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"Leadership in Healthy, Sustainable Living" Presentation at UWFox Scholars Series

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting its next Scholars Series presentation on October 25. Margie Weiss, Ph.D., is presenting, "Leadership in Healthy, Sustainable Living" at noon in Perry Hall within the campus’ new Communication Arts Center.  The presentation is free and open to the public with unreserved seating.

According to Weiss, healthy, sustainable living leaders are charismatic, passionate, and strategic decision makers. "Leadership requires innovation, collaboration, values-based strategic future state planning, metrics and investment in solutions for both now and the future," she said. "Community-based participatory research can help to guide and shape assessment efforts, as well as benchmark progress."

Weiss advocates the fostering of healthy, sustainable living at school, at work and at home because it increases self-efficacy, collective efficacy and the capacity to enhance overall community health.

She explains how profitable businesses recognize the synergy of integrating business strategies around people, the environment and profits. "Everyone has a leadership role in promoting healthy, safe, sustainable communities. Business practices that are good for the employee, the company and the environment create sustainable stewardship. Healthy people, healthy worksites and health-promoting green processes all intersect at the bottom line," according to Weiss.

Weiss is the CEO of Weiss Health Group, LLC, of Neenah, WI.  The mission of the Weiss Health Group is to "connect individuals, companies, and communities to optimum health and wellness."  Her organizational vision is "to be a community resource who connects people to health and wellness through exceptional customer experience in personal health care and health care delivery.

For more information about Weiss’ presentation, contact Jeff Kuepper, UWFox student activities coordinator, at 920-832-2671, email jeff.kuepper@uwc.edu, or visit www.uwc.edu.

 Posted 10/22/2010