Participating in a university-based community effort will meet the participation guidelines (multi-week program, attending at least 85% of sessions over a minimum of 8-12 weeks), is necessary to be eligible for this incentive. 

Why is this Important?

Having close relationships at work has been found to positively affect employee retention, safety, work quality and engagement. Research indicates that people feel better emotionally when they do kind things for and with other people. Building community within the university is an important part of building well-being for faculty, staff and the university.

Options Include:

  • Books@Work
  • Participating in Crafters@Case
  • Connect with others and improve your health in our new Well Lifestyle Group Coaching series
  • Join a Sustained Dialogue group
  • Or consider developing and participating in a new university-based community initiative to build bonds with others on campus. Contact Elizabeth Click, Medical Director, to determine if your group meets the criteria

Books@Work (now Reflection Point)

Books@Work brings professor-led literature seminars to workplaces and community settings to build confidence, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Over the course of 12 weeks, the group will discuss three different books. Through shared narratives, Books@Work encourages and nurtures work cultures rooted in trust, open dialogue and strong social connection – all critical elements of wellbeing.

Learn more on the Books@Work/Reflection Point website.

Get a feel for the program by watching our short video!

Registration OPEN for Fall 2021
Tuesdays from Noon - 1 PM via Zoom
September 7 through November 23
Please contact Mary Ann to be placed on the roster
Wednesdays from Noon - 1 PM via Zoom
September 8 through November 24
Please contact Mary Ann to be placed on the roster

In order to be placed on the roster, you must commit to attending at least 10 of the 12 meetings. 

Those who have not yet participated in previous Books@Work groups will have priority.

NEW! Well Lifestyle Group Coaching

In this 8-week series offered by CWRU Wellness Manager Mary Ann Dobbins, faculty and staff will work both individually and as a group to set attainable well-being goals and work to overcome the barriers in achieving them. Weekly sessions will include reviewing well-being assessments, creating a vision of a healthier self and setting weekly goals to build toward the vision, incorporating personal strengths and more.

Come with an open mind and a sharing attitude to get the most out of this small group experience.

Well Lifestyle Group Coaching
Look for a new series in the Spring of 2021!



Crafters@Case brings together a diverse group of faculty staff and students from CWRU, University Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic. Groups meet weekly via Zoom. Contact Brinn Omabegho for the Zoom link.

All are welcome, regardless of skill level. Participants can create hats, scarfs and other items for donation. To earn the Community Wellness Incentive, participants must participate in an on campus group for at least 30 minutes twice a week for at least 12 weeks.

In 2020, 12 boxes of/bags of with 137 items were donated to Providence House. 

hats and gloves to donate from Crafters@Case

Learn more about Crafters@Case‌ projects, partners and locations.

Sustained Dialogue

Be Part of the Conversation!
Join a Sustained Dialogue Group & Make a Positive Impact on Campus!

Now in its seventh year, the CWRU Sustained Dialogue program brings together individuals from various backgrounds to discuss campus, 
local and national issues of concern, including diversity and inclusion matters.
Dialogue groups are forming now! No experience or special skills needed -- just attend and engage with others.


Groups meet weekly to share their experiences and perspectives and work collectively to suggest ways to make the campus more welcoming & inclusive.
Be part of the conversation and help make a positive change on campus! 

Benefits of Sustained Dialogue:

  • Meet individuals from across the campus
  • Develop new friendships
  • Enhance your communication & listening skills
  • Learn how to effectively engage in critical conversations 
  • Gain tools for and comfort in engaging with individuals from various backgrounds 
  • Develop proposals for positive change at CWRU