Employee Well-being Events

Live events such as webinars, exercise classes and information sessions are a great way to set aside an hour or so in your day to focus on well-being topics that are most relevant to you. Most programs continue to be offered virtually unless specified below. Register in Talent@VCU to receive webinar links.

Wednesday, July 3rd – 12 pm

Deep Stretch

(Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreation & Well-Being)

This is a slower 30-minute practice focused on active stretching of muscles and opening of connective tissue. Release built up tension, prevent injury, increase blood flow to muscles, and increase long-term flexibility. No equipment requirements, though a yoga mat is recommended.

Register in Talent@VCU

Wednesday, July 10th – 12 pm

Lower Body Strength

(Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreation & Well-Being)

This 30-minute lower-body circuit training is really going to challenge your muscles with moves designed to target your quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Option to add weights or just your bodyweight.

Register via Talent@VCU

Thursday, July 11th – 12 pm

Building Tax-Free Wealth for Retirement

(Presented by VCU HR and Genuine Wealth Solutions)

This session will provide an overview of how to use different accounts and strategies to increase tax-free wealth before and during retirement.

Register in Talent@VCU

Friday, July 12th – 12 pm

Making Difficult Conversations Easier

(Presented by VCU HR Organizational Effectiveness)

This session focuses on speaking your mind truthfully and tactfully using skills from Crucial Conversations. Come prepared to learn and share best practices for making difficult conversations easier.

Register via Talent@VCU

Tuesday, July 16th – 12 pm


(Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreation & Well-Being)

This full-body circuit training takes the basics of martial arts and adds the fun. You’ll be punching and kicking your way through 30 minutes of strength and cardio. At the end of it you’ll walk away ready to tackle the day.

Register via Talent@VCU

Tuesday, July 16th – 1 pm

Social Security 101 –
Everything You Wanted to Know

 (Presented by VCU HR and Social Security Administration)

Join this workshop from Social Security and learn answers to questions such as When are you eligible to receive benefits? How does early retirement affect your benefits? How do you get the most from your benefit? And more!

This session will be offered in person and virtually.

Location: HR Training Room, 930 W Grace St
Register for the in-person session: Talent@VCU
Register for the virtual session: Talent@VCU

Wednesday, July 17th – 12 pm

Invest for success: 5 principles you need to know

 (Presented by VCU HR and TIAA)

Understanding the key principles of investing for retirement, from compounding to taxes to choosing investments. Includes learning that how you invest for retirement is just as important as how much you save.

Register via Talent@VCU

Thursday, July 18th – 12 pm

Stress Management: Building Resiliency

(Presented by VCU HR and Anthem EAP)

Reconciling the demands of work and home life can be a source of constant tension. As a result, you may experience sleep disturbances, appetite changes, headaches, poor concentration, and irritability. Learn how to identify emotional and physical symptoms of stress, assess your own situation, and discover hands-on techniques to bring balance to your work and personal life.

Register via Talent@VCU

Monday, July 22nd – 12 pm

Life’s Essential 8

(Presented by VCU HR and American Heart Association)

Life’s Essential 8 are the key measures for improving and maintain cardiovascular health, as defined by the American Heart Association. Better cardiovascular health helps lower the risk for heart disease, stroke and other major health problems.

Register via Talent@VCU

Tuesday, July 23rd – 10 am

Five Money Musts

(Presented by VCU HR and Fidelity)

Learn about five basic money concepts to help you start your financial journey on the right foot. Designed for young professionals, this workshop will provide an overview of budget, credit, debt, investment, and retirement.

Register via Talent@VCU

Tuesday, July 23rd – 12 pm

Guided Meditation

(Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreation & Well-Being)

Take a break from the noise to find a quiet reflection in the middle of your day with guided meditation. This meditation is suitable for all levels of practice.

Register via Talent@VCU

Wednesday, July 24th – 12 pm

Sound Bath Meditation

(Presented by VCU HR)

A Sound Bath is a form of meditation that guides you into a deep relaxation state while enveloped in ambient sound. Waves of soothing, echoing sound from crystal bowls, gong and various instruments assist the mind-body with stress and fatigue. This is an in-person session. Bring a mat or a blanket with you if you have one.

Note: This session takes place in person.

Location: Monroe Park meet by the fountain
 Register: Talent@VCU

Tuesday, July 30th – 12 pm

Total Body Strength

(Presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreation & Well-Being)

This 30-minute session will feature a variety of strengthening exercises using your own body! Designed to provide you with a total body workout hitting every major muscle group as you build muscular strength and endurance.

Register via Talent@VCU

VCU Health Employees:

VCU is happy to share opportunities to attend university well-being programs with other members of the VCU community, including VCU Health, VCU Dentistry, and other affiliated entities.

You can now find the direct links on the VCU Health intranet here. The links are located to the right of the RamStrong logo after scrolling to the bottom of the page. 

Please be aware that some features and services discussed in the university programs may be limited to university employees or may apply differently to employees of VCU Health or other entities.  If you have specific questions about how services, programs, and features discussed in a university well-being program may apply to you, and you are not a university employee, please be sure to contact the HR department for your entity with any questions.

RamStrong Resources

Looking for more well-being content that you can access on your own time? Explore the RamStrong Resources on each of the eight dimensions of well-being, including webinar recordings and other on-demand resources.