Lifewise EAP Webinar: Building Resilience Muscles

As an employee, you are our most important resource, and the University of Missouri System cares about your personal and professional well-being.

The UM System’s Total Rewards, UMKC Human Resources, and Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City have come together to provide monthly online Employee Assistance Program seminars to equip you with skills to help you excel and grow in your professional or personal life. On November 17, 2020, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is Building Resilience Muscles.

Description: The foundation pf resilience lies in building five muscles, three are specific skills and two are personal choices that are consistently chosen. The key to resilience is understanding yourself and identifying the mental obstacles that get in your way.

You do not need to register in advance to attend Online Seminars at a set time. Seminars will be prerecorded and uploaded on the date above. At any time while viewing the Online Seminar, if you have questions about the seminar, please type them into the “Ask a question” box located to the left of the video window. You will receive an emailed answer within five business days.

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PASSCODE: UMKC

To access other recorded seminars, visit the EAP website at: http://lifewiseeap.advantageengagement.com/ Passcode: UMKC.  Open the link and enter the password. This will bring you to the homepage. Scroll down until you see the ‘ONLINE SEMINARS’ and then follow the hyperlink provided. This will take you to a page with all uploaded seminars, select the seminar you would like to review.

Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics in September and October!

Flu season is quickly approaching, and getting your annual flu shot is as important as ever as we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help you get vaccinated in the safest way possible, the university is holding drive-thru flu shot clinics. Flu shots are covered for faculty, staff, dependents (children 7 years and older accompanied by a parent or guardian) and retirees enrolled in UM System medical plans.

Find a clinic near you, the consent form and additional information about this year’s drive-thru clinics at umurl.us/fluvax.

Tips for attending a drive-thru flu shot clinic:

Bring your insurance card and a completed flu shot consent form.
You’ll receive your vaccination from the convenience of your car. It’s recommended you wear loose-fitting clothing or short sleeves so your arm is easily accessible.
Someone will collect insurance information, payment (if necessary) and provide additional details about the process. Signs will help direct traffic flow. Please be patient and anticipate a wait.
Staff members will screen for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival. If you are not feeling well, attend a clinic later or get your vaccination from another location offering flu shots when you are feeling well.
To protect staff members, keep your windows rolled up as you wait. Everyone at the clinic is required to wear a face covering—including those in vehicles. Children under the age of two should not wear face coverings.
When receiving your shot, keep your face covering on and face forward to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Questions? Contact the HR Service Center at 573-882-2146 or HRServiceCenter@umsystem.edu.

Lifewise EAP Webinar: The Mental Strength Workout

As an employee, you are our most important resource, and the University of Missouri System cares about your personal and professional well-being.

The UM System’s Total Rewards, UMKC Human Resources, and Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City have come together to provide monthly online Employee Assistance Program seminars to equip you with skills to help you excel and grow in your professional or personal life. On October 20, 2020, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is The Mental Strength Workout.

Description: Our mind is our most powerful tool that we have during times of adversity. You can learn skills and strategies to exercise the power of your mind and increase your mental fortitude.

You do not need to register in advance to attend Online Seminars at a set time. Seminars will be prerecorded and uploaded on the date above. At any time while viewing the Online Seminar, if you have questions about the seminar, please type them into the “Ask a question” box located to the left of the video window. You will receive an emailed answer within five business days.

Click Here to access the webinar

PASSCODE: UMKC

To access other recorded seminars, visit the EAP website at: http://lifewiseeap.advantageengagement.com/ Passcode: UMKC.  Open the link and enter the password. This will bring you to the homepage. Scroll down until you see the ‘ONLINE SEMINARS’ and then follow the hyperlink provided. This will take you to a page with all uploaded seminars, select the seminar you would like to review.

Lifewise EAP Webinar: The Secret to Work-Life Balance

As an employee, you are our most important resource, and the University of Missouri System cares about your personal and professional well-being.

The UM System’s Total Rewards, UMKC Human Resources, and Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City have come together to provide monthly online Employee Assistance Program seminars to equip you with skills to help you excel and grow in your professional or personal life. On September 15, 2020, the topic for the EAP Online Seminar Series is The Secret to Work-Life Balance.

Description: In our busy and fast paced lives, it can be difficult to effectively meet the demands of our work without compromising our personal lives. This insightful session will uncover the secret to securing a healthy work-life balance.

You do not need to register in advance to attend Online Seminars at a set time. Seminars will be prerecorded and uploaded on the date above. At any time while viewing the Online Seminar, if you have questions about the seminar, please type them into the “Ask a question” box located to the left of the video window. You will receive an emailed answer within five business days.  

Click Here to access the webinar

PASSCODE: UMKC

To access other recorded seminars, visit the EAP website at: http://lifewiseeap.advantageengagement.com/ Passcode: UMKC.  Open the link and enter the password. This will bring you to the homepage. Scroll down until you see the ‘ONLINE SEMINARS’ and then follow the hyperlink provided. This will take you to a page with all uploaded seminars, select the seminar you would like to review.

New EAP Website

As an employee at UMKC, your personal and professional well-being is a priority, which is why we are excited to share the new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) website!

Visit http://lifewiseeap.advantageengagement.com/ to explore new resources available to you.

The Company Code is UMKC.

The new site provides online access to a wide range of resources regarding work and life topics of interest to you and your family—all available on one website. Just log on with the company  code in order to navigate through articles, links, interactive content, self-searches, self-assessments, and more.

Features Include:

  • Regularly updated information and links
  • Downloadable articles and tips sheets
  • Self-search provider databases for summer camps, education resources, pet sitters, attorneys, financial advisors, volunteer opportunities, and more
  • Legal and medical encyclopedias
  • Financial and daily living calculators
  • Savings Center providing 25 to 70 percent discounts on name-brand merchandise
  • Spanish-language content

In addition, a monthly webinar series is also available that has recently covered topics such as caring for aging loved ones, finances, nutrition, health, and more.  This month’s upcoming webinar is titled “Outsourcing Your To-Do List” and will be available starting on August 18th.

As a reminder, our continued partnership with Saint Luke’s Health System, Human Resources and UM Total Rewards offers an EAP service to all faculty, staff, and dependents. Program benefits include access to professional counselors trained to assist with stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, work concerns, financial issues, and family or relationship difficulties.

Beyond the website, employees can receive up to three phone or in-person counseling sessions for any personal issue.

Schedule your appointment today by calling 816-931-3073 or toll-free 1-800-327-1223 during business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Services are provided through five offices located across the Kansas City area, as well as more than 40,000 network providers nationwide. Evening appointments are available, and emergencies are responded to 24/7. EAP counselors can also assist in referral for on-going care.

Please contact Human Resources at 816-235-1621 if you have questions.