Champion Network Meetings

These workshops are an opportunity for Champions to connect with each other, learn about and provide feedback on upcoming wellness initiatives, and personalize wellness for their departments.

Non-Champions interested in learning more about the program: submit your partnership agreement and join us at the meeting.

Current Champions: These meetings will be held online using Zoom for the foreseeable future. Check the Wellness Champion team in Microsoft Teams for meeting details.

2020 Meeting Schedule

  • Q1: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    • WUSM Campus: Thursday, January 23
    • Danforth Campus: Wednesday, January 29
  • Q2: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Zoom meeting: Wednesday, June 3
  • Q3: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Zoom meeting: Thursday, August 27

Monthly Newsletters

To receive our newsletters, become a Wellness Connection Champion:

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Champion Leadership

The Leadership group is a subsect of Champions who help the Wellness Connection team recruit, train, & engage Champions to help further our mission of promoting employee health and wellness.


Champion Leadership meets regularly with Wellness Connection in order to plan training, set the agenda, and develop collateral for the Champions network. They are integral in helping to provide an organizational framework to support the Champions network as we continue to grow.

Current Champions who are interested in taking on a leadership role can contact Nikki Hafner


Wellness Connection provides specialized toolkits on a variety of topics to help Champions personalize wellness for their departments. These toolkits are available in the Wellness Connection Champion toolkit in WUSTL Box.

Bulletin Boards

Wellness Connection provides bulletin boards to Champions so they can easily promote programs and events. Request a bulletin board today.

Host a Screening

In addition to our regularly scheduled campus-wide events, Wellness Connection is partnering with Champions to host dedicated screening events throughout all campuses. This partnership allows us to personalize the onsite screening experience for each department, making it more convenient for employees to participate and know their numbers.

Request to Host a Health Screening Event

Need Help Planning?
Use our Host a Screening Toolkit to learn more about planning your department’s screening event.

Activity Challenge Team Captain

Champions can choose to be Team Captains for activity challenge, creating teams and encouraging colleagues to participate and stay motivated. Use this toolkit to be a successful team captain for your department.

Talking Points

These FAQs explain what it means to be a Champion, and can be helpful to supervisors curious about the expectations, time commitment, and benefits of having a department Champion.

Visibility Tools

Visibility tools can help identify you as a Wellness Connection Champion in your department. Add an email signature, introductory placard, and decorate your bulletin board with a banner to help communicate your role as Champion.


Champions have preferred access to a variety of guest speakers, webinars, and professional development training. 

Guest Speakers

Dr. Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH: 8IGHT Ways to Wellness

Dr. Bradley Evanoff, MD, MPH & Sam Biver MPH: Working For You Study & Participatory Teams

Art Maines, LCSW: How to build Interpersonal Skills for Challenging Situations

WashU Resources

A conversation with specialists from the Pain Management Center within the Center for Advanced Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis: An Introduction to Pain Management webinar


Wellness Connection Champions are partnering with ComPsych Guidance Resources to present a monthly webinar series for WashU employees.

Activity Challenge Demos

Wellness Connection partners with Health Enhancement Systems (HES) to provide quality activity challenges to employees. Take a closer look at how to register and participate in these programs:

How the Wellness Connection Team Supports Champions

  • Provides appropriate communication about employee wellness programs and opportunities;
  • Creates a safe and civil environment for Champions to provide constructive feedback about wellness initiatives;
  • Collaborates with health & wellness experts to offer training and resources for Champions to motivate and engage colleagues to make healthy choices; and
  • Reaches out to department supervisors to inform them of wellness initiatives and encourage their support for their employees.

Questions? Contact:

Nikki Hafner, MPA

Employee Wellness Coordinator