2018 Summit

Summit At A Glance

The Summit drew wellness executives, and experts. This an annual gathering attracts those who are passionate about healthy work environments. Our Summit was hosted at the College of San Mateo, California, from 7th to 9th 2018.


The spirit of this important global conference was to provide opportunities to discuss the changing face and importance of workplace wellness. At a time when budgets are being squeezed and stress and mental health issues are on the rise, delegates were encouraged to explore new developments within the wellness industry in terms of its role and practices. 

All aspects were very relatable and easily transferred.

-2018 Global Workplace Wellness Summit Attendee

2018 Summit Speakers

We had an array of dynamic educators, researchers and practitioners in the field speak at the annual summit. To carry on the engagement some of the speakers provide handouts of their session, which you can obtain on presentation page.

Sarah Deane

Rae Ann Ianniello

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Recertification Credits

Attendees earned up to 18 SHRM PDC'S recertification credits or 18 BRN credits or 5 ICF ACSTH from the Post Summit Day. The process to obtain your credits was that you needed to attend the session and leave your feedback of the session. 

2018 Agenda Highlights

Four tracks covering personal wellness, employee engagement, leadership, wellness programs, and more!

Track 1: November 7th
Managing Your Wellness at Work

Even with advances in modern medicine and technology, our emotional, interpersonal, and mental wellness continues to deteriorate, making depression the highest cause of workplace disability around the globe. Goal for this track: Empowering employees to manage their wellness at work and beyond. 

  • Reducing and managing Chronic Diseases
  • Personal wellness strategies
  • Mental health issues at work
  • Compassion fatigue
Track 2: November 7th
Designing Viable, Inclusive & Measurable Wellness Systems

While the tradition has been to focus on physical well-being, the acceleration of mental health diseases reminds us that we are multi-dimensional. Our workplace wellness systems should address all those elements with a measurable process. 

  • Designing wellness systems
  • Measuring your wellness program results
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Human resources goals for wellness
Track 3: November 8th
Increasing Employee Participation in Wellness Programs

In an era of choices and options, your organization should be creative with their wellness programs to ensure they are utilized by most employees for maximum benefit and impact. You get the most value when all your employees can visualize how they fit and can benefit from your program. Learn tips to increase engagement and participation in available wellness programs and opportunities. 

  • Creating Inclusive Workplace Wellness Systems
  • Obstacles to workplace wellness Success
  • Leadership and wellness
  • Bullying and harassment
Track 4: November 8th
Learning from Positive Psychology, Neuroscience and Wellness Coaching

Research informs every aspect of our lives and wellness. The field of positive psychology is less than 20 years old, yet it has made a profound impact on our learning about human interactions and positivism. Neuroscience has also given us a deeper understanding our brain while at work. Health and wellness coaching has also served to inform concrete therapeutic processes, client management strategies and impactful results to accelerate behaviour change, growth, and the success for employees and leaders at work.  

  • Neuroscience of Wellness
  • Positive Psychology and wellness
  • Health and wellness coaching

A bit thanks to all of our 2018 sponsors of the annual global wellness summit.