Healthy KC Networking Forum: A Case for Kindness and Compassion in the Workplace

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Name: Healthy KC Networking Forum: A Case for Kindness and Compassion in the Workplace
Date: August 30, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, online registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Come to share dynamic examples of how Kansas City organizations work to create a culture of compassion and kindness
...where employees and business thrive.

 Employee wellbeing, engagement, and fulfillment comes from one place, and one place only - a positive work culture.

Workplaces that value kindness and compassion are a win-win. Employees  benefit by feeling more connected, less stressed, and freer to be their authentic selves. Companies benefit through greater productivity, enhanced problem-solving, better collaboration, and increased performance.

Companies across the nation are grappling with issues of talent attraction, retention and engagement. But how do companies really change culture? How do you operationalize humanistic values as a business strategy?

Come and share examples of how companies strive to create a culture of compassion and kindness...where employees and business flourish! Enjoy lunch provided by CommunityAmerica Credit Union and interact with a terrific panel.


*Colleen Browne
Chief People Officer at CommunityAmerica Credit Union

At Community America, the "Make Today Healthy" Well-Being Program focuses on creating a culture that engages employees and supports healthy living with a variety of initiatives and programs...focused on empowering, inspiring, teaching and supporting employees in each area of their lives. Caring for each employee and having genuine compassion is the key to a positive work-life balance at CommunityAmerica.

*Kelly R. Murphy
Senior Director of Human Resources at Kansas City Power & Light

The KCP&L culture emphasizes caring through emphasis across many initiatives including: Leadership through Guiding Principles; focus on safety; Commitment to wellbeing; Community Service; Charitable contributions along with a match of employee contributions; Care of others through the REACH program; and Workforce development initiatives.

*Jennifer Jennings
Vice President of Human Resources at Harrah's NKC Casino

As part of the world's largest entertainment company, valued at $8 billion with 50+casinos and 70,000 employees, Caesars Entertainment Corporation promotes values that include a CARING CULTURE where every team member can have fun and be at his or her personal and professional best.

*Lisa Cummings, MA
Wellness Program Specialist, Associate Wellness, Shawnee Mission Health

Shawnee Mission Health, a member of Adventist Health System (AHS), this spring rolled out "The Whole Care Experience" to the entire system of 80,000 associates as an interactive immersion into a re-structured vision, values, and service standards, which include a caring and compassionate work environment.

*Dan McDonough, President, Kansas City Chapter, Academy of Culture Ambassadors 

This event is a special partnership between The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and The Kansas City Chapter of Culture Ambassadors.

Thank you to our 2018 Healthy KC Sponsors:
​Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
​REACH Healthcare Foundation
​Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
​Shawnee Mission Health
​CommunityAmerica Credit Union
​DST Systems
H&R Block
HCA Midwest Health
​Saint Luke's Health System
​The University of Kansas
​Children's Mercy
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
​KVC Health Syste​ms
Mosaic Life Care
​Staples Business Advantage

KC Chamber Board Room at Union Station (next door to Pierpont's)
30 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

*Cash only parking in front of Union Station or ticketed parking in the parking garage on the West side of the building. Parking will not be validated. 
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, August 30
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Contact Information:
Madison Rich
Free for Chamber members
$10 for non-Chamber members
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