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Monthly Manager Sessions

These monthly sessions are meant to provide information, support, and resources specific to the challenges and issues managers encounter. The sessions will be provided in a Teams Meeting format allowing for presentation, questions, and discussion. ESP would like to offer managers the opportunity to gain knowledge and information not only from the formal material presentation, but from the wisdom and experiences of fellow managers.

If you would like to attend one or more of the sessions, please send us an email at and we will send you the Teams Meeting invite.

Creating Healthy Habits for You and Your Team – Tuesday, March 21: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Most people have at least one goal they want to work on or a habit they would like to break. Creating and encouraging healthy habits for you and your team is a vital part of stress management and can assist with workplace productivity. This session will focus on how you can work towards creating positive goals for yourself, how to model healthy habits to your employees, and tips on supporting employees with setting and achieving their goals.

Get to Know ESP for Managers – Tuesday, April 18: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 

As a State of Michigan supervisor or HR professional, the Employee Service Program (ESP) is available to you as a resource. Managing employees can be challenging and at times unique and sensitive situations arise that could benefit from ESP assistance and resources. This presentation provides information on ESP services as well as details how to consult with ESP and refer employees to the program.

Handling Change: Coping with the Stress of Change and Uncertainty for Managers – Tuesday, May 16: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Change is a natural part of work, just as it is a natural part of life. However, change and the unknowns of change can sometimes bring on worry and a sense of discomfort. Experiencing change with optimism and openness is the ultimate goal but sometimes difficult to achieve. This presentation for managers will touch on many points related to handling change and uncertainty and highlight strategies for effectively managing others during these times.

Responding to Trauma and Grief in the Workplace – Tuesday, June 20: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 

A traumatic or critical incident is a powerful event that is unexpected, distressing, and can trigger stress reactions. Employees look to you for direction at a time when you may feel sad, confused, and overwhelmed yourself. This session will provide information to assist you in responding to workplace trauma or grief and review the State of Michigan’s Critical Incident Stress Management program, ESP Grief Services, and additional ESP resources related to trauma and grief.