The workforce of the future is agile and adaptable, with the ability to respond to internal and external forces effectively and productively. Success will depend on individuals who possess a growth mindset, allowing them to recover quickly from setbacks and remain engaged in their roles. It is essential for leaders to create a culture of resilience that is integrated and embraced by all levels within the organization. This means that managers will need to be prepared with helpful tools and training aligned with the company's business objectives. As a result, resilient leaders will develop resilient employees.
Our presenters, Sari Kalin of Liberty Mutual, and Eileen Cooke of PTC, will share their approaches to building a resilient workforce at their respective organizations.
Infuse resiliency into your company's leadership approach
Relate the importance of employee resilience to business objectives for management buy-in.
Build resiliency into your wellness program and overall culture of health
Create a resiliency program as a team event not an individual endeavor.
Case studies with implementation ideas, lessons learned and future goals
Manager, Well-Being Programs/Corporate Benefits, Liberty Mutual
Sari previously served as a Wellness Consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Health Sciences at Simmons College. Earlier in her career, she was a nutritionist and in charge of wellness programs at South End Community Health Center. Additionally, Kari was a Program Coordinator in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition Specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Sari earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from Wellesley College. She also received a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University’s School of Journalism and a master’s degree in Nutrition and Health Promotion from Simmons College.
Director, Leadership and Organization Transformation, PTC
Eileen focuses on leadership and learning development, talent optimization and talent COEs’ integration. She links strategic business and people growth initiatives by creating environments that unleash the potential of both individuals and groups. Eileen has held similar roles in a variety of industries and at all levels within organizations to attract, retain and mobilize talent that delivers results. Previously, Eileen helped well-established organizations from the US Army and Gartner, to small startups, such as, AMR Research and Shorelight Education, rethink the importance of strategic talent strategies. Her work resulted in developing talent programs and learning cultures that are key to an organization’s revenue and people growth. Eileen earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and History from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) is the preeminent, independent and objective resource for health promotion in the workplace and champions wellness programs to help employers encourage healthy employees, healthy families, and healthy communities across the Commonwealth.