The meeting room at the River’s Edge Conference Center was filled wall to wall with 282 business, education and community leaders who attended the 2nd annual GSDC Workplace Well-being Summit on February 26. Attendees were introduced to an opportunity for companies and organizations to participate in the GSDC Workplace Well-Being Initiative in five ways by:
- Taking the Well-Being Leadership Pledge
- Becoming a member of WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) via GSDC sponsored membership options. Participating in WELCOA’s “7 Benchmarks” online training and certification process.
- Being listed as a mentor, provider or educator in the Greater St. Cloud Well-Being Resource Directory.
- Participating in the Fall 2015 Healthways Well-Being 5 Assessment.
- Participating in regular information meetings in 2015 and attending the 2016 Workplace Well-Being Summit next February.
Dr. Monica Devers, SCSU School of Health and Human Services dean was the event emcee. Presenters included Dr. Kenneth Holmen, CentraCare Health CEO; Bob White, GSDC board chair; Dr. Earl Potter, SCSU president; Rick Bauerly, Granite Equity Partners managing partner; Dr. Janet Handrigan, CentraCare physician and wellness director; Ryan Piscarella, WELCOA president; John Mattke, Coldspring president and COO; Michelle Goldberg, Healthways program director.
Complete information about the initiative and how you and your organization can benefit from engagement is found in this downloadable manual: Workplace Well-Being Manual. If you have questions or would like to schedule a presentation about the initiative, contact Sonja Gidlow with questions:firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-252-5203.