New Directions Webinars

Our Employee Assistance Program, New Directions, offers monthly live webinars as well as a collection of pre-recorded webinars. Topics include things like organization, managing anxiety, cultivating happiness, safety, employee well-being, transgender awareness and more.

Registering for an EAP Webinar

To register for a live EAP webinar, click on the prefered time.

To view the monthly pre-recorded featured EAP webinar, visit the New Directions website (company code, Amherst College).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Reminder: Accessing and using EAP services is confidential.

October 2020

To register for a live EAP webinar, click on the prefered time.

To view the monthly pre-recorded featured EAP webinar, visit the New Directions website (company code, Amherst College).

Essential Leadership Skills (October 21, 2020 12:00 - 1:00PM and 3:00 - 4:00PM) Become a more versatile and skilled leader by connecting with the fundamentals of powerful leadership. Assess your current strengths and challenges with the goal of enhancing your current skillset. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Organizing for Life (October 28, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00PM and 3:00 - 4:00PM) Is your motto “organized chaos”? If you crave organization but struggle to achieve it, this training will equip you with practical tips to overhaul your organization skills.

Saving for the Future (October's Pre-Recorded Featured EAP Webinar) Many people do not have a healthy level of savings, despite knowing the importance of having money set aside for emergencies, purchases, college and retirement. In this webinar, you will learn how to utilize emotionally charged saving techniques that will motivate you to set and keep your savings goals.

November 2020

To register for a live EAP webinar, click on the prefered time.

To view the monthly pre-recorded featured EAP webinar, visit the New Directions website (company code, Amherst College).

Supporting a Remote Workforce (November 11, 2020, 12:00-1:00PM and 3:00-4:00PM) With an increasing number of employees working remotely, managers are tasked with developing diversified strategies to support remote workers. Explore the characteristics and dynamics of the remote worker. Develop an appreciation for the needs of remote workers and specific support recommendations. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Waving Worry Goodbye: Strategies to Manage Anxiety (November 18, 2020, 12:00-1:00PM and 3:00-4:00PM) Anxiety can be an occasional visitor, or a long-term guest. Research shows that most anxiety is best managed with behavior intervention. This training will empower individuals to assess their personal anxiety and integrate specific behavior practices to increase relaxation and calm.

Top Social Issues for Teens in Today's World (November's Pre-Recorded Featured EAP Webinar) Teens have different issues to deal with today. Social media has amplified the struggles they face and many suffer from anxiety and depression. They are exposed to violence on the screen and in music. Let’s not forget drugs and alcohol and peer pressure, which have been a problem for decades. Join us for a discussion about signs to look for in your teen and how to help them deal with today’s pressures.

December 2020

To register for a live EAP webinar, click on the prefered time.

To view the monthly pre-recorded featured EAP webinar, visit the New Directions website (company code, Amherst College).

Delegating for Development (December 9, 2020, 12:00-1:00PM and 3:00-4:00PM) Delegating is a critical skill for managers at any level. Supervisors that can effectively delegate can free up a great deal of their own time, help their direct reports to cultivate expertise in learning, and can develop their own leadership skills. Embrace the advantages of delegation, and learn specific methods for engaging in delegation. This webinar is designed for anyone who actively supervises others.

Embracing You: The Power of Acceptance (December 16, 2020, 12:00-1:00PM and 3:00-4:00PM) We can often be the most critical of ourselves, which can impact our mental and even physical health in the long run. Accepting ourselves, others and situations encourages a healthy heart and mindset. Discover how to embrace you as you, and the value of acceptance in daily living.

Embracing Life’s Challenges: The Expected and the Unexpected (December's Pre-Recorded Featured EAP Webinar) Life throws you a curve ball – now what? Take charge by embracing the challenge and incorporating the setback into your daily life. Adversity in life is inevitable whether the circumstances are death, illness, divorce, job loss, financial or deployment. This webinar will provide encouragement and resources necessary to “reboot” by using thought provoking ideas and examples to guide the audience to ultimately embrace the hardship and face the future one day at a time.