A Proposal by
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Who We Are
Netwalking® is a women-owned Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) located in the District of Columbia focused on increasing access to healthy lifestyles for people and companies around the globe.
Our founder, Jessica Tunon, learned to manage her chronic pain, stress, and information overload through walking and self-compassion after recovering from back surgery and health challenges in her 20s. She gave herself permission for self-care pauses through movement during work and play time, whether at an event, work, learning or building a community. She saw a solution by creating a safe and welcoming learning experience by prioritizing inclusion and creating experiences that have a long-term, positive impact.
Netwalking® activities are specially designed experiences that get people outdoors and interacting with each other in ways that energize, build connection, and spark connectivity. Each Netwalking® experience is tailored to the specific client, including efforts to advocate for accessibility and safety in the areas surrounding the client's location.
In order to offer a full Netwalking® experience, we are partnering with Nami Ishihara, an International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Certified™ Professional Facilitator, to design and co-facilitate our new offering of the Team Wellness Workshop Package. Her experience in ensuring a safe space where everyone feels heard and respected, and guiding productive group discussions, will allow participants to reflect on their experiences and take ownership over their own well-being.
Each Netwalking® experience is specifically designed to get people outdoors and interacting with each other in ways that energize, build connection, and spark connectivity. We aim to create experiences that reaffirm personal value, strengthen meaningful relationships, and build trust.
Our Value Proposition
We help organizations become better places to work by offering a combination of wellness practices and facilitated conversations to improve trust, team dynamics and performance.
We give participants the tools they need to practice self-care, improve well-being AND provide a safe space for reflection and conversations about how to implement those practices.
We create the groundwork for wellness practices to take root and become part of the organization's culture and make a long lasting positive impact.
Our Proposal: Workshops for Team Wellness
TEAM WELLNESS is a package of four half-day workshops, one for each season of the year, combining self-care and wellness practices with guided conversations about incorporating those practices into workplace routines, and supporting each other as a team.
A guided Netwalking® meeting will be a key component of each workshop, complemented by other effective practices that have been proven to heighten well-being, such as simple stretching and mindfulness exercises, engaging the senses through music, art, and smell, and incorporating play.
Each workshop in the Team Wellness package will follow a "theme" for the season to address a relevant team issue. The suggested themes are Exploration (for fall), Reflection (for winter), Renewal (for spring), and Appreciation (for summer). These themes allow participants to address a different aspect of their teamwork and work processes each time.
The Team Wellness Workshops are organized as a package because we believe that sustained effort and periodic "check-ups" are crucial to ensure sustainability and real change. By offering the opportunity for employees to periodically review and reaffirm their commitment to practice wellness, organizations can ensure that wellness takes root and becomes a part of the organization's culture.
Participants can expect to:
Health is a state of mind Wellness is a state of being.
Here's a short video showing what we're all about
for "EXPLORATION" workshop
8:30 - 8:50 am
Introduction, setting agenda, and energizer activity
8:50 - 9:15 am
Creative brainstorming conversation part 1: Participants will generate ideas for a team issue that they would like to discuss during the next Netwalking activity
9:15 - 9:25 am
Explanation of Netwalking activity
9:25 - 10:15 am
Netwalking based on ideas generated in part 1: Participants are given a set of brief questions to reflect on with a partner, during the Netwalking meeting
10:15 - 10:30 am
Cool down, beverage and snack break
10:30 - 11:00 am
Simple stretching/mindfulness exercise and reflection
11:00 - 11:40 am
A structured participatory discussion to gather the ideas that have been generated and identify next steps and actions
11:40 - 12:00 pm
Sharing insights about what they have felt, learned and decided, followed by a closing activity
"Netwalking was part of the 2015 SXSW V2V in Las Vegas. It is a relatively simple concept — but one that our attendees got a ton of value from. Walking together helped registrants create new connections, new ideas, and new opportunities. Simple things often produce the best results!"
Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer at South by Southwest (SXSW)
Netwalking® was established in 2014 and is focused on increasing access to healthy lifestyles for people and companies. Netwalking together creates new connections, new ideas, and new opportunities.
Jessica Tunon, Founder and CEO @ Netwalking®, LLC
Jessica Tunon, our CEO, will be co-facilitating the workshop. She's founded Netwalking®, LLC with a mission to get people outside, make it easier to get to know each other and build meaningful connections and interactions for human, social and financial capital. For the past 25+ years, she has helped companies budget, spot inefficiencies and find opportunities for operations to be streamlined and improved for organizations.
Nami Ishihara, Founder @ HappyTeams
Nami Ishihara, will be co-facilitating the workshop with Jessica Tunon. She is an IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator and Belbin® team roles trainer. She founded HappyTeams, a consulting service that helps groups work more effectively together by analyzing team roles and guiding groups to plan, make decisions and achieve consensus. She is known for a warm and peaceful style that helps to bridge differences among people of different perspectives and backgrounds, particularly in multi-cultural contexts. She has facilitated staff retreats and meetings for international organizations and non-profit groups, most notably working for the United Nations Population Fund, the European Commission in Laos, and GIZ (German International Cooperation Organization).