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Setting the Contexts for Healthy Change

Setting the Contexts for Healthy Change

April 23, 2024 | 12 p.m.–1 p.m. CT

A special joint webinar for NWI & WELCOA members only!
When trying to solve complex human problems—like employee well-being/mental and emotional health—organizations often fail to create conditions that are appropriate for the desired change. This may lead to frustration with the slow pace and insufficient scale of change resulting in the abandonment of initiatives, a loss in trust, disengagement, and skepticism for future change initiatives.

For sustainable and successful change—especially when behaviors are at the center of that change—the cultural conditions of the organization must evolve to support this change:
  • executive leadership must be the change, walk the talk, and visibly demonstrate the new ways of thinking and acting they desire from their people;
  • managers must be committed to owning the change, communicating its importance and modeling it within their teams even when the daily pressures of work and life get in the way; and
  • employees must be empowered to create the change and understand how their behavior impacts the success of the business in a real, tangible way.
Leaders and practitioners need a new approach and tools that address human behavior and performance to meet the increased demands of the workplace. This requires whole systems thinking and design. Consciously designing for well-being helps to impact business decisions, work styles, and personal relationships that ultimately affect the success of an organization. Join this webinar to discover how you can help set the contexts for healthy, and sustainable, change.

Learning Objectives
Following this webinar, you will be able to:
    • understand the importance of designing a culture that fosters well-being.
    • identify the behaviors to change and habits to adopt.
    • apply the framework and formula for change: creating competence and confidence, increasing motivation, and removing barriers and temptations.
Registration Info
LIVE Webinar: FREE for NWI & WELCOA members only. Includes 1 continuing education credit.

Join NWI now and receive access to this live webinar and to recordings of past NWI webinars!

Continuing Education Credit (CEC)
and Webinar Recording
This webinar is eligible for 1 CEC and pre-approved for: NWI CWP (Category 1), ACSM, CHES/MCHES (Category I), SHRM-CP, & SHRM-SCP. View NWI's CEC Info page for more details.

You must complete the Evaluation + CEC Request Form within 5 days of attending the full live webinar to earn your CEC certificate.

Current members will also have access to the webinar recording when its posted in the NWI Members-only On-demand Webinar Library (typically within 24 hours of the live webinar) and WELCOA On-demand Events page.

Webinar Presenters
Hanlie van Wyk, Founder + Director, Virtuositeam
Hanlie is a behavioral change expert, systems strategist, author, and PhD candidate in Hate Crime Studies. Her fascination with human behavior started while growing up in South Africa. From working to prevent bias-motivated violence to humanizing the workplace, her career spans three decades and four continents researching and applying behavioral change strategies to some of the most challenging behavioral problems.

As co-owner of the Behavioral Research and Applied Technology Laboratory, Hanlie studies, develops, and applies agnostic systems and practices that make change sticky and result in high-performing individuals and cultures. While this framework can be applied to a wide variety of changes, she focuses on change strategy to grow more effective leaders and teams, foster radical inclusivity, and to a healthier, happier, and more productive workforce.
Colin Bullen, Founder + Director, Virtuositeam
Colin co-founded Virtuositeam with partner Hanlie van Wyk to help teams, and the organizations they are part of, become exceptional through a deep understanding of human behavior. In business, he is the technician, consultant, evaluator, and strategist. A true road-less-traveled devotee, he qualified as an actuary in 1992 in the UK before spending 13 years in South Africa. During this time, he has steadily broadened his métier into health, well-being, behavioral psychology, leadership, strategy, assessment, and data.

Colin has a true passion for helping companies find their human touch, whilst accelerating their performance and focusing their vision. Colin is also one of the creators of the BRATLAB behavioral research database. His past lives include founding Habits at Work in Chicago, heading Global Health and Wellbeing at Aon and various leadership roles in the UK and South Africa.