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The 2018 Resilience at Work Conference

Developing Resilient Teams and Individuals in an Environment of Transformation
OCTOBER 25 - 26, 2018 | BOSTON MARRIOTT LONG WHARF | BOSTON, MA

October 25 - 26, 2018

In today’s challenging and stressful work world, it is increasingly important for organizations to develop sustainable resilience strategies. Success depends on people who can continuously adapt to market and customer challenges while also managing operations, safeguarding people and assets, achieving brand equity, and thriving in their personal lives.

Resilience benefits organizations, workforces, and customers. Resilience depends on the teams who continuously adapt to market and customer challenges while growing and sustaining operations, safeguarding people and assets, achieving brand equity, and thriving in their personal lives. More than an ability to achieve wellness and work-life balance, resilience is a set of positive and communicative skills and strategies that individuals and teams can activate by leveraging challenges, failures, and high-risk situations to be stronger in their organizational roles.

Workplace initiatives designed to build resilient teams in corporate settings are linked to significant returns on investment. Returns on investment are lower health care costs, higher productivity, lower absenteeism and higher talent retention. Significantly, resilience can be learned, and it involves communication around social capital values of trust and networks, leading to customer retention.

Join us in Boston, for this valuable two-day event to learn about the latest resilience skills and strategies that teams can utilize during challenges, failures, and high- risk situations.


 Topics Will Include:

  • Rewiring Brains and Equipping Teams for Greater Resilience and Agility
  • Resilient Leadership with Mindful Intentions
  • Case Studies in Resilience and Agility
  • Reducing the Cost of Short-term Disability by Improving Employee Emotional Health
  • Reimagining Resiliency for the Age of Robots
  • How to Build a Resilient Workforce Through Organizational Policies and Practices
  • Mindfulness and Work Culture: Pain Management in the Workplace and for Overall Health
  • Resilience and Mental Health: Building the Armor of Those Most in Need
  • HR's Crucial Role in the Future of Resiliency

Who Should Attend:

VPs/Directors/Managers of: 

  • HR
  • Benefits
  • Health / Welfare / Wellness
  • People Culture
  • Organizational Development
  • Safety
  • Total Rewards
  • Mindfulness
  • Coaching
  • Change Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Register before July 28th and Save $400!!

LOCATION
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
296 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
+1 617 227 0800
 
Please Note: Fees do not include hotel accommodations. To book at a discounted rate, call 1-877-901-2078 or click here by October 2nd. 
SPONSORED BY
Big Health
Castlight Health
Happify
meQuilibrium
WebMD Health Services Group, Inc.

October 24, 2018

Practical Strategies for Mental Addressing Mental Illness and Encouraging Well Being in the Workplace

8:30 – 9:15 am
Session A: 8:30 am – 9:15 am

Opening Remarks and Welcome

Job One: Addressing Stigma and Fear Around Mental Health

Despite advances in recent years, stigma remains a significant obstacle to people identifying as suffering with a mental health issue and seeking help.

This fact imposes considerable costs on employers as employees take time off work without getting the help they need or instead suffer “presenteeism”. That is why employers need to persist in addressing stigma through more open non-judgmental communication and education of managers.

Another related issue that doesn’t get as much attention as stigma is fear. It is not just the sense of shame that attaches to mental illness but also fear that the employer won’t respond compassionately and with the resources that people need.

This opening session will provide an overview of progress in mental health in the workplace including stigma and share insights into how top employers are addressing the issue.

Craig Kramer, Mental Health Ambassador, Johnson & Johnson & Chair, Global Campaign on Mental Health

 

Session B: 9:15 – 10:00 am

Using Technology to Personalize Mental Health

How might you harness new digital technologies to improve the mental health of your employees? Can this reduce cost while improving care?

What are some of the obstacles to implementation? How personalized can this be?

This session will explore these and other questions regarding making the most of the new tools available to employers when addressing mental health issues.

Refreshment Break: 10:00 – 10:30 am
Session C: 10:30 – 11:15 am

Toxic Cultures: The Impact of Bullying on Workplace Mental Health and How to Address It

David Yamada is a tenured Professor of Law and Director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School, where he is a globally recognized authority on workplace bullying and psychological abuse. He wrote the first comprehensive law review article on workplace bullying (Georgetown Law Journal, 2000), and his model legislation -- known as the Healthy Workplace Bill has become the template for enacted and proposed workplace anti-bullying laws and ordinances in the U.S.

Given that the mentally healthy workplace must be the bully freee workplace,  Professor Yamada will provide valuable insight into the prevalence of bullying, its impact on employees and the steps employers can take to address this issue.

David C. Yamada, Professor of Law and Director, New Workplace Institute, Suffolk University Law School

Session D: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Social Isolation – Is it the New Smoking?

There is growing recognition that social isolation has a huge negative impact on people’s health, comparable even to smoking. The UK recently appointed a Minister dedicated to this issue.

Now you might think that this applies mostly to older people but a recent study by Cigna found that half of Americans experience loneliness and that it is the younger generations that this impacts the most.

So, what is the impact on the workplace? How should you respond?

Kyrah Altman, President and Founder, Let’s Empower, Advocate and Do, Inc. (LEAD)

Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Session E: 1:00 – 1:30 pm

Well Being – Interactive Discussion of Steps You can Take to Improve Your Wellbeing

In this interactive session you will be invited to share your ideas on how to improve mental well-being. Discuss what works for you with your peers and hear their suggestions.

Session F: 1:30 – 2:15 pm

What Every Manager Should Know About Mental Health: Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

One of the challenges of addressing employee mental health issues is that managers lack the tools to give them the confidence to act either when they think there might be a problem, or a crisis occurs. As a result, managers fail to offer help early enough thus increasing the cost to employers and the suffering of individuals. Also, a lack of action can lead to negative impacts on teams, on culture and on engagement.

In addition, managers need to know what active steps they can take to enhance the wellbeing of their workplace – there doesn’t need to be problem for managers to step up and make a difference.

This session will explore the things managers need to know and the actions they can take that will have the biggest impact.

Officer Greg Shore, Norwood Police Department, Mental Health First Aid Intstructor, mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Break: 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Session G: 3:30 – 4:15 pm

What Works Best – Panel Session Exploring Mental Health Interventions and Return to Work Strategies That Are Most Effective and Deliver Value to the Organization and the Employee

This concluding session will feature leading wellness practitioners who will briefly share some of their mental health initiatives and together explore what they have found works best in this field. They will also discuss where they feel additional efforts are needed to increase awareness of mental health, reduce stigma, improve the mental well-being of employees and assist in back to work accommodations.

Closing: 4:15 – 4:30 pm
Workshop Ends: 4:30 pm
October 25 - 26, 2018

In today’s challenging and stressful work world, it is increasingly important for organizations to develop sustainable resilience strategies. Success depends on people who can continuously adapt to market and customer challenges while also managing operations, safeguarding people and assets, achieving brand equity, and thriving in their personal lives.

Resilience benefits organizations, workforces, and customers. Resilience depends on the teams who continuously adapt to market and customer challenges while growing and sustaining operations, safeguarding people and assets, achieving brand equity, and thriving in their personal lives. More than an ability to achieve wellness and work-life balance, resilience is a set of positive and communicative skills and strategies that individuals and teams can activate by leveraging challenges, failures, and high-risk situations to be stronger in their organizational roles.

Workplace initiatives designed to build resilient teams in corporate settings are linked to significant returns on investment. Returns on investment are lower health care costs, higher productivity, lower absenteeism and higher talent retention. Significantly, resilience can be learned, and it involves communication around social capital values of trust and networks, leading to customer retention.

Join us in Boston, for this valuable two-day event to learn about the latest resilience skills and strategies that teams can utilize during challenges, failures, and high- risk situations.


 Topics Will Include:

  • Rewiring Brains and Equipping Teams for Greater Resilience and Agility
  • Resilient Leadership with Mindful Intentions
  • Case Studies in Resilience and Agility
  • Reducing the Cost of Short-term Disability by Improving Employee Emotional Health
  • Reimagining Resiliency for the Age of Robots
  • How to Build a Resilient Workforce Through Organizational Policies and Practices
  • Mindfulness and Work Culture: Pain Management in the Workplace and for Overall Health
  • Resilience and Mental Health: Building the Armor of Those Most in Need
  • HR's Crucial Role in the Future of Resiliency

Who Should Attend:

VPs/Directors/Managers of: 

  • HR
  • Benefits
  • Health / Welfare / Wellness
  • People Culture
  • Organizational Development
  • Safety
  • Total Rewards
  • Mindfulness
  • Coaching
  • Change Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Register before July 28th and Save $400!!

Emily Ahonen, Assistant Professor, Public Health, Indiana University

Thomas Braun, Ph.D., Organization Design, Change Enablement, & Associate Experience, Humana

Catherine Czarnecki, VP, Clinical Transformation and Operations, CH&S, Aetna

Kaori Fujishiro, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation, and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Margot Hoerner, HR Director, Coty/Cover Girl North America, Former Senior HR Leader, Procter & Gamble

Bill Jensen, CEO, The Jensen Group, Researcher & Author:, Future Strong, The Courage Within Us and Disrupt!

Mariann Johnson, Mindfulness Facilitator and Implementation Manager, Moment Health, UnitedHealth Group Ventures

George Karavattuveetil, President, Psyched, LLC

Caren Kenney, Executive Director, Premier Executive Leadership, Human Performance Institute®, Johnson & Johnson

Steven Lacey, Environmental Health Chair, Indiana University

Ofer Leidner, Co-Founder and President, Happify Health

Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer, The Resiliency Group

Home H.C. Nguyen, Ed.D., Founder, Executive Coaching and Facilitation, MindKind Institute

Trevor Peckham, Workforce Health and Safety, Department of Health Services, Washington University

Andrew Shatte, Ph.D., Co-founder and Chief Science Officer, meQuilibrium

Taryn Marie Stejskal, Ph.D., Head, Global Leadership Development Programs and Coaching, Cigna

Jason Trujillo, Director, Leadership Development, IBM

Sponsored By
Big Health
Castlight Health
Happify
meQuilibrium
WebMD Health Services Group, Inc.