The Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers monthly Lunch & Learn sessions. Thirty minute virtual workshops about a variety of topics pertaining to personal and work-related wellness. These are open to all staff and faculty in all departments. See below for details.

Questions? Email Tania DeBarros at

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

If you're in a role or position where you're taking care of others, you may be susceptible to compassion fatigue. We'll discuss the differences between burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, the signs/symptoms, and how to take care of yourself.


February 8th, 2024
12:30pm EST via zoom


Nurture with Nature collaboration Lunch and Learn with UMD Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

There is wellness in Nature and there is Nature all around us. We've teamed up with the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens to discuss the benefits of being in nature and how to practice some helpful tools right here on our campus.


March 13th, 2024
1:00pm EST via zoom


Cultivating Psychological Safe Work Zones

Join us for an engaging Lunch and Learn session on Psychological Safety-an essential aspect of fostering a healthy and productive work environment. In this brief presentation, we will explore the concept of psychological safety, its impact on individual and team wellbeing, and practical strategies to cultivate an atmosphere where everyone feels valued and able to contribute their best.

  • April 18th, 2024
  • 12:00pm via zoom