Redesigning Wellness Academy

Increase Your Impact.
Increase Your Leadership.

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Training Dates: February 3 to June 30, 2021

More than ever, organizations need to make the shift from wellness to well-being and give employees the tools they need to stay healthy, strong and resilient.

You’ve got ideas.

But how do you leave your wellness island and sell those ideas to decision makers?

How do you adapt them for COVID-19 and reach employees where they are?

To reach and inspire your employees both onsite and virtually?

Discover those answers – plus so much more – with Redesigning Wellness Academy’s “Future Proofing Wellness.”

“Future Proofing Wellness” Increase Your Impact. Accelerate Your Leadership.

  • Grow professionally & personally
  • Learn how to uncover friends & foes within you organization and develop the confidence to start new conversations
  • Create persuasive communication strategies that resonate with leadership and garner support
  • Explore and implement practical ways to elevate your wellness strategy despite the challenges of COVID-19 and a hybrid workplace
  • Recognize and prevent career-burnout
  • Receive support and inspiration from liked-minded wellness pros
  • Have fun. This is not your typical corporate training!

“While we don’t have a crystal ball to predict the future, we do know that these uncertain times call for a forward-thinking approach to employee wellbeing.”

—Jen Arnold Founder/CEO

INTRODUCING...

Redesigning Wellness Academy:
Future Proofing Wellness  
Mentorship. Knowledge. Practical Application. Peer Support

This virtual five-month, live training is conducted via Zoom and includes:

Monthly Mentoring Sessions with Jen

During these 60-minute, live sessions, Jen will arm you with the knowledge, tools and critical skills you need to reach out to decision makers and gain support for wellness within your organization. Questions and discussion are encouraged.

“I liked that we learned how to show our value and tie it back to business goals, and how Jen tied in her own experiences with her clients when we were discussing a topic.” —Maddison B.

Guest Speakers & New Wellness Strategies

You’ll listen to new and tangible ideas from industry thought leaders on topics like career, mental/emotional, social, and financial wellbeing, as well as organizational influence and communication. These live 60 minute webinars are followed by a 30 minute Q & A, where you’ll have direct access to experts. (This is not a zone out session!)

“ I really appreciated being able to interact with and learn from the guest speakers in real time versus just reading about them or watching pre-recordings.” —Laura G.

Practical Application Sessions

What good is learning something new if you don’t know how to apply it? After each session with the guest speakers, you will be asked to take a few action steps and apply them to your organization. You’ll also receive short homework assignments to reinforce what you’ve learned.

“I learned more in RWA than at any other recent conference or training. I was able to take action with the tools and recommendations Jen made.” —Laura B.

“In addition to the training, I also liked the office hour sessions where we had the chance to talk with Jen and really think about practical ways to apply what we learned.” —Vikki R.

Support from Like-Minded Wellness Pros

It’s scary to challenge the status quo, especially when you work in or with an organization that doesn’t want to evolve. That’s why you need support! Academy members are buoyed by each other. Here you can talk openly and honestly with your own trusted tribe in a judgment-free zone where everyone has a voice.

“ I liked connecting with other wellness professionals to talk through challenging topics. Often you don’t have a counterpart at work, so I found this really helpful.” —Katie D.

Recordings of Live Sessions

All of the lives sessions are recorded, including mentoring, guest speakers, office hours, and practical application sessions. This allows you to go back and review content— when and where you want.

“I liked having the ability to go back and listen to sessions again and review materials. It gave me time to process things.” —Laura G.

Gallup Strength Assessment

Learn how to empower yourself and others by tapping into your strengths and natural talents. Includes a session on how to use your results.

Optional Guest Speaker Pass at a Lower Price

Can’t do the whole program but would like to participate in one or more of the guest speaker presentations? No problem. You can sign up for the presentations you’re interested in and pay per program.

Optional Coaching

Group Coaching will provide you with the opportunity to go a level deeper into your personal and professional barriers and strengths. We'll work through real-life scenarios to gain navigational techniques in and around your toughest personal workplace and professional challenges. See the Academy Schedule below for coaching topics.

Academy Schedule

All times are 3:00 to 4:30 pm EST

In this engaging and interactive kickoff session, Jen will explore the mindset needed to take action on what you’ll learn over your time in the Academy. She’ll also spend time reviewing what you can expect as an Academy student and answer any questions that come up.

One often over-looked area of wellbeing is Career Wellbeing. In this session, Jen will review the research, offer practical ideas, and reveal challenges to addressing Career Welbeing in the workplace.

Career Wellbeing: An Overlooked but Vital Part of Wellness

About Ryan

Ryan Wolf is the Physical Wellbeing Lead at Gallup. He leads Gallup’s physical health and wellbeing initiatives through strategic partnerships with Gallup’s research team, benefits department and external medical and wellness partners.  He administers “In The Zone,” Gallup’s physical wellbeing program, which provides Gallup associates, spouses and family members with opportunities to pursue greater wellbeing by participating in health related challenges and education.  He works closely with Gallup fitness center staff who coach and consult Gallup associates with health outcomes.  Ryan’s top five CliftonStrengths are Discipline, Achieve, Futuristic, Activator and Harmony.

Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently pursuing his master’s in business administration from Nebraska Methodist College. He is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

Jen Arnold will walk RWA students through ways to implement the past two speaker sessions. This time will also include break out groups where you’ll work with others to put the learnings into action.

Career Well-being:
Increase your professional productivity by leaning into your workstyle. Learn how to release yourself from the “never-good-enough” grind culture to excel within your strengths.

If there’s anything our brains don’t like, it’s uncertainty. Unfortunately, in the times of COVID-19, that’s all we have. In a very short timeframe, we’ve shifted to virtual teams without notice or preparation, been forced to physically distance, and had our work and personal lives co-exist in the same living quarters. As much as we’d like to proceed as business as usual, we’ve all been affected by the current situation and will continue to be for an undetermined period of time.

In this session, Jen will discuss the impact of uncertainty on our brains, why mental and emotional wellbeing is vital to address, and ways to address this dimension of wellbeing in the workplace. 

Tending to the Mind in Troubling Times: Mental Wellness in the Workplace 
 
Never before has mental health been more in the spotlight, and yet we continue to struggle to define what it is, how we talk about it, and what we can do to support it. This session will provide tools for making mental health a foundational part of wellness work, especially in light of national and global crises. We will examine its impact, as well as opportunities for stigma reduction, resource utilization, and fostering cultures of mental wellness.
 
About Ashley
Dr. Ashley Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of Galia Collaborative, an organization that empowers purpose-driven women to elevate their impact by developing their mental strength and well-being. Dr. Solomon is a nationally-recognized expert in the treatment of anxiety, stress, and eating concerns. She serves organizations and individuals through therapy, coaching, and programs and is dedicated to supporting women through challenge points in their lives. 

Jen Arnold will walk RWA students through ways to implement the past two speaker sessions. This time will also include break out groups where you’ll work with others to put the learnings into action.

Emotional Well-being:
Gain clarity on the emotions that hinder your professional productivity. Access specific techniques to become emotionally agile.

The Art of Conversation

This session will have participants explore how conversation can enable fulfilling relationships at
work and at play and how these principles and practices can be applied in their organizational context.

This program involves an interactive workshop during which participants will
delve deeply into the art of conversation by exploring several key attitudes to their conversational life.

Participants will:
‣ Be introduced to conversation, conversational communication and its benefits.
‣ Examine the principles and practices of conversation, including core attitudes around curiosity,
chance, silence, empathy, courage to confront difficult issues and courage in terms of vulnerability
and openness.
‣ Explore how they can use conversation in their professional roles and their personal lives; leaving
the session with actionable insights to implement in their work and community endeavors.

About Stuart

Born in sight of England’s Canterbury Cathedral, Stuart has called Omaha home since 2004. Formerly a London lawyer and an Omaha brand consultant, since 2016 he has focused his time and efforts to Squishtalks, a conversation social practice he founded in 2010. Promoting the art of conversation in the belief that conversation helps us to live well and work better, Squishtalks has collaborated with numerous community groups and businesses.

Stuart also collaborates with creativity expert Dan Gilbert using design thinking to help individuals and organizations creatively realize their best futures. Stuart’s poetry and other writing has appeared in several literary journals.

Social Well-being:
Become aware of the value of conflict. Overcome relational barriers that keep you from reaching your next goal.

Managing Up, Down, & Across

In this interactive talk from Mary Abbajay, participants learn how to increase cooperation and collaboration between those who have different power levels and perspectives.
Managing Up helps participants consciously develop highly effective relationships with their supervisors, and learn to obtain the best possible results for themselves, their boss, their peers and their organization.

About Mary

Mary Abbajay, author of the best-selling Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to business and government. As a sought-after author, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Mary helps clients develop the strategies, skills and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth.

Mary is a frequent expert contributor for television, radio and print publications where she provides practical leadership and career advice. In addition to her role as a Forbes.com contributor, her work and advice have appeared in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, Money Magazine, Southwest Airlines Magazine, Monster, and the BBC.

In 2010, Mary was named as one of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business and was a Smart CEO Brava Award recipient in 2017.

Organizational Influence:
Tap into your vulnerability to operate from the core of your leadership, inviting others to follow you. 

Topic:

Employee Marketing 101: How to Elevate the Conversation About Employee Health

About Benjamin

Benjamin Prinzing, is the founder and CEO of Kadalyst, a health data analytics and employee care management company in Portland, Oregon. Started in 2008, Kadalyst partners with employers across the U.S. to reduce their future healthcare spend, while improving employee health through proactive early interventions and comprehensive worksite wellness programs.

Kadalyst has had the privilege of working with some amazing companies, including some recognizable brands, such as Campbell Soup, Deschutes Brewery, Dave’s Killer Bread and New Seasons Market.

Benjamin’s passion for the wellness industry sparked after a colleague in 2005, passed away due to heart failure at age 38. (His name was Darrell, the “d” in Kadalyst.)

Topic:

Guerilla Marketing for Wellness Professionals

About Wendy

Wendy Reizer is marketing communications consultant with over 20 years of experience in health and well-being marketing. Her specialty is creating resonate brands, campaigns and content that align with people’s values, play a meaningful role in their lives, and inspire them to take charge of their health, happiness and well-being. Her personal passions include the arts, health & well-being, mindful movement, and books—lots and lots of books. She also loves quotes. One of her favorites from Maya Angelou sits above her computer to remind her of what matters most when communicating with others: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. “

Pricing

$995 early bird special (before December 31, 2020)
$1,295 after January 1, 2021

Speaker Pass

$99 for each speaker
(with the exception of Career Wellbeing, which includes an assessment)

Coaching

$295 for 4 group coaching sessions with Maggie Gough (5 to 10 in a group)

FAQS

This training is for any wellness professional, including consultants, who are ready to implement or advise on a forward thinking approach to wellbeing. You will leave RWA with practical ways to implement COVID-era strategies with clients or employees.

Although there aren’t credits available, after completion of your homework assignments, you will receive a certificate that you can use to submit for credits on your own.

See the schedule above for all dates and times.

Yes, each presenter will train for 45 to 60 minutes and then address questions. Questions can also be sent in ahead of time for the speaker to address.

Yes, and it will be highly encouraged. During each strategy session, you’ll work with other participants to discuss the content Jen will be teaching. In addition, you’ll have access to a platform where you can post messages, add to a conversation or connect with others in the Academy.

Yes, you can pay in full at the time of registration or in three installments.

Yes. At the end of each month, you’ll be asked to complete a 300 word summary of what you learned and how you’ll apply it to your work.