Global Workplace Wellness Summit Agenda



Monday, November 8th, 2021: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (CDT)

Evening agenda 7:00pm -10:00pm (CDT)

 Ideal for shift workers and multiple time zones

This agenda is in central daylight-saving time (CDT). Please calculate your time zone

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Day 1 Agenda

November 8, 2021

FOCUS: leading inclusive wellness for health and performance

8:00 -8:20 am                                                  Welcome and Introductions

8:20 - 8:45 am                                                  Opening Ceremony

Session 1  Day 1- Morning Agenda

8:45                                              Morning Program Commencement

Morning Workshops: 8:45 am - 11:30 am

8:45 - 9:45am                    THE SPIRITUAL WELLNESS & TRUST FACTOR!  

Explore The Spiritual Wellness Links to Trust and High Performance and Interactive spiritual wellness activity to ground your day.

Morning Workshop: 9:45 am - 11:30 am

Teaching from her newly released 6th Book "The WIS Method"; Joyce Odidison will lead attendees through a spiritual wellness journey to identify risk factors and costs such as loss of meaning and purpose, trust, professional self-esteem, and integrity at work. This awareness-raising session will offer dynamic conversation starters to facilitate trust-building, integrity, and wellness competency teaching, to foster well-being, and high performance at work.

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify spiritual wellness deficits quickly  
  • Understand the connection between faith, courage, and trust
  • Make the link between spiritual wellness, integrity, and high-performance at work

9:35 - 9:45 am                                   ENERGY BREAK   

 Dr. Patience Hemenway, Breath Specialist

9:45 - 10:40 am                                                       Panel Discussion

Diversity Equity and inclusion (DEI) and Well-being Committee Panel

Member Panelists:         

Joyce Odidison, Mim Senft, Carrie Burd, Natasha Jainarine, Mamadou Ka, Ben Akoh, Alex Ihama, Leila Kossau

Moderator: Carrie Burd

Topic: DEI & Well-being - Hot topics on DEI and it's impact in the workplace:  employee's mental, physical health and wellness.


10:30 am - Question & Answer: The panel will take questions from the audience

10:45am - 11:30am                            Track 1 & 2

Track 1                                               Workshop

DEI Strategies for Inclusive Wellness at Work

Facilitators:              Mim Senft, Carrie Burd, & Ben Akoh

Attendees will get an overview of the diversity iceberg and key aspects of diversity intersectionality such as: 

  • Faces of Diversity: Expounding the diversity iceberg
  • Financial Wellness: Gender, Diversity & Pay Equity Issues at Work.
  • Strategies to address biases and DEI through the employee life cycle for well-being

Track 2                                               Workshop

Healing Generational DEI Trauma to Promote Relational Well-being

Facilitators:   Dr. Mamadou Ka, Natasha Jainarine & Alex Ihama

DEI wrongs and injustices at work have been making news and causing much embarrassment for organizations and many employees to lose their positions. Little is being discussed about healing the DEI traumas caused by these wrongs. This session will highlight ways to address and heal DEI traumas and prevent re-occurrence.


Participants will Learn:

  • Connections between psychological safety, DEI, (anti)racism and well-being
  • Understand how microaggression can lead to errors, failures, exclusion and mental illness
  • How to encourage micro-affirmations at work to foster good will and inclusion and reduce discrimination and DEI trauma at work

11:30am - 12:00 pm                          LUNCH BREAK

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm                             KEYNOTE ADDRESS


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Lawrence Loh

Topic: Exploring the connections between community health and wellness and workplace wellness

Come and learn the connections between our community and workplace health and wellness and the lessons learned from the global pandemic, as Dr. Loh shares the connections and how we can make changes to facilitate health and wellness.

Get invited to the VIP Reception and Connect!

10: 30 am  - 10:44 am STRETCH BREAK

Afternoon Workshops: 12:40 pm - 4:30 pm

12:40 - 1:10 pm                          Panel Discussion

Leadership, Wellbeing and Engagement Committee Panel

Member Panelists:         

Adriana Fuentes, Regional Manager; Audrey McGibbon, Psychologist, Cathy Lieberman,  Elizabeth Boetius, Elma Strohmayer, Kelly Holmes, Ricco Thurwalker, Steven Howard, Sumit Seth, William Phillips

Moderator: Steven Howard

Panel Overview:

Steven Howard   -    The Business Case for Workplace Wellness

  • The Business Case for Workplace Wellness
  • Where to Focus / Where to Start

Cathy Lieberman -   Leading a Culture of Wellness

  • Why a Culture of Wellness Matters?
  • How to Create a Culture of Wellness 

Audrey McGibbon -  Why and How to Measure Leadership Wellbeing

  • Impact of Leadership Wellbeing on Productivity and Results
  • How Leadership Wellbeing Impacts the Organization
1:10 pm - Question & Answer: The panel will take questions from the audience

1:20pm - 2:00pm                            Track 1 & 2

Track 1                                        Workshop

 Leading a Culture of Wellness

Facilitators: Cathy Lieberman

Attendees will get an overview of the advantages to leading a culture of wellness at work. Explore the challenges and the rewards.

  • Why a Culture of Wellness Matters?
  • How to Create a Culture of Wellness 

Track 2                       Leadership Opportunities and Challenges

Facilitators: Sheila Jagannathan

Attendees will get an overview of the advantages to leading a culture of wellness at work. This session will:

  • Explore opportunities 
  • Explore challenges
  • Expand on the advantages

2:00 - 2:15 pm                                             BREAK

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm                             Workplace Health & Performance Charter

Workplace Health & performance charter – co-chaired by wellness works Canada


Speakers and Panelists: Graham Lowe, Victoria Grainger, Laurel Kirchner, Blair Schachterle, Kara Brown

Sharing Leading Practices to Support Workplace Performance, a Healthy Population, and High Performing Economy

Sharing Leading Workplace Practices to Support a Healthy Population and High Performing Economy

Come to learn and be inspired by Workplace Health and Performance Charter signatories as they share their leading practices, how they overcame challenges, and how they are helping to achieve a shared vision of a healthy population and high performing economy.

Graham Lowe, PhD and Victoria Grainger, MBA will lead an inspiring and thought-provoking session including a review of workplace trends, a panel discussion, and intimate breakout sessions. The topics that will be focused on include:

  • Addressing the great resignation with effective recruitment and retention strategies
  • Supporting workplace health and productivity while returning to the physical workspace or a hybrid environment
  • Creating a movement of workplace health and performance

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Virtual Exhibits & Sponsor Presentation

2:30 - 2:45 pm BREAK

Reflections - VIP Spotlight

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm                                           VIP Share - Your one take away today

4:30 pm                                                                  Adjournment

Day 1

Evening Session

Workshops: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (CDT)

Ideal for those joining from the Asia Pacific (APAC) Region

Personal Emotional Wellness and Track

Evening Workshops: 7:00 - 10:00 pm

7:00 pm - 7:15pm                                          Introduction

Aligning Wellness to High Performance

7:15 pm -  8:15 pm         The WIS® Method: Spiritual Wellness Competency Teaching Interactive Activity

Teaching from her newly released 6th Book "The WIS Method"; Joyce Odidison will lead attendees through a spiritual wellness exploration to identify risk factors and costs such as loss of meaning and purpose, trust, professional self-esteem, and integrity in our workplaces. This awareness-raising session will offer dynamic conversations starters to get you ready to facilitate trust-building integrity wellness competency teachings to foster well-being and high performance at work.

Participants will Learn to:

  • Identify spiritual wellness deficits quickly  
  • Understand how to improve their professional self-esteem
  • Make the link between spiritual wellness, integrity and trust at work

8:15 pm - 8:30pm                                       Meditative Energy Break

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm                 A Global Perspective on Supporting Wellness at Work


8:30 pm - 9:30 pm                                         Panel Discussion

Panelist: Ghaya Barwani, Henna Sharma, Nasrin, Shaikh

Topic: Well-being Support for Leaders and Employees to promote wellness at work 

Attendees will get an overview of the advantages to leading a culture of wellness at work. Explore the challenges and the rewards.

  • Explore ways to address biases and diversity through the employee life cycle and well-being
  • Sustainable wellness programs and wellbeing leadership for all
  • Eradication of ethical blind spots
  • Ensuring that all organizational bottom lines are measured and maintained; social, environmental as well as financial ones.
  • Positive work culture - despite the times
  • Adopting a wellness mindset towards change

9:30 pm - 9:45 pm  Questions & Answers 

9:45 pm - 10:00 pm                                                Adjournment 

7:15 pm - 7:45 pm LAUGHTER YOGA

END OF DAY 1            WRAP UP

7:45 pm - 8:00 pm Wrap Up

Earn up to 10 Recertification credits for Day 1

We provide a range of recertification credits for several professional bodies accessible to our Summit VIP members.


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