Corporate Wellness 2.0 - Wellness That Works
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Corporate Wellness 2.0 - Wellness That Works

Corporate Wellness 2.0 - Wellness That Works

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Steelcase WorkLife Center

4 Columbus Circle

New York, New York 10019

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Is your wellness program getting you results? Get the information you need.

Join us for an enlightening and engaging speaker series designed to help you create a wellness program that works for your culture.

This series is designed to:

  1. Share the most recent information about the science and best practices of effective corporate health and well-being programs to get better engagement

  2. Provide actionable steps that leaders can use personally and in their organizations.

  3. Networking with fellow business leaders that want to create more impactful health and well-being programs for their organizations

Why attend:

You will hear from innovative leaders in multiple aspects of corporate health and well-being. You will leave with knowledge that will empower you to make positive changes and help you keep your own and your company’s competitive edge.

Series Co-Faciliated By Industry Experts:

Mim Senft, Motivity Partnerships and James Brewer, Steelcase


08:30 - 09:00 AM - Light breakfast/networking

09:00 - 09:15 AM – Introduction to Topic

09:15 - 10:00 AM – Featured Speakers

10 :00- 10:30 AM - Learning/experience/interactive


3. March 8, 2017 –

More Than Words: Creating An Effective Communication Strategy

Speaker: Jennifer Benz of Benz Communications

Learning Objectives:

  • Know why a lack of strategy and integration means less engagement

  • Understand some of the basic “must haves” to create a program that will drive engagement

  • Have an idea of what “best in class” communications look like and basic steps towards putting them together

Build it and they will come does not apply to health and wellbeing programs and resources. If employees and their dependents do not know how and when to access a resource, in a way that makes sense to them, you have a barrier that is keeping people form the resources they need. Jennifer Benz has been creating highly engaging communications strategies combining a knowledge of benefits design, wellness and marketing/branding. You’ll have an opportunity to see real life examples of what other companies have done and a chance to rate your own communications against best in practice.


Jennifer Benz is Founder and CEO of Benz Communications, a boutique consulting and marketing firm, headquartered in San Francisco. Nationally known for her employee benefits and communications expertise, Jen has testified twice about retirement education before the Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council. Workforce magazine named her an industry “Game Changer,” and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Profit Sharing Council of America, among other leading industry organizations, have also recognized her visionary work. At Benz Communications, Jen leads a 26-member team that creates results-focused and data-driven benefits communication strategies and campaigns, including custom websites, videos, and print materials. Several Benz clients are Fortune 500 companies, with many ranked among Fortune magazine’s Top 100 Best Companies to Work For.

4. April 26, 2017 –

Addressing the Stigma of Mental Health in the Workplace

Speaker: Nancy Board

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the how mental health issues impact the workplace

  • Review the connection between mental health drugs, stress, and RX drug abuse

  • Costs

  • Understand how to get better engagement for your Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Mental health issues are often ignored or stigmatized in the workplace. Though most companies have EAP programs to help address mental health issues, they rarely get the type of engagement we’d like to see. Researchers analyzing results from the U.S. National Comorbidity Survey, a nationally representative study of Americans ages 15 to 54, reported that 18% of those who were employed experienced symptoms of a mental health disorder in the previous month. If not addressed, mental health issues lead to high rates of lost productivity and absenteeism. Learn how to effectively address mental health issues that will help your employees get to the resources they need.


5. May 18, 2017 -

We Need A Hero: The Power of Leadership

The Why and How of Leadership That Gets Engagement

Speaker: John P. Margaritis

Learning Objectives:

  • Gaining an understanding of the power leadership can have in driving positive health, wellbeing and engagement

  • Knowing how you can individualize your own “walking the talk”

  • Identify two or three actionable steps for you and/or your team

We know that happier, healthier, more engaged employees can have a very positive impact on the bottom line. That can mean being more of an employer of choice and attracting the talent you need to stay competitive. But leaders need to know how to visibly lead these initiatives. Renee Moorefield PhD has more than 20 years working senior leadership at companies like Coca Cola. She has worked with companies in the U.S. and internationally to help managers become leaders.


John is a specialist in facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship workshops for companies of all sizes and in all industries. After a career with Fortune 500 companies such as PepsiCo, Sara Lee and Tommy Hilfiger, he went out on his own becoming a successful serial entrepreneur. He founded The Ledgemoor Group in 2000 to support established and emerging companies apply the best innovation practices to accelerate growth. His innovation workshops are getting a lot of praise from many company-clients. In addition to supporting his consulting clients, he has been the CEO of several startups such as Cellective Case, Apiqe, MRCOFFEE coffee and currently the CEO of Swiss Mobility Company. He is also a mentor to start-up companies and an angel investor. He has sat on various corporate and non-profit boards and he is the author of Unlock Your Inner Entrepreneur. He holds three degrees form Northwestern University.

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6. July 20, 2017 –

The Risk Factors –

Making Sure You Don’t Get Sued Because of Your Wellness Program

Speakers: Barbara Zabawa – Center for Health Law Equity and Linda Howard, NWI Board Member, Lawyer, Wellness Expert

Learning Objectives:

  • Basic understanding of laws that impact health and wellbeing programs

  • Knowing where companies/organizations have gotten in trouble legally

  • How to avoid risk factors in your own organization

As more companies start or expand a wellness program, it’s important to recognize the risks a company should be aware of when designing and implementing a program. Too often issues like worker’s compensation. professional liability for providers and general design red flags are not reviewed. Health and wellbeing programs can have a very positive impact for your organization, but knowing what to watch out for will ensure your program is not only impactful, but legally compliant.

7. September 14, 2017 -

Better Buy In for Wellness: Stakeholder Engagement for Well-Being

Connecting Beyond the Benefits Team

Speakers: Rita Stafford, BPC Expert from CBS

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of how different stakeholders can be engaged to be a partner to the wellness program

  • Review what key stakeholders do and how wellness can support them

  • Have samples of communications that are customized to connect to each stakeholder’s needs

Too often wellness is in a silo and not connected to the company’s bottom line or overall strategy. By building alliances with stakeholders in different parts of the company, wellness can be seen as a valuable asset to meeting each stakeholder’s goals. This session will review key stakeholders roles and how to position wellness to support them. By building alliances, wellness can be seen as a key partner in creating an engaging, productive working environment.

8. November 16, 2017 -

21st Century Success: The Head, Heart and Hands Driven Company

Speakers: TBD

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear the research around leading with knowledge and heart and how it can drive a more positive financial result

  • Know what companies are adopting this approach and why

  • Have a list of potential next steps for you and/or your team towards becoming a head, heart, and hands leader.

Companies that have both an internal dedication to values driven leadership and a commitment to being positively connected to their communities are outpacing those that don’t. Because the research shows that head/heart/hands leadership gets results, The Harvard MBA program is now teaching the value of connecting knowledge, caring and giving back as a strategic imperative for companies in the 21st century. Bendictine College in Chicago has a PhD program in values driven leadership. You’ll learn how to incorporate this methodology into your leadership style.


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