Work Well Ambassadors
Who are they?
Amazing! Wonderful! Engaging! Caring! Work Well Ambassadors are the eyes, ears and arm-twisters of the Work Well program. They know the latest and greatest wellness opportunities for employees and they're not afraid to share it with their co-workers. Ambassadors are also the ones who generate great ideas to the Work Well team.
The primary role of Work Well Ambassadors is to enthusiastically promote wellness programs within their department and to encourage, initiate and organize participation with Work Well programs.
Anticipated Time Commitment is one to two hours per month for at least a one-year period
- Distribute promotional flyers on upcoming wellness programs and events.
- Announce wellness programs in meetings.
- Create a "Health & Wellness Space" or small separate bulletin board with information about wellness and upcoming programs.
- Informally encourage co-workers to get involved with wellness events.
- Bring feedback and requests from co-workers to the Coordinator of Work Well.
To become a Work Well Ambassador, please contact the Coordinator of Work Well, Kim Ruliffson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-777-0210.
Work Well Ambassador Programs:
Work Well Ambassadors in various departments are activating a culture of wellness. Here are a few examples:
- The Human Resources/Payroll department has their own healthy weigh-in program and prizes for maintaining or reducing weight.
- The Center for Rural Health has a comprehensive plan and a wellness committee including social wellness (potlucks), environmental wellness (Adopt-A-Highway), health-related presentations, and 5 minutes of wellness at each staff meeting and various other programs.
- The Anthropology Department started a walk club to campus dining hall once a month.
- The Accounting Services, Student Financial Aid and Student Account Services departments all have wellness presentations every month/bi-monthly.
- The Airport has a walking video group four days a week during lunch.
- Dining Services has a special health screening and wellness-focused in-service ½ day during spring break.
- The Campus Solutions Development program does a "Gerbil Stroll" daily through the skywalks in the Aerospace area.
Let's keep the momentum going UND to be healthy, well and happy!
This information was adapted from the WELL-U program at the University of Rochester, NY.