Work & Well-Being 2014: Chicago
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM - Friday, September 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM (CDT)
September 11-12, 2014 · Chicago
Presented by the American Psychological Association's Center for Organizational Excellence
Together, psychology and business can create healthy workplace cultures that support employee well-being and organizational performance. Register now for Work & Well-Being 2014: 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 … Ethics and professional issues for consultants … Lessons learned from award-winning companies … and more.
Working Effectively as a Flexible Team
- Conducted by Kyra Cavanaugh - President of Life Meets Work, a nationally-recognized speaker, blogger and commentator on workforce issues, and the recipient of the 2011 Work-Life Rising Star Award by Alliance for Work-Life Progress.
- Ethical Issues in Organizational Consultation. Presented by Stewart Cooper, PhD, ABPP, Director of Counseling Services and Professor of Psychology at Valparaiso University, a past president of the American Psychological Association’s division of consulting psychology with expertise in consultation theory and process.
- Commitment: The Core of Heath, Wellness & Productivity. Presented by Jennifer L. Patterson, PsyD, Clinical Director at the MidAmerican Psychological Institute, an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
- Beyond Corporate Wellness: Deconstructing Workplace Experience. Presented by Rachel Permuth, PhD, National Research Director for Business and Industry at Sodexo North America, an expert in understanding and measuring Quality of Life drivers in the workplace – both from the person and the built environment perspectives.
- Employer Experiences: Lessons From Award-Winning Organizations -- Tasty Catering. Presented by Thomas J. Walter, CEO of Chicago-area Tasty Catering, a serial entrepreneur, business owner for more than forty years and co-author of the book It’s My Company Too: How Entangled Companies Move Beyond Employee Engagement for Remarkable Results.
- Putting It All Together: Toward a Systems Approach to Well-Being and Performance. Closing panel chaired by David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, Assistant Executive Director for Organizational Excellence at the American Psychological Association, head of APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program.
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
Information about continuing education credit for psychologists coming soon.
Special thanks to the following organizations for their support:
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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.