The Conference Center
at RWJ Hamilton Center for Health & Wellness
High performing teams don't just happen. Whether your team is a community organization or business, team building is an essential element to success. During these times when everyone is doing more with less and competition is heightened, consider how we can help turn your one-day meeting into an event with long-lasting effects.
Culinary Team Building Builds Relationships
Our partnership with Simple Creations, a local team building company and cooking school, offers our clients a variety of events, classes and parties in the delicious world of the culinary arts. Food brings people together like nothing else can! Celebrate your next special occasion or work event with the entertaining and energetic duo Mary Ann Romano and Teresa Kelly, team building specialists and culinary "gems" in the kitchen!
Health & Wellness Helps Everyone Perform Better
Our clients are always looking for ways to keep the interest of their audience. A short program dedicated to health and wellness can provide the answer. Choose from these options:
- Instruction on stress management and other health topics
- Workplace Exercise / Simple Meditation / Yoga
- Chair Massage
- Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
- Health Screenings
In addition, organizations are showing greater interest in helping their employees pursue healthy lifestyles. They're discovering that employee well-being correlates to fewer sick days plus lower healthcare and insurance costs. Introdetreats are helping companies to cut insurance premiums and better protect their bottom line.
Events "Outside the Box"
Employees from a company that develops software recently began their morning by assembling in a conference room. Following standard greetings and idle chit-chat, the employees focused on what lay before them. They were not concentrating on their latest project – instead, they began concentrating on tennis balls.
The simple act of focusing on tennis balls is one way that the Conference Center is helping transform meetings into retreats. The Center offers stress management sessions, complete with tennis balls the expertise of of RWJ Hamilton community educators. As companies consider ways to work smarter and healthier, they may choose to have meetings that emphasize releasing tension, like this session led by Integrative Therapy Nurse Pam Jones from RWJ Hamilton.
"Stress management strategies correlate well with a productive workforce," says Jones. "Organizations who think ‘out of the box' are realizing that the health and well-being of their employees is closely tied to the success of their business. Just like businesses that succeed by using the right combination of tools, it is remarkable to discover that the use of a simple tool, in this case a tennis ball, can change the outlook of a workforce."
In the case of the software development company, the stress management session Jones led was just the beginning of its business retreat. Employees split the next 45 minutes between yoga sessions and receiving chair massages from certified massage therapists.
Meetings at academic sites often place attendees within site of buildings brimming with knowledge, yet few provide access to the instructors that fill their classrooms. The Conference Center offers business retreat clients access to a staff of healthcare and fitness experts; each can lead sessions that add substantial variety to any gathering.
"Clients have asked that sessions on healthy cooking, massage techniques and health screenings be integrated into their business retreats," Dunham says. "Our staff of community educators, healthcare experts and fitness instructors can customize programs to meet the needs of all attendees."