What's Intrinsic Got to Do with It? Engaging Employees through Intrinsic Motivation

  • 04 May 2010
  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MOH 201


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Presenter: Rosie Ward, Ph.D., MPH, CHES, Certified Intrinsic Coach®

Health Management Consultant 


High performing organizations have something in common: they recognize the value of their human capital and invest in their employees to build on their strengths. Employees with high levels of engagement are not only more productive, they have fewer workplace injuries and lower utilization of benefits.


Worksite health promotion often sells the value of health and well-being by connecting the impact of lifestyle to productivity. But health promotion programs are not enough. Even though health is an important factor influencing productivity and engagement, it is only a fraction of a bigger, more complex picture. Increased engagement results from supporting individual intrinsic values and creating a culture that supports employee growth and development. Sustainable change and engagement requires a high level of intrinsic motivation and a shift in how people think about themselves and the world around them.


This session will provide greater clarity to the importance of looking beyond the health climate of a company to focus on the overall culture and underlying intrinsic values - before ever targeting individual health and lifestyle choices. Dr. Rosie Ward will explore the research and present tips and tools for creating a company culture that supports intrinsic motivation, resulting in greater well-being and engagement.


Presenter: Rosie Ward, Ph.D., MPH, CHES, Certified Intrinsic Coach®, Health Management Consultant 


Dr. Rosie Ward is a Health Management Consultant with RJF Agencies where she helps organizations create a healthy and engaged culture by shifting their approach to well-being and human capital and aligning health and well-being initiatives with strategic business objectives. She also founded Salveo Partners, a coaching and speaking company dedicated to engage individuals and groups in transformation efforts by thinking better about their choices. She is a national speaker and presenter and has been in the field of health and wellness over 16 years in a variety of settings including managed health care, local public health, private consulting, for-profit companies, and higher education. 


Dr. Ward holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a Master of Public Health degree in community health education from the University of Minnesota. She earned her Ph.D. in Organization in Management where she focused on organizational culture and transformation, intrinsic motivation and coaching. Dr. Ward is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Certified Intrinsic Coach® and Intrinsic Coach® Mentor for Totally Coached, Inc. where she trains new coaches and helps individuals bring a coaching approach into their daily lives. Dr. Ward is regularly interviewed as an expert for business publications and is a contributing author to the OD in Healthcare Handbook: A Guide for Leaders to be published in the spring of 2010. She is passionate about using her unique approach to bridge the gap between engaging individuals and creating sustainable shifts in organizational culture.


$20.00 MNODN Members

$25.00 Guests

$10.00 Students with ID


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