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2023 Madison Area Learning Circle: Build Belonging to Boost Wellbeing

with workshop facilitator, Beth Ridely

Wednesday, March 22 | 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
StartingBlock Madison |  Madison, WI


WCWI Gratefully acknowledges the 2023 Learning Circle Sponsor:


Session Overview:

According to new research in Harvard Business Review, 89% of knowledge workers have reported a decline in their workplace wellbeing since the start of COVID-19. Meanwhile, loneliness (one outcome of a lack of belonging) is on the rise, with staggering effects on business. Given this landscape, leaders are focusing more than ever on workplace wellbeing. Increasingly, effective wellbeing strategies are including a focus on fostering employees’ sense of belonging – an accumulation of day-to-day experiences that enable a person to feel safe, foster genuine connections with others and bring their full, unique self to work so they can thrive.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn what belonging at work is and what current research is telling us about why it matters to employee wellness and wellbeing
  2. Understand how diversity, inclusion and equity (DEI) best practices contribute to belonging
  3. Gain easy to implement tips rooted in DEI best practices to build belonging in your meetings to support your well-being as wellness practitioners

Speaker Biography:

Beth Ridley is a corporate executive turned organizational transformation consultant, speaker, author and CEO of Ridley Consulting Group. Beth combines 25 years of global leadership and management consulting experience with expertise in diversity and inclusion and positive psychology to help organizations transform their workplace culture. Beth’s work is featured in national publications and she frequently delivers keynotes and workshops at events around the world. Beth holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Virginia, an MA in International Relations from Tufts University and an MBA from Columbia University. Beth has lived in London, Tokyo, Johannesburg and Bangkok and now resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and three children.


Members $39
Non-Members $69 (Join and SAVE!)


Learning Circle Sessions are approved for SHRM, CHES, & NWI continuing educations units.


This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. The National Wellness Institute (NWI) has approved the Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI)  to provide 1.5 Category 1 Continuing Education Credit (CEC) hours for NWI certification holders.

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