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Pre-Conference Training: A Pragmatic Approach to Creating a Wellness-Oriented Work Culture


Join worksite wellness expert Larry S. Chapman, MPH, for the pre-conference training session at our upcoming Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference.

Friday, April 8, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Westin O'Hare
Chicago, IL


  • What characteristics define a wellness-oriented work culture
  • Eight domains that need to be addressed to promote employee wellness
  • Specific interventions that promote and support a wellness-oriented work culture
  • How to plan an approach that will work in your own organization or in client companies you consult with

Employers are learning about the importance worksite wellness and many have begun significant initiatives to create wellness-supporting work cultures. In this four (4) hour pre-conference workshop, participants will have an opportunity to explore, discuss and apply a multi-pronged pragmatic approach to creating a wellness-oriented work culture.

Based on his consulting work with more than 1,000 employers, Larry will present a pragmatic, multi-pronged approach to creating wellness-oriented work cultures. After reviewing some foundational concepts and the business case rationale for the need to create wellness-oriented work cultures, participants will help formulate a vision for the desired organizational outcomes of such an effort. Next, Larry will present an eight-part approach to the creation of wellness-oriented work cultures. The approach includes the following domains:

  1. Communications
  2. Incentives
  3. Policy
  4. Leadership
  5. Virtual support
  6. Environment
  7. Revising norms
  8. Evaluation

Recommended interventions will be identified for each of these domains. Finally, a case study organization will be used to provide an opportunity for participants to apply the approach in small groups and then discuss with other participants.

For more information about the conference, or to register online, click here.

About the Presenter

Larry S. Chapman, MPH, currently serves as President and CEO of Chapman Institute. Throughout his career, Larry has provided thought leadership and consulting services on integrating health cost management, plan design, incentive systems and organized prevention programming for worksite, managed care and community-based populations. He has spent more than 30 years improving the health of employees and their family members and managing employee health costs. Formally educated in environmental health, medical technology and medical care organization at UCLA and the University of Michigan, he has developed more than 1,000 employee wellness programs including more than 200 wellness financial incentive programs. An internationally recognized expert and speaker on innovative health management interventions, he has published 13 books and more than 190 professional articles and columns. A consultant and advisor to the United States Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a variety of private organizations, he is also the editor of the Art of Health Promotion published in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Until recently he has served as Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board for Summex Health Management, which was acquired by WebMD in 2006. Larry served as a Senior Vice President at WebMD until January, 2010 and he continues to assist WebMD to strengthen its role as a market leader in the wellness field. His current area of specialization includes innovative approaches to worksite wellness. 

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