Events and Workshops

Virtual Seminars and Clases

Your Employee Assistance Program

Tuesday March 16, 2021, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

One in four people will struggle with mental health at some point in their lives. On top of that, many are in crisis right now due to the pandemic and a troubled economy. More than ever, people need a trustworthy place to turn to for guidance and hope. The University offers employees the option for confidential and free counseling through Sand Creek. Come and learn more about the resources, coping strategies, and helpful tools that Sand Creek offers to benefits-eligible University employees and their families. Register today with Sand Creek.

If you have questions you'd like answered during the webinar, send them in advance to

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:

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.

Date Time Location
Friday, February 19 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Zoom meeting
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)