Workplace wellbeing relates to all aspects of working life; from the quality and safety of the physical environment, to how workers feel about their work and working environment. Wellbeing is a key factor in determining an organization's long-term effectiveness. Many studies show a direct link between productivity levels and the general health and wellbeing of the workforce. (International Labour Organization, 2021).
Employment at Cal Poly comes with several advantages including discounted and free resources, access to campus events and various opportunities to get involved in growing and learning.
Our collective success depends on big and small choices we all make each day. We ask everyone in the Cal Poly community — whether you are on campus or not — to recommit to important measures like face coverings and physical distancing that keep us healthy. By slowing the spread of COVID-19, fewer people will get sick, more people can keep working, and our campus can remain open.
Cal Poly’s horticultural display garden consists of five acres of unique and intriguing plants from the world’s five Mediterranean climate regions.
The adventures are near and the routes are waiting! Poly Escapes offers student-led trips and low-cost equipment rentals to start your unforgettable journey.
The Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center enriches the development of young children, provides students, faculty, and staff parents a safe and stimulating environment for their children, and improves family life through parent education.
Enrich your career wellbeing through the diverse services and resources available for you both here at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo and in the community at large.
Cal Poly Food Pantry will open its doors to staff and faculty on Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The food pantry is located in the lower level of Campus Health & Wellbeing (No. 27). Staff and faculty are welcome to peruse our selection of items, no questions asked.
Retirement information including resources, forms, and publications
Complimentary consultations for voluntary retirement contributions
The CSU provides Basic Life and AD&D insurance at no cost to you if you are an Eligible Employee.
Voluntary Benefits Plans summary for employees who are and are not eligible for CSU core benefits.
Financial resources including topics such as: banking & credit, budgeting, investing, identity theft, and more (company sign in: calpoly)
Understanding financial basics is critical to planning a strong financial future. This course breaks down the mystery around the financial industry and provides practical knowledge for everyone, so you can manage accounts in an informed way, whether you are working with a financial advisor or not.
The Recreation Center is Cal Poly’s destination for fitness, recreation, relaxation, and wellness. Employees are eligible for year-round membership.
Discounted memberships available to Cal Poly employees
San Luis Obispo has some great hiking trails with panoramic views of the city and views from many trails look out all the way to the Pacific Ocean. There are many popular trails that start on campus including the Architecture Graveyardand the Poly P.
Cal Poly's Environmental Health & Safety department provides this helpful checklist for setting up your workplace at home and best practices to reduce ergonomic risk factors.
Find time for fitness. Learn simple yoga and stretching exercises you can do at your desk. The instructors at Desk Yogi have adapted traditional yoga poses into exercises that are suitable for the office. Follow along and learn basic stretches, bends, and exercises that help you improve your posture, strengthen your muscles and joints, increase blood flow, and keep you feeling strong and energetic throughout the day.
Faculty Staff Associations (FSAs) are social and community-building groups for Cal Poly faculty, staff, and graduate students in some cases. The FSAs host a variety of events, programs, and initiatives including socials, social justice efforts, mentorship with students, educational opportunities, and more.
Employee and Organization Development hosts book and learning circles throughout the year which are open to all Cal Poly employees. Book and learning circles are great opportunities to engage with colleagues in thoughtful discussion around common themes of interest.
An online learning community providing faculty, staff, and student employees a variety of learning and development resources.
The mission of the group is to collaborate with all Staff to share best practices, resources, engage in professional development, and support and guide one another.
Mindfulness involves experiential processing which "permits the individual to attend to a stimulus as it is, without immediate attempts to derive meaning from it." Mindfulness has been shown to improve attention stability, increase cognitive capacity, improve stress regulation and reduce emotional reactivity.
The EAP is here to help faculty, staff, and their household members with personal and workplace challenges.
These courses cover topics such as building resilience, minding your mind while working from home, avoiding burnout, managing difficult feelings, and managing your emotions.
Join this engaging and interactive learning experience on how positive psychology can lead to personal and professional success. It explores the happiness advantage principles that can help shift one’s mindset through positive psychology.
Executive coach and organizational psychologist Gemma Roberts explains what emotional intelligence is and why it's important. She helps you become more self-aware so that you can identify triggers to help you align your intentions and your impact so that you can build strong and collaborative relationships.
Provides training and development resources for Cal Poly employees.
Eligible faculty and staff employees the opportunity to attend classes at CSU campuses at greatly reduced rates.
Cal Poly faculty, staff, and student employees have free, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning.
Thousands of videos, courses, books and in-person workshops for your learning and development.
A selection of courses, webcasts, and a video to improve your work/life balance. Learn techniques for managing stress, practicing mindful meditation, and be reminded of practical habits that contribute to your well-being.
Dr. Crystal Miller presents Mindful Meeting Exercises, designed to provide a deeper sense of wellbeing and connection. These exercises are 5-10 minutes in length and can be done either individually throughout your workday or in a meeting with your team or group.
Emotions are all around us in the office, and it's important for leaders to understand how to harness them to cultivate productivity and positive relationships. In this course, Britt Andreatta shares how to boost your emotional quotient (EQ) to better lead teams, work with peers, and manage up. Learn what emotional intelligence is and how it factors in at work, and discover concrete techniques for raising your own EQ.