Seminars & Programs

Webinars & Programs

Upcoming Webinars

The Power of Saving Whether you’re the kind of person that lives and spends in the now or plans for what’s ahead, there are always ways to save smarter. In this seminar, you’ll learn a number of strategies for better managing your money, so you have the knowledge and confidence to pay your bills, save for a rainy day, and achieve any larger financial goals you’ve set for yourself.

TIAA Webinars: Visit the Prosperous You site for more information and sign up via TIAA.

 

Past Programs

Social Security Basics Social Security will likely play a significant role in building your retirement income. Learn the basics about Social Security, including eligibility, how to apply, how your benefit is calculated and strategies for claiming benefits.

Gaining Insight: Navigating debt consolidation and understanding the mortgage process You can understand how to manage and consolidate debt, and get a primer that can help make the mortgage process easier to navigate.

Quarterly Economic and Market Update with TIAA’s Chief Investment Strategist Take a closer look at our views on the financial markets, including key market drivers,  U.S. economy, policy and politics, and investing in public markets.

Strategies for staying on track No matter how much or how little money you can save for retirement, it’s important that you start now and stay invested for your future. You can learn how taking smart financial steps today may help lead you to a solid financial future after you’ve stopped working.

Harvard Pilgrim Virtual Wellness Classes Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, we’ve got you covered with Zumba®, yoga, guided mindfulness, wellness sessions, which are now available to everyone through our Living Well at Home programs. All classes are at no cost to you and easy to access via Zoom. Click here to view weekly offerings here.

The Starting Line: Beginning to save for retirement You can learn how to evaluate and manage debt, find additional ways to save, create a budget and begin to plan for retirement.

Caregivers: Avoiding Burnout and Coping with Compassion Fatigue Caring for others without practicing self-care can lead to a state of prolonged stress and tension, and our current environment may amplify these feelings. If you are experiencing these challenges, you are not alone, but it is important to proactively seek support before it leads to burnout and related issues. During this webinar, we will discuss coping mechanisms and other strategies designed to promote optimal well-being while engaged caregiving, either in your profession or for a loved one. 

Calm-Cast: Boost Your Mental Wellbeing Let’s face it—the last 12 months have been stressful. And we are feeling it, in every corner of our lives. Join this special Calm-Cast in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Dr. Andrew Shatté will show you how to boost your mental wellbeing, manage your stress in key ways, and feel more resilient every day.

Getting Past "No": Understanding Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health Issues - Tools to Help Our Teens In this webinar, the audience will learn key points regarding addiction and mental health issues particularly in adolescents, and key tools for families/parents to identify, and obtain treatment resources and support for their family members/teens. This webinar will also directly address techniques to have the important conversation with a loved one who may need treatment support.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
  • Time: 12:00PM - 12:45PM
  • Location: Live webinar

Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence (EI) refers to skills that define how effectively we perceive, understand, reason with, and manage our own feelings and those of others.  Recent studies indicate that EI is a powerful key to effective leadership, enhanced communication, and greater collaboration in the workplace. Through interactive exercises, this workshop explores the foundations of emotional intelligence, and how you can enhance your EI to dramatically improve workplace relationships, job satisfaction, and job performance. 

  • Date: Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
  • Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  • Location: Live webinar

Let' Talk About Mental Healthy and Emotional Well Being The challenges of the past year have intensified the usual stress, anxiety and similar feelings that many of us face on a regular basis. Recognizing when we need extra support is critical to getting ahead of these feeling before they become overwhelming. An increasing number of organizations are offering additional benefits and resources to support employees emotional and mental well-being, so it is important to know how to access them. Join us for this discussion during Mental Health Awareness Month to understand how to identify and cope with these challenges and how to seek help when needed. 

Supporting Your Kids: Identifying and Addressing Signs of Stress Over the past year, most people have experienced higher levels of stress and uncertainty, and kids are not immune to this. While we are slowly moving toward a sense of normalcy, the residual effects of the pandemic and other events may continue, making it more important than ever to support our kids as they navigate continued changes to their school life and routines. In this webinar, we will be joined by Health Advocate Medical Director Dr. Ada Brainsky, a board-certified pediatrician, to discuss how to identify signs of stress in kids and explore how to support them through challenging times. 

Working in a Multigenerational Workplace Today's workplace is perhaps the most diverse it has even been with regard to age. Today's five generations have unique backgrounds and distinctive talents they bring to the workplace. This seminar will help individuals better understand themselves and the diverse group within which they work. 

  • Date: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
  • Location: Live webinar 

​TIAA Webinars:

  • Paying Yourself: Income options in retirement: April 13, 2021 at 12pm
  • Making It Easier For You: Online tools and resources: April 13, 2021 at 3pm
  • Quarterly economic and market update: April 14, 2021 at 12pm
  • The power of saving: April 14, 2021 at 3pm
  • Attention To Detail: Financial finishing touches for women: April 15, 2021 at 12pm
  • Making gifts to loved ones and charities: April 15, 2021 at 3pm
  • Halfway There: A retirement checkpoint: May 11, 2021 at 12pm
  • Paycheck for life: May 11, 2021 at 3pm 
  • Responsible Investing: Portfolios with purpose: May 12, 2021 at 12pm 
  • Money at Work 2: Sharpening investment skills: May 12, 2021 at 3pm)
  • The 411 on 529 college savings plans: May 13, 2021 at 12pm

meQuilibrium Calm-Cast: Minfulness Tools to Relax and Rejuvinate We often feel at the mercy of our stressful thoughts, but we can reset at any moment to find stillness, calm, and clarity, with the help of simple mindfulness techniques. Join meQuilibrium Meditation Expert, Katherine McHugh, in honor of Stress Awareness Month, as she leads a recentering meditation and shares how to build a restorative mindfulness toolkit for better sleep, renewed energy, and lower anxiety, whenever you need it.

  • Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
  • Location: Live webinar
Savory Living - Eat to Feel GREAT This Spring: Ideas, Recipes, and
Skills Join us for this 40 min webinar as Sue Levy, the founder of Savory Living, shares the foods, ideas, cooking tips and recipes you need to get your eating working better for you this Spring!  
  • Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
  • Time: 12PM
  • Location: Live webinar
HPHC Taking Care of Aging Parents For individuals facing the difficult situation of caring for their parents, the decisions seem endless. This webinar will help establish goals for their elderly loved ones and discuss the realities of reaching these goals. By opening this zoom meeting/link, you agree that this meeting is being sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. and/or its Affiliates (“Harvard Pilgrim”), Harvard Pilgrim shall not at any time or to any extent whatsoever be liable, responsible or in any way accountable for any loss, injury, or damage to be suffered or sustained by any person at any time in connection with or as a result of this class. I hereby release Harvard Pilgrim, its affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, directors and employees from any and all legal claims arising out of, in connection with or in any way related to my participation in this class.
  • Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
  • Location: Live webinar
 
meQuilibrium: March Calm-Cast - Stretch Away the Stress When you're stressed, you don't just feel it in your mind. You feel it in your body, too-muscles tighten and constrict, causing discomfort and pain. While there's no single, permanent cure for pain, there are simple, effective stretches you can do to relieve it. Join Alanna Fincke, meQuilibrium's Director of Content, Integrative Health Coach, and certified yoga teacher, and discover key stretches to help you find energy and alignment throughout your workday. 
  • Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • Location: Live webinar
HPHC Resilience During Difficult Times What is resilience and how can we become more resilient in difficult times? Life is full of challenges. How do we handle and recover from difficulties that we face? Learn how you can build your strength of resiliency! By opening this zoom meeting/link, you agree that this meeting is being sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc.and/or its Affiliates (“Harvard Pilgrim”), Harvard Pilgrim shall not at any time or to any extent whatsoever be liable, responsible or in any way accountable for any loss, injury, or damage to be suffered or sustained by any person at any time in connection with or as a result of this class. I hereby release Harvard Pilgrim, its affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, directors and employees from any and all legal claims arising out of, in connection with or in any way related to my participation in this class.
  • Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  • Location: Live webinar
Reaching Inside, Motivating Ourselves Motivation is the energy that drives goal accomplishments and keeps you trying one more time as needed for success. When motivation is low, commitment, determination and passion are tested. This seminar will provide employees with strategies for increasing motivation and strategies to handle motivation drainers. 
  • Date: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
  • Location: Live webinar
TIAA Webinars
  • Social Security strategies for married couples: March 23, 2021 at 12pm (ET)
  • Estate planning basics: March 24, 2021 at 12pm
How to Help the Pandemic Generation Thrive 

How can we best support our children during this time? Dr. Borba explains why empathy and resilience are key and offers practical, evidence-based, and proven ways to reach kids and help them overcome adversity, be more resilient, and learn skills they will need both now - and in the future - to thrive.  

Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, best-selling author, and TODAY show contributor who has spoken to over one million participants around the world and to countless media about child development issues. She blends 40 years of teaching and consulting experience with latest science to offer sound, realistic advice to parents, teachers, and child advocates about helping children thrive.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • Location: Live webinar 
AllOne Health: Navigating Loneliness and Isolation The COVID-19 pandemic has created a plethora of obstacles to manage and has exacerbated an already-existing “loneliness epidemic." Among them is our ability to connect and maintain healthy relationships in the world in which we are forced to be a part. In this presentation, attendees will gain insight into the concept of loneliness, learn about the impact of loneliness on individual health and workplace productivity, and discover ways to increase connectedness in the short- and long-term to help us come out of the pandemic stronger.
  • Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Location: Live webinar
meQuilibrium - February Calm-Cast - Stronger Together: Building Community Care 

It's time for us to make the world a fairer, more equitable place, and have the conversations that drive meaningful change. And that takes the work of every individual. In this very special Calm-Cast in honor of Black History Month, renowned racial equity expert, Dr. Atyia Martin, CEO and Founder of all Aces, Inc., will share how the act of community care -showing up for others- can make us all stronger, together. Download the discussion guide to get the most of the conversation.  

  • Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Location: Live webinar
Savory Living Webinar – Create Your Eat Well 2021 Plan

Ready to take control of how you eat and feel in 2021? Want to activate healthy eating to reduce inflammation to lose weight, gain energy, feel great and get relief from things like headaches, joint pain, and digestive issues? Join us for this 40 min webinar as Sue Levy, the founder of Savory Living, helps you use "food as medicine" to create a healthy eating plan that works for you! You'll set your goals and leave with the breakfast, lunch and snack ideas you need to kick start your healthy eating lifestyle! And you'll learn about a FREE trial and Wellesley College discount for an online healthy eating & cooking lifestyle program to help you discover how to eat right for YOU and turn it into a delicious lifestyle that you'll love!  

  • Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
  • Location: Live webinar​

 

December Calm-Cast: Find More Joy This Holiday Season 

With this holiday season being different than ever before,  we need to find creative ways to feel more joy at home. meQuilibrium is here to help. Join meQuilibrium Co-founder and resilience expert, Dr. Andrew Shatté, for a special holiday Calm-Cast, where he’ll take us into the fascinating science of joy and share proven methods for fostering more joy within yourself, your family, and even within your community—bringing some much-needed light to the season.

  • Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020, 12-12:30PM ET
  • Location: Live webinar
Care.com - Preventing burnout during this challenging time
Executive Coach Lisa Abramson will teach you how to develop a more resilient mindset through five key strategies. She’ll share actionable strategies you can start using immediately to avoid burnout, “reset” and better cope with the stress of the holidays in the time of COVID-19. During this session, we’ll also actively practice some proven stress management techniques to help you re-center, refocus, and be more productive.
  • Date: Thursday, December 16, 2020
  • Location: Live webinar
TIAA - Postcards from the Future - A woman’s guide to financially ever after
Fewer years in the workforce. Longer life spans. Women saving for retirement face unique challenges. You can learn what it takes to overcome these challenges.
  • Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
  • Location: Live webinar
TIAA - Strategies for staying on track
No matter how much or how little money you can save for retirement, it’s important that you start now and stay invested for your future. You can learn how taking smart financial steps today may help lead you to a solid financial future after you’ve stopped working.
  • Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
  • Location: Live webinar
TIAA - Lifetime income–market proof your retirement
You’ve worked hard to save for retirement. TIAA can help you understand how to create a plan that protects you against key retirement risks as well as helps build a diversified retirement income plan.
  • Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
  • Location: Live webinar
TIAA - Inside money: Managing income and debt
Discover how to help make your money work harder by using your cash flow more effectively, developing good saving habits and better managing debt.
  • Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
  • Location: Live webinar

Savory Living - Eat to Survive and Thrive this Holiday Season

Ready to TAKE CONTROL of how you EAT AND FEEL this Holiday Season? We are pleased to announce our partnership with Savory Living, an online healthy eating lifestyle program that guides you step-by-step to use "food as medicine." You'll learn how to eat to reduce inflammation & feel great. And you'll get the easy cooking & flavoring skills to create a personalized healthy eating lifestyle that you love! Join us for this 30 min live webinar as Sue Levy, the founder of Savory Living, shares 8 easy tips to help you eat to reduce inflammation, feel great, gain energy, manage stress, avoid food traps, and THRIVE over the holidays! And you'll learn about a FREE trial for an online healthy eating & cooking lifestyle program to help you discover how to eat right for YOU and turn it into a delicious lifestyle you love! 

  • Date: November 20, 2020

Savory Living - Pandemic Eating: Tips to Eat to Reduce Inflammation, Feel GREAT and Stay Sane! 

Ready to use food to improve how you feel, lose weight, manage stress and reduce inflammation to stay healthy & strong? Looking for ideas to make healthy eating easier at home? Watch this video to learn how inflammation is connected to COVID-19 and your overall health. You’ll learn easy tips to eat to reduce it, and how to quickly assemble healthy meals & snacks your family will love! And you'll learn about a FREE trial for an online healthy eating & cooking program to help you create a personalized healthy eating lifestyle that you love!

Cooking with Root Vegetables: Beyond the Baked Potato 

Root veggies are ideal ways to get your veggies on over the colder months. Learn simple ways to incorporate more of them into your eating plan. 

  • Date: November 3, 2020

The Power of the Pumpkin

Pumpkins are not just fun for Halloween decorating; they are also a nutritional superfood. Learn about the health benefits of adding pumpkin to your diet and how to make delicious Pumpkin Power Bites.

  • Date: October 28, 2020

The Life-Altering Power of Mindfulness with Meditation Expert Katherine McHugh

What if there was a “pause” button you could press when you felt stressed, one that would provide calm, focus, and strength? Well, there is: It’s called mindfulness. Cultivating a regular practice of mindfulness can literally repave pathways in your brain to be more resilient. And it means so much more than just meditating. Join renowned meditation expert, Katherine McHugh, for this special Calm-Cast in honor of World Mental Health Day and discover easy ways to build mindfulness into your every day to feel centered and balanced for life

  • Date: October 22, 2020

Ergohealth

Prolonged computer use can be tough on the body. This webinar will show participants the way a workstation should be set up, whether it is at home or in the workplace, as well as easy, quick fixes to help reduce muscular pain and discomfort. 
  • Date: October 21, 2020
Fun with Fall Ingredients
Learn how to make a beautiful salad with the perfect combo of every fall ingredient! Kale, apples, cider and roasted butternut squash…. not only healthy but absolutely delicious.  We’ll chat about some of the nutritional benefits of the ingredients, and you’ll have a chance to ask questions while we cook! 
  • Date: October 7, 2020

Stress Less: Finding Peace in Everyday Life

This webinar will help your employees to reduce the negative effects of stress and capitalize on its “hidden” benefits. Participants will become aware of why and how they experience stress, as well as the ways in which it has hindered or advanced their progress. They will learn the leading mind-body techniques to reduce and prevent damaging symptoms associated with prolonged stress responses. With a new perspective on their stress and a handful of tools to manage it, participants will be primed to navigate life's challenges with ease.

  • Date:  October 6, 2020

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting in any type of chair, and/or uses a chair to support and to help modify poses. Chair yoga is beneficial for all ages and abilities, it can be a useful tool while sitting at a desk all day or for those with limited mobility to stretch and strengthen muscles. A yoga instructor will guide you through 30 minutes of poses to increase flexibility, strength and promote good posture. 

  • Date:  October 5, 2020

Retro Recipes: Making Healthy Comfort Food

Sometimes when you’re stressed all you want is comfort food. In this demo, we’ll make a quick, healthier and delicious versions of classics such as Tuna Noodle Casserole and American Chop Suey.

  • Date: September 30, 2020

Making Distance Learning Work

Is the kitchen table your child's new classroom? This Fall back-to-school is anything but normal. Distance learning is becomming the new norm which is a huge adjustment. Devorah Heitner, PHD, an expert on young peoples relationship with digital media & technology will share practical advice & tips for how your kids can succeed in this new digital classroom. She will also dicuss how parents can make this easier on themselves as well. 

  • Date: September 15, 2020

Raise Kids to be Actively Anti-Racist

Brought to you by Care.com, the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, award-winning author, educator, and activist, will offer guidance on how to have constructive, age-appropriate discussions with children about race and racism.  For a recording of this amazing webinar click here

  • Date: August 25, 2020

Managing Stress in the Midst of Covid-19 - Sheri LaBree MSW, CAGS

Brought to you by Care @ work by Care.com, this webinar will address warning signs of stress overload, techniques to reduce stress and enhance well-being, and ways to get the support and help needed to balance work & life. 

  • Date: May 28, 2020

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