5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Support the United Way
Now through Thursday, Oct. 31
With the campaign more than half way, take a moment to make your gift via Workday. When giving, you may direct your gift to the United Way’s mission of education, financial resiliency, and health, or direct your gift to a local non-profit organization, including the University of Miami. Learn more at unitedway.miami.edu.

Have yourself a healthy holiday season
Friday, Oct. 25 at 12 p.m.
Everybody has a reason to get healthy and now’s the perfect time to register for the next session of WW at Work, formerly Weight Watchers at Work. Start your wellness journey this Friday, Oct. 25 during a kickoff meeting at the Gables One Tower, suite 639, and qualify for a new incentive discount of 15 percent off your registration cost. UM faculty and staff, are eligible to be reimbursed for participating in the 12-week program, which meets weekly from noon to 1 p.m. on all three campuses. For questions about Coral Gables meetings, contact Kris Roth at kra24@miami.edu or 305-284-9849. Learn more.

Expert tips on parenting: Building blocks of great behavior
Tuesday, Oct. 29–Friday, Nov. 1
In this second installment of a three-part seminar series, learn evidence-based parenting strategies from a University of Miami pediatric psychologist. This presentation will cover the six core building blocks of calm and effective child behavior management for children to become confident and successful at school and beyond. UM employees can register to attend a session, which is organized by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes incentives program can earn points by attending these sessions. Learn more by reading the latest newsletter.

Turn Your Ideas into Creative Works of Art with Adobe Creative Cloud 
Explore your creativity with Adobe Creative Cloud (CC), available for free to all active University of Miami students, faculty, and staff. Adobe CC gives you access to a collection of Adobe applications for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services. With Adobe CC, there’s something for everyone, and you don’t have to be an expert to use it! Learn more.

Compliance and online communications 
While the internet has provided ’Canes fans and supporters from all over the world opportunities to communicate with each other in ways not previously possible, there are important regulations to note when it comes to communicating online with prospective student-athletes. Learn how to maintain a culture of compliance at the University of Miami when it comes to social media and online communications.