Supervisor Training Series: Supporting Caregivers in the Workplace

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | Time: 1:00-2:00pm | Location: Virtual Zoom

Event Description

**You only need to register once to be registered for the 8 part series**

Are you a caregiver? So often, we don’t consider ourselves caregivers because we feel we’re doing what we’re supposed to do as a family member or friend to someone who needs care. Chances are, as a supervisor, a large portion of your team are caregivers. Caregiving responsibilities, whether it’s for a child, parent, or dependent spouse, can greatly impact our daily routines. Balancing those responsibilities with a career at the same time can be difficult. Join us for the April session of the Supervisor Training Series to hear more about how you can help support the caregivers in your unit/team as a supervisor. 

About the Speaker: Jaimie Hutchison, MA, LPC, Director of The WorkLife Office

Jaimie has been with the Worklife Office since 2018, she became the Director of the office in April 2022. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University. She then went on to receive her Masters in Community Counseling from the University of North Colorado. She also received her Post Master’s Certificate in School Counseling from Eastern Michigan University.

Jaimie has professional interests in workplace wellbeing, values-based leadership, self-care, community care, DEI, psychological safety, personal health and wellbeing, national work-life leadership.

Jaimie is from Lansing, Michigan and is the President-Elect for College and University Work-Life-Family Association (CUWFA). She has volunteered over 10,000 hours in her communities. She loves to travel, kayak, and spend time in nature with her friends and family. Jaimie is engaged in community work around DEI, leadership, and Girl Scouts. She also is a community advocate for routine health appointments, preventative care, and cancer patient support and advocacy.


About the Speaker: Rachel Perez, CHRS, CTA, WorkLife Consultant

Rachel Perez is a WorkLife Consultant for the WorkLife Office at Michigan State University (MSU). She brings 10 years of Human Resources experience as well as a bachelor’s degree from MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business. Rachel has served as an HR Coordinator and an Assistant Health & Safety Coordinator for the Student Life & Engagement division. In these positions, her teams benefited greatly from her project management and program coordination experience. As an HR Generalist for the MSU HR Solutions Center, she was able to advocate for faculty and staff members throughout the processes of hiring, benefits enrollment, and training, while considering their emotional and cultural needs as they begin a transition in their career. Fostering MSU’s values of inclusiveness and equity, Rachel has proudly served as a Project Manager for MSU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee as well as a member of the DEI Advisory Board for Student Life & Engagement. Furthering her education, Rachel is currently enrolled into the Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations through MSU’s College of Social Science. Rachel is a mother of 3 children and is married to an MSU Spartan as well, go green! In her free time, she stays active as a Zumba Instructor through MSU’s Recreational Sports and Fitness Services department. She also enjoys playing volleyball, running, and outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and spending time at the beach.