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Wellness Committees:
Best Practices and Proven Strategies for Success

Manasquan, NJ -- June 8, 2007: Workplace wellness committees are one of the most important elements of a successful workplace health promotion program, according to the results of a workplace wellness management survey conducted by Wellness Program Management Advisor and WellnessJunction.com.

"We believe it’s important to know what people outside the wellness department are thinking and feeling," one wellness manager noted. "We think we know, but the wellness committee often brings other issues to our attention. It’s a good idea to have many minds that are generating ideas. That’s a valuable service."

"The feedback the committee members provide is invaluable," said another respondent. They not only bring innovative ideas but also assist with health promotion marketing efforts, volunteer at health fairs and participate in membership drives.

Join Wellness Program Management Advisor and WellnessJunction.com to learn how wellness committees can benefit your organization and the “how-to’s” of starting and running them successfully in "Wellness Committees: Best Practices and Proven Strategies for Success," a special 90-minute audio conference scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 1:30 PM Eastern time.

Agenda

  • Why Wellness Committees Are Integral to the Success of a Wellness Program
  • The “Nuts and Bolts” of Starting a Wellness Committee
  • Effective Committee Leadership Requirements
  • Characteristics of Successful Committee Members
  • Volunteer Members versus “Formal Appointments”
  • Success Factors of Wellness Committee Management
    • How to Create Well-Written Formal Agendas and Minutes
    • The Value of Wellness Action Teams (subcommittees)
    • The Importance of Giving Committee Members Specific Roles
    • The Value of Regular Meetings
  • Strategies for Managing a Multi-site Business Wellness Council
  • Getting “Buy-in” From Senior Management
  • Effective Promotion of the Wellness Committee
  • Effective Communication Strategies Throughout the Organization
  • How To Use Wellness Committees to Change Your Organization’s Culture
  • Best Practices From Two Successful Worksite Wellness Committees
  • Live Question and Answer Session

Presenters

Kathy Cash,  RN, CHPD 
National Health Promotion and Wellness Consultant
Author of “How to Add Sparkle and Pizzazz to 
Your Health Promotion Program”

Kathy Garrett Health Services Manager
Syngenta
(Winner of WELCOA’s 2006 Platinum Well Workplace Award)

Mark Converse
HR Manager, Health Promotion & Safety
AAA Southern New England

(Winner of WELCOA’s 2006 Gold Well Workplace Award)

"Attend" this program with your staff members right in your office and walk away with some ideas that you can put to use immediately to effectively start and/or run your worksite wellness committee! It’s an inexpensive and convenient way to attend a conference – with no travel time and no hotel expenses! Your registration fee covers ONE telephone hookup from your site. Include as many individuals from your organization as you wish there is no additional charge. Gather in a conference room and use a speakerphone.

Who Will Benefit From This Audio Conference?

Workplace wellness managers, wellness/health educators, health coordinators, human resources executives, risk managers, fitness center managers, health promotion directors, wellness coordinators, staff educators, hospitals, managed care organizations, health insurers, major employers, government employers, colleges and universities, operations managers, plant managers, employee health services managers, employee health nurse managers, occupational health directors, health system administrators, corporate fitness managers, managed care executives, disease management professionals, nurse managers, employee relations administrators and consultants.

For more information visit:
http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/swc.htm

A CD will also be availablefor purchase for those unable to attend the live conference. For further details and other pricing options, vist: http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/swc.htm

Address: Health Resources Publishing, 1913 Atlantic Ave., Suite F5, Manasquan, NJ 08736; (732) 292-1100, www.healthresourcesonline.com


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