EWP@UP Workshop: Work overload and stress

Posted on September 19, 2016

Many of us experience work overload at some point or another. Because of the current challenging economic climate, the need to remain competitive has assumed a sense of urgency that cause employees to feel that more is expected of them. As a result, they often take on tasks that fall outside the scope of their duties, put in extra hours or try to achieve more in less time. This can lead to an increase in stress, both physical and cognitive, and neglect of healthy habits.

Join us at EWP@UP for a four-hour morning workshop to arrive at an understanding of the physical and cognitive effects of work overload, the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and current strategies for dealing with work overload. We will discuss the scientific aspects of work overload as revealed in current research, as well as work overload in the tertiary education environment.


Activity: Workshop: 'Work overload and stress'

Presenter: EWP@UP 

Venue: Lecture Hall 2-2.7, Natural Science Building 1, Hatfield Campus 

Date: Friday, 23 September 2016

Time: 08:00‒12:00

RSVP: by Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 12:00 (Susan Joubert, [email protected])


Please obtain prior approval from your line manager to attend the workshop. We cannot accept your booking without such approval.

Since we can accommodate only fifteen participants, bookings will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.


Register online, as follows:

  • Log on to the UP portal (www.up.ac.za). The UP Staff Intranet news page will appear. Click on the Staff Systems portlet button. 
  • Scroll to the Human Capital Management (HCM) System portlet and click on Human Resources Self-Service link (leave, claims, personal info, etc). 
  • Click on the Employee Work Centre link. 
  • Click on the Performance Development tab. 
  • Click on Development Request. (You have previously entered your development needs and you have selected the programme(s) that you would like to attend.) 
  • Click on In-house (Free of charge) programmes
  • Click on Search by Course name (Work overload & Stress: 1982), type the name of the workshop and click on the Search button, or simply leave the space blank and press Enter
  • A list of all the selected courses will be displayed. Click on View available sessions next to the course you would like to attend and select a session by clicking on the Session number
  • On the Request Training Enrolment – Session Detail screen, read the applicable information and click on the Continue button. 
  • Complete the comments field if necessary and click on Submit.


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