April: Holistic Wellness, OD, and Engagement (04/09/15)

Please join us on Thursday April 9 at American Airlines Headquarters *
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Holistic Wellness Programs in OD and
How They Affect Employee Engagement 

Are These Programs Worth Money, Time, and Effort? 

The February 4 edition of Gallup Business Journal posed this question: “When you examine your company’s current investment in wellness, does it focus on health and wellness alone, or does it encompass the other key elements that influence how your employees experience their lives?”

Gallup goes on to describe key elements of people’s lives that companies should focus on to “improve the bottom line”.  With Gallup on board with Wellbeing, should more companies and organizations consider the whole person when determining ways to improve their bottom line?

This presentation and discussion will dive into this question along with where work has been, where it is now and where it is going.  We will also take a look at what local companies are doing in Holistic Wellness, and perhaps inspire a more holistic approach to employee engagement.

Speaker:  Shane Simpson, UT Southwestern   

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Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Intros / Networking / Food
–  7:15  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation

Meeting Location:  American Airlines Headquarters *
   4333 Amon Carter Boulevard, Center Port 5 (6 Story Building)
   Fort Worth, TX 76155

>> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)
Note: Take Hwy 183 to Amon Carter exit; Go south to Sovereign Rd (SW corner).

Parking  is plentiful, free, and very close to the door (see map).  ADA accessible.

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.

Speaker Bio:  Shane Simpson, Teacher/Coach/Advocate

Shane Simpson moved to the Dallas area four years ago to explore the field of holistic wellness and has found a common denominator in the field of Organizational Development.  When he started his career in public education as a science teacher and high school boy’s basketball coach, he began reading books on personal and organizational improvement to improve his craft, and has since read over 120 books in the context of leadership and holistic wellness.

After teaching, Shane worked in city government heading a recreation center where he discovered his passion for helping people live more fulfilling lives by looking at their life through a holistic lens. He has completed courses in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Coaching, Mindfulness practice, leadership programs, and Change Management.

He has held a variety of appointed and volunteer positions as chairman of a county health coalition, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, grant writer for a county farmer’s market, and project manager of a wellness festival.  Shane currently works at UT Southwestern and serves on his department’s Employee Advisory Council.

 We look forward to seeing you there!

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