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Learn How to Navigate Workplace Change in Upcoming EAP Se...

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 It’s no secret that we’re experiencing a lot of change at the College. You’re invited to attend the EAP session, “How to Navigate Workplace Change,” which is being held just for Valencia College employees. There are two opportunities to attend. Date: Monday, May 2, 2022 Time: 9 – 10 a.m. Location: Zoom […]

Nearly 250 Supervisors Attend EAP Sessions on...

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 By Deanne Abrams, Director, Employee Development In June, we invited supervisors to attend a special session on “Managing Employees’ Fear and Anxiety” surrounding our Roadmap for Reopening Phase 4 plans. The two sessions offered were facilitated by Gregory Alch, a licensed psychologist and organization consultant from the Optum Employee Assistance (EAP) Program. During the session, Alch offered […]

Prepare You and Your Family to Return to Work With Optum...

Monday, June 28, 2021 We know that there are many facets that are part of returning to a new work world, including how we feel and what we need to be mindful of for the return. To help you with this transition, as we prepare for our Roadmap for Reopening Phase 4 operations, you’re invited to […]

Where to Turn for Emotional Support

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Stressed? Need to talk to someone? Valencia College offers resources to help for both full- and part-time employees. Optum Employee Assistance Program (EAP) For full-time employees, Valencia College’s Optum Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to you, your dependents and members of your household to help you cope with these types of life […]

Managing Anxiety in 2020; Join Valencia’s Optum EAP...

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 A Message from Tom Keller, Director, Total Rewards Are you feeling stress and anxiety about the uncertainties and stressors associated with the pandemic, civil unrest and the election? If so, you’re not alone. With COVID-19 and the election happening at the same time, feeling anxious is understandable. More than two-thirds of U.S. adults (68%) […]

A Message of Solidarity, Encouragement and Support

Monday, November 2, 2020 A Message from the Valencia College Senior Team On the eve of a presidential election, amidst an ongoing pandemic and necessary heightened attention to racial justice, we write today to acknowledge the emotional toll these times are taking, share resources, and describe several opportunities for learning and support available at Valencia. […]

Taking Care of Your Mental Health and Wellness

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources Your health and safety continue to be our first priority, and I hope this message finds you and your family well. These times of uncertainty and rapid change can bring about a mix of feelings and emotions and, when layered […]

Supporting Employees Through the Holiday Season

For some people, the upcoming holiday season is not the most wonderful time of the year. Although it can be filled with fun, celebrations, friends and family for many, others often experience stress, loneliness and anxiety. For example, an American Psychological Association survey found that although respondents shared they had positive holiday emotions, that 38% […]

Employee Assistance Program Temporarily Extended to...

A Message from Tom Keller, Director, Benefits Many Valencia colleagues — and people throughout the nation — may be experiencing intense feelings, even anxiety, as a result of the recent election. As Carolyn Gregoire explains in her Huffington Post column, “Many Americans are experiencing a sense of loss on multiple levels. Some feel that they have lost the country they knew […]

East Campus Counseling Sessions Available for Employees...

A Message from Ruth Ridore, Campus Director, Organizational Development and Human Resources As our community continues to mourn the loss of our beloved colleague, Ilyse Kusnetz, professor, English, we want to ensure that all employees have access to the resources they need to emotionally process the loss of Ilyse. In a continued effort to help faculty […]