Workplace Wellness and Active Commutes

Brand Story – Get local employer insights on how to boost workplace wellness and employee health through active commute options like bike commuting and walking during Get There Oregon’s FREE webinar Sept. 22.

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Sept. 22 ׀ Noon-1pm

Pandemic-related staffing issues and worker shortages have made one thing clear: promoting and supporting your employees’ physical and mental health are more important than ever. Employers can play a vital positive role in creating workplaces that foster and support employee wellbeing. Workplace wellness programs can improve your employees’ overall health, plus increase retention and productivity, improve morale, and even help attract new employees.

Over the past few years local employers have sought new ways to support employee wellness. One approach has been to promote active commute options like walking and bike commuting, which have grown in popularity during the pandemic. Hear from local experts on how you can create an active commute-friendly work culture and enhance employee health and wellness.

Join Get There Oregon and partners in the next free Thriving Workplaces Webinar Series installment on Sept. 22: Workplace Wellness and Active Commutes.

What you’ll learn:

  • How local employers are building into workplace wellness relatively low-cost active commute employee benefits and wellness perks, in addition to supporting use through different onsite amenities and services
  • Explore all the different types of active commute options employee benefits and wellness perks that can be added into HR and wellness benefit plans
  • Tips and strategies for promoting workplace wellness among your employees, as well as administering benefits, perks, and reward incentives


Featured Panelists:

Stacey Brown, Sr. Well-Being Consultant, Providence Health & Services

Stacey Brown Headshot web 300x300Stacey Brown, a graduate of Purdue University, is Senior Well-Being Consultant for Providence with 20+ years of experience working alongside executive teams and employees to build a culture of well-being in both corporate and hospital settings. Stacey helps design the well-being strategy and oversees communications across the organization. She is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to empower core leaders and caregivers with the tools and resources to help them feel like they are cared for and valued. Stacey does this by providing top-notch programs and resources supporting mind, body, spirit, and financial well-being.

Sebastian Garcia, Keen HR Workplace Experience Assistant

SebastianGarcia web 300x300Sebastian is a native Hoosier, Indiana University alumni and cycling enthusiast. At Keen, Sebastian works as a Workplace Experience Assistant and is responsible for making Keen a wonderful and eco-friendly workplace, as well as organizing fundraising events. Sebastian participated in organizing the Keen Yard Sale for Love, which was responsible for raising more than 60 thousand dollars to benefit Forest Park Conservatory. Sebastian is a passionate advocate of an active lifestyle and uses his platform as a at Keen to push for more environmentally friendly ways to commute.

Nick Gross, Senior Planner & Bike Commuting Champion, Kittelson & Associates

Nick Gross web 300x300Nick Gross serves as a Senior Planner at Kittelson & Associates in Portland, Oregon. He has expertise in active transportation planning, bicycle and pedestrian facility design, long-range systemic planning, and public involvement. His work focuses on creating livable communities through the implementation of active transportation infrastructure. As a daily bicycle commuter, Nick plays a key role in creating and maintaining a bike-friendly work culture at Kittelson, as well as supporting employee bike commuting.

If you’re exploring commuter benefits as a tool in your recruiting and employee retention toolkit, then we hope you’ll join us!


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