WorkLife Hawaii offers a wide range of training programs designed to enhance employee well-being, assist managers with the human side of business, meet important compliance issues, and avert workplace crisis.

Trainings can be presented to all employees or customized exclusively for supervisors and managers.

Supervisor Orientation to EAP: 1-2 Hours

An orientation for managers and supervisors about using the EAP services, including Formal Supervisor Referrals and how to build a positive company culture around using EAP services.


Employee Orientation to EAP: 15 minutes to 1 Hour

An orientation for all employees about using EAP services.


Coping with Change in the Workplace: 2-hours

Employees will learn about the stages of change and typical reactions to change.  We will take a short test, to measure how prone we are to stress and complete a worksheet to facilitate your understanding and self-awareness regarding change.  The rest of the workshop will focus on methods of coping with stress in the workplace.  This workshop is intended to reduce stress in the workplace as well as in your personal life, as we all get stressed at times!


Coping with Grief and Loss: 1-Hour

The objective of this presentation is to support employees who may be experiencing difficulties with their own or a co-worker’s loss.  This applies when someone from the workplace is the loss.  This multimedia workshop looks at the individual employee, the manager/supervisor and the group as a whole.  The supervisory segment of this workshop gives managers the tools to balance productivity needs and how to provide appropriate support for the grieving employee and/or other staff.


Managing Stress in the Workplace: 1-Hour

This training, provided through self-survey, didactic and interactive participation, will focus on understanding stress and its effects on you, as an individual and the company.  You will learn to identify how stress impacts you, physically and psychologically, as well as strategies to help manage stress.


Planning for Retirement: 1-Hour

The goal of this workshop is to explore your thoughts about retirement and develop some options for you in making retirement truly a reward.


Getting Organized: 2-Hours

Participants will learn in this 2-hour training how to accomplish more by getting organized.  They will be provided with tools and "helpful hints" to start them off to being more organized.  They will better understand the processes of prioritizing and partializing and their significance.  Participants will learn how the EAP can prevent overload.


Respectful Workplace for Employees: 1-1/2 Hours

Employees will earn how to utilize the EAP and what services CFS/WORKLIFE HAWAII provides to them and their families:

  • Understand the differences between a respectful and disrespectful workplace.
  • Understand the consequences of the different workplaces.
  • Learn how to resolve conflicts.
  • Assess their opinions of relating in the workplace.
  • Identify different communication styles and the results of their applications.
  • Learn how to use “I” messages and how they can be effective in developing respect for self and others.


Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees: 1-1/2 Hours

Employees will learn about the different types of sexual harassment and options for stopping the harassment, including speaking with the harasser, informing management and consulting with the Employee Assistance Program.  The importance of everyone’s role in enforcing the policy will be discussed.  Handouts will be given and video vignettes will be shown to identify examples of sexual harassment.


Sexual Harassment Prevention for Managers: 2-Hours

In this workshop managers will learn to identify and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Managers will learn about the different types of sexual harassment and how to effectively intervene when a complaint is made.  Managers will learn the importance of training all employees to increase employee awareness of sexual harassment and to inform them of the sexual harassment policy. Appropriate questions to ask the complaining employee, witnesses and alleged harasser will be discussed. The importance of enforcing the policy to prevent costly litigation will be discussed as well. Handouts will be given and video vignettes may be shown to identify examples of sexual harassment.


Substance Abuse Intervention for Employees (or for Managers): 2-3 Hours

This training will help employees/managers increase knowledge of drugs and alcohol types, classes and effects; increase ability to identify possible abuse and interventions with co-workers and supervisors/employees; increase awareness of impact on the workplace; and increase understanding of the role of the EAP/SAP.


Substance Abuse – Reasonable Suspicion: 2-Hours

This training can be used in your company when you are about to implement a drug and alcohol testing program.  IT IS NOT A DOT TRAINING -- OTHERS ARE ALREADY DEVELOPED FOR THE VARIOUS DOT OPERATING ADMINISTRATIONS. The scenarios are customized for a healthcare setting, but can be customized to suit any business setting. This is similar to DOT trainings, but all references to DOT regulations have been omitted.


Workplace Violence Prevention for Managers: 3-Hours

In this workshop, managers will learn how to identify early signs of potential violence in the workplace and methods for intervening early to prevent damage to property, injury or death.  Warning signs of possible violence will be discussed.  Ways of effectively referring problem employees to the Employee Assistance Program will be discussed and questions about the referral process answered.  Suggestions for de-escalating threatening situations will be highlighted.  Handouts will be provided and video vignettes will be viewed to enhance the discussion.  Scenarios will also be discussed to give managers the opportunity to consult with each other and brainstorm possible solutions.


Workplace Violence Awareness for Employees: 2-Hours

In this workshop, employees will learn how to identify early signs of potential violence in the workplace and appropriate ways of responding early to prevent injury to themselves or others.  Warning signs of possible violence will be discussed.  Various options will be discussed for handling aggressive people, including de-escalation techniques, as well as seeking help from management, security and human resources.  The role of the Employee Assistance Program will also be highlighted. Handouts will be provided and video vignettes will be viewed to enhance the discussion.