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Connecting Wellbeing, Culture, and Employee Engagement for Organizational Success
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 11:30am - 01:00pm
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Program Description


Connecting Wellbeing, Culture, and Employee Engagement for Organizational Success

January 25, 2018


With 68% of employers stating that improving the health and wellbeing of their employees is a top business priority, wellness has hit the mainstream!  However... only about half of the 68% feel that their strategy for achieving this top business priority is effective.  

Business success is a function of the people you employ and how engaged they are with your organization. That level of engagement is also linked to employee wellbeing and health outcomes.  It’s time for a different conversation that shifts wellness from purely a cost management solution to positioning wellbeing & Engagement as an organizational solution that helps companies deliver on their Employee Value Proposition and become a Destination Employer.   



Learning Objectives

This session will benefit HR practitioners by “connecting the dots” and demonstrating how culture influences behavior, behavior influences risk, and risk impacts personal and organizational outcomes by:

  1. Understand the Five dimensions of wellbeing and which dimension has the most significant impact on overall quality of life
  2. Understand the organizational factors that derail engagement and negatively impact health
  3. Learn how HR can build a culture that inspires positive behaviors, reduces risk, and improves personal and organizational outcomes.


Speaker Bio

Kathleen Schulz, MS, CHES brings more than 20 years of experience in designing and implementing wellness, fitness, occupational health, EAP, benefits, and work/life programs. As the Eastern Region Practice Leader, Kathleen works with Gallagher teams and clients to design holistic strategies to address the total employee value proposition – including all the dimensions of wellbeing, employee engagement and productivity.
Prior to joining GBS, Kathleen spent nineteen year’s leading award winning occupational health and wellness programs for a large food manufacturer in New Jersey, and four years leading the health and wellness programs for a large telecommunications company in New York. Her experience lies in designing integrated approaches to wellbeing & engagement by building relationships and collaborating with key internal stakeholders to understand the organization’s mission, then developing strategies that enable the mission and support high performance.

Kathleen received her MS in Organizational Development with a minor in Health Administration, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She also holds a BS in Cardiovascular Health from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).



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