“A Fine Balance” Success

The Office of CEPD, Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with the Office of CPD, Faculty of Pharmacy, recently hosted a local workshop specifically tailored for women working in the healthcare professions. Previously known as “Lighten Up”, the inaugural workshop was held last April at The Millcroft Inn in Alton, Ontario. Thirty-four women from a variety of healthcare professions attended this year’s one and a half day, local program from March 30 – April 1, 2012 at Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake. With six speakers presenting on a range of topics, from mindfulness meditation to understanding how to maintain work-life balance, and even an optional Zumba exercise class, there was a lot to keep participants active and engaged. The participant evaluations were very positive and a recurring theme was that the workshop should be extended to 2-3 days. Many participants walked away from the program with valuable insights and are looking forward to attending again. They are in luck, for a second iteration of “A Fine Balance” workshop will be held in Tuscany, Italy from April 30 – May 3, 2012. For more information on how to attend this life-changing program please click here.