UC Santa Barbara strives to live up to our reputation as Santa Barbara’s “Best Place to Work” by supporting faculty, staff, and student employees in the pursuit of a fully integrated life. The university offers programs, policies, referrals and education that enable people to be effective, engaged and satisfied at work, school, and home. Please note: We do not recommend or endorse any particular non-university resource on this page; however, we do endorse the careful review and evaluation of services that best meet the needs of your family.
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Events + Workshops
DISCOVER HEALTH NET’S WELLNESS WEBINARS
Sun, Jan 1, 2023 1:00 PM - Sun, Dec 31, 2023 1:00 PM
Work-Life Balance - A HealthNet Wellness Webinar
Wed, Apr 19, 2023 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
April is Financial Literacy Month
Create a Budget, Ditch Your Debt, & Start Saving for the Future
Tue, Apr 4, 2023 12 PM – 1 PM
Your College Savings Options
Wed, Apr 12, 2023 12 PM – 1 PM
Tax Efficient Investing
Tue, Apr 18, 2023 12 PM – 1 PM
Your UC Retirement System
Thu, Apr 27, 2023 12 PM – 1 PM
2023 Family Webinars from Bright Horizons
Busy and Hectic: The Impact of Stress on Learning
Thu, Apr 13, 2023 12:00 PM - 1 PM
Managing Behaviors That Challenge Adults
Wed, May 17, 2023 9:00 AM - 10 AM
Why Failing and Risk-Taking Are Better Than Perfection
Tue, Jun 13, 2023 9:00 AM - 10 AM
Future-Ready: Learning to Communicate & Collaborate
Thu, Jul 13, 2023 12 PM – 1 PM
Fueling Your Child’s Curiosity and Creativity
Tue, Aug 15, 2023 9 AM – 10 AM
Your Child’s Growing Brain
Thu, Sep 21, 2023 11 AM – 12 PM
Emotional Intelligence + Why It Matters
Thu, Oct 19, 2023 12 PM – 1 PM
Sandwiched and Stressed?
Thu, Nov 16, 2023 12 PM – 1 PM
Fitting Family Time into Busy Days
Global Resources for Remote Work Series
Click on the series above to schedule on behalf of your unit, team, or group. OR ... we can CUSTOMIZE a workshop to meet your department or group needs.
Request a workshop for your department or workgroup!
Email Shira Minerd, work-life resource coordinator, to schedule your workshop: email@example.com
Topics can include
- Evolving Into the New Normal of Work-Life
- Productivity & Time Management
- Childcare Needs & Resources
- Balancing Everything: School, Family & Career
- Work-Life For Supervisors: Moving forward with strength
Topics are refreshed regularly
WorkLife Resources + Programs
The Work-Life Resources Program partners with other campus organizations and departments to pursue "whole person" wellness for all university employees. UC Santa Barbara has a wide range of programs and services that support our community of faculty, staff and students.
Explore Resources for:
Financial Wellbeing, Physical & Environmental Wellbeing, Social & Emotional Wellbeing, and Workplace Wellbeing
This include Child Care, Summer Camps, backup care, elder care, nutrition and housing information, social support, and policies
Pregnant or expecting a child?
Request a consultation with the Work-Life Resource Coordinator to review what to expect from your leave process and explore related resources. Please submit an HR ServiceNow ticket to schedule this initial meeting.
Flexible Work Arrangements
The Work-Life Resource Coordinator can assist both the employee and the department with any non-medical workplace adjustments. Please submit an HR ServiceNow ticket, and review the resources provided below.
Lactation & Breastfeeding
The University of California recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and their infants, and is committed to providing the support and resources needed. These services are for all campus constituents who choose to breastfeed or express milk.