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Design your Culture:

The Transformative Power of Habits in the Workplace


A Four-Week, Virtual Workshop

Design the conditions of your company to empower employees to thrive through the practice of positive habits. In this workshop participants will gain insight into the habits that matter most for their organizations; they will learn the habit adoption formula for change; learn how to apply influence methods; assess your capacity for change and set basic measures. 
Featured Speaker:
Hanlie Van Wyk
Culture change Expert, Systems Strategist, Personal Change Coach, Author 
Q4 Workshop: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, November 4
Wednesday, November 11
Wednesday, November 18
Wednesday, December 2
Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $50.00



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 Session One: Habit Prescriptions: Which habits are worth adopting?
This virtual workshop helps you understand which habits matter and are most meaningful to your wellness strategy. The answer is somewhat dependent on what type of stakeholder is asking the question. We have focused on three stakeholder groups: insurers, employers, and people, and the broad category of outcomes that are of interest to them: costs and growth, productivity, and life quality.
In this session we will:
  • Explore the canvas of your company culture and how to design your culture for sustained practice of healthy habits.
  • Understand that not all behaviors are equal. Some help solve some challenges better than others. 
  • Understand that the ‘habit prescription’, or ideal behavior change to solve for the problem, will be different for each desired outcome. 


 Session Two: Design your Culture for Change
Learn about the factors that influence the ability of companies to drive change successfully. Whether the required change relates to health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, leadership, digital transformation or something else, companies that create the right environment, culture or contexts for employees to change are likely to be more successful in the future. The focus is on explaining how and where you can design the conditions of your company to empower employees to thrive through the adoption of positive habits.
In this session you will:
  • Learn about contexts, powers and the formula for increasing the adoption of wellness habits in the workplace. 
  • Explore the role of habit in influencing change in populations. 
  • Understand how by modifying the influences acting on employees, companies can grow and accelerate the rate of acceptance of and interaction with wellbeing programs.
 Session Three: Become a Change Agent
If you agree that the habits of your employees create the future of your organization, then manifesting your vision requires that your employees have the right mindsets and perform the right behaviors. Positively influencing others, and quickly bringing about beneficial change that is long-lasting, is a life skill that is necessary for almost all situations.
In this session, you will:
  • Learn how to use the four powers and the four contexts to help human being change their behavior. 
  • The participants will have a practical understanding of how each power influences us, and the contexts of life in which those four powers operate. 
  • The participants will understand how to work with others in their business to shape culture to be ready to accommodate wellbeing programs and make them feel like a natural and integral part of the business.

(Change Agent Power assessment included.)

 Session Four: Methods for Creating and Sustaining Positive Habits
This session takes a closer look at methods of influence that can be used to create and sustain new habits. A select set of methods are explained in principle, including how it might be applied or offering case studies of it applied in practice. 
This session will providing deeper insight and understanding of influence methods. However, if you are an effective change agent, this workshop will provide you with a rich resource of ideas and initiatives that you can deploy to become even more effective at creating a change-ready environment.
In this session you will
  • Enrich your understanding of the details of influence methods and their application. 
  • Explore 16 methods (from the total 80 in the Four Powers resource database) to give participants a deeper understanding of how they work, why they work and how they can be applied in the context of wellness.



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.


View Recording! Becoming a Change Agent

Live Webinar: Wednesday, June 10 at 3:00 PM
Speaker: Hanlie Van Wyk, Culture Change Expert, Systems Strategist, Personal Change Coach, Author

WCWI is excited to partner with Change Craft and speaker Hanlie Van Wyk, Culture Change Expert to bring a virtual series of workshops that will help us explore the canvas of your company culture through the role of habit. Join us for this Q&A webinar with Hanlie to be introduced to the influence methods for sustained practice of healthy habits and how to use the four powers and four contexts to support your people. You will leave feeling excited to become a change agent in your organization as you enrich your understanding of applying influence methods to your change ready environment.  

Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

1.  Design your wellness culture and apply influence methods for sustained practice of healthy habits. 
Contexts refer to the environments in which your life unfolds, including physical and virtual surroundings, the people you interact with, the rules that govern those interactions, and the way that we perceive the world. These contexts are essentially hidden in plain sight – all around us, but really difficult to identify. Contexts form the backdrop of our daily lives, powerfully but invisibly influencing our thoughts, decisions and actions. Essentially it’s the canvas for your company culture. 
2.  Learn the Habit Adoption Formula for Change. 
To help people practice habits, you must consider the Habit Change Formula: Capability + Motivation > Barriers + Temptation Understanding the Habit Change Formula will help you set up conditions for change within the Four Contexts using the Four Powers. 
3.  Assess capacity for change. 
If you agree that the habits of your employees create the future of your organization, then manifesting your vision requires that your employees have the right mindsets and perform the right behaviors. Will the existing employee behaviors and mindsets help achieve your organization’s vision and goals? Contrast your desired employee archetype with your status quo archetype. Does anything stand out to you? Is anything missing? Are there existing behaviors you can amplify immediately? 
4.  Gain insight into the Habit Prescriptions for what matters most in your organization. 
Which habits matter most for your company? In order to make habits easy to practice, we need to make sure they are clear, actionable and specific. That’s where Habit Prescriptions come in. Dose Value Habit Prescriptions are designed to maximally achieve a variety of valued outcomes in a specific manner. 

About Hanlie Van Wyk:

I am a behavioral change expert, systems strategist, author, and PhD candidate for Hate Crime Studies. My fascination with human behavior started while growing up in South Africa. From working to prevent hate crime to humanizing the workplace, my career spans three decades and four continents researching and applying behavioral change strategies to some of the most challenging behavioral problems. As director and change at Change Craft (powered by Behavioral Research and Applied Technology Laboratory). I study, develop and apply agnostic systems and practices that make change sticky and results in high performing individuals and cultures.


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