednesday, June 9, noon–1:00 p.m.
After registering, you will get a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. All quarterly sessions are different, so if you attended in March, please join again. Bring your questions or send them in advance to email@example.com.
Find out more about the Employee Assistance Program on the Office of Human Resources website.
Health Benefits Workshop
This workshop is for employees who are interested in learning more about their benefit options—medical, dental, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability benefits—and would like assistance before completing their enrollment online. This workshop complements the New Employee Welcome by providing detailed benefits information. New employees should plan to attend the earliest session following their start date at the University.
Please register in advance.
If you have questions, call 612-624-8647, select option 1, to reach Employee Benefits.
|Friday, March 19||9:00 to 10:00 a.m.||Zoom meeting|
|Friday, April 16||9:00 to 10:00 a.m.||Zoom meeting|
|Friday, May 21||9:00 to 10:00 a.m.||Zoom meeting|
|Friday, June 18||9:00 to 10:00 a.m.||Zoom meeting|
If you are not able to attend a scheduled workshop, you can view the slides for the Health Benefits Workshop presentation. Workshop slides (PDF)