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Wellness At Work

for Healthcare  Executives

Foster a Healthier and More Inclusive Work Environment

A curriculum series that establishes a clear connection between implementing wellbeing initiatives and achieving the quadruple aim. 

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Workplaces can be reimagined as spaces that promote well-being and improve patient care!


Ignite the transformation of your workplace into a haven of well-being! The Office of the US Surgeon General's evidence-based framework unlocks the key to employee flourishing, offering five essential components rooted in the universal human needs we all share. Through collaboration with every worker, we can create spaces that prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, work-life balance, purposeful engagement, meaningful connections, and growth opportunities. Unleash the power of this framework to revitalize your organization, nurturing the mental health and well-being of your valued employees. Let's reimagine your workplace as a thriving hub that promotes well-being for all, while simultaneously improving patient care.


You Can Drive Positive Change

Essentials for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being

  • Protection from Harm: Prioritize workplace physical and psychological safety, enable adequate rest. Normalize and suppor tmental health. Operationalize DEIA norms, policies, and program.¬†
  • Work-Life Harmony: Provide autonomy over how work is done, establish flexible and predictable schedules, increase access to paid leave, and respect boundaries between work and non-work time.
  • Mattering at Work: Provide a living wage, engage workers in workplace decisions, build a culture of gratitude and recognition, and connect individual work with the organizational mission.
  • Connection & Community: Create cultures of inclusion and belonging, cultivate trusted relationships, foster collaboration and teamwork.
  • Opportunity for Growth: Offer quality training, education, and mentoring, foster clear and equitable pathways for career advancement, ensure relevant and reciprocal feedback.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging: Prioritize workplace physical and psychological safety, enable adequate rest, normalize and support mental health, and operationalize diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIB) norms, policies, and programs.

Wellness At Work for Executives

One appealing aspect for C-suite leaders is understanding the return on investment (ROI) associated with well-being initiatives. Numerous studies and real-life examples demonstrate the potential to decrease lost productivity, absenteeism, and turnover while increasing employee retention and satisfaction. By investing in the NEON curriculum, C-suite leaders discover evidence-based strategies that yield tangible benefits for their organizations.

Join the NEON Wellness at Work for Executives curriculum series and applied learning sessions to ignite a transformation in the healthcare industry's work environment. Engaging C-suite leaders is a crucial step toward fostering a healthier and more inclusive culture. These leaders, as advocates for their organizations, strive to meet industry standards and achieve best practices. By participating in this comprehensive curriculum, they gain valuable insights into overall employee well-being, positioning their organizations as leaders in the field.

The NEON curriculum series establishes a clear connection between well-being initiatives and improved patient care. C-suite executives, focused on quality and patient satisfaction, understand the financial impact of these factors. By creating an inclusive and belonging environment for employees, organizations foster a positive workplace culture that translates into enhanced patient care and satisfaction. The curriculum equips C-suite leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to leverage employee well-being as a catalyst for improved outcomes.

The Wellness at Work for Healthcare Executives curriculum series bridges the gap between current practices and industry best practices. C-suite leaders gain a deeper understanding of ROI and the potential financial benefits of employee well-being initiatives. By aligning well-being with better patient care, the curriculum empowers C-suite leaders to drive positive change, create inclusive environments, and enhance the overall success of their organizations. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your organization and lead the way in employee well-being. Join us now and be at the forefront of positive change in healthcare.



Diversity is a fact, representing the rich tapestry of perspective and experiences that make our organizations thrive.


True equity is a choice, one that requires deliberate actions and intentional strategies to level the playing field for all employees.


Inclusion, the active pursuit of creating a sense of belonging for every individual, is where the transformative power of DEIB comes to live.


Belonging, an outcome that empowers individuals to contribute, connect, and flourish within the workplace.

Reference Credit: Arthur Chan

Curriculum Structure...


Leaders will receive a comprehensive learning experience through the Wellness in the Workplace curriculum. Instruction and planning for skill integration will take place through:
  • Weekly 90-minute live Zoom Sessions guided by expert Facilitators.
  • Optional weekly 60-minute Practical Application Worksessions with professional Coaches.
  • Access to a rich set of online resources including learning session recording, strategy planning and skill implementation tools, core concept tip sheets, and more!

What's Included in the Series...

The Evidence and the Need for Change

Employee Engagement and Empowerment

Understanding & Integrating Trauma Informed Care

How to Take Action as an Executive Leader

Tools & Strategies for Systems Change

Wellness at Work for Healthcare Executives

Choose the Course That Works for Your Organization.
The Evidence and the Need for Change

Module 1a - 1c

Standard Price


Discounted to $150 for early adopters.

April 2, 9, 19, 2024 - 11:30am to 1:00pm PST.

Employee Engagement and Empowerment

Module 2a - 2b

Standard Price


Discounted to $100 for early adopters

Understanding & Integrating Trauma Informed Care

Module 3a - 3b

Standard Price


Discounted to $100 for early adopters

How to Take Action as an Executive Leader

 Module 4a - 4b

Standard Price


Discounted to $100 for early adopters

Tools & Strategies for Systems Change

Module 5a - 5c

Standard Price


Discounted to $150 for early adopters

More Dates and Times Coming Soon

What Participants Are Saying

"The safe place to share and learn from one another in groups was very meaningful. We don't often have time to collaborate with other professionals outside of our day to day scope of practice. It's nice to have outside perspectives and know that we have support."

- Anonymous

"I appreciate the situational examples as it makes it even more relatable for me.  "

- Anonymous

"I really liked the very objective way of creating an equitable process for determining where someone coming in, lies on the pay scale."

- Anonymous

Meet Your Instructors

Lisa Ladendorff is the Founder and current Development and Training Director of Northeast Oregon Network, a health collaborative serving the state of Oregon.  She was instrumental in designing and implementing the NEON Pathways Community Hub, one of the only rural hubs in the nation.  She provides training throughout the region on mental health, addictions, workforce wellbeing, and other topics relevant to the health and social service sectors. 

Prior to working at NEON, she served as the local public health administrator in Union County, and a member of a team CEO model.  Lisa has completed the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice Leadership Institute and the UCLA Health Care Executive Training Program.  She is the 2016 National Health Network Leader, recognized by the National Cooperative of Health Networks.  She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Arizona, and a Masters in Social Work form Walla Walla University. 


Lisa is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Public Health Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.  She serves on several local boards, and is a current board member of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.


Susan Fischer-Maki is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Common Thread Consulting. She spent the first ten years of her career in direct service roles before stepping into system-level innovation. Her work as an educator and social care navigator prepared her to uniquely understand the complex challenges staff and leaders face each day working on the front line of care delivery.

For the past decade, Susan has served in leadership positions that empowered consumers, practitioners, and policy makers to collectively impact community health. Her most recent work focused on building connections between stakeholders seeking to improve conditions vital to health and wellbeing‚Äďbringing stakeholders to the table in meaningful ways as they set common visions and implement innovative models of collaboration.

Susan has served as the Director of Community Benefit Initiatives for AllCare Health; Early Childhood System Facilitator for Jackson and Josephine Counties; Owner of an Early Care and Education Center; and a teacher at the early childhood, elementary and community college levels.

Susan received a M.Ed. from the University of California, San Diego, and a BS from University of Oregon. She currently serves as the Vice Chair for both the 211info Board of Directors and the Three Rivers School District Board, as well as the Immediate Past Chair for the South Coast Early Learning Hub, the Oregon Infant Mental Health Association, and Healthy Families of Southern Oregon.

Susan lives in Grants Pass with her husband and two children where they spend time floating the river, playing board games, and any other activity that brings them together with family and friends.

     Frequently Asked Questions About Our Trainings

Workplace resilience is a dynamic interactive process within and between the person and their environment that promotes positive adaption to adverse events and restores well-being.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,280,666 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

NEON is a connector, innovator, and expert resource

Rural Oregon communities are under-resourced, particularly in their capacity to support the health of residents. As a result, barriers to community health can be enormous‚ÄĒproviders experience gaps in funding, technology, and training; community members commonly have limited access to information and care. Our mission at NEON is to create a healthier Eastern Oregon. We accomplish this by reducing barriers for both residents and the systems that support their health. We are connectors, innovators and experts. We connect people and organizations to one another and to resources they need to meet their goals. By thinking out of the box and harnessing the creativity of our communities, we help lead the development of solutions to the unique challenges faced in our region. We make it our priority to learn and share policy, practice, and tools that will help others accomplish more. We believe that by working together, the communities of rural Eastern Oregon can move from surviving to healthy, happy, and thriving.

Our History

‚ÄčNEON is a 501(c)3 nonprofit health collaborative originally serving Union, Wallowa, and Baker counties in Northeast Oregon and recently expanded into Umatilla and Malheur counties. NEON launched in 2004 from a small group of individuals who recognized the value of community collaboration in ensuring the health of our residents.¬†