Summit Agenda

Our 2020 Program is Promising to be Amazing

November 12, 2020

7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration

8:00 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast/networking

8:30 am - Opening Ceremonies


8:50 am - 9:45 am

The Wellness Competency Mindset Shift at Work.

Track #1 - 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.

Fire Side Chat with Experts

9:50 am - 10:30 am

Energy Break: 10:30 - 10:45

Track #1  Breakout Sessions 10:50 - 12:00 pm

Stress and Coping

Looking for coping strategies to deal with a hectic career and life?

Learn Solid Coping Skills that can be used in work and life.

Compassion Fatigue and Resilience - 

Reducing and Managing Chronic Diseases and Wellness 

Learn Tips to Live and Work Well with a Chronic Disease

Diagnosis with a chronic disease is no longer a death sentence. Modern science has shown us that we are able to live work and play well even with a chronic disease. Learn some strategies to staying well at work and beyond even with a chronic disease diagnosis. Health care professional and social service providers are constantly challenged with finding new and creative ways to encourage clients and employees to manage chronic disease. Come and explore some key strategies for living well with chronic diseases that will help those you work with and support

Participants will learn to:

  • Strategies to staying well at work and beyond
  • Tips to work well even with a chronic disease diagnosis

Lunch Break - 1 hour

Track #2  Designing Viable, Inclusive and Measurable Workplace 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. Goal for this track include designing and measuring wellness, conflict resolution and the human resources impact.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Track #2  Breakout Sessions 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Wellness Competency Mindset Teaching


Can Workplace Wellness Systems Help Reach Human Resource Goals like Relationships, Well-being, and Productivity? 

Are you ready to expand the wellness offerings in your workplace? Explore the benefits of a wellness program to reach human resources goals. What are some key goals that a human resources team can expect to attain from a wellness program, and what are some key challenges they may face? This session will help you discuss how to apply wellness competencies to existing wellness programs to meet real needs. You will get to share and learn from peers and colleagues in this arena.

Participants will learn:

  • Align wellness competencies to their current wellness offerings
  • Strategies to quickly implement an effective wellness system
  • Align human resources goals and objectives to wellness and other core competencies
  • Network and get ideas of best practices on wellness

Want to learn strategies to reduce conflict at work?

This session will explore creating a positive workplace culture that changes how people communicate with one another. Negativity and poor communication skills can derail the progress of leaders with the best of intentions. This session will provide participants with actionable positive communication strategies and techniques to use in the face of conflict, negativity, and difficult conversations.

Participants will learn:

Strategies to use consistent positive communication with colleagues in the face of conflict and negativity.

2:30 pm - 3:25 pm

Networking Break and Sponsors Showcase

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

Plenary Session: Paul Osincup

 November 13, 2018

7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration

8:00 am - 8:30 am 

Continental Breakfast/Networking

8:30 am - Announcements 


Joyce Odidison, President of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc.

8:50 am - 9:45 am

How to Improve Mental and Emotional Well-being with Wellness Competency Mindset Teaching

Track #3 increasing 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.  This track will focus on areas such as:

Fire Side Chat with Experts

9:50 am - 10:30 am

Energy Break: 10:30 - 10:45

Track #3  Breakout Sessions 10:50 - 12:00 pm

Leadership and Wellness 

The Impact of Harassment and Bullying at Work: 

Harassment and bullying can change the nature of the workplace, leaving victims and onlookers emotionally scarred. Learn strategies, tips, and techniques to help address and prevent harassment and bullying in this interactive session.

Lunch Break - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Track #4  Learning from Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, and 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. This track will focus on areas such as neuroscience, positive psychology and coaching.

Track #4  Breakout Sessions 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Neuroscience and Wellness - 

Innovation lessons from your brain

We've always thought of innovation and breakthroughs as coming suddenly as a flash of insight, but neuroscience has now taught us that while the moment of insight may be sudden, there is a whole process your brain is undergoing to get to that moment. Using the current neuroscience as a start point, this session will teach practical tools and processes developed to mimic the brain. You will learn how to be more innovative as an individual and as a leader of a team.

Health and Wellness Coaching - 

Want to know more about the science of wellness coaching? Learn how wellness coaching can be applied to help your work as a social worker, health care provider, physician, trainer, human resources professional and leader.

Positive Psychology and Wellness Roundtable -

Positive psychology has informed our learning on the benefits of positive interactions and relationships on our well-being. The many studies has informed our thinking and mindset on the benefits of relational well-being. This roundtable session will discuss the findings in the area of positive psychology to impact wellness at work and the support structures to stay well.

2:30 om - 3:45 pm


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

Plenary Session: 

Get 7 ICF credit hours live.  Get access to wellness coaching theory and practice by lead coach, Joyce Odidison founder of the Wellness Improvement Coaching Program and team.

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