Activating Managers Boot Camp: Leveraging Key Influencers to Create a Multiplier Effect
Laura Putnam, MA
CEO and Founder, Motion Infusion, Inc
While the need for wellbeing in the workplace has not gone away, finding an effective way to actually engage employees in these efforts has remained elusive. A growing body of research – including our own – suggests that managers may serve as an untapped potential for increasing rates of engagement with wellness, as well as our most powerful resource for building a positive culture. The key is to move every manager from Gatekeeper to Multiplier, by giving them an explicit role in both wellness and culture building efforts. Join Laura Putnam, author of Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015) and creator of Managers on the Move, to learn about how you can activate managers in your organization to become Multipliers of Well-being. She will share secrets from her Managers on the Move, a unique “leadership meets wellness” training workshop for managers that has now been delivered to over 1000 managers and leaders across the nation. Come away with information, inspiration and a step-by-step template to launch a manager-driven movement of well-being within your organization.
Laura Putnam, MA, author of the #1 Amazon Hot New Release in HR & Personnel Management, Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015), is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, a leading well-being and learning provider. Her work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and NPR. She is a former urban public high school teacher, learning and development professional, public policy advocate, international community organizer, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and well-being. A leading authority on how organizations can promote wellbeing at work and how leaders and managers can inspire employees to adopt healthier behaviors, Laura is a frequent international keynote speaker and trains managers and leaders around the world. She works with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies to academic institutes and nonprofits. She is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s “2020 Impact” award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Brown University and Stanford University, Laura lives in San Francisco with her fiancé.