Forging a Blended Culture of Health and Learning

Opportunity - Culture

Conference session by Laura Putnam about Manager on the Move pilot that is empowering managers

Laura Putnam, MA

CEO & Founder, Motion Infusion, Inc.

AAOHN 1.08 | AAFP 1.0 | ACSM 1.0 | CDR 1.0 | NCHEC 1.0

While a Culture of Health is good, a blended Culture of Health and Learning is even better. NIOSH’s Total Worker Health, which combines safety and health, demonstrates that bringing together two different, but related efforts can produce a multiplying effect. Similarly, a blended Culture of Health and Learning is a way to capitalize on the synergistic connection between well-being and learning. Arguably, the field of health promotion has emphasized behaviors and outcomes at the expense of learning, which may unwittingly set people up for failure. In this context, a Culture of Health is not enough. On the other hand, a Culture of Learning has been shown to foster a “growth mindset”, which is a critical, but often overlooked component in the complex process of behavior change. In this action-oriented session, learn about why this united approach is better and what you can do to forge one in your own organization.

Presenter Bio(s):

Laura Putnam, author of Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY), is founder and CEO of Motion Infusion, whose work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, American Journal of Health Promotion, Business Insider and Globe & Mail. She is a former urban public high school teacher, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and wellness. A leading authority on how organizations can promote well-being at work and how leaders and managers can inspire employees to adopt healthier behaviors, Laura is a frequent keynote speaker and trains managers and leaders around the country. Laura is also an adjunct faculty at the California Institute for Integral Studies, recipient of the American Heart Association’s “2020 Impact” award and the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” Award. A graduate of Brown University School of Education and Stanford University in International Relations, she lives in San Francisco with her fiancé.