University of Wisconsin–Madison

Workplace Well-being for Managers and Supervisors

Managers and supervisors are uniquely positioned to model, promote, and support a culture of well-being. UW–Madison provides resources that can help you and your staff create and sustain a safe and healthy workplace.

In your daily practices and departmental planning, you can model healthy behaviors, establish well-being traditions, and encourage employees to engage in well-being activities. Read more in our Managers and Supervisors Guide to Well-being at Work.

Know Your Campus Health and Well-Being Resources

Familiarize yourself with the various resources on campus so that you can encourage employee participation, lead others toward a healthy culture, and support a culture of well-being.

Newsletter Provides Quick Tips

The EAO News for Managers provides user-friendly advice on dealing with a variety of workplace issues and working effectively with your Employee Assistance Office.

Schedule a Group Presentation

Request a presentation for your next staff meeting to learn about well-being and stay current on upcoming programs, screenings, and training opportunities. Presentation topics include:

  • Caring for ourselves within the workplace
  • Building a culture of well-being
  • More movement
  • Eating well
  • Sleeping well
  • Relaxation and resilience
  • Power of thought

Request a Well-being Presentation


Group workshops are available on the following topics from the Employee Assistance Office.

  • Fostering a positive work environment
  • Coaching for difficult conversations
  • Self-care
  • Recognize, Respond, and Refer Suicide Prevention Training
  • Imposter syndrome

Schedule a Well-Being Consultation

Consulting services are available for those who wish to lead well-being initiatives that meet the specific needs and interests of a department, work unit, or division. Contact the UW–Madison Employee Well-being Leader for more information.