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Building a Thriving Work Culture

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Eden Garden Resort, 222 Eden Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601 United States

8:00am-8:30am: Breakfast & Networking
8:30am-10:00am: Seminar / Q&A

If you are a Pennsylvania business leader or HR professional, this in-person breakfast seminar is for you! According to Deloitte, the role of HR is changing from that of Chief Talent Officer to that of Chief Employee Experience Officer. As the workforce continues to change and the talent race heats up, offering employees meaningful experiences and opportunities to grow, learn and contribute has become more important than ever. Culture either happens by default or is created intentionally, and companies that commit to intentionally developing their cultures are recruiting, retaining and engaging their employees.

What does it take to be recognized as a best place to work and to create a thriving culture that draws in and retains employees? In thriving workplace cultures and at employers of choice, employees feel valued, inspired, and connected to their work and coworkers. For employers, engaged, thriving employees means a competitive business advantage, including improved employee engagement and retention, increased creativity and innovation, improved leadership effectiveness, and stronger, more cohesive leadership teams. All of these factors improve an organization’s bottom line and ability to recruit and retain talent. In this session, you’ll learn what it takes to build a thriving culture from the inside out and how to position yourself as a more strategic HR leader.

In this engaging seminar you will:

1. Discover five key strategies to engaging and retaining employees based on data collected from over a half million employees.

2. Distinguish between perceptions of what makes a healthy workplace culture and what the evidence says about what employees want.

3. Identify the three things employees want most from work.

4. Learn innovative, practical and actionable strategies for fostering connection and engagement at your workplace, so you can become an employer of choice.



*This event is approved for 1.0 SHRM credits and 1.5 HRCI credits:
The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. Alera Group is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information on certification or recertification, please click on linked seals above to visit respective websites.


October 8, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am


Eden Garden Resort
222 Eden Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601 United States
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About the Speaker

  • Rachel Druckenmiller, MS

    Rachel is a catalyst who releases possibilities in people and in organizations and empowers them to leverage the power of connection to enhance well-being, happiness and performance. As a nationally recognized speaker, writer, and thought leader in the well-being field, her mission is to re-humanize the workplace and boost health, happiness, and performance by fostering connection, community, and people-first leadership. Rachel brings more than a decade of experience in designing and implementing award-winning culture and well-being strategies through leadership training. She speaks at and consults with a wide range of organizations, associations, conferences, and retreats on the topics of burnout, mindful leadership, building thriving cultures, and the transformational power of human connection. Her work and insights have been featured in nearly a dozen books, podcasts and online publications.

    Rachel was named the #1 Health Promotion Professional in the U.S. by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) in 2015 and among the top 10 in 2017. Employ Humanity named her one of “7 Wellness Leaders Making a Positive Impact” in 2018, and she has been recognized by SmartCEO as a Brava Award Winner for Female Leadership. In addition, Rachel is a Founding Member of Global Women 4 Wellbeing (GW4W), an international non-profit focused on giving women voice in their communities and workplaces. She is also a Licensed Thriving Workplace Culture Consultant, a Wellness Culture Coach and an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, who holds a Master of Science degree and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

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