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Employee Wellness Training Program

Small Business Health and Organizational Wellbeing (SHOW): Employee wellness training program in rural small businesses

Purdue University Extension is conducting the Small Business Health and Organizational Wellbeing (SHOW) program. SHOW is an employee-centric workshop for rural small businesses and their employees. It is a part of a research project led by the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University.

If you are interested in hosting a training session for your employees for this workshop, please complete the below registration form and survey. We will get in touch with you to provide you information that can be shared with the employees.

The training is free for all the employees and cost is covered by Purdue University.

The training program is 1.5-2 hours long and will consist of three parts based on:
1) Workplace communication
2) Workplace conflict-resolution
3) Employee wellbeing

If you would like to host a training for your employees, please get in touch with Caren Crum (

Reason why we are offering this workshop/training:
Workplace conflict real dollar and interpersonal costs. These costs include an average of 3 hours per employee dealing with conflict, poor morale, lack of effective decision making, harassment,
and stress related medical issues. Previous research has ignored the fact that rural small businesses face increased problems related to workforce well-being and retention. Research has shown that worker productivity, quality of work, and worker retention is affected by workplace conflict and lack of employee wellbeing. The workshop will provide tools that can be used to improve organizational functionality and productivity.

If you have questions about this research project please contact Caren Crum (, Bhagyashree Katare ( or Maria Marshall (


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