Day 3 agenda

Thursday, November 12, 2020

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

(All Times in CDT)

Summit Marketplace Opens 8:00 am Summit Marketplace Opens 8:00 am

Summit Program

8:30 am – 9:30 am KEYNOTE SESSION

Dr. Tyler Amell Keynote Speaker

How Data Can Help You Understand The Changes Needed at Work to Respond to COVID-19

9:30 am  

 Virtual Exhibits & Sponsor Presentation

9: 30 am  – 9:45 am                                                ENERGY BREAK

9: 30 am  – 9:45 am


Patience Hemenway 

Who is Behind the Desk: Remove repressed emotion

Join Patience the summit breath specialist and wellness coach to breathe. Join the breath energy session and feel as renewed as your breath.

Morning Workshops: 9:45 – 10:30 am

Designing and Managing Wellness Programs Track

Mari Ryan

Workplace of the Future: An Ideation SessionIdentify people management, technology, social and macro trends that impact the workforce and workplace.

 The workplace is changing rapidly. Today the lines between work and home are blurred. There are many people management, macro environment, and technology trends that impact the workplace. How do we keep well-being at the core of the workplace of the future?

This ideation session allows participants to play the role of a futurist to design the workplace of the future.

10: 30 am  – 10:44 am                                 STRETCH BREAK

10: 30 am  – 10:44 am 


Morning Workshops: 10:45 am – 11:45 pm

Designing and Managing Wellness Programs Track

Joyce Odidison

Developing Wellness Competencies to Foster Positive Energy at Work –Applying the wellness competency mindset teaching to promote relational well-being.

Every day, productivity is limited by thousands of dollars when leaders and employees fail to relate well.

Come and learn how to:

  • Learn how you can build resilience at work with key wellness competencies
  • Understand how to integrate wellness competencies into your organization seamlessly within a coaching framework.
  • Learn how to use wellness competencies to increase participation in wellness programs.

11:45 pm – 12:30 pm                                 Lunch Break

11:45 pm – 12:30 pm

 Lunch Break

12:35 am – 1:15 pm                          Technology and Digitization of The Workplace

Alex la Via

Understand the impact of your digital culture and how you can create positive change. The Live More Offline approach is rooted in the evidence base of neuroscience, mindfulness, and behavior change. It draws on emerging research on the impact of digital technology on focus, memory, creativity, empathy, well-being, and sleep

Participants will learn:

  • From Zoom fatigue to ‘always on’ working, a strong digital culture is a strategic advantage for employee well-being and performance
  • Learn how being constantly connected to technology can be impacting your team’s well-being and success.
  • Learn how to create a healthy digital culture in your organisation and four steps to digital habit change

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm                           Virtual Exhibits & Sponsor Presentation

Designing and Managing Wellness Programs Track

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm                          Workplace Wellness  Workshop

Victoria Grainger

Improving Organizational Performance Through Well-being

In this interactive discussion, learn how well-being impacts productivity and performance to build a compelling business case for wellness at work. Next, learn how to effectively develop a strategic, measurable plan to influence employee well-being and organizational performance. Finally, take away practical evidence-informed quick tips and tricks to build a sustainable, healthy, and productive workplace.

  • Have a completing business case to inspire everyone to invest in employee well-being
  • Have a toolkit to implement and evaluate a workplace health and performance strategy.
  • Have simple, tangible tips and tools to improve employee health and organizational performance.

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Virtual Exhibits & Sponsor Presentation

2:30 – 2:45 pm                                                    BREAK

2:30 – 2:45 pm


Afternoon Workshops: 2:50 pm – 3:45 pm

Positive psychology and wellness coaching Track

Victoria Davis

Designing a Wellness Program for your Company’s Unique Culture

It’s incredibly important for the leaders of a company to get involved with the promotion of any sort of wellness program. While wellness programs are of vital importance, sometimes the typical wellness triangle doesn’t work for a company. In order for a company to see value in implementing a wellness program at all, it has to fit with its unique culture. It’s not enough for a wellness committee to get behind a program; successful wellness programs must be accepted and promoted by the executives and leaders.

  • The key components of a well-rounded wellness program (beyond movement, nutrition, and mindset)
  • Creating incentives that work for your company’s unique demographic
  • Getting leadership interested and involved in wellness
  • Unconventional approaches to wellness programming that will increase participation

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Stretch Break

Afternoon Workshops: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Designing and Managing Wellness Programs Track

Gigi Carter

The Physiology of Inclusion: Fostering Resiliency, Curiosity, and Empathy to Lead Inclusively. The Physiology of Inclusion is particularly helpful for leaders who want to foster an inclusive culture and individuals who are addressing the stress, emotional toll, and self-doubt common to being a minority within a majority culture. The Physiology of Inclusion fosters an inclusive culture while managing the work toll (e.g., anxiety, stress, self-doubt, frustration, etc.). The process aligns with three objectives in the workplace wellness field:

  • Managing Your Wellness at Work
  • Increasing Employee Participation in Wellness Programs
  • Learning from Positive Psychology, Neuroscience and Wellness Coaching

Evening Workshops: 5:00 pm- 6:00pm

Designing and Managing Wellness Programs Track

Jo Fife

The Holistic Approach to Well-being

Five Ways to Well-being – Connect, Be Active, Keep learning, Take Notice, Give. One size doesn’t fit all! By taking a whole-brain approach, Wellbeing leads are better able to take a holistic view by understanding how they can communicate with different thinking styles to ensure the wellness initiatives accommodate personal style. When people have access to the right well-being activities, that aligns with their style, and communicated in the right way, they are way more likely to engage.

  • Understand what frustrates others
  • Gain well-being activities based on differing thinking styles
  •  Find out what wellbeing activities different thinking preferences prefer to engage in

6:00 pm               REFLECTIONS

7:15 pm – 7:45 pm


6:00 pm                    Wrap Up

8:00 pm

Wrap Up

Earn up to 18 Recertification credits for SHRM

Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.  The Global Workplace Wellness Summit is valid for 26 PDCs options for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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