As Worksite Wellness professionals, we set out to positively impact the lives of many employees. We follow the traditional protocol, taking the doughnuts out of the cafeteria, creating countless wellness activities to join and telling employees all about their risk factors. While our efforts may be helpful to some, these actions cause wellness to be siloed, disconnects us from business goals and put labels on us like “food police”. Taking on the role as the wellness subject matter expert puts a lot of responsibility on our shoulders when in reality, employee wellbeing is impacted by many other factors out of our control.
One way to break out of the silos and increase our value is to shift our role from wellness practitioner to integrator. Being an integrator means you aren’t always the one “in charge” of employee health. It helps us forge new partnerships to elevate the impact of our wellness efforts. It requires us to learn new skills to better influence key decision makers.
It’s hard and scary to challenge the way we always do things, especially if you work in or with an organization that doesn’t want to evolve. That’s why you need support! Join Jen Arnold for an in depth workshop to explore the role of the integrator.
- Learn about the role of an integrator and the benefits to you and your organization.
- Identify the integration points throughout your organization.
- Discover the skills you need to successfully integrate wellbeing in your organization.
- Pinpoint your first steps to take in your organization.
This program is an approved provider of continuing education units (CEUs) through NWI and NCHEC.
Jen Arnold, MS, RD/LDN is host of the Redesigning Wellness podcast where she interviews experts on the topic of organizational health. Jen’s on a mission to change the common approach to employee health and wellness. To support this mission, she facilitates employee training that addresses leadership, resilience and mindfulness. For the 16 years prior to starting her own business, Jen led organizational health and wellness efforts and advised employers how to start them. Most recently, she worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC for over 8 years leading a team of health promotion professionals. Jen is a Tedx speaker who uses stories, activities and humor to not only make a point but to keep audiences engaged and listening. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and two children.