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Participating in a university-based community effort will meet the participation guidelines for this incentive. 

Options Include:

  • Books@Work
  • Participating in Crafters@Case
  • Sign up for the NEW - Lifestyle Boot Camp (see details below)
  • 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

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.


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.

Want to learn a little more? Watch our video!

January 2018

Wednesdays at 12:15PM  in the Kelvin Smith Library (Note: 4 of the 12 dates will be in Thwing Bellflower Lounge)
Jan 10 through April 11 (Note: Feb 7 and March 14 are planned off days)

Thursdays at 5:30PM in Crawford Hall 09A
Jan 11 through April 12 (Note: Feb 8 and March 15 are planned off days)

In order to be placed on the roster, you must commit to attending at least 10 of the 12 meetings.
No more than 1/3 of each roster will be filled with previous Books@Work participants.

Registration is closed. Look for a new group to start in the summer term.


Crafters@Case brings together a diverse group of faculty staff and students from CWRU, University Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic. Groups meet weekly between 12:30 and 1:30 PM in buildings throughout campus.

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.

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

Lifestyle Boot Camp

*NEW* A community-based approach to well-being

During the 8-week Boot Camp Series, faculty and staff will be asked to examine their current state of well-being. Through educational discussions with your boot camp group, participants will begin to develop tools essential to create a personalized wellness plan. Class time each week will be utilized to check in on progress toward reaching health goals as well as acquiring new skills.

Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 PM
Jan 18 through March 15 (no class Feb 8)
School of Nursing Faculty Staff Lounge
Registration is open!

1/18 - Introduction: What is well-being? What is an optimized wellness plan? What do you want to learn in the next 7 weeks?

1/25 - Stress Management: Learn practical tools and techniques to use in everyday life to improve coping skills while decreasing stress and anxiety.

2/1 - Sleep Hygiene: Develop a personalized sleep regimen to improve quality of sleep and decrease fatigue.

2/8 - no class

2/15 - Food as Medicine/Nutrition Overview: Discuss elements of a nutritious diet to better fuel your body, stay energized and focused throughout your day. Realistic tips and tricks to stay motivated.

2/22 - More Nutrition Overview and Supplements: Lean how and when to appropriately integrate supplements into your daily regimen.

3/1 - Activity, Movement and Exercise: "A body in motion, stays in motion."

3/8 - Prevention, Prevention, Prevention

3/15 - Wrap Up: Creating Your Very Own Optimized Wellness Plan plus Q&A.

Sustained Dialogue

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.

For information about the Winter 2018 sessions contact Janetta or John.