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April 5-8, 2018 • Hyatt Regency Crystal City • Arlington, Virginia

Worksite Health Promotion

We all need to practice the art of activity in every facet of life, including the workplace. Employers around the world are experiencing the benefit of keeping their staff healthy. Now, your clients can hear directly from you how to lower absentee rate, improve the overall health of employees and implement coaching and exercise programs to increase productivity in the workplace.


Building a Program Based on Wellbeing: Reaching Beyond the Physical Paradigm

Mary Kruse
Mary Kruse

Mary is the owner and President of HealthSource Solutions a provider of comprehensive health promotion and fitness center services.

Mary currently leads a talented team of 36 fitness center and health promotion professionals who are always seeking new ways to engage participants in healthy lifestyles. The focus of HealthSource is to provide comprehensive solutions for small to mid-market employers. Her experience, coupled with evidence based information, innovative programming, and annual and strategic planning, helps companies build the foundation to reach their desired outcomes.

She is the chair of the Midwest Health Promotion conference and has been instrumental in starting up the “Minnesota Connection”, a health promotion meet up group. Mary authored the chapter, “From the Basics to Comprehensive Programming”, within the ACSM’s Worksite Health Handbook, Second Edition: Healthy Worker, Healthy Company.

Mary received her B.S. in Physical Education from George Williams College in Chicago and her M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

DATE
  • Saturday, April 8, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 9, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
OVERVIEW

Shifting paradigms from traditional risk based wellness to a more holistic approach has helped companies reach more employees by really engaging them in what is most meaningful to them. This session will overview Gallops Wellbeing research and provide strategies for integrating these concepts into your current program. A multitude of program ideas that support each of the five pillars will also be shared. When you create an open, high-trust work environment, personal wellbeing is the driver to organizational success.


Diabetes in your Workplace: Prepare for the Future

Kris Haugen
Kris Haugen

Kris Haugen has been a wellness program manager in large multi-site organizations, within a hospital system, and in two manufacturing environments, imbedding wellness into the fabric of corporate culture. She is currently working at the Minnesota Department of Health, bringing worksite wellness across the state of Minnesota through the Statewide Health Improvement Program, an innovative community health model funded through the state legislature and the CDC. Kris has been an national speaker and wellness veteran for 30 years, bringing a ranges of perspectives through her work. Kris loves to be outdoors as much as possible by biking, walking and kayaking. She is also a potter and glass fuser, flexing her creative energy in her spare time.

 

DATE
  • Friday, April 7, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 9, 8:45 – 9:45 p.m.
OVERVIEW

Diabetes is a major driver of health care costs and productivity issues, costing U.S. businesses $4.4 billion in 2015, and expected to surge to $6.4 billion by 2020. Diabetes is bad for individuals and bad for business, resulting in 15 million missed work days in the U.S. workforce, 150 million days of poorer work performance and 107 million days lost to unemployment disability annually.In this presentation, you will learn about projections for diabetes, how diabetes impacts employee workforce productivity, what employers are doing to battle this issue, and resources available to assist worksites in improving outcomes of diabetes disease among their employees.


Workplace Wellness – A Roadmap to Engaging Employees

Meaghan Jansen
Meaghan Jansen

Meaghan Jansen is the owner of Canada’s leading and award-winning employee and corporate wellness company, Employee Wellness Solutions Network (EWSNetwork). EWSNetwork provides integrative, strategic and comprehensive wellness solutions to Canadian organizations. Into its 13th year, EWSNetwork has developed to include on site wellness, digital wellness and mental health solutions for the workplace. Meaghan’s roles have included strategic wellness program design, program management, new product development and customer service. Meaghan completed her BSc. and BA in New Brunswick before moving to London, Ontario to complete her MSc. at Western University. She is an Advisory Board member of the Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine and the 20 Under 40 Foundation, a member of the IAWHP, a corporate wellness specialist, and a marathon runner. Her passion is healthy living and she is a dynamic and accomplished International speaker.

DATE
  • Friday, April 7, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 8, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
OVERVIEW

Meaghan will share the best strategies for optimizing employee engagement by increasing the chances that wellness will work in the workplace. Some topics of discussion include making a wellness campaign more effective, creating a healthier culture, garnering leadership support, building a solid business case by exploring VOI and ROI – all by showing real results.

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