• Half-Day Conference – May 9th People First: Designing Meaningful Wellbeing Programs

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    MWC Half Day Conference – People First: Designing Meaningful Wellbeing Programs

    WednesdayMay 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: Taking Care of  Your People: Karen Personett, Manager of Wellness & Health Promotion at DTE Energy

    10:15am to 11:15am       Designing for 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: Bell’s Brewery Culture: 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

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    $85 registration on the day of the event (members); $95 (non-members)

    Register now by following this link.


    Stonewater Country Club, 7177 Kalamazoo Ave. SE Caledonia, MI 49316


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    Presentation Details:

    (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.

    Participants will:

    • 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

    Speaker Biography:

    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