- 7:30 - 9:00am (Registration)
- 9:00 - 10:30am (Keynote Address, Pt. 1)
- 10:30 - 10:45am (Transition/Break)
- 10:45 - 12:00pm (3 Breakout Sessions)
- 12:00 - 12:30pm (Lunch Break)
- 12:30 - 1:30pm (Panel Discussion)
- 1:30 - 2:00pm (Transition/Break)
- 2:00 - 3:00pm (WWN Think Tank Reveal)
- 3:00 - 4:00pm (Keynote Address, Pt. 2)
Let the evolution begin. Take everything you learned from Day 1 and let Ryan Picarella expertly draw you a road map to the future of workplace wellness. You’ll learn to apply a new paradigm for employee wellness, how to apply it to what you are doing right now, and how it can help you drive higher performance and better health for the populations you serve.
1. Introduce new model for building sustainable wellness programs
2. Discuss engagement versus participation
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Probably like your organization, 81% of employers are now looking to their broker to obtain support on their wellness program, according to the latest RAND study. Worksite Wellness Programs need to be set as the foundation of any employee benefits package.
Tyson Fuehrer, will provide new concepts, and case studies on how progressive benefit consulting firms are getting creative to solve one of the biggest conundrums employers face today – improve employee health, bridge the gap between primary care and wellness, while decreasing healthcare cost without spending any more money. And nope, this is not about outcomes-based wellness programs. [/vc_service]
This session will explore the connection between workplace stress and the mental training of mindfulness, revealing the power of targeted mental training to cultivate calm, clarity and focus to reduce employee perceived stress and positively impact key health and wellness measures. The session includes content on neural habit and the connection between multi-tasking, focus, productivity and stress, the basic neuroscience of mindfulness, and relevant wellness related research. Participants will experience a formal mindfulness training and informal “micro-practices” that can be used throughout the day to offset workplace stress.
1. Understand the neural challenges of the modern work environment, the resulting stress, and the value of mindfulness training to change the way the brain operates.
2. Review current research on the clinical benefits of mindfulness training for sleep, mood, sick days, etc.
3. Experience a brief mindfulness training[/vc_service]
Health promotion seems like a pretty safe topic, right? I mean who doesn’t want healthier, happier employees? But when you start getting really serious about it – just like any widescale strategic initiative you are going to step on toes. If you are familiar with the satire skit about Obama’s anger translator, Luther, then you know just how hard it can be to toe the line on controversial issues. Whether it is incentives, annual biometrics screenings, quantified self, ROI, how do you fairly and dispassionately weigh the pros and cons? How do you break your constituents free from “paralysis by analysis”?
Benjamin Prinzing and Tanya Barham have worked on the vendor and employer sides of controversial issues and have seen sparks fly, tempers flare and also those who successfully steered their programs forward. We invite vendors, employers and students to come and interact in a candid forum where we will discuss the issues, solicit feedback from the group and share best practices.
1. Possess knowledge of current wellness issues
2. Learn new skills on how to overcome known programming obstacles
3. Learn how to better communicate needs with your leadership
Denise Almendarez, Nike
Art Bradley, Springs Living
Nichole Guilfoy, City of Portland
For the first time in modern history, the workplace if filled with employees spanning 3 generations. With each generation having unique values, communication styles and expectations from an employer, the “one size fits all” wellness program is now obsolete. It is important to understand the different expectations and needs of multigenerational workers in order to create an effective wellness program. Join us as we examine wellness programs that have successfully appealed to their company’s multigenerational workforce.
1. Learn the unique values, communication styles and expectations of different generations
2. Learn strategies to successfully market a wellness program to different generations
3. Hear case studies