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  • CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS – November 7, 2018: Exploring Pathways to Positive Workplace Culture (Day 2 Of Two-Day Conference)

    Day 2 of two-day conference: Exploring Pathways to Positive Workplace Culture – Conference Presentations (Registration link)

    Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

    Registration Fee:

    $175.00 11/6 Training ONLY – Non-Members — (Training Information)

    $150.00 11/6 Training ONLY – MWC Members — (Training Information)

    $300.00 2-Day Package – MWC Members

    $350.00 2-Day Package – Non-Members

    Program Details: Exploring Pathways to Positive Workplace Culture – Conference Presentations (scroll down to see detailed descriptions)

    (1) OPENING KEYNOTE Micromoves to build a positive workplace by Chris White, Managing Director at University of Michigan Center for Positive Organizations Scholarship

    (2) Creating a Culture of Wellbeing: Swimming, Floating or Drowning? by Mary Marzec, PhD, Senior Health Strategy Consultant at RedBrick Health

    (3) Case Study: Creating a world-class wellness program as an employee engagement strategy by Shawn Premer, Chief Human Resources Officer at Consumers Credit Union

    (4) Cleveland Clinic: What can small business learn from one of the largest employee wellness programs in the world? by David Pauer, Director of Wellness for the Employee Health Plan (EHP) at The Cleveland Clinic

    (5) CLOSING KEYNOTE A New Way of Thinking: Wellbeing as the foundation of Employee Experience by Mindi Cox, Senior Vice President, People & Great Work at O.C. Tanner

    Presenter / Trainer Details:

    Location: MSU Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, Michigan, 48098

    Hotel Options

    The Somerset Inn (call 248-643-7800 and let them know you are with Michigan Wellness Council to get a discounted rate of $129 plus tax) 2601 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084 (distance to conference venue 4.3 miles)

    Options on MSU Management Center Website

    Hampton Inn 100 Wilshire Dr, Troy, MI 48084 (distance to conference venue 4 miles)

    Hilton Garden Inn 200 Wilshire Dr, Troy, MI 48084 (distance to conference venue 4 miles)

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    Conference Details:  

    Presentation: Micromoves to build a positive workplace by Chris White, Managing Director, University of Michigan Center for Positive Organizations Scholarship

    Presentation Objectives 

    Culture change can seem intimidating. However it does not always need to be an intimidating and costly process. This session will share several research-based interventions to apply right away in your organization.

    Participants will:

    1. Participants will be able to name the two elements of thriving at work, and the organizational benefits.
    2. Participants will understand the research underlying at least four research-based interventions to build a more positive workplace.
    3. Participants will be be able to implement these interventions in their organizations and with their clients

    Speaker Biography

    Chris White leads the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan. The Center helps leaders build high-performing organizations that bring out the best in people through ground-breaking research, educational programs, and organizational partnerships.

    At the Ross School of Business, White co-developed and teaches the MBA class on Social Intrapreneurship: creating positive change without authority. He also teaches in the Executive Education program on building positive organizations, and selling internally. White is co-author of a book on the topic through Harvard Business Review Press, entitled Changing Your Company From the Inside Out.

    White has been leading and consulting to purpose-driven organizations for 15 years. His career has spanned the non-profit, corporate, and philanthropic sectors. White has received the Ideas Worth Teaching Award for excellence in business education from The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program. His work has been featured by outlets including Fast Company, Inc., Forbes, CBS, The Huffington Post, and Talent Management Magazine. White serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Neutral Zone, a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership, and the exchange of ideas.

     

    Presentation: Creating a Culture of Wellbeing: Swimming, Floating or Sinking? by Mary Marzec, PhD, Senior Health Strategy Consultant at RedBrick Health

    Presentation Objectives 

    Empower participants in creating aligned cultures that support health in their workplace and for themselves.

    Description: Are your employees swimming, floating, or sinking when it comes to health? Key factors in the workplace culture can either facilitate or undermine people’s wellbeing and the employer’s wellbeing initiatives. The best programs will fail to thrive in a culture and environment that does not support health. Dr Mary Marzec has been researching and measuring workplace cultures for over a decade. She shows how data from measuring culture can be used to inform strategies for more effective wellbeing programs and greater leadership engagement.  By leveraging factors in the culture, organizations can create greater alignment with their mission, and a more authentic experience for employees.

    Participants will:

    1. Understand and communicate the business case for creating a culture of health.
    2. Identify key areas to consider in the workplace culture.
    3. Utilize the knowledge of culture to strengthen workplace wellbeing initiatives and one’s own efforts for improving health.

    Speaker Biography

    Mary Marzec, PhD is a Sr. Researcher with RedBrick Health. She leads the workplace culture initiative. Dr. Marzec has over 12 years’ experience working with employers on population health and employee well-being strategies. Her areas of focus are stress, and leveraging culture to improve engagement in company-sponsored well-being initiatives and health.

    Previously at the University of Michigan, Mary led the development of the Workplace Culture of Health survey, which quantifies health-contributing factors in the environment and culture. This is a main component of RedBrick’s Culture Check™. By identifying strengths and opportunities, organizations can leverage cultural factors to more effectively support the health of their populations. More information about her work and Culture Check can be found at https://home.redbrickhealth.com/category/blog/

    Mary has a master’s degree in Biostatistics and a PhD in Kinesiology, both from the University of Michigan. She has received multiple outstanding research awards for outstanding research and is frequently presents at national conferences.

     

    Presentation: Case Study: Creating a world-class wellness program as an employee engagement strategy by Shawn Premer, Chief Human Resources Officer at Consumers Credit Union

    Presentation Objectives 

    Understanding to the “why” of wellness can be challenging for many organizations.  In this session you will learn about the wellness journey that Consumers Credit Union has taken.  You will learn how Consumers has a built a wellness program around “doing the right thing” which has resulted in exceptional engagement levels and financial results.

    Description: Are your employees swimming, floating, or sinking when it comes to health? Key factors in the workplace culture can either facilitate or undermine people’s wellbeing and the employer’s wellbeing initiatives. The best programs will fail to thrive in a culture and environment that does not support health. Dr Mary Marzec has been researching and measuring workplace cultures for over a decade. She shows how data from measuring culture can be used to inform strategies for more effective wellbeing programs and greater leadership engagement.  By leveraging factors in the culture, organizations can create greater alignment with their mission, and a more authentic experience for employees.

    Participants will:

    1. They key elements of an engaging wellness program.
    2. How to intertwine wellness into your employee engagement strategies.
    3. How to use communicate with transparency to reap stronger results.
    4. How to involve employees to build a sustainable program.

    Speaker Biography

    Shawn Premer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Consumers Credit Union – Consumers Credit Union has 300 employees, over $900 million in assets and is headquartered in Kalamazoo MI. Shawn is responsible for providing leadership in establishing and implementing human resource strategies. Shawn’s primary focus is on employee and member engagement. Consumers is proud of its 98% member satisfaction rate, it’s over 11 years of recognition as one of West Michigan’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies and 4 years of being recognized Nationally as a 101 Best & Brightest Company!  In addition, Consumers has been honored as a 101 Best & Brightest in Wellness Employer in Michigan and a Healthiest 100 Employer Nationally.

    Shawn holds a bachelor’s degree in business Management from Northwood University and an MBA with a focus in Global Business Studies from Cornerstone University.  Shawn also holds SPHR, SHRM-SCP, and Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS) certifications.

    A wife of 24 years and a mother of three, Shawn is also an avid runner and yogi.  In 2016 she was honored as Michigan’s Top HR Professional by the Michigan Council of SHRM.  She also serves on the executive council for Michigan Chapter of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the board of Southwest Michigan First, the advisory board for Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Groves Facility, and the board of Senior Services of Southwest Michigan where she chairs the Human Resource Executive Committee.  In addition to the organizations listed above Shawn also founded and chairs the Kalamazoo Area Wellness Networking group, which includes 20 area organizations who come together to share wellness best practices.

     

    Presentation: What can small business learn from one of the largest employee wellness programs in the world? by David Pauer, Director of Wellness for the Employee Health Plan (EHP) at The Cleveland Clinic

    Presentation Objectives 

    Employee wellbeing is critical to the recruitment, retention and productivity of a quality workforce.  Both large and small employers can benefit from well-designed wellness programs that address the specific needs of their workforce.  This presentation will review the best health and wellness practices of a large employer with programs that can benefit any size organization.

    Participants will:

    1. Describe the Cleveland Clinic wellness and disease management programs for employees and their family members.
    2. Compare results of Cleveland Clinic program outcomes with those of other organizations
    3. Identify key components of employee health and wellness programs for employers

    Speaker Biography

    David Pauer is Director of Wellness for the Employee Health Plan (EHP) of Cleveland Clinic. EHP covers healthcare and wellness expenses for more than 100,000 Cleveland Clinic employee Caregivers and their family members.

    David has been with Cleveland Clinic for 12 years, first as a manager with the Employee Wellness department and since 2010 with the EHP.

    David has dedicated his career to nonprofit health organizations. He previously was the executive director of the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, the executive director of the Herb Society of America, and executive vice president of the American Diabetes Association, Ohio Affiliate.

    David earned a Master of Nonprofit Organizations degree, specializing in healthcare organizations, from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from The Ohio State University. David spent a year studying Spanish language, culture, and public health in Madrid, Spain in a program through Bowling Green State University.

     

    Presentation: A New Way of Thinking: Wellbeing as the foundation of Employee Experience by Mindi Cox, Senior Vice President, People & Great Work at O.C. Tanner

    Presentation Objectives 

    Every company says it wants a great culture, but what does that really mean? In this session Mindi Cox will explore the six components of great workplace cultures and share ideas for how can you create them in your workplace. She’ll explore the history of wellbeing at work and why now, more than ever, wellbeing is at the center of today’s employee-employer experience.

    Participants will:

    1. Better understand the components that make up great workplace cultures
    2. Broaden their definition and understanding of wellbeing at work
    3. Identify strategies for prioritizing wellbeing as a leadership focus in their organizations

    Speaker Biography

    Mindi Cox works to connect people with purpose. She believes an organization’s business potential is intimately tied to its sense of humanity. Her goal is to help cultivate workplace cultures where people feel connected to the greater purpose and impact of their work. Mindi believes it’s this connection, this soul spark, that inspires people to seek personal and professional progress that results in the most powerful business breakthroughs.

    Mindi is currently honored to serve as O.C. Tanner’s Senior Vice President of People & Great Work. She has nearly 20 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and as a Human Resource Executive focused on practices that contribute to strengthening company culture. A champion of wellbeing as strategy in the workplace, she led efforts to begin O.C. Tanner’s first formal wellness (My Wellness) and employee crisis assistance (Tanner Cares) programs in 2010. Named one of Utah’s 40 under 40, Mindi is SPHR and SHRM – SCP certified. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah. She is the proud mom to three busy sons, one of whom lives with special needs. She is grateful for the perspective her tribe gives her on work, life, wellbeing and whole-life awareness in the workplace.