The Office of Employee and Organization Development is
a benefit available free of charge to all enlisted and civilian
personnel and their family members. The OEOD welcomes any questions
or concerns you may have.
Our mission is to provide confidential services in assisting
employees and their families experiencing behavioral or personal
problems with the most effective methods of identification,
intervention, and resolution of these problems to enhance
their health, wellness, and productivity.
The EAP was developed in 1981 to provide enlisted personnel
with a confidential place to discuss any personal or work
related issues with a trained professional. Over the years,
the OEOD has become increasingly involved in critical incident
stress management, management & organizational services, peer advocate services, chaplain service and a wellness services. The OEOD has expanded it's staff
and office locations to provide services to the Department
of Law and Public Safety. All of our staff are certified and
licensed professionals with expertise in behavioral health,
occupational stress, and chemical dependency.
The OEOD is available 24 hours a day to respond to critical
The Grieving Process
Grief is not business as usual. It is a jagged
process that involves emotional disorganization and moving
through a series of phases until the loss is ultimately accepted
and integrated into one's life experience. We experience grief
physically, spiritually and emotionally. However, all of us
have our own styles of grieving which is influenced by such
factors as our age, gender , and cultural background. There
is no right or wrong way to grieve. In this seminar we will
discuss the phases of grief and the path to emotional recovery.
Every individual has a constellation of character
traits that make up his or her personality. In fact our personality
plays a major role in how we communicate, what we value, and
how we experience the world around us. This seminar will present
an overview of personality types as defined by the Myers Briggs
Type Indicator. We will look at how each type is different
and valuable in the contribution they make to the workplace.
Life has become increasingly complex and demanding
as we attempt to juggle the multiple roles and demands of
our work and personal life. The cry of the 90s is, "I have
no time." Yet we continue to take on more tasks and live our
lives in the fast lane. This seminar will take a look at how
we create stress and how we can learn to maintain the level
of stress in our lives.
Are some people born with a natural aptitude
for leadership or can leadership skills be taught to everyone?
Many of us will be called upon to lead in our families, workplaces,
and communities at some point in our lives even though we
may not perceive ourselves as natural born leaders. In this
seminar, you will learn what it means to be an effective leader,
how to identify different leadership styles, and how you can
develop your skills as a leader.
The key to establishing work/family balance
is in defining success for yourself and establishing healthy
boundaries. The first step in achieving this is identifying
your values and priorities and examining whether or not these
values and priorities are reflected in your daily activity
schedule. In this seminar we will look at how we sabotage
ourselves and identify some strategies for achieving the unthinkable
in our busy lives-BALANCE.
Inevitably we encounter conflict in our working
and personal life yet so many of us remain uncomfortable with
it. In fact, any issue to which we have an emotional attachment
can be an area for conflict. In this session we will look
at the dynamics of conflict, styles of conflict management,
and a model of conflict resolution. Come and learn how you
can be more effective in resolving conflict in your workplace.
Communication in the Workplace
Some of the most important things we do in the
workplace, regardless of our job title, include: coordinating
actions, sharing information, and expressing thoughts and
feelings. Communication is a critical part of every job but
few of us receive formal training to help us communicate effectively.
Come and learn what some of the most common barriers to communications
are and how to avoid these pitfalls in your workplace. The
payoff can be mutually trusting two way communication that
leads to greater job satisfaction.
In the media, in our workplace, and in our communities
we are bombarded with psychological terms. Depression, Anxiety
Disorder, ADHD, Panic Attacks, Anorexia, Bulimia, DSMIV, Chemical
Dependency. Have you ever wondered what all these terms really
mean? Many of us are conscientious about our physical health
and monitor our weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
But do we do the same when it comes to caring for our psychological
health? In this seminar, you will learn how to assess your
mental health and well being. We will also discuss resources
available in your community and how to select a counselor.
The OEOD is available 24 hours a day to respond to critical incidents.
A critical incident is any event or unusual occurrence that can
cause an enlisted or civilian employee to experience an unusually
strong psychological or emotional reaction, which has potential
to affect the employees ability to function in a well adjusted
When a critical incident occurs a member of the OEOD staff will,
if practical, meet with the employee within hours of the incident.
A member of the OEOD staff will meet with the employee again three
days after the incident to discuss the psychological and emotional
impact of the event. A debriefing is a psycho-educational process
designed to alleviate the impact of the event. A debriefing is
not a substitute for psychotherapy.