WorkLife Presents: Lunchtime workshops available to faculty and staff in March

A variety of workshops, events, and programs are offered to the Johns Hopkins community by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement to help faculty and staff enrich their professional and personal lives. Lunchtime workshops on the East Baltimore, Homewood, and Keswick campuses are led by WorkLife staff and experts from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere.

An overview of scheduled workshops is available on the WorkLife website.

The workshops are brought to you at no cost as part of your HR benefits package, and [registration] ( is required.

Build a Basic Budget: The Five-Step Spending Plan and Erasing Credit Card Debt
Thursday, March 10, noon to 1 p.m., Homewood

Are you looking to take control of personal spending? Join a staff member of the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union who will show you how to create a spending plan, explain how to set realistic goals, highlight several ways you can track your spending, and expose budget busters that could destroy your spending plan (including credit card debt).

Organize Anything: Tips, Tools, and Technology for Home and Work
Tuesday, March 15, noon to 1 p.m., East Baltimore
Looking to be and feel more organized? This session will cover the most up-to-date tips in the organizing industry from Mary Cate Claudias, a local Certified Professional Organizer. You will learn the basic four-step process to organizing anything and the latest products and apps to help keep you more organized and orderly.

Legal Preparedness for Families
Tuesday, March 8, noon to 1 p.m., East Baltimore
Tuesday, March 15, noon to 1 p.m., Homewood

Do you have your financial and legal documents in order? Don't be unprepared. Join attorney Alisa Kobrinetz Chernack to learn about the legal documents all adults need in case they cannot make decisions for themselves. This workshop includes information about how to prepare wills, medical advance directives, and financial powers of attorney in order to avoid court proceedings and expenses.

Managing Chronic Illness at Work
Thursday, March 3, noon to 1 p.m., East Baltimore
Tuesday, March 8, noon to 1 p.m., Homewood

For many people with a chronic illness, continuing to work is not only necessary but desirable. What can you do to help improve your health outcomes and overall well-being? What can Johns Hopkins do to support you, your health, and your career? Join WorkLife staff and a disability services consultant to gain valuable strategies and resources that help make work a protective factor as you or a loved one manages a chronic illness.

Home Ownership Education: What It Is and Why It's Important
Thursday, March 3, noon to 1 p.m., Homewood
Tuesday, March 29, noon to 1 p.m., East Baltimore

Whether you're a first-time home buyer or considering making a new purchase, homeownership counseling is required for anyone using housing incentives in Baltimore City, including Johns Hopkins' Live Near Your Work program. During this session, a local expert will explain what to expect at counseling and how you can best prepare. This workshop will not qualify you for a home ownership certificate.

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