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Last year the University engaged with Rankin and Associates to conduct a campus climate survey to assess how all members of the campus community experience learning, living, and working at UMass Dartmouth. The survey results yielded many suggestions for how we can enhance the campus climate at UMass Dartmouth such as implementing an employee wellness program aimed at addressing stress, burnout and increasing work-life balance. In response to this and with support from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) we are pleased to offer a series of wellness and professional growth opportunities for faculty and staff which will be facilitated by two renowned speakers who bring unique perspective and expertise to their workshops.


The UMassD Walking Club is back by popular demand!  Join us daily at noon starting on Wednesday, December 6.  Let’s take some time to incorporate wellness into our workweek. Walking can energize the workday by reducing stress and building strength, energy, teamwork, and morale.  We will meet at the Library patio for a short walk around campus.  We look forward to seeing you there! 


Sumana is a workplace wellness trailblazer, founder and CEO of Jeddy Wellness and the Workplace Wellness Collective.  With a Master’s in Public Health and a Bachelor’s in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia, Sumana combines scientific expertise and a unique perspective from her years as a Surveillance Scientist and Manager of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology.  Her passion for combating burnout has led her to establish Jeddy Wellness, offering practical and playful wellness strategies that bridge the gap between research and practice. 

Future sessions include: 

  • Thurs, April 11 from 1:30 – 2:45pm - Staff Choice/Workplace Benefits and Wellness via Zoom
  • Wed, May 22 from 1:30-2:30pm - Employee Benefits via Zoom
  • Wed, June 12 from 1:30 – 2:45pm - Staff Choice/Building a Strong and Inclusive Community in person in the Library Grand Reading Room
  • Thurs, June 20 from 1:30 - 3pm – Community Experience via zoom

Please register for all sessions here.  Zoom links and calendar invitations will be provided after registration is received.  

Access the Jeddy Wellness Technology App here.



Wellness shot 1: Identify what kind of rest you are missing

Wellness Shot 2: Ways to close the stress cycle

Wellness Shot 3: Conserve your resources

Wellness Shot 4: Workload Management

Wellness Shot 5: Job Crafting Tool Kit

Wellness Shot 6: Managing Work Life Balance

Wellness Shot 7: Celebrating Your Ideas

Wellness Shot 8: Cultivate a Gratitude Lifestyle

Wellness Shot 9: Boundry Management

Wellness Shot 10: Mentoring

Wellness Shot 11: Collective Growth

Wellness Shot 12: Social Support

Wellness Shot 13: Workplace Benefits and Wellness

Provide Feedback:


Workplace Wellness Brochure

Exercise Sheet 1 - Workload Management

Community Experience no. 1 Outcomes

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