Webinars

The EAP offers live webinars, on-demand webinars, COVID-19 webinars, and to promote workforce well-being.

Live Webinars

Select a webinar type for upcoming dates and registration.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Orientation for Supervisors, Leaders, and HR Professionals

This is a new monthly EAP orientation with a focus on the EAP benefits available to supervisors, leaders, and HR professionals.

  • How to access EAP services
  • What EAP offers to employees
  • Who is eligible to receive services
  • Client confidentiality policy
  • Services for Leaders, Supervisors, and HR Professionals

Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Orientation

Learn about all the EAP offers through a live 30-minute EAP Orientation webinar.

  • How to access EAP services
  • What EAP offers to employees
  • Who is eligible to receive services
  • Client confidentiality policy

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Leading the Human Side of Change

In this presentation leaders will:

  • Understand their own response to change and how this impacts their ability to lead others through the change process.
  • Gain a better understanding of the impact of change on employees.
  • Learn leadership strategies that will support their team through change.
  • Begin to develop a plan to support their team.
  • Learn what resources are available to support leaders and teams through change.

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, June 28, 2024, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Navigating Change in Challenging Times

In our ever-changing world, learning how to navigate change is an essential skill—one that can be developed. In this webinar we'll talk about the impact of change, actions you can take to navigate change based on your unique response to stress, and resources available to support you.

Monday, June 3, 2024, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Monday June 24, 2024, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Thrive At Work: Actionable Strategies for Workplace Wellness

This presentation delves into actionable strategies for incorporating wellness practices into daily professional routines, aiming to enhance overall job satisfaction and productivity. It equips attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to foster a healthier work environment and improve both individual and team well-being.

Key topics include:

  • Stress management techniques
  • Ergonomic solutions for the workplace
  • Methods to cultivate supportive professional communities

Attendees will learn:

  • How to integrate simple
  • Effective stress management techniques into their daily routines to enhance focus and overall well-being
  • Ways to foster a culture of wellness within their team or organization, encouraging healthy habits and mutual support.
  • Actionable steps for implementing workplace wellness initiatives that can lead to a more engaged, energized, and productive work environment.

May 28, 2024 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

On-demand Webinars

Anger Management

Anger can be an incredibly damaging force, costing people their jobs, personal relationships, and even their lives when it gets out of hand. However, since everyone experiences anger, it is important to have constructive approaches to manage it effectively. The Anger Management workshop will help teach participants how to identify their anger triggers and what to do when they get angry. (43 minutes)

Assertiveness and Self Confidence

Presented by Matthew Gilbert, LMFT, CEAP

Description: Define assertiveness and self-confidence, goal setting, positive communication, positive outcomes in difficult situations. (Recorded: Jan - 2019. 35 minutes)

Caring for Older Adults: Navigating Care and Resources in Washington State

Description:

An informative program focused on older adult care and resources in Washington State. Discover essential information about care options, support services, and community resources tailored to meet the unique needs of seniors in our state.

Event Highlights:

Who Can Benefit:

  • Family members caring for older adults.
  • Older adults seeking information about available care and resources.
  • Community members interested in supporting the well-being of seniors.

A valuable opportunity to gain knowledge and connect with our guest speaker, Dana Allard-Webb from the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA). Empower yourself with the information needed to navigate the care landscape for seniors.

Guest Speaker Bio:
Dana Allard-Webb Program Manager of Family Caregiver Support Program

Dana worked at the Lewis Mason Thurston Area Agency on Aging as a case manager for 10 years before moving on to Aging and Long-Term Support Administration in 2013. Since 2017, Dana has been Program Manager for the Family Caregiver Support Program and has worked with Lifespan Respite grants. She is a member of the Washington Dementia Action Collaborative and the Traumatic Brain Injury Council of Washington.

Depression and Anxiety: Relationship to Stress

Presented by:Daryn Nelsen-Soza, MSW, LCSW (58 minutes)
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness, WA – Board of Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Become more familiar with the impact of depression and anxiety, and the relationship to stress.
  • Gain a deeper understanding for the vast number of individuals who suffer from depression and anxiety.
  • Learn self-care best practices.
  • Learn about available help and resources.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand one's own feelings, and that of groups, and how these emotions can influence motivation and behavior. The concepts of Emotional Intelligence have been around since at least the 1900's, but the term was first introduced by Wayne Payne in 1985. As a result of the growing acknowledgement by professionals of the importance and relevance of emotions to work outcomes, the research on the topic continued to gain momentum, but it wasn't until the publication of Daniel Goleman's best seller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ that the term became widely accepted by mainstream media. (37 minutes)

Generation Gaps

The Generation Gaps workshop will help participants understand the various generations present at work, and understand what motivates them and dealing with them on a daily basis. Both the young and older worker will have many ideas to offer, which will help the organization thrive in the marketplace. Learning how to deal with the Generation Gaps at work will help you become a better manager or co-worker. (36 minutes)

Mindful Mondays

January 8, 2024: What is mindfulness?

We will learn the basics of mindfulness and how we can use mindfulness techniques in our work and home lives.

What is mindfulness - PDF

January 22, 2024: Breathwork

We will discuss breathwork and practice a few breathing techniques.

What is breathwork? - PDF

February 5, 2024: Body scan

A body scan is a mindfulness meditation practice that involves focusing on sensations in the body. It can help you feel more connected to your physical and emotional self. Join us to learn about and practice body scanning.

March 4, 2024: Sound bath

A sound bath is often a guided meditation class that aims to guide you into a deep meditative state. In this session, we will practice this technique by listening to various sounds while in a relaxed pose.

Nurturing Success for Black Employees In and Out of the Workplace

In this webinar, we explore actionable strategies for supporting and empowering black employees in the workplace and beyond. From fostering inclusive cultures to implementing mentorship programs, we delve into initiatives that break down barriers and cultivate an environment where black professionals can thrive. Join us as we discuss practical approaches to elevate diversity, equity, and inclusion, promoting long-lasting success for individuals and organizations alike.

About our presenter: Tia Brisco, LMFT

Tia Brisco is a licensed marriage and family therapist and corporate mental wellness specialist who is passionate about supporting the mental health of both employees and organizations. Tia specializes in grief/loss, major life transitions, first responders, and work/life balance. Tia obtained her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge and is obtaining a doctorate in organizational psychology. She has been featured in various media outlets, including Voyage Magazine, Shoutout LA magazine, Bold Journey magazine and most recently in 2023, Canvas Rebel Magazine.

Orientation to EAP benefits

The Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides this on-demand "EAP Orientation" for anytime viewing. The EAP helps Washington state public employees find solutions to personal and work-related problems. Learn how to get the most out of your free, confidential EAP benefit. (14 minutes)

Select a topic below for additional on-demand webinars.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) Program

Do you want to learn and talk about navigating Medicare?

We know it’s complicated and stressful. If this is for you, personally, or if you’re helping a family member or friend, this webinar may help.

View more information about SHIBA.

About our speaker

Tim Smolen, with the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner, works in the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program. Tim started as the SHIBA Program Manager in January 2021. He is a big fan of the Medicare program – even though it is complicated. The SHIBA program is celebrating 45 years as a free, unbiased and confidential service of the Office of Insurance Commissioner this year.

Tim previously worked at the OIC, Labor & Industries and the Health Care Authority – in both the PEBB and Medicaid divisions. Before his career in state government, Tim worked in several non-profit organizations, including at large insurance companies. Tim lives with his beloved wife, Stephanie, in Olympia. His hobbies include reading, walking, movies, and cooking for friends.

Stress Management

The Stress Management workshop will give participants a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and a stress log system. They will also understand what lifestyle elements they can change to reduce stress. (33 minutes)

Suicide Prevention - What You Need to Know

Presented by: David Luxton, Ph.D., M.S. – a nationally recognized expert and trainer in suicide prevention, telehealth, and innovative technologies in behavioral healthcare. (1 hour and 4 minutes)

Learning objectives:

  • Become familiar with suicide risk factors and national statistics regarding risk.
  • Become familiar with the risks factors and warning signs.
  • Learn best practices for helping others who are experiencing suicidal thoughts.
  • Learn about available help resources.

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Related webinars

This webinar provides an overview on the relationship between suicide and substance misuse among young people and includes best practices in prevention and intervention. It features an NPW partner and other experts in this area. (Recorded: April 20, 2017)

This webinar highlights effective collaborations at the local and community levels to prevent opioid addiction and offer practical steps for those who are exploring partnerships with organizations in their community. (Recorded: May 16, 2018)

Work/Life Resources Orientation

EAP now offers enhanced Work/Life Resources to employees of specific organizations that contract with us: higher education institutions, state agencies, and other public organizations. Services include: free legal consultation, free financial counseling, and a work/life employee support website with thousands of resources such as articles, webinars and legal forms. Unsure if you're eligible? Contact your HR department, or call EAP at 877-313-4455. (11 minutes)

Learning Objectives:

  • How to log into the Work/Life Resources website
  • Accessing free legal consultation and financial counseling services
  • Locating legal forms, webinars and other helpful online tools
  • Accessing articles and information on a variety of topics including: parenting, wellness, communication, caregiving, career development, home buying, adoption, nutrition, mental health, etc.