WCWI’s Statewide Learning Circle for Wellbeing Strategists
Develop Your Building Tool Kit
As wellbeing strategists, we are living in a season where we need to look for new possibility through the process of building. In times of uncertainty, it’s our chance to lay a new foundation and make the choice to build: build our own habits, build our competencies in our role, build our conversation with stakeholders, build our collaborative efforts to unite wellbeing as a strategic priority, and build our connection to the wellbeing community. This year, through our 2021 Learning Circle series, WCWI is going to support your building project as an employee wellbeing strategist. Over the course of the year, we will explore 5 building methods that contribute to the depth, breadth, growth, and sustainability of the influence of a wellbeing strategist. Each of these building methods will contribute to your tool kit as an essential practice for you to have greater impact in your career and in the progress of your organization’s employee wellbeing strategy.
Are you ready to build?
Take a look at the 5 Building Methods below and commit to your building project in community with other wellbeing strategists this year.
Each of these building methods will be facilitated virtually by expert speakers within the employee wellbeing industry and WCWI.
Session 1: Contemplative Practice | Wednesday, March 31 | 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM | Speaker: Nicole Eull, PsyD
A contemplative practice provides self-awareness to be objectively and mindfully aware of your thoughts and behaviors. Contemplative practice for a wellbeing leader is the daily thinking and actions that center you in your work – this can also be described as your habits. A dedication to contemplative practice ensures that you remain present, insightful, and concentrated on your purpose and your people. For 2021, WCWI Member Delegates can join this session at no additional cost as a complimentary member benefit! See below for more details!
Session 2: Rhythms of Competencies & Skills | Wednesday, June 23 | 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM | Spearker: Eric Waters, Ph.D
There is a unique rhythm of competencies and skills for the role of the wellbeing strategist. Rhythm is defined as an ordered recurrent alternation of strong and weak elements in the flow of sound. We are often asked to promote wellbeing systemically across the organization. In that endeavor, we encounter strengths and also weak elements such as obstacles in expanding the scope of wellbeing. As we counter these elements, we need to equip ourselves with a distinct blend of competencies, the knowledge and behaviors that our organization’s culture exhibits in regards to wellbeing, and the correlating skills that will complement the strengths.
Session 3: Vital Conversations | Wednesday, August 25 | 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM | Speaker: Ryan Wolf, MBA
There is often significant emphasis placed on defining results and outcomes for your work in wellness. There is a priority placed on wellness to solve, or contribute to solving, complex problems such as reducing healthcare costs, improving employee morale, decreasing the health risks for individuals, improving the overall health of employees, and more. Empowering yourself to have vital conversations is another building method for growing your influence, redefining the impact of wellness, and co-establishing expectations for what wellness is, and is not, in your organization – all with the insight and support of your stakeholders.
Session 4: Collaboration | Wednesday, October 27 | 2:00 PM-3:30 PM | Speaker: Jason Horay, MS, CHES
Collaboration is an essential building method that provides the opportunity to organically bring people together under one shared purpose. We have an informal responsibility to remove siloes within our organization and collaborate to support employees in their wellbeing- all while managing the vision of building a high quality and effective team that is grounded in the foundational values of integrity and trust.
Session 5: Building Community | Tuesday, November 30 | 2:00 PM-3:30 PM | Facilitated by WCWI
Working in community with other wellbeing strategists allows you to gain additional perspective, find collective empowerment, and encourages peer mentorship. This session recognizes that we each have a unique and important perspective from our own work -- you may be solely responsible for the health and wellbeing initiative at your organization, or your job may require that a focus on wellbeing is only one of the many hats that you wear, or you may have a fantastic support network in place, or you may not yet have a network. To keep ourselves accountable to growing personally and professionally, we must work in community with other strategists to learn from others’ strengths and expand our scope of thinking.
Learning Circle 5 Session Series Pricing
WCWI Member: $159 | Non-Member: $269
* $99 for additional attendee from same organization