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Workplace Health Promotion – the Good, the Bad and the Exceptional!

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Length: 1 hour

Exam Items: 5

What sets the stage for wellness programs at work to be successful and how does one gauge success? This session explores the case for wellness programs at work and design considerations that will differentiate between the good, the bad and the truly exceptional programs. Participants will have the opportunity to share examples of successful and not-so-successful programs and apply new techniques to enhance the success of programs they may want to develop. Attention also will be given to innovative ways of addressing common challenges such as getting employees most in need of specific programs to participate in them.

Learning Objective 1
Identify positive aspects of health promotion programs and incentives.

Learning Objective 2
Identify unintended negative consequences of health promotion programs in the workplace.

Learning Objective 3
Design and evaluate the effects of health promotion activities.

Presenter: Lois E. Tetrick, PhD

Dr. Tetrick is the Editor of the Journal of Managerial Psychology and is the Director of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program at George Mason University. Dr. Tetrick is a fellow of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Tetrick is a former editor of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology. She is the co-editor with Dr. Jim Quick of the Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology 1st and 2nd editions). Dr. Tetrick’s research interests are in the areas of occupational health and safety, occupational stress, and the work-family interface. She is also interested in successful aging and transitions from one career to the next. Her other area of research focuses on psychological contracts and the exchange relationship between employees and their organizations. A common underlying interest in both of these lines of research is incorporating a global perspective in understanding employees’ experiences of the work environment. 


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