National Work & Family Month, celebrated every October, focuses on the challenges working families face every day. The month is nationally recognized by businesses, academic institutions, federal agencies, members of Congress, work-life advocacy groups, and individuals who want to help employees be more effective at work and at home.
In past years, Johns Hopkins has recognized the month by hosting the Work & Family Fair. This year, the office of Work, Life and Engagement adds a series of workshops to help employees on their individual journey to their best work-life fit.
The lunchtime workshops, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday of October at Johns Hopkins at Eastern, feature topics related to work-life effectiveness. Participants will be encouraged to use reflection and action planning to apply the improvement strategies in ways that work best for them. The first three workshops are employee favorites and have been offered before. The fourth workshop is new and will focus on the Work-Life Pledge and making change last.
The workshops include:
- Manage Your Energy and Not Your Time to Improve Work-Life Effectiveness
- Deadlines, Distractions, and Dinner: Managing Your Work-Life Effectiveness
- What Makes a Good Life?
- Your Individual Journey to Greater Work-Life Effectiveness
Visit the WorkLife website to learn more about each session and to register. Parking is free at Johns Hopkins at Eastern. In addition, the Johns Hopkins Shuttle makes frequent runs between campuses. For more information on shuttle schedules, visit the Transportation Services website.