Let’s Talk About SHifT

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An issue, condition, disease and topic that is present in all walks of life and all areas of the workplace. Yet, this is a topic that no one wants to talk about. The objective of SHifT is to grow, learn and develop—but how can we do that unless we have an actual conversation?

We all want to promote a healthy population and a healthy workplace, but the word healthy means different things to different people. One thing we can probably all agree on, though, is that regardless of size, shape or weight, a population or workforce that is not supported, included or understood will not feel healthy at all. The misinformation, bias and blame often associated with people who live in bigger bodies can have long-lasting and detrimental effects to both the individual and to society.

Nicole Ardiel is an independent employee benefit specialist with 25 years of experience in the industry, and Dan Ekstrand, Associate Director of Patient Access for Western Canada at Novo Nordisk, in an open and honest discussion about this often-taboo subject. In the first part of an ongoing series, we will talk about how obesity is a chronic complex disease and how it can impact the health of your employees and your business. We will also take steps to promote inclusion by starting the shift against anti-fat stigma in the workplace. If you are truly interested in growing, learning and developing, make sure the session on September 22nd is in your calendar.

Let’s take these steps towards understanding, support and inclusion together.

Here’s why we all need to talk about this SHifT. Strategic, consistent conversations with experts will assist professionals and entrepreneurs alike to improve their business practices through interactive conversations inclusive of communication, leadership, culture, consulting, wellness, compensation, community, growth, and connection which creates actionable ideas for sustainable growth.

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