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Are you a new mother or a mother-to-be? Come join us for an 7 week group, meeting at the lunch hour.  We’ll discuss the particular challenges of being a new mother who also has a career outside of the home. We’ll share ideas and offer support. Participants are welcome and encouraged to bring your lunches and your babies too!

Group Information

  Every Tuesday from June 11 through July 23 (except June 25*)

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Room: W313, CASE Bldg.

*The June 25 session will be from 11.30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in  E351  at the CASE Bldg. 

Register for the New Mom Group

Learning Outcomes 

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize challenges in being a new mother especially with a career outside the home
  • Network with other new mothers
  • Receive support and resources
Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for CU Boulder staff/faculty who will be new moms and mothers-to-be who can also commit to 8 weeks


Paulette Erickson England, holds a Masters of Social Work and currently directs the FSAP office in addition to being a full time clinician. Her professional counseling and social work experience include 10 years in county social work in child welfare, supervision, client counseling and advocacy; 6 years in private practice providing counseling to individuals, families, and couples; and 7+ years at FSAP providing counseling, work-life presentations, support groups, clinical internship supervision and program coordination. Outside of FSAP, she spends time with her family, including her 2 children. She also enjoys music, continuing education in her field, participating in sprint distance triathlons, hiking, and writing.


There is no cost to attend.

Prepare for a fun, energetic and informative workshop. Learn ways to burn more calories in sedentary jobs, and stretching and movement to mitigate aches and pains no matter how physical your job is. This workshop also breaks down today’s hot trends in workouts, like boot camp, hot yoga, Zumba and other types of yoga. We will also visit eating the right foods, the importance of sleep and other self-care concepts. 

Session Information
  •  Wednesday July 10, 2019
  •  12:00 -1:30 pm
  •  U Boulder Campus, UMC Building, Room 247

Register for Get Up and Move

Participants are encouraged to bring lunch. Light snacks will be provided. This workshop is sponsored by Elevations Credit Union. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify how to burn more calories in a sedentary work environment
  • Recognize how stretching and movement can mitigate aches and pain
  • Identify current trends that are available in workout environments
  • Recognize healthy eating and sleeping habits
Who Should Attend

Any CU Boulder faculty or staff member who want to learn more about being healthier in today’s workplace environment.


There is no cost to attend.


As a powerhouse public speaker and experienced performance coach, Linzee Klinkenberg, CPCC leads organizations to increase engagement and productivity, and coaches executives toward success in their professional and personal lives. She specializes in helping others take a proactive approach to health, work-life balance, and maximizing creativity. Known for her humor, ferociousness, and originality, she is as entertaining as she is insightful. Her diverse background includes experience as a professional dancer, certified personal trainer, public speaker, entrepreneur, executive producer, and coach. She has been featured in Competitor Magazine, Boulder Daily Camera, The Seattle Times, and on Fox Sports Network.

This seminar examines how to survive an active shooting incident, what to expect when the police arrive and how to observe possible signs of impending workplace violence. 

Session Information
  • Wednesday July 17, 2019
  • 12:00 -1:30pm 
  • CU Boulder Campus, UMC Building, Room 386

Register for Active Harmful Events Seminar

Participants are encouraged to bring lunch. Light snacks will be provided. This seminar is sponsore by Elevations Credit Union. 

Learning Outcomes 

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify ways to keep oneself safe in an active harmful event
  • Understand what to expect when law enforcement arrives
  • Identify possible signs of impending workplace violence
Who Should Attend

Any CU Boulder faculty or staff member who want to learn more about educating and preparing themselves for this type of situation.


There is no cost to attend.


Officer Mitch Trujillo is a 25 year veteran of the Boulder Police Department.  He has held several assignments and collateral duties throughout his career.  Notably, he was a Crime Scene Investigator, is still an Arrest Control Instructor, served many years on the Mall & Hill Teams, and is now assigned to the Community Services Unit.  Mitch instructs in a number of other disciplines in his current role, and has become a resource for Community Safety and Security in the City of Boulder.

Sergeant John Zizz has been a law enforcement officer with the University of Colorado at Boulder for 12 years.  He is currently managing the Training Unit and has held a variety of positions including, Patrol Officer, Training Officer, Background Investigator, Quartermaster, and Event Logistics Officer.Sergeant Zizz started the first Peer Support Program at CUPD (which was also the first in CO at a higher education institution). The Peer Support Team provides confidential peer counseling for CUPD employees.  He is an instructor in several disciplines related to law enforcement training and tactics.  John is passionate about building community relationships and partnerships to capitalize on the variety of strengths within the community. He has been researching and teaching Active Harmer courses since 2012.

Increased living space or functionality, replacement of worn out fixtures and appliances, upgrading to be more eco-friendly and energy efficient, higher resale value, simply to make one’s home their own; there are numerous reasons to undertake a renovation or remodel project. No matter what the desired outcome, the first step in any home improvement plan should be to evaluate how the time and money invested could influence the value of your property. This seminar will provide the framework for making this evaluation.

Session Information
  •  Wednesday August 7, 2019
  • 12:00 -1:30pm 
  • CU Boulder Campus, UMC Building, Room 247

Register for Home Improvement Seminar

Participants are encouraged to bring lunch. Light snacks will be provided. This seminar is sponsored by Elevations Credit Union. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn how neighborhood and market conditions influence value of improvements
  • Recognize what projects have the greatest and least return on investment in increased value
  • Identify financing available for eco-friendly and energy efficient improvements
Who Should Attend

Any CU Boulder faculty or staff member who want to learn more about the return on investment of home improvement project.


There is no cost to attend.

Facilitator(s) Information

Aaron has been involved in real estate since 2006, first as a licensed Real Estate Agent and for the last 10 years on the mortgage lending side. Aaron is consistently ranked among the top producing loan officers not only in Colorado but also nationally. His passion lies in the education of our membership, and with his vast experience in real estate, he is uniquely qualified to assist our members with every kind of purchase and refinance transaction. Aaron received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in ecological and evolutionary biology from CU Boulder in 2008. He has been in Colorado for over 30 years and is a volunteer diver at the Denver Aquarium on the weekends.

Descripción General

 Julio 10, 2019

9:30 to 11:00am

UMC 247

Cómo registrarse

Como Seres Humanos, y como mamíferos, tenemos una necesidad intrínseca de sentirnos a salvo. Estudios muestran que el sentirnos seguros-as viene de sentir que personas a nuestro alrededor nos apoyan, viene de sentir que importamos, viene de sentir que no estamos solos-as, viene de sentir que podemos conectar con otras personas. En un sentido más general, es importante sentir que no estamos a punto de morir. De aquí vienen sensaciones como la ansiedad y la depresión. Vivimos en un mundo en el que nos tenemos que adaptar a cambios rápidos y no tenemos mucho tiempo para poder cuidar de nuestros cuerpos, nuestras emociones y nuestra salud en general. A veces sentimos que no podemos buscar ayuda ya sea porque nuestra cultura nos dice lo contrario, o porque sentimos que todos a nuestro alrededor o también están muy estresados o no entenderían por lo que estamos pasando. Es momento de buscar qué nos funciona y cómo ponerlo en práctica! A ratos nos olvidamos que nos podemos dar el permiso para reír y pasarla bien. Reunámonos para aprender cómo cuidar de nosotros mismos en cada momento del día, porque sí hay como!


Resultados de aprendizaje

Participantes podrán:

  • Reconocer partes de sus vidas en las cuales podrían obtener más apoyo.
  • Explicar emociones difíciles de maneras más apropiadas.
  • Identificar herramientas para ayudarles a mantener vidas más saludables.
  • Comparar entre mecanismos de afrontamiento saludables y no saludables.
  • Utilizar nuevas técnicas y herramientas para practicar autocuidado

Quién debería participar

Este taller está creado para empleados/as hispanohablantes de CU-Boulder que están interesados en mejorar sus métodos de autocuidado.

Información acerca de la Facilitadora

Esther Horowitz, MA. se graduó como Psicóloga Clínica en Quito, Ecuador en el 2014. Ha participado en más de 300 horas de seminarios y talleres enfocados en psicología y terapia. La mayoría de ellos fueron para trabajar con Terapia Basada en las Emociones para individuos y parejas. También ha estudiado y ha trabajado con Terapia Cognitiva Conductual, Terapia Humanista, Terapia Psicodinámica y Terapia de Familia. Su práctica privada comenzó en Ecuador en español. Ahora trabaja en los Estados Unidos como Terapeuta/Consejera Bilingüe. Se graduó de Naropa University en el 2018 con un título en Salud Mental con una concentración en Terapia Transpersonal basada en Mindfulness.

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