Thursday, August 10, 12-1
Topic: Work is not your family
Gloria Chan Packer | TEDxUTAustin | March 2022
You may need to hear this (if you haven’t already): your job is not your family. While you can develop meaningful relationships with your colleagues, calling work your family can actually breed burnout and be detrimental to your mental and emotional health. Mental wellness educator Gloria Chan Packer walks through the exercises you need to shift your perspective and redraw the boundaries between your work and personal life, so you can feel freer and more empowered.
Please join the OWLS Membership Committee for OWLS Online in even months on Second Thursdays at Noon.
OWLS Online, formerly known as First Wednesday, is the result of the virtual chapter interest survey where OWLS members asked for a virtual event for networking with members of the OWLS community. In 2023, we will continue to hold lunch hour Zoom events with short programs and extra time for small group discussion, as follows: informal conversation between 11:45 and noon; Welcome, self-introductions and announcements beginning at 12:00; Short program at 12:15; Breakout room networking at 12:35; and Ending at 1:00.
This is your opportunity to share ideas for OWLS programming
The OWLS Membership Committee has started a shared worksheet for OWLS members to add topic suggestions, including links to a video or speaker bio. Please view the 2023 schedule and share your topic ideas here.
This is your opportunity to hone leadership skills with OWLS
If there is interest in formalizing a virtual chapter (and volunteers for the leadership team), then the format, leadership structure, and other details will be further developed to request official recognition by the OWLS Board. In the meantime, membership committee members and the OWLS office will facilitate the schedule.
If you are interested in volunteering to host or coordinate an OWLS Online program or in volunteering to coordinate programs on a different schedule due to a standing conflict at noon on second Thursdays in even months, please contact Mary Dougherty with “OWLS Online” in the subject line about becoming an organizer.