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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

Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 10 CPE credits
Personnel/Human Resources
Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

SHRM

This program has been pre-approved for 7.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HRCI

This program has been approved for 7.75 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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
Aduro Life
BCBS of Massachusetts
Big Health
Castlight Health
Grokker
Happify
Maven Clinic
meQuilibrium
Abound Wellbeing
WebMD Health Services Group, Inc.
Virgin Pulse
AGENDA
OCTOBER 25 - 26, 2018
BOSTON MARRIOTT LONG WHARF

October 24, 2018

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

Session A: 8:30 – 8:45 am
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Session B: 8:45 am – 9:30 am

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.

In this opening session Aman Advani will share how his organization is addressing these issues and making mental health a priority.

Aman Advani, Co-founder and CEO, Ministry of Supply

Session C: 9:30 – 10:15 am

EAP Reimagined: Driving Better Mental Health Outcomes Through Data and Tech-enabled Solutions

In partnership with Lyra, Amgen has radically simplified and personalized how their employees find and get effective care for their mental health and emotional well-being.

Hear from Amanda McComb, Senior Associate of Employee Experience, Benefits, Amgen and Sean McBride, Head of Partnerships, Lyra Health, on how Lyra is using technology, data, and a curated, elite provider network to create a better member experience and help their workforce feel better, faster.

Amanda McComb, Senior Associate of Employee Experience, Benefits, Amgen

Sean McBride, Head of Partnerships, Lyra Health

Refreshment Break: 10:15 – 10:45 am
Session D: 10:45 – 11:30 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 free 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 E: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Next Generation Workplace Mental Health – What Leaders Need to Know & Do About Mental Health Among Millennials

As the millennial generation progresses upwards in organization, they appear especially vulnerable due to a number of factors. 

How do employers need to adjust their approach in response to this demographic change?  Recent Cigna research for example identified social isolation as a particular challenge among the young while other data indicates that 20% of those between 13 and 18 live with a mental health condition and suicide is the 3rdleading cause of death among those aged 10 to 24. And what about the impact of technology with a generation that has never known a world without the smartphone?

Drawing on his experience both with LEAD and work with employers with the MindsetGo Foundation, Mark Altman will explore this generational aspect of mental health.  He will examine how employers need to respond with proactive communication skills, understanding, initiatives and resources, but also how all leaders need to examine their own behaviours to ensure they are modelling healthy work and life practices for the young as they enter employment.

Mark Altman, President, MindsetGo Foundation

Lunch: 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Session F: 1:15 – 2:15 pm

Talk Saves Lives: Essential Information on Suicide and Suicide Prevention for the Workplace

The tragic and sudden loss of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade shone a light on the tragedy of suicide.  Their suicides took place against a rise overall in suicides across America and left people confused as well as saddened.

Among the questions we are left asking are: How could this have happened to such outwardly successful people?  Were there any signs we should have seen? And of course what could have been done to prevent this?

This increased attention had led to increased interest on the part of employers to address this issue and in this session youn will hear about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s program.

Maggie Mortali, Director, Interactive Screening Program, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Session G: 2:15 – 3:00 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 Instructor, mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Break: 3:00 – 3:15 pm
Session H: 3:15 – 3:45 pm

Mental Well-being – Interactive Discussion of Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Well-being

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.

John Brewer, Program Director, The Conference Board

Closing: 3:45 – 4:00 pm

 

Earn Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 6.5 CPE credits
Personnel/Human Resources
Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

SHRM

This program has been pre-approved for 5.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HRCI

This program has been approved for 5.5 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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

Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 10 CPE credits
Personnel/Human Resources
Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

SHRM

This program has been pre-approved for 7.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HRCI

This program has been approved for 7.75 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

Emily Ahonen, Assistant Professor, Public Health, Indiana University

Tom Braun, PhD, AVP, Organization Design, Change Enablement, & Associate Experience, Humana

Jenna Carl, Medical Director, Big Health

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

Hiren Dilal, VP, Global Customer Success, CA Technologies

Kenneth Duckworth, MD, Medical Director for Behavioral Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Matthew Duncan, Vice President, Aduro, Inc.

Roxanne Eli, Channel Partner Executive, Grokker

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, PhD, 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

Jae Kullar, Manager, Health & Wellbeing, Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Steven Lacey, Environmental Health Chair, Indiana University

Ofer Leidner, Co-Founder & President, Happify Health

Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer, The Resiliency Group

Eric McNulty, Associate Director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Rini McNulty, Manager, Client Experience, SuperBetter At Work

Christine Muldoon, Executive Director, Business and Product Strategy, WebMD

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

Michael Otto, PhD, Profession of Psychology, Boston University

Katherine Ryder, Founder & CEO, Maven Clinic

Andrew Shatté PhD, Co-founder & Chief Science Officer, meQuilibrium

Jamie Stalker, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Argonne National Laboratory

Taryn Stejskal, PhD, Head, Global Leadership Development Programs and Coaching, Cigna

Jason Trujillo, Director of Leadership Development, IBM

Dickon Waterfield, Chief Commercial Officer, Big Health

Sponsored By
Aduro Life
BCBS of Massachusetts
Big Health
Castlight Health
Grokker
Happify
Maven Clinic
meQuilibrium
Abound Wellbeing
WebMD Health Services Group, Inc.
Virgin Pulse