Here's a useful "primer" for wellness managers new to the field or for experienced managers that explores elements, strategies, characteristics and objectives that are employed in successful programs.
This compilation of expert advice, great ideas, proven methods, practical goals, and "how-to" tips, has been produced by the editorial team from Wellness Program Management Advisor, the popular monthly news briefing for workplace wellness professionals.
If you are starting from scratch, you'll get sound advice on everything from creating a mission statement, to devising goals for your program and building methods to measure your progress. You'll learn how to secure support for your program from senior management, the essential components for an effective annual report, and the theory and design behind successful wellness programs.
"Building Blocks For a Successful Workplace Wellness Program: Proven Planning and Management Strategies," provides you with the most common characteristics of successful programs including such assessment activities as health screenings and health risk appraisals. There's information on providing appropriate program content and materials.
You'll get strategic steps that will help make your health promotion program a success; teach you to deal with the problems you will face in implementing your program; how to overcome objections; real-world methods that have led to wellness program success and how to help your participants set appropriate personal goals to achieve success.
Order "Building Blocks For a Successful Workplace Wellness Program: Proven Planning and Management Strategies," and get how to design health promotion seminars that spark behavior change; the six-steps to effective training sessions; how motivating your employees can boost wellness program participation; and sure-fire ways to make the most of a shoe-string budget.
Excerpts From the Table of Contents
Section 1: Planning for a Successful Wellness Program
Defining Wellness, Deciding Purpose Are the First Steps in Creating Wellness Program
Objections To Overcome in Wellness Implementation
Strategic Steps That Will Help Make Your Health Promotion Program a Success
Hosting Winning Health Fairs: Keys To Getting Started
HRAs Form The Foundation Of Successful Wellness Programs
Seven Building Blocks for Successful Programs
Top 20 Characteristics To Make Your Wellness Program a Success
Jumping Hurdles: Problems You’ll Face in Implementing Wellness Programs
Real-World Methods That Have Led to Wellness Program Success
Help Your Program Participants Set Appropriate Personal Goals To Achieve Success
Measuring Program Success: Employee Wellness Program Participation By The Numbers
Secrets To Attracting Participants To Workplace Wellness Programs
Choosing Employee Wellness Materials
Program Success Motivates Employees To Participate In Health Promotion Programs
How To Motivate Employees To Participate In Programs
How To Incorporate Body Image and Self-Esteem Programming “To Reach the Masses”
Key Considerations for Expansion of Wellness Programs
Setting Program Goals Will Be Major Challenge for Wellness Professionals
Section 2: Management Tips To Help Your Program Succeed
How To Design Health Promotion Seminars That Spark Behavior Change
Employee Buy-In Is the Foundation of a Strong Wellness Program: Methods for Success
Motivating Employees Can Boost Wellness Program Participation
Incentives Bring Smiles And Healthy Lifestyles To Wellness Program Participants
Six Steps to Effective Training Sessions
Tips for Getting Your Employees Internally Motivated Toward Wellness
Wellness Programming: Reaching Those Who Need The Services Most
Demonstrating Results, Giving Positive Feedback Are Links to Improving Motivation
Sure-Fire Ways To Make the Most of a Shoe-String Budget
“Waist Away” Program With Modest Incentive Rewards Model For Companies
Best Practices: What Your Fitness Operation Needs To Succeed and Thrive
How To Create a Healthy Work Environment
Successful Wellness Programs Need Theory and Design
If You’re Thinking of ROI, Think “Proactive”
How Wellness Managers Are Motivating Employees To Participate in Programs
How To Secure Support From Senior Management .
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