Empowering Your Wellness Council for Program Success
MANASQUAN, N.J., June 10,
2009 — "Empowering Your Wellness Council for Program Success,"
a new 60-minute audio Webcast for workplace wellness and health promotion
professionals has been scheduled Thursday, June 25 from 1:30-2:30 PM EDT.
The program presentation will be by
Kathy Cash, a nationally recognized expert in the field of health
here for more information or to register
Whether called a wellness committee or
council, members are seen as the "eyes and ears" of their co-workers, a
survey of the profession found.
Workplace wellness committees are
important elements of successful workplace health promotion programs,
veteran wellness managers say.
While the majority of wellness
programs include wellness councils as part of the program, some 25
percent of programs do not.
The new Webcast has been planned to
serve the needs of managers with wellness councils to help them
strengthen and enhance the impact and efforts of their group, and will
also help managers who would like to start a wellness committee to
identify best practices in recruiting, building, retaining and managing
the work of their committee members.
Wellness councils can be great for
many valuable aspects of managing a wellness program including
generating new ideas and suggestions to help the wellness manager to
“maintain focus;" providing feedback, input on programs, even
take responsibility for motivating and engaging people, and spread the
wellness philosophy through a strong communication plan.
This one-time only program is being
sponsored by Wellness
Program Management Advisor, Wellness Junction Professional
Update and the Wellness
Management Information Center.
Objectives: Participants will understand how to turn their
Wellness Council into the very “heart and soul” of
an organization’s wellness program, including strategies to:
- Recruit and retain the best members
- Keep members motivated and
- Use the Council members in
- Increase efficiency and
effectiveness through Action Teams
- Recruit and Nurture a strong
- Increase management support through
- Get results through auditable
- Live Question and Answer
Who Should Attend: Workplace wellness
managers, wellness/health educators, health coordinators, human
resources executives, risk managers, fitness center managers, health
promotion directors, wellness coordinators, staff educators, employee
assistance professionals, hospitals, managed care organizations, health
insurers, major employers, government employers, colleges and
universities, operations managers, plant managers, exercise
specialists, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation coordinators, employee
health services managers, employee health nurse managers, occupational
health directors, health systems administrators, disability managers,
corporate fitness managers, managed care executives, disease management
professionals, nurse managers, employee relations administrators and
Address: Wellness Programs Management
Advisor, 1913 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 200, Manasquan, NJ
08736; (732) 292-1100, www.wellnessjunction.com.