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Upcoming Webinar

Thursday, July 15 | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (ET)

Exploring the Integration of Employee Wellness and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Presented by Scott Ayote JD, Manager of Diversity, Haworth Global Human Resources; Kandi Lannen, RD, Manager, Wellness & Health Coaching, Priority Health; and Tom Spring, Director of Wellness, Priority Health

July 2021 Webinar

In this webinar hosted by the Michigan Wellness Council and National Wellness Institute, participants will be provided information around the importance of DEI and a general framework to consider for an employer setting. Questions will be posed to stimulate thought around starting the conversation of integrating wellness and DEI initiatives. Collaborative internal organizational partnerships and external community connections to foster alignment of wellness and DEI work will also be discussed and explored.

About the Presenters

Scott Ayotte (he/him/his) joined the Haworth Global Human Resources team as the Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in 2021. Scott is responsible for leading company-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, programs, and initiatives that enhance the company’s diversity across supplier, designer, dealer, and member populations. In his role, he partners with leaders across the company to identify priorities, develop and enhance the company’s DEI strategy, and fosters a globally diverse and inclusively equitable environment.

Kandi Lannen is the Wellness & Health Coaching Manager at Priority Health. Kandi provides leadership of employer and member wellbeing programs that demonstrate positive lifestyle and behavioral change. She has a deep knowledge and passion for health and wellbeing programs with a strong focus on quality and the consumer experience.

Tom Spring is the Director of Wellness at Priority Health. Tom provides vision and strategy for employer and member wellbeing programs that produce positive health outcomes and an exceptional customer and member experience, while reducing costs. In addition to his responsibilities, Tom promotes health and wellbeing through employee-led wellbeing activities at Priority Health.

Previous Webinars

January 26, 2021 – Webinar

Emotional Strength Training: Growing and Building Emotional Muscle as a Change Management Strategy

Presenter: Elisa Salazar, MS, MA, LMSW


Earn 1 continuing education credit through the National Wellness Institute for ACSM, CHES/MCHES, NBHWC, NWI-CWP, and SHRM when you watch this webinar and complete a quiz in the National Wellness Institute Online Learning Portal. Get credit now!

June 11, 2020 – Panel Discussion

The Future of Employee Wellness: An Expert Panel Discussion

Moderator: Brett Powell, CWPC, Vice President, American Institute for Preventive Medicine.

Panelists: Mary Kline, Co-Owner, OnSite Wellness; Sarah Szul, Well-Being Program Lead, Consumers Energy; Kent Sharkey, President & CEO, Ulliance, Inc.

January 16, 2019 – Webinar

Substance Wellness in the Workplace: New Issues & New Solutions

Presenter: Lisa McLaughlin, Workit Health

July 18, 2018 – Webinar

Workplace Health Promotion (Wellness) Programs that Work: What Does the Latest Research Tell Us?

Presenter: Ron Goetzel, PhD, IBM Watson Health and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

February 12, 2018

The business case for caring: transforming stress and preventing burnout at work

Presenter: Krystal Sexton, PhD, Americas Regional Lead for Human Performance and Care at Shell