Upcoming trainings for worksite wellness coordinators
The Frosty Challenge is our popular eight-week campaign that helps employees maintain—not gain—weight over the winter months. Wellness coordinators who attend this training will:
- Receive everything you need to implement this turn-key campaign in your workplace.
- Hear Frosty success stories from local wellness coordinators Melissa Winge from SeaChange, and Ashley Bratsch and Allison Heitschmidt from Meyer Contracting.
- Learn how to implement the new “Weekly Huddles” designed to help your employees check in and support each other throughout the campaign.
- Connect with other worksite wellness professionals and gather ideas for making Frosty a hit in your workplace.
- Thursday, October 11, 2018, 9 to 11 a.m.
- Hennepin County Library – Brookdale, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
- Register online for the coordinator training by Monday, October 8, and then send in your check for $35/person (or pay $40 per person at the training).
“I felt so motivated after coming there to start our Frosty Challenge program at work. Presenters did a GREAT job!”
“This training session was very helpful, thank you for all the hard work that went into collecting the resources and preparing the materials.”
“Love this program and the positive energy from the Hennepin County Staff. Thank you!”
“Well planned event. I love the opportunity to network!”
Advancing worksite wellness
Health@Work offers free and affordable trainings, events and resources to help employers in Hennepin County promote healthy worksites and lifestyles for their employees.
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For more information about any of the following campaigns, trainings or events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-596-1511.
Join Health@Work's LinkedIn group
Join local worksite wellness coordinators at this annual event for a morning of learning and conversation on current topics in worksite health promotion. A light breakfast is served.
Campaigns and trainings
Help your employees maintain and not gain weight over the winter. This eight-week campaign includes newsletters, tracking logs, marketing materials and a coordinator manual. The training is annual.
Grow with Gardens
Learn what you need to start a workplace garden or grow produce at your workplace at this biannual training.
Lean + Green
Inspire your employees to take daily actions that lead to better health for themselves and our planet. This is a six-week nutrition, physical activity and environmental health campaign. The training is biannual.
Mother Friendly Worksites
Learn about lactation support and workplace best practices, including related laws, benefits and resources. This workshop is biannual.
Paths to Positivity
Promote mental well-being in your workplace. This five-week campaign is designed to help your employees live happier, healthier lives through connection, mindfulness or purpose. The training is annual.
Step To It Challenge
Motivate your employees to get more active during this four-week physical activity challenge during the month of May. Compete with other organizations in Hennepin County to earn recognition and awards.
Visit the Step To It Challenge website
Learn ways to enhance your employees’ career well-being and engagement at this biannual training.
Tools for Success
Learn how to design an effective worksite wellness program. Get tools and resources to make it happen at this annual training.
Wellness by Design award
This award recognizes employers with successful health promotion efforts. Worksites who also minimize their impact on the environment may receive a +Green designation.
The next application period will open in early 2019. Any worksite headquartered in Hennepin County may apply. For questions, contact Linda Brandt at email@example.com or 612-596-1511.
2014-2015 Wellness by Design winners
More than 80 organizations and businesses received the Wellness by Design award.
Read about the winners (DOC)
Watch award winners' videos
Testimony from past winners
"We really appreciated the award, which is displayed at our front desk. The more attention to this topic the better!"
"Wellness by Design has been a great way to get my company leaders excited about wellness."
"We have used this award to educate our management and employees about how we met the criteria of the gold award. It has helped the "legitimacy" of our wellness program..."
See all past winners 2006 - 2015 (PDF)
Hennepin County Worksite Advisory Council
This group of 10-12 wellness coordinators from companies in Hennepin County provides input to ensure that our worksite wellness trainings, programs and resources are valuable and effective. If you would like to learn more or become a member of the council, e-mail Kelly Harjes at firstname.lastname@example.org.