Staff of The Village Employee Assistance Program share their expertise on a variety of issues related to well-being and the workplace through regular online training sessions. To register for an upcoming webinar, visit our Eventbrite page.

To schedule a personalized training for your team, or to have The Village create a customized topic, call 1-800-627-8220 or email us.

Mindful Eating: Nourishing Mental Wellness through Nutrition

Mental health and nutrition are two important topics that are gaining more attention these days. However, they are not often discussed together. In this recording, you will explore the relationship between nutrition and mental health.

Sarah Tee, MPH, RD, LRD, and owner of Inspire Nutrition, joins us for a Q&A-style conversation. She talks about the different nutritional elements and how they impact not just our physical health, but also our mental health.

Unlocking Potential: A Prelude to CliftonStrengths® Training

Imagine having reliable information about you and your team, information about what brings joy and excitement, what drains energy, what builds confidence, and the conditions that bring out their best work. CliftonStrengths® is a talent assessment that provides this information and can inform people what they should double down on and how to manage responsibilities they don’t particularly enjoy. This webinar discusses the insights gained by knowing your superpowers and the transformative power that knowledge has on a team.

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental well-being is a critical aspect of a person's life that can significantly impact both home and work. In recent years, mental health challenges have become increasingly prevalent, and people are now more open to discussing mental health issues. In this webinar we talk to Fargo's Regional Program Supervisor, JoDee Knipfer, about ways to support one another and oneself on the journey to achieving mental well-being.


“Have you read…?” A Professional Development Resource Discussion

So many books… so little time. Most of us have a pile of books (piles?) that we fully intend to read, but don’t always get to. Join us for this free webinar as we discuss some of our favorites in the realm of professional development and workplace dynamics.

  • Resource Discussion Slide Deck
  • Books from presentation
    • Be Our Guest - Perfecting the Art of Customer Service, by Disney Institute and Theodore Kinni
    • The Triangle of Truth - The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Resolving Conflicts Large and Small, by Lisa Earle McLeod
    • LeaderSHIFT - 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace, by John C. Maxwell
    • Switch - How to Change Things When Change is Hard, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
    • GRIT - The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth
    • It's The Manager, by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter

Transitions are Hard - Strategies to Make Them Easier

Change is an unavoidable part of life, even though many of us find it challenging. Learn the reasons why change can be hard, including the emotional, psychological, and practical aspects that contribute to our discomfort. By understanding these obstacles, we can proactively address them and develop practical approaches to handle transitions with greater ease.


Taking Time Off - For Real

While it may be simple to request and obtain time off, fully disconnecting and rejuvenating during vacations can be challenging. Learn about the significance of taking genuine breaks from work and gain valuable insights into effective strategies for optimizing your Personal Time Off (PTO).


The Changing Face of Leadership 

In this time of divisiveness, relationship-centered leadership is proving to be a cornerstone in successful management strategies. This webinar discusses the schema shift and strategies for embracing the team's power and moving toward a more emotionally-fulfilling work environment.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace 

The word “neurodiversity” is showing up more frequently in business magazines and HR materials—what does it mean? How does it show up? Why does it matter? In this free webinar, we define, discover, and discuss the continuum of how people experience life and explore ways to embrace and maximize the value of different ways of seeing the world and our work.

The Other Bottom Line: Enhancing Company Culture

When we talk about the bottom line, we know we are talking about finances, revenue, and profitability, but there’s another bottom line that might be even more important. Trust, team camaraderie and belonging are cornerstones in any successful business. It takes purposeful commitment and dedication of time and resources to create a culture where individuals thrive and create engaged and productive teams. Join us for a discussion on how to bring this bottom line of culture to life and hear examples from businesses who are intentional about creating a culture that helps meet all their goals.

DEI - What's the Big Deal?

Everywhere you turn today, DEI, IDEA, EID, or some other variation of these letters is discussed in an article, blog post, podcast, or compliance conversation. This session will define those letters and establish “the big deal.” Join Village EAP Trainer Susan Williams for this free webinar to learn about behaviors and dive deeper into how our implicit bias shows up in our languages and how we can respectfully share knowledge about why words and phrases can be offensive.

Tragic Times: Navigating Suicide and the Workplace

Suicide is hard to talk about. Hard to understand. Hard to accept. But we still need to talk about it and seek to understand. In this free webinar, we will discuss the realities of life that can lead some to suicide and, more importantly, how we can be helpful to those who are struggling.

Developing a Growth Mindset

In preparation for the New Year, we are naturally in a place of optimism and intentionality. We also are glaringly aware that it is easy for this attitude to drop off when challenges arise. In proactively creating our plans through a growth mindset mentality, we are much more likely to restabilize when we are faced with situations that tempt us to fall back to our normal patterns. Join Village EAP Trainer Susan Williams for this free webinar to learn about establishing a mindset that can set you up for success launching into the new year.

Practical Gratitude: Expanding Your Language of Appreciation

Explore realistic ways to bring gratitude into the workplace and beyond. In this webinar, viewers will learn techniques to recognize opportunities for showing gratitude, gather language ideas to personalize appreciative comments, and enhance team dynamics through intentional recognition for the full group as well as person-to-person.

Navigating Conflict in the Workplace

In the workplace, people disagree and disappoint each other and that can be awkward, uncomfortable, and unproductive. It can also create opportunities for organizational awareness and personal growth. Conflict in the workplace is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be damaging. Join Village  EAP Trainer Susan Williams for a free webinar to learn strategies to mitigate conflict and handle it with optimism and grace when it surfaces.


Mindful Leadership Through Transition

In this time of significantly increased turnover, office moves, and organizational restructuring, leaders are called not only to navigate their own feelings about these changes but also to lead with optimism and confidence for their teams. This online training facilitated by Village EAP Trainer Susan Williams looks at how change affects leaders and how you can bring your leadership skills to a new level.

Find Your Summer Balance with Purposeful Boundaries

Summer months are often filled with beautiful weather, vacations, and family games/activities, all of which lead to a higher than average amount of distraction. This training explores ways that employees and employers can create boundaries that will allow you to enjoy all the fun that comes with the summer while also not increasing the feeling of guilt of this imbalance or sacrificing productivity.

Navigating the Balance of Work and Caring for Aging Parents

Though often unspoken, the weight of caring for parents as their health declines plays a significant role on life stress and naturally spills over into both work productivity and attendance. This training explores the challenges of the process and shares supports available to both individuals in new levels of caretaking roles as well as those who employ them.

Let's Get Moving! Physical Activity within the Workday

Whether at home or the office, most employees sit for far too long each day. Join us for a strategy-filled training on ways to break the habit of the "8-hour sit." Identify the challenges of a desk job and its impact on our bodies, productivity, and focus. Explore a wide variety of opportunities to break the cycle of sitting, both during breaks as well as while still on-task at the job.

Substance Abuse and its Impact on the Workplace​

With the rising amount of stress and anxiety in our culture, we are also experiencing a rise in substance use as a coping mechanism. This session explores ways in which this reality directly correlates with both productivity and relationships within the work setting and provides resources for both colleagues and HR professionals in navigating this delicate topic.

5 Keys to Employee Retention​

Employee turnover is costly to businesses and organizations, with significant fiscal complications and impacts on staff morale. In this training, we identify strategies that can not only retain current team members but can strengthen your workplace culture as a whole.

Burnout & Fatigue: Building Resilience with Self Care​

Whether you’ve been in the workforce for years or just entered, taking care yourself is key. Join us in learning what causes burnout and fatigue and how to build resiliency with various self-care techniques.