Programs & Workshops

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

Fall 2017

  • Common Good: 4-Week Online Practice

    October 16-November 10
    Online

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    Participate in Common Good to strengthen relationships, boost happiness, and brighten your world! This 4-week online practice will help participants tap into their powerful skills of:

    • Gratitude
    • Purpose
    • Effective Communication
    • and Self-Compassion

    Studies show a strong connection between these skills and our mental and physical well-being at work and home. Each week, participants will be introduced to a research-based practice that will help deepen these skills and your well-being.

    All IU employees, and their spouses, are invited to join us on this journey! Practicing is always better together, so consider inviting your spouse and co-workers to register, too!

  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (formerly Diabetes Prevention Program)

    Wednesdays, September 13-December 20
    12:30- 1:30 p.m.
    Online

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    According to the CDC, 1 out of every 3 adults has pre-diabetes. Are you or your spouse at risk? Answer a few questions to find out here: http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/.

    "Prevent Type 2 Diabetes" is a proven program to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. If you're looking for the latest research and resources on your journey to preventing Type 2, this program is for you!

    In this program, you will learn small strategies that make a big difference in an expert-led, confidential, small-group setting. Examples of sessions in this 16-week program:

    • Simple lifestyle changes resulting in a healthy you
    • Food choices that make you feel great
    • How to take charge of what’s around you
    • Group motivation and individual mentoring

    Every day is a chance to live your best you! Register for Prevent Type 2 Diabetes today!

    Note: This program is intended for those who are pre-diabetic. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, visit http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/index.html.

  • Tai Chi for Health

    Fridays, September 15-November 17
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Cole Fitness Center

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    Tai Chi for Health will focus on mindful, slower-paced movements and breathing. The movements have been shown to:

    • Improve muscular strength, stability, and overall health
    • Release tension in stiff joints and muscles
    • Boost mental well-being through relaxation

    Please wear comfortable clothing for class.

  • How to Connect, Not Just Converse, with Others

    Tuesday, October 10
    Noon-1:00 p.m.
    Online

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    Successful conversation is the starting point of all relationships. Although by calling conversation “small talk,” we actually perpetuate the notion that it is trivial and unimportant. Further, it is the cornerstone of civility, as it enables contact, which discourages mistreatment of others. Many people think being able to make successful conversation is an innate talent. It is, in fact, an acquired skill. There is a structure and there are rules of engagement. Once individuals know the basic structure and rules for making successful conversation, connecting with others can become less intimidating. 

    About the Presenter
    Bernardo J. Carducci (Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1981) is a retired professor of psychology at Indiana University Southeast, where he taught classes on personality psychology and introductory psychology for 37 years. He is the director of the Indiana University Southeast Shyness Research Institute (www.ius.edu/shyness). 

  • Personalized Nutrition Counseling

    Thursday, November 9
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    On campus
    Sessions usually last about an hour

    Schedule today by e-mailing askanrd@indiana.edu

    What's a carb? How can I lose weight and still enjoy what I eat? Is my diet giving me all the nutrients I need?

    If you have questions about foods, we have the answer! Our wonderful registered dietitian (RD) can help you eat healthier with a one-on-one meeting in a judgment-free zone! Sessions include personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, such as weight loss, heart-healthy eating, vegetarian/vegan diets, or whatever you're curious about. One-on-one nutritional counseling is free for full-time employees and their spouses by appointment.

  • Living with MoneySmarts: The Basics of Financial Wellness

    Thursday, November 30
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    KC130B

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    Join Phil and Morgan from the IU Office of Financial Literacy as they take you through the wonderful world of Financial Wellness! Topics include: Reducing financial stress, tips for your budget, debt management, and what makes a good credit score.  

Year-Round

  • 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.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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

    The IU Employee Assistance Program is a voluntary program that provides professional, confidential counseling to help individuals bring their life into better balance, when day-to-day activities are interrupted by stress. Common reasons to use EAP services include:

    • Depression
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Conflict in the workplace
    • Drug and alcohol abuse
    • Family and marital problems
    • Grief and loss

    Learn more about IU EAP »

    IU EAP is offered through Human Resources.

  • Weight Talk Program

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

    The Weight Talk Program helps participants learn the skills to achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life. The program lasts six months. Program participants will be part of a private, online community in which they:

    • Complete e-lessons of topics ranging from navigating difficult situations and mastering the art of eating well to rebounding from lapses.
    • Track progress (a computer-linked pedometer is provided which allows you to upload data)
    • Interact and share with others (members only) online

    Learn more about Weight Talk »

    Weight Talk is offered through Human Resources.

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