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Work-life Workshops and Related Events 

The FSAP Work-Life program invites you to attend our workshops on various Work-Life topics.  For additional information or to register for a session please contact our office at 303-492-3020 or email   






Fall 2014 Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Work Life Workshops  2014 Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Work Life Workshops  

Topic: EnergySmart Program
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014 (Spanish)
Location: UMC 425
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
*Light lunch will be provided by Elevations Credit Union.

Attention Boulder County homeowners, first-time homebuyers, future homeowners and landlords.  If you’re thinking of replacing your furnace or A/C unit, adding insulation, or your home is uncomfortable, come learn about Boulder EnergySmart.  Benefit from expert assistance on energy efficiency projects for your home.  Information will be provided on simple do-it-yourself projects up to projects that involve paid consultation and expert changes/upgrades. Information will also be provided on the EnergySmart-Elevations partnership to provide low-interest loans for efficiency changes to your home. Don’t live in Boulder? General information and referrals will be provided on other local Front Range homeowner/homebuyer home efficiency programs. For more information, .
Margaret M. Rogers is LEED building certified through CSU. She is employed as the Community Action Lead by Populus, LLC the company awarded EnergySmart contracts for Boulder County, Denver Energy Challenge, and Xcel Energy Advising Service. She holds a graduate degree from DU and an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. Her own renovated home was the first LEED Gold certified "gut-rehab" in Colorado.  In 2012, Margaret was honored as an Eco-Hero by the Boulder County Business Report. 
Paola Alonso. From Puebla, Mexico. I spent most of my life in Mexico, attended college at Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla and obtained my bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering. I have lived in different countries in Europe: England, Greece and Bulgaria. I learned my second language while working as a care giver in England. I have a big interest in renewable energies and building science. In 2013, I earned my M.S. in Energy Systems in Greece.I work in Boulder as an Energy Advisor and focus on residential energy efficiency.
Please email or call 303-492-3020 to register. 

Topic: Finding Quality Child Care in Boulder County
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Location: UMC 425
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Looking for quality childcare in the City or County of Boulder and/or surrounding areas? Join staff of the Boulder Child Care Subsidy and Referral (CCSR) program and find out what factors to look for in considering quality childcare options. This program, part of the Qualistar Colorado statewide network of Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies, provides information on reviewing licensure files, how to evaluate quality in child care in Colorado, and how to access financial assistance if needed. Representatives from Qualistar Colorado will be in attendance to offer additional support and expertise. In addition, a representative of the CU-Boulder campus Child Care Center will be available to provide information.

Child Care Referral Specialist Debbie Heppler has over 33 years in the early childhood education field. Debbie has cared for children in the capacity of a licensed home child care provider, center director, and teacher. In her capacity of child care referral specialist, Debbie has helped hundreds of families each year to find quality child care in Boulder County that best meets their needs.  
Judy Fry is Program Manager of the Child Care Subsidy and Referral Program and has provided child care resource and referral services with the City of Boulder for 23 years. Judy was a licensed home child care provider for 5 years. As manager of the comprehensive referral database, she has knowledge of the issues, trends, and challenges for families seeking to find child care in Boulder County. 
Please email or call 303-492-3020 to register.

Topic: Managing Student Debt
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Location: UMC 425
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Are you working now and paying down higher education debt? Join Erick Aguirre, Coordinator of Client Services, Office of Financial Aid, for a presentation on loan types, repayment options, and prioritizing and budgeting for loan payments. The presentation will also include information on managing potential credit complications resulting from credit card and other associated debts accrued while earning your degree(s).  This presentation is intended for faculty and staff and may not address unique concerns of current students or parents of current students.

Presenter: Erick Aguirre, Coordinator of Client Services, Office of Financial Aid  

Please email  or call 303-492-3020 to register.  


Topic: How To Sleep Well TONIGHT!
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Location: UMC 425
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

While we will start with basic information about the damaging effects of poor sleep and the benefits of good sleep, you likely already know that information.
So right away you will learn the SOLUTION. In this one-hour program, you will learn simple steps for when your head is on the pillow, how to have your mind, emotions and body become calm and actually ease into sleep or back to sleep and sleep more deeply. This simple method is different from all other sleep methods. Your mind will find this intriguing and easy.
Participants will receive a Summary Card of the steps in this presentation, plus the principles behind the steps (so you don’t need to takes notes if you don’t want to).
You will also receive the FREE 144-page Sleep Easily SleepGuide ebook that contains over 115 topics to help you sleep well, including many secrets you never knew about sleep and about what helps with sleep. This SleepGuide also contains website addresses for almost 50 products to help you sleep well. Most people say this is the most comprehensive and useful book about sleep they’ve ever read.
Sleeping better is one change that has a positive effect on almost every area of your life. You deserve to sleep well and enjoy life more. Join us for this fascinating program and you will leave with the ability to sleep better your first night.
Presenter: Richard Shane, Ph.D. is the Behavioral Sleep Specialist for the Exempla-Lutheran Medical Center Sleep Center, Denver, and for New West Physicians with 85 physicians serving over 170,000 patients. Dr. Shane has worked with more than 2,000 people with sleep difficulties referred by 130 physicians and healthcare providers. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He developed the Sleep Easily method as a result of resolving his own serious insomnia. In the process, he discovered secrets about how the mind and body fall asleep and back to sleep. The Sleep Easily method has been proven highly effective in an independent study and is receiving national recognition. 
Please email or call 303-492-3020 to register.