2016 Refreshed Business of the Year

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Workforce Development, Inc.
www.workforcedevelopmentinc.org
https://www.facebook.com/AustinWorkforceDevelopment

Congratulations to Mike Postsma and the team at Workforce Development, Inc. on receiving the 2016 Refreshed Business of the Year at the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce! Mike is pictured here with our Mower Refreshed intern and Healthier Choices Team Facilitator, Deb Smith.

The folks at Workforce Development, Inc in Austin, MN have done an amazing job on creating a culture of wellbeing with limited resources. We’re excited to celebrate worksites who are making wellness about more than programs and doing the work of shifting environments, making healthy living at work easier and more accessible!

You guys inspire us!

Taste of Nations

Friday, October 28th, 2016

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The annual Taste of Nations event is truly a collaborative effort involving many area organizations, groups and businesses. It’s about celebrating the diversity in our community and learning about different cultures and traditions through food, music and fun. This amazing spring event is family friendly and free for all to attend.

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Leadership and Wellness

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Leadership and Wellness
By: Mary P. Holtorf

What we focus on, we become. We have all heard this quote plenty of times in our lives but it is a reality. If we focus on wellness in our business, it will become a place of wellness to work. As people are trying to attract more employees and not lose the ones they have, workforce wellbeing has become more of a priority. But where do businesses start? Here are three suggestions to get your business started on the wellness track.

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Accessing Healthcare in the Mower County Area

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Healthcare Options CoverHave you ever wondered:

How do I decide when to get care?
Where should I go when needing care?
What choices do I have in the Mower County area?
How much might the care cost?

If you answered yes, you’re not alone. These very questions have surfaced frequently as we all adapt to the continuous changes in healthcare. While I was facilitating a conversation at the Community Learning Center in an English Language Learner Class on wellbeing, similar questions began to be shared.

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Join us! April 27th 12-1pm | Lunch & Learn

Friday, April 15th, 2016

WHEN:Lunch and Learn
April 27th, 2016
12:00-1:00pm

WHERE:
Austin Public Library
323 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN

FOCUS TOPIC:
Inspiring your Employees to Thrive

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Join Us! May 20th 12-1pm | Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Refreshed Lunch & Learn

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

WHEN:
May 20th, 2015
12:00-1:00pm

WHERE:
Historic Hormel Home
208 4th Ave NW, Austin, MN

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Join Us! April 15th 12-1pm | Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Refreshed Lunch & Learn

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

WHEN:
April 15th, 2015
12:00-1:00pm

WHERE:
Historic Hormel Home
208 4th Ave NW, Austin, MN

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Join Us! March 18th 12-1pm | Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Refreshed Lunch & Learn

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

WHEN:
March 18th, 2015
12:00-1:00pm

WHERE:
Historic Hormel Home
208 4th Ave NW, Austin, MN

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Is Your Wellness Program Asking Powerful Questions?

Friday, August 29th, 2014

“A friend” wants to lose some weight, kick the late night snack habit, stop over spending or quit smoking…the next part of the conversation typically plays out something like this: “There’s a great program for you” and likely there will be an App as a companion resource.

Historically, the pattern in health-focused organizations has been: there’s a problem, here’s a program. What we’ve learned in the past twenty plus years is that programs have start and stop points by design. It’s not bad, it just is.   Programs aren’t by nature designed to be sustained over a lifetime. It’s not a surprise then that a large majority of people seeking to adapt a behavior and enter a program will start a new habit but then stop after a period of time solely due to the design of programs.

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Connecting Wellness and Work

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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IBI Data of Brownsdale, MN creating conditions in the work space to make healthy choices easier!

The environment we work in is a factor that significantly impacts our overall health. Regardless of where you work or the type of work you do, we can each have a direct influence on the environments we spend time in.   We don’t have to wait for a wellness program at work to be developed or be offered a “carrot”; we can begin in our own little space to create an environment that makes well-being the cultural norm.

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