Work/Life Balance

For many, finding ways to balance the demands of your work and personal life can be a challenge.

The Graduate School (TGS) has created this page to support you with your goals by linking you to the resources found below.  You’ll find work/life balance workshops, discussion groups, support groups and links to student/parent resources. TGS encourages you to take advantage of these resources and create a healthy work/life balance.

Work/Life Balance Workshops

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Throughout the year, the Office of Work/Life Resources sponsors free workshops that address a variety of family concerns. These informal lunchtime workshops provide faculty, staff and their families with access to relevant work/life balance topics from experts in the field. Topics include:

  • Childcare
  • Parenting
  • Divorce
  • Eldercare

Upcoming events are listed on Northwestern University’s Office of Human Resources Benefits page, where you can also suggest a topic for a workshop and find more information.

Work/Life Discussion Groups

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The Office of Work/Life Resources sponsors discussion groups that meet monthly during the lunch hour to explore topic areas. Participants come to listen and share strategies with other Northwestern colleagues on topics such as work/life balance and elder caregiving.

Women’s Center Support Groups

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The Women’s Center offers confidential support groups centered on a variety of topics such as:

  • Self-esteem
  • Exploring sexuality
  • Women in connection
  • Surviving sexual assault
  • New to motherhood

Support groups vary from year to year, depending on interest. For a current listing of support groups, please visit the Women’s Center Services and Support webpage.

Postdoc Benefits

See the Human Resources website for information on insurance and other benefits.

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