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Saving money, preventing burnout and taking criticism: ComPsych trainings to help you in 2024


Do you know how to take criticism? Are you struggling with burnout on your team? Maybe you’re looking to save more money in 2024 and you need help creating strategies to achieve your goals. 

Whatever you are looking for, ComPsych, Clemson’s Employee Assistance Program, has resources for available to you. 

This Spring, ComPsych will offer three live webinars to Clemson faculty, staff and members of their household. The three webinars will take place in February, March and April.  

The Psychology Behind Saving Money and Other Spending Habits  

February 28

12 – 1 p.m. 

“Most people can honestly say they believe it’s important to spend within their means and to save money for the future. Unfortunately, good intentions are often at odds with how our mind works. For example, many people want to save for the future but have no motivation to because they have not imagined that future. This course addresses the psychology behind saving money and adopting good financial habits. It will examine recent research related to how and why people save vs. spend and identify strategies for participants to change their financial mindset and develop new habits.” 


How to Receive Criticism and Make It Work for You 

March 12

12 – 1 p.m.  

Receiving criticism is an important and valuable skill. To achieve success in any endeavor, we must be able to tolerate critical feedback and learn from it. However, receiving criticism is difficult for most people. Upon receiving criticism we feel vulnerable and become defensive and thereby miss opportunities to benefit from feedback. This workshop will help you explore why we become defensive, deliver tips for knowing when your “hot button” has been pushed and how to accept and integrate useful criticism. The training will also instruct through examples and/or role plays.” 


Preventing Employee Burnout 

April 11

12 – 1 p.m.

“Burnout is a growing concern for many employers, as it can impact morale, employee retention, work productivity and more. In this session, we describe the signals that leaders can watch for and introduce strategies to help them prevent burnout from impacting the workforce.” 


Trainings will also be available in Tiger Training for self-paced learning within two business days following each session. Past trainings from 2023 can also be found in Tiger Training in the Learning Library. 

ComPsych offers confidential emotional support and legal, financial and work-life guidance whenever and wherever you need it. Visit ComPsych GuidanceResources® to explore all the resources provided to employees.