Please join ASQ Charleston for our February 2022 General Membership Meeting!
Presenter: Susan L. Johnson Ph.D., Director of Health Promotion, Assistant Professor, College of Health Professions, MUSC
Topic: Creating a Healthy Work Environment
Where: WebEx, Click here to register
When: Tuesday February 22nd, 6pm-7:30pm
Susan Johnson, Ph.D. is the Director of Health Promotion at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC Charlotte, master’s degree from The Citadel and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. She is also founder and CEO of Vimcity, LLC, a worksite wellness firm, and co-founder and director of the South Carolina Healthy Business Challenge. Prior to joining MUSC, Dr. Johnson held faculty appointments at Duke University, Charleston Southern, and the Citadel. In her current position, sheprovides leadership in the development of a comprehensive and collaborative approach to promoting health to students, employees, patients, and the external community and holds a faculty appointment in the College of Health Professions.
Dr. Johnson has conducted numerous presentations and speaking engagements at the local, state and national level and dedicates her time and talents to community organizations and projectsrelated to wellbeing, sustainability and conservation. She currently serves as board member for the Bee Cause, the MUSC Arboretum and the Lowcountry Land Trust and was selected to join the inaugural class of the Sustainability Leadership Initiative, an innovative leadership development program for future-minded leaders in South Carolina in partnership withFurman University Shi Institute and Sustain SC. She also serves as an appointed member of Trident Technical College Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts Advisory Committee, Citadel School of Science and Mathematics Advisory Council, Lowcountry Land Trust Business Leadership Council, Carolinas Heat Health Coalition, Sustain SC Corporate Membership Network, City of Charleston Wellness Advisory Committee, SC Veterans Affairs Stakeholders Committee, and PowerPlantSCand SC7 Expedition planning committees. Her work at MUSC has also been recognized through multiple prevention awards and publications, both locally and nationally.
Susan currently resides in Mount Pleasant with her two daughters and in her spare time she enjoys kayaking, running, hiking, and camping in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry.Presentation Summary:
Creating a Healthy Work Environment
The daily working environment is one of the most important factors influencing employees’ levels of happiness and motivation in their jobs. As the pandemic pushed companies to address health and safety issues and reconfigure workplaces to prevent infection, they also grappled with how to address the pandemic’s toll on employees’ physical and mental health. In addition, after spending months at home during the crisis, workers became more aware of what they want from their work and workplace. They have new expectations of their employers and workplaces, including more flexibility in where and how they will work. For these reasons, many organizations are now understanding that the key to creating and sustaining a high-performing organization is establishing a healthy work environment. A healthy workplace is one where both employees and management work together to promote healthy actions and behaviors to keep everyone safe and well. This presentation will share current trends and strategies to support a thriving workforce, regardless of the setting with practical tips for staying healthy and well at work.