Upcoming Webinars

The HERO Learning Series provides industry professionals with educational opportunities to enhance their performance in the workplace.

The HERO Scorecard – Leveraging Data to Improve the Well-Being on your Campus

October 10, 2023 12:00 pm Central | Register 1 CHES Credit (to earn the credit, you must also attend the University Summit on October 30th)

Guest Panelists:

Mary Imboden

Mary Imboden, PhD, HERO

A Pre-University Summit Workshop

The HERO Health and Well-being Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer© (HERO Scorecard) is a free online tool, designed to help employers, providers, and other stakeholders learn about workplace health and well-being best practices. Further, the data from the HERO Scorecard helps organizations in their health and well-being strategic planning and improve and measure progress over time.

During this webinar, we will describe the development of the HERO Scorecard new best practice scores (mental health and well-being, social determinants of health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion). Further, a brief overview will be provided on best practices for taking the HERO Scorecard at your University. Finally, we will demonstrate how Universities can use the data they receive from taking the HERO Scorecard to identify and prioritize opportunities to implement best practices to improve the health and well-being of their faculty and staff.

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discover best practices for taking the HERO Scorecard and getting leadership buy-in at your organization.
  • Identify and prioritize health and well-being opportunities within their organization.
  • Describe the development of the HERO Scorecard’s mental health and well-being, social determinants of health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion best practice scores

1 CHES Credit (to earn the credit, you must also attend the University Summit on October 30th)

Sponsored by Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hours. Provider ID#101039



Mary Imboden, PhD, MS, is the Director of Research at the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), where she oversees the research agenda, research committees, and the HERO Health and Well-being Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer©. Mary is also the chair and an assistant professor of the Kinesiology Department at George Fox University, where she leads the Find your Fit program, an employee health and well-being initiative. In addition, Mary serves as an advisory member of the Well-being Think Tank, an adjunct professor in the healthy lifestyle practitioner program at University of Illinois- Chicago, and is the co-chair of the Oregon Academy of Science, Health Sciences division. Mary obtained her doctorate in human bioenergetics with an emphasis in clinical exercise physiology from Ball State University’s Human Performance Lab and her master’s degree in health and exercise science from Wake Forest University.

The Power of Habits Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

October 11, 2023 12:00 pm Central | Register

Guest Panelists:

Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH, MS, University of Michigan

Moderator: Paul Terry, PhD

While popular culture and research often tout “habit formation” as a winning behavior-change strategy, there is little support showing that it can cultivate sustainable changes in complex lifestyle behaviors. Yet, without sustained change, our initiatives can’t help employees increase their health and well-being, nor can they achieve a ROI on health promotion investments. It’s time for our field to go beyond conventional thinking and examine whether the assumptions underlying habit formation hold up under scrutiny.



Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH, MS, is an award-winning, NIH-funded researcher at the University of Michigan and Director of the Sustainable Health Activities Research Program. With almost thirty years studying how to help people adopt healthy behaviors in ways they can sustain within their complex lives, her translational research is widely recognized as relevant and pragmatic. She is also Michelle advises the World Health Organization on their global physical activity initiatives and was named inaugural chair of the United States National Physical Activity Plan’s Communication Committee. She speaks and consults with organizations including U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kaiser Permanente, Business Group on Health, Walmart, Anytime Fitness, Adidas, and Google. A sought-after speaker and trainer. Michelle is frequently interviewed in major outlets like The New York Times, NPR, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal.

Moderator: Paul Terry, PhD, is a Senior Fellow at HERO where he collaborates with HERO members and national experts in planning learning events and supports the HERO team in organizing the annual forum, think tanks and webinars. He preceded Karen Moseley as HERO’s president. Paul is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion and is a Past-President of the Minnesota Public Health Association. He serves on advisory councils for The National Academy of Sciences, the American Heart Association, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health. Prevention programs that Paul developed won the C. Everett Koop National Health Award. He earned his PhD from the University of Minnesota and his master’s from Minnesota State University at Mankato where he was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Humanitarian Award.

Upcoming Webinars

Save these dates for upcoming webinars in the HERO Learning Series.

Watch for this webinar coming in October:

Michelle Mancuso, MPH and Nicole VanderHorst, MA, Kaiser Permanente

More information coming soon!

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