Brown Bag Seminars

Attend a free lunchtime seminar!

Each quarter (except Summer), the WorkLife Office presents a variety of free workshops for the Stanford community. Workshops are open to students, faculty and staff and their spouses/significant others. The seminars are on a wide range of topics in the areas of work/life balance, parenting, and elder care.  Some recent topics include sleeplessness, protecting yourself from identity theft, estate planning, discipline strategies for parents, adoption, setting limits for adolescents, when your parents need extra care, and advance directives.  Attendees are invited to bring their lunches and join the discussion.


Brown Bag Seminars 2013-14
Fall Quarter 2013: Caregiving 101
Fall Quarter 2013:  Parenting in the Age of Social Media


Winter Quarter 2014:  Hoarding - Everything You Need To Know To Help a Hoarder
Winter Quarter 2014:  Supporting Your Special Needs Child


Past Seminar Topics


Advance Care Directives

Balancing Work and Family

Boomerang Kids

Bye Bye Diapers

Caregiving with the Self In Mind

Choosing College: Helping Your Teen Apply

Eldercare 101: It Takes A Village

Expanding Limits (for Adolescents)

Holiday Stress Relief

Kindergarten Preparedness

Long Distance Caregiving

Parenting with Love and Logic

Parental Anger


Sleeplessness/ Sleep Habits

Stress Busters

Turning Craziness into Calmness 

Beginning in January 2010, Stanford employees can receive a BeWell Berry for participation in WorkLife Brown Bags. December Brown Bags are excluded from this benefit.