2018 Summit

2018 Summit At A Glance


The Summit is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with your peers, wellness executives, and experts. The Global Workplace Wellness Conference is an annual gathering for everyone who is passionate about healthy work environments. Our Summit will be hosted on November 7th, 8th and 9th 2018 at the College of San Mateo, California.  Click to View the 3 Days Program

2018 Location

Located between San Francisco and San Jose, the College of San Mateo is a community college located in the San Mateo County Community College District at the northern corridor of Silicon Valley and situated on a 153-acre site in the San Mateo hills. The campus was designed by architect John Carl Warnecke. The college currently serves approximately 10,000 day, evening and weekend students. We hope that you will enjoy the majestic beauty of the campus facilities and feel welcome to share your stories on your journey to workplace wellness.


Delegates will listen to keynote speakers drawn from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. They will have the opportunity to attend interactive workshops to explore new ideas and approaches.  If you are interested in attending the 2018 Summit and have not received an invitation, please fill out a delegate application form.


We have an array of dynamic educators of researchers and practitioners in the field. View our speakers page for more information. Among this years speakers are:

  • Dr. Bill Howatt of Morneau Shepell
  • Enid Chung Roemer, PhD of John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

View the growing list of speaker profile here

Format and Agenda

Our high-profile expert speakers, sponsors, and presenters are dedicated to creating a safe space to discuss the triumphs, challenges, and frustrations of making wellness a celebrated part of our working culture. They will showcase how improving workplace wellness can have a positive ripple-effect on organizations; the community; as well as positively impact our environment.

Spirit of the Summit

Everyone has the right to work in an environment that allows them to succeed and flourish. The spirit of this important global conference is to provide opportunities to debate 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 will be encouraged to explore new developments within the wellness industry in terms of its role and practices. They will also be encouraged to consider how effective workplace wellness can assist in building an environment where staff can flourish and succeed.

Important questions will be posed:

  • What is the easiest way to create effective, inclusive Workplace Wellness programs and practices?
  • Are Health and Wellness Policies and Procedures necessary at Work?
  • How do you measure the impact of your wellness program?
  • Do you want to increase participation in your Wellness Programs?
  • How does Heath and Wellness Coaching impact the Workplace
  • What can be done about harassment, bullying, and respect in terms of Workplace Wellness?

The GWWS Conference Committee Members:

  • Chair - Joyce Odidison, President, Founder of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc.
  • Co-chair -  Jonathan Bissell – Executive Director of Community, Continuing and Corporate Education (CCCE) San Mateo County Community College District
  • Committee Members:
  • Dr, Enna Trevanthan
  • Elizabeth Bissell, ASW, MSW.
  • Jessica Esclamando-David

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