November Newsletter

WWCMA 2019 November Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

WEBINAR brought to you by:  
Engaging Employees and Minimizing Burnout

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Members: FREE / Non-Members: $25
In this webinar session, 2019 WorkWell MA Award Winners Beth Milaszewski, LICSW, Employee Resilience and Wellness Clinician for Boston Medical Center, and Sarah Gerekos, Health Promotion Specialist and Wellness Coach for Kronos Incorporated, will discuss their organizational strategies for identifying, preventing and managing burnout in the workplace. This will include examples of how they developed programs to improve the physical, mental, social and financial well-being of their employees as well as the impact it has had on the workforce.
Learn More and Register

Instructor-led Online Train-the-Trainer
Resilience & Thriving

Part 1: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / 9:00am - 11:30am/Online
Part 2: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 / 9:00am - 11:00am/Online
Members: $499 / Non-members: $575

Want to deliver a resilience a program but don’t have the budget to research or outsource? This is your solution!

If you’re a health/wellness coach, onsite wellness resource, wellness coordinator or someone looking to add value on this timely topic, this is a perfect training opportunity. In less than five hours of your time, and accessible from the location of your choice, you can leave with a ready-to-use program that makes an impact on individuals and/or organizations.

We’re partnering with Dr. Joel Bennett, President, Organizational Wellness and Learning Systems (OWLS), a leading expert in evidence-based wellness, resilience, mental well-being and catalyzing healthy work cultures. The first session is an immersion experience and the second one is an adaptation of techniques that will aid your facilitation. Upon completion of the two sessions, you can start facilitating the course right away! The slide deck, facilitator notes, handouts, book and other tools provided in the training can be used on their own or customized for workshops, training and coaching activities.

In addition, attendees completing this program have an opportunity to become an OWLS-certified Facilitator of the course at no additional cost. See event details for guidelines. Space is limited, so register now to save your seat!
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 Save the date!
Careers in Wellness - Exploration Panel

Tuesday, February 11/ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM / Stonehill College, Easton
We’re assembling a panel of worksite wellness experts to help you explore a variety of career paths. They’ll offer advice on how to navigate the worksite wellness space, share their professional journey, and answer your questions. This is the ideal event for those of you new to worksite wellness, looking to grow your career, and/or students explore potential opportunities.  More details to come, save the date!
Thank you to our host sponsor!
Recent Events

 Fall Networking Event with NEEBC

Wednesday, November 7/ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM / athenahealth

WWCMA and NEEBC members must love a rainy night! Great crowd for our fall networking event on Thursday, November 7 at athenahealth in Watertown. We had new members networking with long-term members, everyone enjoying the delicious food, and all going home with new connections. Thank you to all that brought in your donation to Donii, an on-site benefit that allows employees to donate things they don’t need to local people who do, right from the workplace. 
Thank you to our host sponsor!
Worksite Wellness Resource


In collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, WWCMA is excited to announce the release of our 2019-2020 Healthy Workplaces: A Resource Guide for Worksite Wellness.  This comprehensive publication contains an extensive listing of non-commercial, publicly available resources covering topic such as  "The Business Case for Worksite Wellness", "Leadership Support and Supportive Organizational Culture" and "Data and Evaluation Management".  You will also find a wide array of resources for specific Wellness Program health intervention topics including heart disease, mental health, sleep, and many more. 

The guide includes direct links to the resources, and/or downloadable pdf documents for immediate use. It is an invaluable tool for anyone in the workplace wellness industry! 
Get the Guide!

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Join our WWCMA community today!

The WWCMA has built partnerships with entities such as the MA Department of Public Health so we can provide our community with industry-leading resources such as the 2019-2020 Healthy Workplaces: A Resource Guide for Worksite Wellness.  Join us today and choose from both individual Professional and Student memberships, along with group memberships for Academic and Corporate organizations.
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Volunteer Spotlight

At our annual conference, we were proud to present three volunteers with the 2019 WWCMA Volunteer of the Year Award.  This award recognizes outstanding volunteers for their valuable and selfless commitment to innovation, dedication, and contribution to the growth of the WWCMA. We hope you enjoy their stories! Learn more how you can volunteer today.

Brian Carmody
Right Height Manufacturing



What’s your passion when it comes to wellness?
I see wellness as the foundation for how we perform in all things as people. If we care for our bodies, it spills over into virtually all other parts of our lives.  Our mental, emotional and spiritual health have firmer ground upon which to stand.  It’s like a pyramid supporting everything above it. Above those foundational levels, wellness then feeds our intellectual growth and adaptability, creating the energy we bring to work. 
I’m passionate about helping employers understand that their people spend a large portion of their days at their “workstation,” so crafting that into a space where the body can keep changing positions, as humans are meant to do, will yield stronger employees. I love showing people how we can now measure performance based on movement at the workstation. We’ve just scratched the surface and the possibilities in the next few years are exciting!

What have been the benefits of your Council involvement?
Far and away the best part of my joining the Council has been the people I’ve met and the new relationships I’ve made. I’ve never been part of a professional group of people that are so welcoming and committed to helping each other. I’m grateful for the amazing people I’ve met, and have been able to work alongside, in our shared goals with the Council.
Welcome New Members!

Donna Clancy

Benefits Manager

Nancy Ippolito

Graduate Student Fellow

Susan Lovitt

Benefits Manager
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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.