For audiences of leaders or managers, especially those that manage wellness programs, this event is for you. For those that care about wellness or wonder how to make an impact on your team, manager, or improve your company’s culture, this event is for you.
We are honored to have CEO of Motion Infusion, Laura Putnam, engage us in an informative and entertaining session that dives into the controversial topic of promoting wellness in the workplace, followed by an inclusive discussion to our NorCal community.
Here’s the truth: If there’s ever a time we need workplace wellness, it’s now. Consider, for example, that rates of diabetes have increased by a whopping 653%, and thanks to all of our labor-saving devices like escalators and remote controls, the average American now sits 9.3 hours a day. To fight back against chronic stress, chronic disease and poor health habits, most employers now offer some type of wellness offering. The question is: Do they actually work? Considering that over 80% of eligible employees are opting out and obesity rates continue to soar, perhaps not.
Join with us to learn from Laura, author of Workplace Wellness That Works, about why wellness in the workplace is a really good idea, how we can do it better with tactics like activating managers to become multipliers of well-being for their team members, and come away with 10 tangible steps to build a workplace wellness initiative that actually works. The truth is: We can do better – and there’s no reason why you can’t be the one to start a movement of well-being in your organization!
* Ticket price includes beverages, wine. Please eat before the event.
6:30pm-6:40pm Why Wellness Matters at Zendesk,Wellness Program Coordinator: Angie DeWitt-Moore
6:40pm-7:30pm Keynote, CEO of Motion Infusion: Laura Putnam followed with Q&A
7:30pm-8:00pm Networking and book signing
Laura Putnam, MA, author of Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015), is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion whose work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, American Journal of Health Promotion, NPR, and many others. She is a former urban public high school teacher, international community organizer, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and wellness. A leading authority on how organizations can promote well-being at work and how leaders and managers can inspire employees to adopt healthier behaviors, Laura is a sought-after speaker and consultant. She was recently awarded the American Heart Association's "2020 Impact" award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Brown University and Stanford University, Laura lives in San Francisco with her fiancé.
* Proceeds allow us to fund two endowed scholarships-the Ira B. Degenhardt Tradition Fellowship and the Peter E. Lee Tradition Fellowship. These funds go to two deserving students from the Bay Area for each of their four-year tenure at Cornell.
Please contact Rosemary J. Fantozzi '09 with questions.