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Join us for a special training opportunity!

All employees are invited to attend a special training event on October 14, 2019.

Staff and faculty at all three campuses of UW Oshkosh are invited to join us for an upcoming training session about supporting our employees’ mental health needs. We are thrilled to invite Mettie Spiess, the 2016 National Alliance on Mental Illness Education Advancement Award Winner, international keynote speaker and the founder of A World Without Suicide.



Leading Resilient Teams: How to Support Your Employees’ Mental Health and Safety

Oct. 14 | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Reeve Union Theatre
This Presentation is for all Supervisors

The topic of mental health can be overwhelming, confusing and even uncomfortable to some. Fighting the stigma associated with mental health starts with all of us. That is why we are committing to further cultivating a campus culture of caring and engagement around mental health. 

By attending this practical, hands-on training, you will walk away with strategies that you can immediately use to tackle common employee challenges and increase engagement within your departments. 

Learning Outcomes

At this training session, you will:

  • Gain confidence in learning the specific “dos” and “dont’s” when communicating with employees about mental health
  • Develop leadership skills to increase resilience and engagement within their teams
  • Learn how to identify and safely respond to mental health issues early
  • Practice critical response steps to take in an employee mental health suicidal crisis
  • Overcome the fear and stigma of talking about mental health in the workplace

There’s No Health Without Mental Health

Oct. 14 | 1 to 2 p.m. | Reeve Union Ballroom
This Presentation is for all Employees

In today’s world of pace and pressure, mental well-being is essential to thrive personally and professionally. In this uniquely empowering keynote, explore the value of mental health and the key to rising through adversity. Mettie leads every attendee on a journey of personal reflection resulting in contagious courage and resilience.

Learning Outcomes

In this inspiring keynote attendees:

  • Overcome the stigmas that prevent individuals from reaching out for help in critical times.
  • Recognize their ability to bounce back from disappointments and setbacks.
  • Crush self-limiting labels and beliefs.
  • Practice practical coping strategies to balance work and life demands.

About Mettie Speiss

Mettie has worked with organizations throughout the United States and offers insightful and actionable ideas on normalizing the discussion around mental health needs, reducing the stigma and helping supervisors understand the key role they play in supporting employee mental health needs. She has been empowering corporations in all industries to start and maintain effective wellness initiatives for over a decade.

Mettie connects with audiences through unmasking her empowering journey with mental health, losing two brothers to suicide and the lessons she has learned from empowering leaders across the country. Her story has been featured on Fox, ABC, the Master Shift, and Live Immediately.

In 2016, Mettie received the Education Advancement Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness for her work to break the silence and end stigma associated with mental illness by providing education, raising awareness, and promoting recovery. She is the author of the “Stigma-Free Blueprint” and a co-author of “Children and Stress, A Handbook for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists”.

  Phone:  (920) 424-1166

  Fax: (920) 424- 2021


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  Dempsey Hall 328
800 Algoma Blvd. 
Oshkosh, WI 54901