MWC Half Day Conference – People First: Designing Meaningful Wellbeing Programs
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Schedule: (full descriptions, objectives and speaker biographies coming soon)
8:30am to 9:00am Registration, Breakfast, Welcome
9:00am to 10:00am Case Study: Our Roadmap to Becoming the Healthiest Workplace: Karen Personett, Manager of Wellness & Health Promotion at DTE Energy
10:15am to 11:15am Designing for Sustained Motivation and Behavior Change: Jeffrey Kullgren MD, MS, MPH, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine at University of Michigan Medical School
11:30am to 12:30pm Case Study: The Story of Wellness at Bell’s Brewery, Inc.: Carmen Johnson, Payroll and Benefits Specialist at Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
12:30pm to 1:00pm Buffet Lunch and Exhibitor Showcase
1:00pm to 2:00pm Well-Being, Social Impact, and Leading Through Values: Jonathan So, Senior Director of Health Care Initiatives at Detroit Regional Chamber
2:00pm Closing Remarks
$80 advance registration (members); $90 (non-members) – become a member
$85 registration on the day of the event (members); $95 (non-members)
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(1) Case Study: Our Roadmap to Becoming the Healthiest Workplace: Karen Personett, Manager of Wellness & Health Promotion at DTE Energy — DTE Energy’s aspiration is to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for growth and prosperity in the communities where we live and serve. We recognize that our people are foundational to this aspiration. This presentation will describe our journey from a wellness program towards a total well-being supportive culture.
- Understand the DTE Energy total well-being framework
- Recognize the complexities of engaging a dispersed, represented and non-represented workforce
- Fundamentals of the DTE Energy holistic program design principles
- Review of total well-being centric environment, strategic partners and solutions
Karen Personett is the Manager of Wellness & Health Promotion at DTE Energy and has worked there for almost 2 years. Prior to DTE Energy, she had an almost 20-year tenure with Health Solutions (acquired by Interactive Health) where her role culminated to the National Director of Program Administration. At DTE Energy, Karen is responsible for the strategic direction, execution, performance and management of their Wellness, Health Promotion, and Total Well-being program.
(2) Designing for Sustained Motivation and Behavior Change: Jeffrey Kullgren MD, MS, MPH, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine at University of Michigan Medical School — Health and wellness leaders can draw on a variety of health behavior theories when designing strategies to motivate their employees to engage in healthy behaviors. Yet, it can be challenging to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches, and to integrate these approaches into real world programs to optimize employees’ engagement in healthy behaviors. This presentation will review the science behind 2 cutting edge behavior change approaches and illustrate how these approaches can be harnessed in health promotion programs.
- Distinguish between behavior change approaches that are grounded in behavioral economics and self-determination theory
- Identify opportunities and challenges of using behavioral economics and self-determination theory to encourage healthy behaviors
- Consider how behavioral economics and self-determination theory can be integrated to achieve sustained motivation and behavior change
Dr. Jeff Kullgren is a Research Scientist in the Center for Clinical Management Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. Dr. Kullgren holds undergraduate and medical degrees from Michigan State University and a master of public health degree from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. The main focus of Dr. Kullgren’s research is identifying innovative and scalable approaches to help patients and clinicians make sound decisions about health behaviors and use of health care resources, primarily by leveraging insights from behavioral economics and health psychology.
(3) The Story of Wellness at Bell’s Brewery, Inc.: Carmen Johnson is the Benefits and Payroll Manager at Bell’s Brewery, Inc. — This presentation will summarize the journey that Bell’s Brewery, Inc.’s wellness program has taken and how the program functions today. It will also highlight the work that we believe still needs to be done to provide the opportunities and resources for our employees to be happy and healthy.
1. Understand the history of the wellness program at Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
2. Describe how the current program operates as a strategic value to the business and next steps for the future
3. Explain lessons learned on our journey and how a wellness strategy can support the alignment of HR and business strategy
Carmen Johnson is the Benefits and Payroll Manager at Bell’s Brewery, Inc. In this role, she oversees the wellness program at Bell’s which always leads to be fun and interesting projects like opening an onsite puppy park or blowing up a giant bottle of Oberon to decorate the staring the line for our first annual employee Run Hoppy 5k and Stroll. Prior to joining Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Carmen worked in the health insurance industry for UnitedHealthcare and Rose Street Advisors. She worked with employers on structuring their benefit packages and reviewing claims data to help drive wellness initiatives. In her free time, Carmen loves keeping up with her two children and laughing with her husband.
(4) Well-Being, Social Impact, and Leading Through Values: Jonathan So, Senior Director of Health Care Initiatives at Detroit Regional Chamber —- Driving greater health and well-being within an organization results in happier, more productive employees. However, companies can do more to create greater well-being within the communities they serve by leading beyond their four walls. This presentation will help attendees understand how well-being can drive economic growth, greater community involvement and bigger bottom lines and provide some guidance on value-driven leadership.
- Understand how to extend well-being concepts beyond their employee population
- Learn how to link corporate well-being with social responsibility and volunteering
- Define their leadership styles and values
- Learn to apply value-based leadership to well-being
Jonathan So is the Senior Director of Healthcare Initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber. In this role he manages HealthForward, a collaborative of employers and other healthcare purchasers to drive greater health value and consumer engagement. HealthForward is comprised of over 50 employers representing over 2 million covered lives. Jonathan develops various educational programs, solutions, and interventions to promote greater health, increase consumer decision making, and advance innovative and disruptive changes to the market.
Jonathan is also the founder of Solera Strategies, a consulting firm focused on market entry and business development strategies for health care startups as well as advisory services for established health organizations and health purchasers.
Contact Rita Patel, Executive Director