Research and Media (Press Release)
Recent Research Papers: A complete list of Dr. Bennett's citations can be found at Google Scholar
OWLS YouTube page
Podcasts, Interviews, & Appearances:
Redefining Resilience: A Multi-level Perspective on Multi-level Resilience.
Three experts provide a multi-level perspective on “multi-level resilience,” a “takes a village” model developed in response to 9/11: Clemson Psychology Professor Dr. Thomas Britt on the science, OWLS CEO Dr. Joel Bennett on the programming, and Anthem BCBS Health Promotion Manager Stephany Sherry on outcomes. (October 29, 2020) Listen Here: WorldAtWork's Work in Progress
- Handling Stress and Cultivating Resilience with Dr. Joel Bennett and Dr. John Gaal.
Dr. Joel Bennett’s stress management and resilience programs have reached over 250,000 workers across the US and abroad. He brings on his guest speaker Dr. John Gaal, who used to focus on organizational leadership. But, after losing his son to suicide, he has made it his mission to stop the stigma associated with mental illness, addiction, and suicide. (August 5, 2020) Listen Here: Rebound Talks
- WELCOA* Cast: Episode 17 – Joel Bennett, PhD
As the special guest on this episode of the WELCOA* Cast, Dr. Joel Bennett offers his thoughts on each of WELCOA’s Seven Benchmarks with Ryan Picarella. (October 11, 2020) Listen Here: WELCOA* Cast
- Mari Ryan Interviews Dr. Bennett on Workplace Opioid Crisis
- Healing from Within with Dr. Joel Bennett
Rabbi Rami talks to author Joel Bennet about the current opioid crisis, healing from within, and finding a new relationship with our pain. An article appears in the May/June issue of Spirituality & Health magazine. (July 15, 2018) Listen Here: Spirituality & Health
- Wisdom vs Knowledge with Dr. Joel Bennett
In this episode of the Redefining Wellness Podcast, Jen interviews Dr. Joel Bennett. Joel and Jen take a in-depth look at what it means to approach wellness from a place of wisdom, as opposed to knowledge. They define the terms, discuss the current trends of workplace wellness today, and explain why wholeness is synonymous with wellness. (August 16, 2017) Listen Here: The Redesigning Wellness Podcast
- NWI Podcast #22 – Joel Bennett, PhD: New Train the Trainer Certificate Courses
Dr. Joel Bennett discusses what "Train the Trainer" certificate courses are and who will most benefit by taking them. He also discusses the "Resilience & Thriving: The Secret Power of Stress" course from this new series. (May 6, 2018) Listen Here: NWI Podcast - 3/6/2019 (Part 1) & NWI Podcast - 3/6/2018 (Part 2)
- NWI Podcast #2 - Dr. Joel Bennett on becoming a Wellness Champion
Dr. Joel Bennett, founder of Organizational Wellness and Learning Systems and NWI Board Member joins the podcast to talk about becoming a Wellness Champion - a person who helps and inspires others to grow toward their full potential. (June 20, 2016) Listen Here: NWI Podcast - 6/20/2016
- B.E.P. #13: Dr. Joel Bennett- A man of resilience and peace which equal better well-being
In this episode of the Brave Endurance Wellness Podcast, Dr. Bennett talks about his upbringing and how it shaped him and his passion for focusing on human resilience. He also talks about the process he uses when he works with clients and the evolution he has gone on when it comes to his practice. (June 1, 2015) Listen Here: Brave Endurance Wellness Podcast
Other Relevant Materials:
- OWLS programs Team Awareness and Team Resilience recognized as one of the only successful workplace substance abuse prevention programs
- Click Here to see how the Surgeon General cited OWLS programs
- Access the 2016 Surgeon General's Report on Facing Addiction in America:
PRESS RELEASE (SEPTEMBER 21, 2020)
OWLS CEO to Moderate Panel on Implementing a Culture of Organizational Resilience at HERO FORUM20
OWLS CEO to moderate panel at HERO FORUM20. Representatives from four companies to discuss how they leveraged evidence-based well-being and resiliency training from OWLS to create positive workplaces in today’s challenging business environment.
OWLS (Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems), a science-based consulting and training service in the area of Integral Organizational Wellness™, today announced that CEO and founder Dr. Joel Bennett will moderate a panel at HEROForum20. The virtual conference is hosted by the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), which brings together health and well-being professionals to network, share knowledge, and learn from top experts in the industry.
The panel is titled "Evidence-Based Culture of Health & Leadership: Four Implementations for Connectedness," and will be held on September 24 at 11:10 CT ( https://www.xcdsystem.com/hero/program/CyQej65/index.cfm). Each of the panelists' organizations have utilized OWLS evidence--based methodology and consultation to help build one or more aspects of a "culture of resilience" strategy. Each will describe their own leadership journey and the importance of social connection as part of a resilience strategy. The panelists represent diverse backgrounds and industries and will include:
- Paul Courtois, MBA, MSW, Site Leader (Portland, Oregon), Owens Corning
- Ruth Gassman, PhD, Executive Director of Prevention Insights and Senior Scientist, Indiana University, School of Public Health
- Rachel Kopke, PhD, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and Early Childhood, Monroe County Intermediate School District
- Brittany Linde, PhD, Wellness Manager, Andrews Distributing Company
- Shannon Thorsell, Director, Human Resources Business Partner, StayWell
"Instilling and reinforcing a culture of resilience is critical in a challenging work environment that affects people at all levels of the organization – executives who are trying to find the best way to manage and motivate their remote workforces, and anxious employees who are trying to navigate a host of difficult work/life issues,” said Dr. Joel Bennett. “Compounding the stress caused by the pandemic is our society’s increasing polarization. Negativity has become sort of a ‘pre-existing’ condition that can adversely affect one’s health. Our panel discussion will spotlight what organizations can do – indeed, have done – to rise above the negativity and stressors and create positive outcomes through training and consultation.”
The focus of HEROForum20, scheduled to begin with a keynote address September 8 and continue with online sessions throughout the remainder of the month, is “A 20/20 Vision for Collective Well-being: How Group Dynamics and Social Connectedness Shape Individual Choices…and What Viral and Racial Pandemics Teach Us about Being in it Together.”
“Now, more than ever, our country needs insights into the impact of group dynamics and social connectedness, as we collectively navigate viral and racial pandemics,” said Karen Moseley, president of HERO. “This year’s Forum will delve into how groups, organizations, and our social spheres shape our destiny as individuals and communities. Those lessons take on added meaning in an environment where the COVID-19 pandemic and issues of racial equality are at the top of everyone’s mind.”
For more information or to register for the HERO Forum, visit http://www.hero-health.org or call HERO at 952-835-4257.
OWLS’ purpose is to help businesses understand, improve, and maintain the positive feedback system between worker health and total organizational health. Their work is based on scientific research and is customized to meet each business’s unique set of needs, risks, and current level of wellness. OWLS uses a variety of tools to help, including employee surveys, culture audits, workshops, coaching at all levels (worker to executive), team retreats, design of assessment or performance appraisal systems, and policy development. OWLS’ previous clients include organizations in federal and local governments, military, hospitality/hotel, healthcare, construction, police and 9-1-1, professional organizations, and higher education. For more, visit http://www.organizationalwellness.com
Based in Waconia, MN, HERO (the Health Enhancement Research Organization) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation that was established in 1997. HERO is dedicated to identifying and sharing best practices that improve the health and well-being of employees, their families, and communities. To learn more, visit http://www.hero-health.org. Follow us on Twitter @heroehm, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
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