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Presented by Dr Judd Allen, PhD, President Human Resources Institute, LLC.


Wellness Designs was honoured to welcome globally renowned wellness culture expert and Faculty member, Dr Judd Allen.

In this webinar, Judd shares his insights about how unsupportive cultures frequently undermine positive practices and our efforts to adpot healthier lifestyles both inside and outside of the workplace. Jude provides an overview of research about the importance of having a wellness culture, including defining culture and exploring the impact of six cultural dimensions:

– leadership support
– shared values
– norms
– peer support
– cultural touch points, and
– the overall social climate.
The presentation features field-tested culture change strategies as well as best practice examples.

Dr. Allen is President of the Human Resources Institute, LLC, a research, publishing and consulting firm that focuses on the creation of supportive cultural environments. He earned his Ph.D. in Community Psychology from New York University and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Health Promotion. Dr. Allen supports over 200 health and wellness professionals in their Wellness Culture Coaching work. He also directs the Healthy Culture Research and Education Foundation.

Dr. Allen has assisted several hundred government, business and community settings to bring about lasting and positive culture change. Dr. Allen has served as on the Board of Directors of the National Wellness Institute, as a Senior Research Analyst at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and on the Vermont Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports. Dr. Allen has authored more than 50 books, journal articles, training manuals and software titles. His most recent books are 103 Challenges for Manager-Led Wellness, Leading for Purpose, Culture Change Planner, The Social Climate Toolkit, The Cultural Analysis Toolkit, A Family Guide to Wellness, Kitchen Table Talks for Wellness, Bringing Wellness Home, Wellness Leadership and Healthy Habits, Helpful Friends. Further information about Judd’s work is available at

Judd has completed more than 30 New York City Marathons, multiple Ironman distance triathlons and long distance cross-country ski races. He lives in Burlington, Vermont”


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