Programs & Workshops

IU offers programs and workshops to help you live your best you.

University-wide Fall Programs 

To view University-Wide Fall Programs, click here.

Campus-Specific Fall Programs

  • Let’s Play Table Tennis

    Friday, September 22, 2023
    1:30-3:00 p.m. (ET)
    IMU Bowling & Billiards

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    Did you know table tennis is an Olympic sport and it is also being used as therapy for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Experts agree that recreational table tennis increases concentration and alertness, stimulates brain function, helps with the development of tactical thinking skills, and hand/eye coordination, and provides aerobic exercise, and social and recreational interaction. So “Let’s Play Table Tennis!” Each session will include a blend of kinesthetic, auditory, and visual teaching styles with an end goal of each participant feeling comfortable playing the game recreationally.

    Instructor: Ryan Clemons has been the General Manager of IMU Bowling for 10+ years and helps oversee Billiards/Table Tennis courses for the School of Public Health.

  • The Fundamentals of 8-ball and 9-ball Pool

    Friday, October 20, 2023
    1:30-3:00 p.m. (ET)
    IMU, Billiards Hall (next to the bowling alley)

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    If you have ever wondered how to play 8-ball or 9-ball pool, would like to improve your skills, or just need an excuse to get active in a social game, this is the program for you! This experience-based program is designed to teach you the rules, equipment, and physical gameplay associated with 8-ball and 9-ball pool. We will also touch on the health benefits of playing this social, skills-based, and strategy-based game. Each session will include a blend of kinesthetic, auditory, and visual teaching styles with an end goal of each participant feeling comfortable playing the games recreationally.

    Instructor: Ryan Clemons has been the General Manager of IMU Bowling for 10+ years and helps oversee Billiards/Table Tennis courses for the School of Public Health.

  • De-Stress, Move & Bowl!

    Friday, October 6, 2023
    1:30-3:00 p.m. (ET)
    IMU Bowling Alley

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    If you have never bowled before or just need some extra tips to improve your game, this is the program for you. This fun and interactive program is designed to teach the rules and 4-step approach to bowling. The session will include time to actively practice skills and concepts with the guidance of a coach. Socks are required. Bowling shoes will be provided. Hosted by IMU Bowling & Billiards.

  • Mental Health First Aid Training

    Tuesday, October 3, 2023
    8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (ET) (1/2 hour lunch break included)
    Indiana Memorial Union (IMU), Dogwood Room

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    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Much like Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency lifesaving training, MHFA training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

    This training is provided by IU Public Safety and Institutional Assurance (PSIA).

    Instructors: Laury Flint and James Vastag

    Questions: Please contact PSIA at 812-855-2004. 

  • Art Therapy Open Studio

    Specific Thursdays, October & November 2023

    Noon-1:30 p.m. (ET)

    University Collections at McCalla School
    Multipurpose Room
    525 N. Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408

    Click on the date below to register. Due to high demand, please select ONE date option:

    Join the University Collections Program Manager, Erica Kendall, for 90 minutes of art-making! An activity will be provided, but you are welcome to work on other projects if you desire. All art materials are provided. All skill levels and individuals are welcome. No art experience is necessary. This is a drop-in event. You will be required to register but can come and go as you please. Please feel free to bring lunch with you. 

  • Mindfulness & Values-Based Action (3-part series)

    3-Part Series:
    Tuesday, October 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m. ET
    Tuesday, October 31, 1:00-3:30 p.m. ET
    Tuesday, November 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET

    In-Person at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU), State Room East

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    Offered by Healthy IU, this experiential training series offers evidence-based strategies to improve psychological health, vitality, and effectiveness at home and at work.

    Engaging session activities will focus on promoting self-awareness, identifying and pursuing valued goals and actions, and enhancing mindfulness and compassion for self and others. Each session includes short mindfulness practices, guided self-reflection, the opportunity to interact with other participants, mini-lectures, and personal values development.

    Instructor: Linda F. Brown, Ph.D., HSPP, clinical health psychologist and certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor

  • QPR — Suicide Prevention Training


    Tuesday, August 22, 2023
    1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
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    Thursday, September 21, 2023
    10:00-Noon ET
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    QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

    Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

    What will you learn?

    • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
    • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
    • The common causes of suicidal behavior
    • The warning signs of suicide
    • How to get help for someone in crisis

    This training is for those who work with IU Bloomington campus. The following counties are also invited to attend: Allen, Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Fayette, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Scott, Tippecanoe, and/or White County and interacts with adults in the general population.


    Offered by IUB Prevention Insights

  • Care Talks

    View Upcoming Care Talks

    Care Talks, by, provide advice and guidance from expert speakers to help you better care for yourself and your family.

    There are seven (7) Care Talks per month across seven themes:

    1. Confident Parenting
    2. Raising Children with Disabilities
    3. Caring for Aging Loved Ones
    4. Financial Wellness
    5. Your healthy Lifestyle
    6. Emotional Wellness
    7. Succeed at Work
  • SupportLinc Monthly Trainings

    Join SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program for their free monthly training. Every first Wednesday, the monthly topic training will be offered three times throughout the day. Select your preferred time to attend the monthly session to register. You’ll receive a confirmation email with information to join your training on the below dates and times.

    Navigating Return to School
    August 2, 2023

    8:00 am – 9:00 am ET
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET

    Suicide Awareness
    September 6, 2023

    8:00 am – 9:00 am ET
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET

    Healthy Living
    October 4, 2023

    8:00 am – 9:00 am ET
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET

    Holiday Budgeting
    November 1, 2023

    8:00 am – 9:00 am ET
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET

    Healthy Relationships
    December 6, 2023

    8:00 am – 9:00 am ET
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET


  • SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP), administered by CuraLinc Healthcare, is a confidential resource that provides 24/7 access to professional counseling and referrals. SupportLinc’s licensed counselors can provide short-term assistance with issues such as:

    • grief and loss
    • substance abuse
    • marriage and relationship problems
    • depression
    • work-related pressures
    • stress and anxiety

    Eligibility: Services are provided at no cost to all employees, IU Residents, Graduate Appointees, Fellowship Recipients, and their household members. 

    Services include:

    • Unlimited 24/7/365 telephonic counseling with a professionally licensed counselor
    • Up to six face-to-face counseling sessions per issue, per year at no cost (sessions are held in-person or over secure video)
    • Access to comprehensive content and tools through SupportLinc’s website and eConnect® mobile app (Case sensitive username: iu)

    Learn more about EAP »


  • WW — Weight Watchers

    IU is excited to offer WW as a covered benefit, year-round, at no cost to you! Core and Premium options are available.

    Who can participate?

    The following individuals are eligible to participate in WW:

    • All benefit-eligible Academic and Staff employees; and
    • Spouses covered on an IU medical plan

    Visit to learn more and register!

    What options are available?

    WW delivers programming in two ways to fit your lifestyle:

    • Core — Digital Only (e-Tools): an easy-to-use app and website to track your food, movement, and weight goals; barcode scanner, restaurant items, and over 5,000 recipes; and expert chat available 24/7.
    • Premium — Workshops + Digital: offers access to workshops in the community (check WW Studio locations) and online, with guidance from a trained WW Coach and motivation from members who are on the same path. Additionally, this option provides access to all the digital tools.

    Attend a Private Virtual Workshop Exclusively for You and Your IU Colleagues

    Gather your fellow IU WW members and join a Coach for your healthy dose of guidance, inspiration, and support.

    To view the schedule and details, join IU’s Connect group by clicking here.

    Important: You must click the link from a mobile device to be directed to the Connect group.

    Enrollment Questions? Read the FAQs or contact

  • Diabetes Management

    IU-sponsored medical plan members with Type 1 or 2 diabetes have access to a diabetes management program. This voluntary program utilizes advanced technology from Livongo to help participants manage their diabetes and reduce out-of-pocket costs. Benefits of the program include access to no-cost tools, expert support, advanced monitoring with a connected Livongo glucometer, unlimited test strips/lancets, and more. All program costs are covered by the university. Program provided through IU Benefits.

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  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Management

    Livongo, available at no cost to IU medical plan members, helps you manage hypertension using a smart blood pressure monitor, personalized action plan, and expert coaching. 

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  • Tobacco Cessation

    Quit for Life Program

    Eligibility: Full-time academic and staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The Quit For Life Program offers an integrated mix of support tools to help stop using tobacco products. The program is telephone based and accessible across all IU campuses. Participants have access to:

    • Five coaching calls with a “Quit Coach” to work with and set and reach a quit date
    • Nicotine replacement therapy (as needed)
    • One year of follow-up phone and web assistance

    Learn more about Quit for Life »

    Tobacco Cessation Prescription Benefits

    Eligibility: Anyone enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    IU employee medical plans cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription and over-the-counter tobacco replacement products. Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year. Covered prescriptions drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol. Over-the-counter products require a prescription in order to be covered under the employee’s medical plan.

    These tobacco cessation resources are offered through Human Resources.

  • Virtual One-on-one Nutrition Counseling

    Offered throughout the year, excluding June & July
    Sessions last approx. 1 hour
    E-mail to schedule an appointment

    If you have questions about food, we have answers. Our wonderful registered dietitian (RD) can help you develop a plan to achieve your health goals. Sessions include personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, including weight loss, heart-healthy eating, digestive health, and more. One-on-one nutritional counseling is available at no charge for all IU employees, their spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan, and IU retirees by appointment.

  • CPR Training

    Offered through the Office of Insurance, Loss, Control, and Claims

    Click here for more information

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