• MWC Meeting – September 20, 2017: Transforming Lives at Dart

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    Wednesday,  September 20, 2017


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

    8:30 am – Meeting, featuring a case study Transforming Lives at Dart by Pam Harb, Corporate Wellness Manager, Dart Container

    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: 

    Transforming Lives at Dart

    Presentation Objectives 

    Thermoforming, an engineering process used at Dart to produce cups, begins with simple plastic beads. Energy is then used to heat that plastic in order to transform those beads into our great products —- not unlike our wellness program!

    Our wellness program has transformed unhealthy individuals into happier, healthier employees who look forward to coming to work each day. We started out simply, by offering a walking path, and have transformed the environment by adding a fitness center, gymnasium, indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, play areas, and a Café for healthy eating.  This presentation will outline the DART model used to empower our employees to take charge of their lives by Defining guidelines, encouraging Action, Rewarding continual improvement and Transforming together.

    Participants will:

    Define Guidelines:

    • Reduce absenteeism by reducing  health risk factors– Keep healthy people healthy
    • Preventive Care
    • Manage chronic conditions
    • Minimize and/or prevent future episodes-Get in front of future claims

    Encourage Action:

    • Change the environment
    • Increase production
    • Exercise/Physical Activity/Standing Desks
    • Manage the total population- tailor to the employee’s needs

    Reward Continual Improvement:

    • Incentives for healthy behavior
    • Be proactive, not reactive

    Transform Together:

    • “Cup-tivating” Health- online educational program
    • Communication

    Speaker Biography

    Pam Harb has been Dart Container’s Corporate Wellness Manager since February 2013.  She brings over 20 years of health, fitness and wellness related experience to Dart having designed and implemented health promotion programs for both large and small corporations, universities, hospitals, and other manufacturing companies. She has helped many of these companies earn both WELCOA’s (Wellness Councils of America) Gold & Silver Awards for Best Practices and the large corporation Healthy Ohio gold award .

    Her educational background includes a Master of Arts degree in Human Services/Exercise Science, where she defended her graduate thesis proving the financial worth of wellness programs. She was a certified personal trainer for over 15 years, and is currently certified in Pilates, Group Exercise and Spinning. She has been on the WELCOA Faculty for the past 10 years and has a Nutrition Specialist designation from AASDN (American Association of Sports Dieticians and Nutritionists).

    In 2014, Pam has most recently been voted in by a jury of her peers as one of the top 10 health promotion professionals in the country, as defined by WELCOA. She keeps current in her field by teaching part time at Lansing Community College, where she has been an adjunct professor in the Physical Fitness and Wellness department for the past 16 years.

    In her spare time, she enjoys nightly walks with her dog, early morning swims, golf, biking and working out in the new Dart Fitness Center. She and her husband of 35 years enjoy golfing together and have traveled to five of the seven continents, with the goal of reaching all of them.


    BCBS Lyon Meadows

    Conference Center: Aqua – Conference Room A

    53200 Grand River Ave, New Hudson, MI 48165


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    This program is approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward PHR®, SPHR® and GPHR® recertification through the HR Certification Institute through our partnership with the Best and Brightest programs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

    Contact Rita Patel, Director