Wellness Connection Champions

Advocate for a workplace culture of well-being in your department!

Wellness Connection Champions

Wellness Connection Champions are WashU employees who are passionate about leading a culture of wellness within your department at the university.

The Champion Network is a diverse group of volunteers who represent the larger WashU community. We welcome differences in our champions in the form of race, ethnicity, disability or genetic information, neurodiversity, geography, socioeconomic status, age, political views, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, and job roles & responsibilities.

Wellness Connection Champions help to promote the 8ight Ways to Wellness while also addressing the unique needs of their department. We work with you and your supervisor through the application process and open a line of dialogue to discuss the benefits of having a Champion at the work site.

The Role of a Wellness Connection Champion

Role of a Wellness Connection ChampionANNOUNCE: Be visible in your role to your colleagues, department, and supervisors. Serve as a wellness spokesperson for your area.

LISTEN: Understand the unique needs of your colleagues and department.

LEAD BY EXAMPLE: Promote and participate in programs and events. Advocate for a workplace culture of well-being.

SHARE: Share your successes and provide feedback from colleagues.

Interested in Becoming a Champion?

  1. Talk with your supervisor about your interest in the program. Champions sign on for an initial 2-year term and then renew on an annual basis. Applications are accepted year-round.
  2. Champions must have completed their 6-month probationary period, be in good standing with the university, and be an active employee.
  3. Submit your completed partnership agreement form. Supervisor approval is required.


Nikki Hafner, MPA

Employee Wellness Coordinator

Wellness Champion Network

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