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Work & Well-Being 2012

APA Center for Organizational Excellence

Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

Work & Well-Being 2012

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June 28, 2012  ·  Chicago

Presented by APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program

Together, psychology and business can create healthy workplace cultures that support employee well-being and organizational performance. Register now for Work & Well-Being 2012: June 28th in Chicago.

Come away with knowledge and insights to enhance productivity and well-being in the workplace.



High-impact health promotion and wellness efforts … Workplace flexibility as a business strategy … Incentives and recognition … Preventing and addressing bullying and other counterproductive workplace behaviors … Lessons learned from award-winning companies … and more.


Speakers include:

  • Michael P. Leiter, PhD - Director of the Centre for Organizational Research & Development at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. With more than two decades of research on organizational behavior, Dr. Leiter is an internationally known expert on work engagement, burnout and civility in the workplace.
  • Cheryl Larson - Vice President of the Midwest Business Group on Health. An expert on employer best practices in wellness and health management, value-based benefits, incentives and communication designs and the employer/employee perspective related to these areas.
  • David Yamada, JD - Professor of Law and Director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. An internationally recognized authority on the legal aspects of workplace bullying and author of model anti-bullying legislation that has become the template for law reform efforts across the country.
  • Bey-Ling Sha, PhD, APR - Associate Professor in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University. Dr. Sha is an award-winning public relations researcher, teacher and practitioner. Her research areas include cultural identity, international public relations, activism and gender.
  • John Randolph, PhD, ABPP - Executive coach, consultant and board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in Lebanon, NH. A nationally recognized speaker on topics such as executive functioning, positive neuropsychology and leadership development.  
  • David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA - Assistant Executive Director for Marketing and Business Development, American Psychological Association, head of APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program.
  • Larissa K. Barber, PhD - Assistant Professor of Psychology, Northern Illinois University, an expert on workplace flexibility and work-home boundary management, as well as work stress and health behaviors.
  • Matthew J. Grawitch, PhD - Associate Professor and Director of the Leadership & Organizational Development Program in the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University, an expert on healthy workplace practices.


The conference is designed especially for human resource professionals, benefits managers, health and wellness professionals, business consultants, occupational health professionals, health plan executives, corporate medical directors, business owners, managers and psychologists who work with organizations.

Continuing Education Credit

Psychologists can earn up to 8 CE credits for the conference. The APA Practice Organization (APAPO) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APAPO maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Sponsors and Cooperating Organizations

Special thanks to the following organizations for their support:

Midwest Business Group on Health

Health Enhancement Research Organization

International Association for Worksite Health Promotion

Illinois Psychological Association



For more information about Work & Well-Being 2012, visit www.phwa.org/conference2012. For questions about the conference, including sponsorship opportunities, please email phwa@apa.org or call (202) 336-5900.

Have questions about Work & Well-Being 2012? Contact APA Center for Organizational Excellence

When & Where

The Westin O'Hare
6100 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

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APA Center for Organizational Excellence

The American Psychological Association’s Center for Organizational Excellence works to enhance the functioning of individuals, groups, organizations and communities through the application of psychology to a broad range of workplace issues.

The Center houses APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program (PHWP), a public education initiative designed to engage the employer community, raise public awareness about the value psychology brings to the workplace and promote programs and policies that enhance employee well-being and organizational performance.

The PHWP includes APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards, support of local programs currently implemented by 56 state, provincial and territorial psychological associations, and a variety of resources for employers and the psychologists who work with them.

Internally, the Center bridges APA’s business units and provides an overarching strategy for promoting the health and well-being of the association’s own workforce, thereby supporting APA’s functioning and effectiveness.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, DC, is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA’s membership includes more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.

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