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Working Well Virtual Conference

Wellbeing Comeback: How 2020 Exposed New Well-Being Imperatives

Registration is now open for Working Well’s upcoming virtual conference on January 19, 21, 26, and 28! This year, we are teaming up with the WorkHealthy Hospitals team at the Oklahoma Hospital Association to provide a joint annual meeting in a virtual format. Given the limitations and challenges that 2020 has brought our way, we want to bring you meaningful and helpful content in an easy-to-access and flexible format. Therefore, we will be providing a series of four, 90-minute virtual sessions over a two-week period in January. A recording of each session will be made available in case you are not able to attend live.

The conference is free for Working Well members and $25 for nonmembers. To register, please email Emily O’Sullivan at

Session Descriptions:
Finding the Leader Within – Jen Arnold, MS
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Session information: Leadership. It’s a word that means many things to many people. You may associate it with a bad boss you’ve had (or have) or not understand why it’s important if you don’t have an official leadership title. Leadership can seem glamorous, intimidating, and confusing all at the same time.

In this session, we’ll focus on the most important leader in your life – YOU! By focusing on yourself, you’ll learn how to take control of your own success while getting results for your organization. Join Jen Arnold, a nationally-recognized speaker, as she walks you through three ways to discover the leader inside yourself.

Creating a Culture of Belonging – Jennifer Gunter, PhD
Thursday, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Session information: In this session, Dr. Jennifer Gunter, Director of the Collaborative on Race with the University of SC, will explain the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and its impact on employee wellbeing, psychological safety, job performance, and satisfaction. Participants will receive tangible strategies and practices to create a culture of belonging by building a more inclusive and psychologically safe environment for their workforce. The workshop is participatory in nature and we will utilize small break out groups as well as a large group format.

Panel Session: Responding to New Needs in Innovative Ways
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Session information: In this session, participants will hear from three different organizations who adapted wellbeing strategies in response to COVID-19 challenges. The panel speakers include:

  • Susan Johnson, PhD, Director of Health Promotion at MUSC
  • Amber Browning, RN, MPH, CHWC, Health Promotion Specialist at Norman Regional
  • Liz Campbell, MPH, Health Promotions Manager at BCBS of SC

Speed Sharing
Thursday, Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Session information: This interactive session is dedicated to idea sharing among conference participants. Participants will be placed in small group breakout rooms with various discussion topics. Groups will spend 15 minutes on each topic sharing ideas, concerns, experiences, etc. After all topics have been discussed, the large conference group will come back together to share important takeaways from the small group discussions.

Once again, to register, please email Emily O’Sullivan at

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Thursday Jan 21