National Work & Family Month, celebrated every October, focuses on the challenges that 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 journeys to their best work-life fit.
The lunchtime workshops, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday in 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 have been offered before and are employee favorites; the fourth is new and will focus on the Work-Life Pledge and making change last. The workshops are:
- 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