• MWC Meeting: March 21, 2018 – Debunking the “Corporate Wellness is a Fad” Myth

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    Wednesday March 21, 2018


    8:00 am- Registration, continental breakfast and networking.

    8:30 am – Meeting, featuring the presentations by MWC board members Mary Kline (Owner, OnSite Wellness), Mary Jo LeFevre (Vice President, Client Executive, Hylant Group) and Mary Marzec PhD (Senior Researcher and Analyst, RedBrick Health) followed by a panel discussion addressing the topic Debunking the ‘Corporate Wellness is a Fad’ Myth”.

    10:00 am – Program adjourn


    $30 advance registration (members); $40 (non-members) – become a member

    $35 registration on the day of the event (members); $45 (non-members)

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    Program Details: 

    Debunking the “Corporate Wellness is a Fad” Myth

    Presentation Objectives 

    More companies than ever are investing in corporate wellness programs, yet, each spent penny is scrutinized and debated.  Whether it’s resistance to gaining executive buy-in or feeling pressure to quickly prove return-on-investment, corporate wellness leaders must overcome severe obstacles while promoting health and engaging employees.  Analysts and executives continue to ask: “Is Corporate Wellness just a fad?” and our presentation will provide attendees with perspective of why the question is being asked and the most effective ways of proving that wellness is a critical piece to their organization’s culture.

    Participants will:

    1. Learn what 20 industry leaders believe are the most over-and-under-rated programs within any wellness strategy
    2. Differentiate between strategies which industry leaders feel feeds and those which debunk the “wellness fad myth”
    3. Identify the top characteristics of wellness programs which are most successful

    Speaker Biography

    Mary Kline As co-owner of OnSite Wellness (OSW), Mary is responsible for the business aspects and challenges the OSW team to exceed expectations. Her love of life, people, and sports has led Mary into a career path that has provided fun and healthy activities for people of all ages! Mary’s career began in the field of recreation and she has been working in corporate wellness for the past 17 years. Mary is a graduate of Calvin College with a BA in Physical Education and Recreation, and has a Master of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University. Mary is also a certified Worksite Wellness Program Consultant. She loves to play most sports and is an avid golfer. Her greatest pleasure is her family, most notably her six adorable grandchildren.

    Mary Jo LeFevre is Vice President, Client Executive at Hylant Group.  She has over 20 years of group employee benefits experience and attained CEBS degree in 2000. Mary Jo presented at the 2009 MISHRM Conference on ‘Managing Employee Stress in Dire Economic Times’. She was also published in the December 2009 in Corp! Magazine, ‘Wellness Programs 101′.

    Mary Marzec PhD is a Senior Researcher and Analyst at RedBrick Health. Dr. Mary Marzec was the Health Senior Researcher and Data Analyst at the University of Michigan, Health Management Research Center for 10 years. Her main areas of focus include stress and assessing how the culture at workplaces support health. She led the development and practical application of the Workplace Culture of Health survey. The survey, in conjunction with a strategy worksheet, allows organizations the ability to quantify factors related to culture. By identifying strengths and opportunities in the culture, an organization can bring these areas into alignment. This allows for more effective health promotion strategies and initiatives. Mary has a PhD in Movement Science and a MS from the Department of Biostatistics both from the University of Michigan. Her Bachelor’s degree is from Albion College and is a high school graduate of Cranbrook/Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has earned multiple outstanding paper awards for her publications and has presented at national conferences.


    Beaumont Corporate Services, Mackinaw Conference Room, 15500 Lundy Parkway, Dearborn  MI 48126


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