Global Workplace Wellness Summit Agenda



Tuesday, November 9th, 2021: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (CDT)

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

Ideal for shift workers and multiple time zones

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Day 2 Agenda

November 9, 2021

FOCUS: Well-being Strategies To Enhance Performance

8:00 -8:20 am                                                  Networking & Sponsorship Spotlight

8:20 - 8:35 am                                                Warm-up Breath Work

Session 1  Day 2- Morning Agenda

8:35                                              Morning Program Commencement

Morning Workshops: 8:35 am - 11:30 am

8:35 - 9:45am                    THE EMOTIONAL WELLNESS AND PERFORMANCE FACTOR!  

Explore The Emotional Wellness Links to attitudes, engagement, self-mastery, and Performance with this Interactive emotional wellness activity to start your day.

Morning Workshop: 9:35 am - 11:30 am

Start the day with this interactive emotional wellness exercise that examines how employee’s emotional wellness can impact their engagement, attitudes, concentration, and help reduce accidents, injuries, and costly errors at work. Join the Emotional Wellness Competency teaching for people at work. Expose your team to this newly updated emotional wellness teaching from Joyce’s 6th book - The WIS® Method: An Inclusive Wellness Competency Teaching & Coaching Framework.  Come explore the Emotional Factor of High Performance at work.

Participants will Learn to:

  • Quickly identify emotional wellness triggers  
  • Understand how emotions can rule your day and dictate your performance level
  • Explore the emotional wellness competency self-mastery, and some easy ways to practice it at work

9:35 - 9:45 am                                   ENERGY BREAK   

with Dr. Patience Hemenway, Breath Specialist

9:45 - 10:40 am                          Panel Discussion 

Work-life Balance and Well-being Committee Panel

Member Panelists:         

Noa Hadad, Guy Glantser, Noam Wakrat, Mali Alcobi


Andrew Pakes: The right to disconnect 

  • how employees in new era can benefit from a union organization?
  • How Prospect is leading the awareness and practice of the right to disconnect among organizations in the UK.

Noa Hadad & Guy Glantser:  Flexibility and gender equality

  • Why is it so important to focus on dads work life balance in order to influence the whole family? And what is the “dad at 16:00 “government campaign in Israel?

Noam Wakrat & Mali Alcobi: Shorten the work week

  • A case study: What are the results of shorten the work week, every 2 weeks, on the productivity, motivation and engagement of the employees at Forter in Israel.

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

10:30am - 11:00am                            Track 1

Speaker: Kay Sargeant                 

ALIGN DEI and Workplace Wellbeing to Accelerate High Performance  

1 in 7 people are considered neurodiverse but fewer than 50% know it. The build environments that we live, work and play in impacts each of us in various ways, and we can help address the issue. To truly design an inclusive space, it's important to understand how space effects people from various perspectives. Not only is designing to be inclusive the right thing to do, but there is a compelling business case for it.

Attendees will learn:

  • Various aspects of diversity, with a focus on neurodiversity
  • Explore how to create spaces that are more physically and culturally inclusive for people to thrive.
  • The business case for inclusive space design

10:35 am - 11:30 am                 WELLNESS AT WORK IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES

10:35 am - 11:00 am                          Panel Discussion 

African Well-being Committee 

Committee Members: 

  • Dr Abiye Alamina - Nigeria
  • B. Ms Patience - Ghana for West Africa
  • C. Ms Radhi - South Africa
  • Adelowo Adesina - Nigeria

      The Emergence of Workplace Wellness in Key African Countries

An exploration of the trends in workplace wellness in key African countries, the challenges and opportunities. Hear about the workplace wellness research and practicum conducted by this team and their recommendations.


Participants will Learn:

  • What's happening on the ground
  • Programs in place and the challenges and opportunities that exist
  • Key areas of development and investment in workplace wellness

11:00 am - 11:30 am                         Panel Discussion 

African Well-being Committee Panel


Moderator: Adelowo Adesina

Exploring the lessons learned and the way forward for workplace wellness in key African countries. What can be learned from leaders in the field and from collaboration.

11:30am - 12:00pm                                     VIP Power Networking Session

11:30 am - 12:00 pm                          Join The VIP Networking Session

Meet The Speakers

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12:00pm - 12:30 pm                          LUNCH BREAK

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm                             KEYNOTE ADDRESS


Keynote Speaker

Dr. MARY DONOHUE

Topic: The Feedback Gap

The Feedback Gap is defined as an employee’s inability to find resources to solve problems that arise every day in the workforce and to use these solutions to advance their careers. The Feedback Gap has a negative effect on mental health because it inhibits team members, particularly women, Indigenous, racially diverse and LGBT+, from verbalizing questions and concerns, and highlighting cultural indignities. The net effects of the Feedback Gap are presenteeism, stereotype proliferation, staff exits, and/or short-term disability. The psychological and physical problems of employees who are suffering from the burnout due to the Feedback Gap is an unaccrued cost in profit and loss statements.

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10: 30 am  - 10:44 am STRETCH BREAK

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

1:00 - 2:00 pm                         Panel Discussion 

Designing and Executing Workplace Well-being Strategies

Committee Panel

Member Panelists:         

Victoria Grainer, Mim Senft, Allan Smofsky, Joyce Odidison, Mbali Maseko

Moderator: Mim Senft

Topic: Hot Topics in Corporate Health and Wellness


  • Next generation of wellness strategies and policies for the pandemic era
  • Embracing uncertainty and change, and transition with agility and resilience 
  • DEI, well-being and proactive preventative mental health strategies 

1:10 pm - Question & Answer: The panel will take questions from the audience

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

Track 1                        Proactive and Preventative Mental Health Initiatives at Work for DEI and Well-being

Facilitators: Mbali Maseko, Joyce Odidison, Gayatri Chadwa

Get a step by step outline for creating a proactive and preventative mental health initiative in your organization. This presentation will outline a way forward that includes, policy development, awareness, DEI, and well-being challenges and execution. 

Participants will learn:

  • Initial stages of the mental health initiative
  • Policy development steps
  • DIE and well-being proactive mental health initiatives
  • Implementation, activities and program strategies
  • Policy evaluation steps

Track 2                      Emerging Issues in Workplace Wellness 

Facilitators: Victoria Grainger, Allan Smofsky, & Mim Senft

An exploration of hot topics and recent trends in workplace wellness initiatives in response to the social justice wave and the global pandemic.


Attendees will Learn:

  • What's shifted in workplace wellness
  • Key strategies to expand and respond to new workplace wellness challenges
  • Interesting and new ideas to and trends that may influence workplace wellness in the near future

2:00 - 2:15 pm                                             BREAK

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm                            Financial Wellness Focus

2:15pm - 3:15pm                            Track 1 & 2

Track 1                        Financial Wellbeing impact on Employees

Facilitators: Nuz Chagan

Exploration of financial wellness issues impacting employees' mental health


    • The data in the UK that indicates the movement towards creating education and awareness around financial wellbeing as many employees have been facing tough times during the pandemic and we are seeing the effects even now
    • Understanding mindfulness and money
    • How can organizations support with financial education as this was not taught at school level
    • The different stages in life we need to consider irrespective of where in the world you are.

Track 2                       Wellness Coaching Strategies for Workplaces 

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Althea Burke

Panelists: Carol Keith, Merci Miglino, Carrie, Burd, Mamadou Ka, Joyce Odidison

Is wellness coaching here to stay?

This session will address the impact of wellness coaching in workplaces, latest trends in the area of workplace wellness and how to apply wellness coaching strategies in your workplace, how, when, and why

Attendees will learn:

  • Trends in health and wellness coaching
  • The benefits and cost to health and wellness coaching
  • When and how to implement wellness coaching as a workplace wellness initiative

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

2:30 - 2:45 pm BREAK

Reflections - VIP Spotlight

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

4:30 pm                                                           Adjournment

Day 2

Evening Session

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

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

Well-being Strategies To Enhance Performance

Evening Workshops: 7:00 - 10:00 pm

7:00 pm - 7:15pm                                         Introduction

Well-being Strategies To Enhance Performance

7:15 pm -  8:00 pm         The WIS® Method: Emotional 

Start the day with this interactive emotional wellness exercise that examines how employee’s emotional wellness can impact their engagement, attitudes, concentration, and help reduce accidents, injuries, and costly errors at work. Join the Emotional Wellness Competency teaching for people at work. Expose your team to this newly updated emotional wellness teaching from Joyce’s 6th book - The WIS® Method: An Inclusive Wellness Competency Teaching & Coaching Framework.  Come explore the Emotional Factor of High Performance at work.

Participants will Learn to:

  • Quickly identify emotional wellness triggers  
  • Understand how emotions can rule your day and dictate your performance level
  • Explore the emotional wellness competency and easy ways to practice it at work

8:00 pm - 8:30pm                                     Workshop

Take Breaks Before You Break


8:00 pm - 8:30 pm      


Facilitator: Patience Hemenway

Topic: Simple powerful daily stretches to instantly feel better at work

Daily implementation of simple yet powerful stretching/breathing techniques will reduce sick days and improve productivity. Take away pain and ache prevention and natural energy boosting techniques that will help you:

  • Incorporate breaks into your workday
  • Use breathing as a tool for vitality during the workday
  • Stretch to flex the commonly used body parts

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm                 Mental Health Strategies and Policies at Work


8:30 pm - 9:00 pm                                                   Panel Discussion

Teachings from the Day; Panelists: Henna Sharma, Nazrin Ejner

Topic: Mental Health Proactive and Preventative Strategies

Attendees will get an overview of the advantages to creating a preventative and proactive mental health initiative at work.

  • Explore the challenges of creating a mental health initiative
  • Developing and executing your mental health strategy 

9:45 pm - 10:00 pm                            Adjournment 

7:15 pm - 7:45 pm LAUGHTER YOGA

END OF DAY2           WRAP UP

7:45 pm - 8:00 pm Wrap Up

Earn up to 10 Recertification credits for Day 2

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