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Employee Wellness Sessions

These sessions focus on the broad spectrum of employee wellness program implementation, encompassing the physical, emotional and spiritual health of employees.

What's Missing? Why Your Wellness Program Takes Too Much Time, Doesn't Engage Employees and Lacks ROI

Employee wellness programs are a standard benefit in 2015, but that doesn't mean they're working! Too many HR Professionals find their program takes far more time than their busy schedules allow, only to engage a small percent of employees and provide limited (if any) ROI to the organization. This program will provide you with the tools to effectively analyze your current approach and identify specific tactics to create a high-ROI strategy while reducing your own time commitment considerably. Attendees will get a peek behind the scenes of why many wellness programs look great on a Powerpoint slide or glossy flyer but fall short in the real world. Solutions presented will focus on the practical, and specific examples of companies ranging from 100 all the way up to 50,000 employees will be integrated into the presentation. If you are tired of your wellness program wearing you out while providing limited traction anywhere else, this is a program you don't want to miss.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how to reduce your time commitment to overseeing your wellness program.
  2. Diagnose why your wellness program experiences limited engagement.
  3. Learn how to enhance ROI levels.

Speaker: Brad Cooper, MSPT, MBA, ATC, CWC, CEO, US Corporate Wellness, Inc.

Wellness speakers cover the full spectrum. Some are truly experts who struggle with application. Others are strong athletes who never moved past the finish line. If you're lucky enough to get both of these, the actual "speaking" typically leaves much to be desired. Brad Cooper is the exception. The expertise is unquestioned. He is the CEO of US Corporate Wellness and the author of 4 books. He also has dual Masters degrees and treated patients as a Physical Therapist for over 20 years prior to moving into his current role in 2007. In terms of wellness application, Brad is a 7 time Ironman Triathlon finisher, 3-time Hawaii Ironman World Championship competitor, one of the top Masters runners in the region and recently teamed up with Colorado Rockies' Jerry Schemmel to compete in the 3,000 mile, 7 day 2015 Race Across America. He's crazy about his wife of 23 years and his 3 rapidly growing kids. Most importantly for you, he's an exceptional speaker. He's spoken professionally in all 50 states to organizations ranging from the Olympic Training Center to the American College of Healthcare Executives, always to rave reviews.

An Exercise Program That Improves Brain Activity...Empowering the Spirit

Jeff Galloway will explain how each of us can take charge over motivation and stress. Research shows that exercise turns on brain circuits for personal empowerment, quicker mental action, better judgment, a better attitude, improved mental focus and more. Jeff will explain his proven strategy for walking and running that can avoid pain, puking and exhaustion—while improving the quality of life.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding how exercise activates the human, executive brain, improving attitude, focus and vitality at any age.
  2. How team building through fitness can improve morale, communication and productivity.
  3. How to start a walking or running program and avoid aches, pains, burnout, etc.

Speaker: Jeff Galloway, President, Jeff Galloway Productions

Olympian Jeff Galloway ran with Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter and Amby Burfoot when the US was a leading power in distance running. He has become the nation's leading running coach and author (over one million books sold). He has a monthly page in the world's leading running publication RUNNER'S WORLD. Galloway training programs are in over 90 cities and Jeff individually advises an average of 100 runners/walkers a day through e-coaching, running retreats and fitness schools. Through several unique training elements, his method has reduced injury risk, aches, and pains to almost zero. He has introduced the joy of running to millions. Jeff is a US Olympian, a member of the US National Team and a member of the US International Cross Country Team. He is the founder/director of the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk. Jeff currently runs 6 days a week and participates in 12 marathons a year.

How Technology is Transforming Corporate Wellness

Corporate wellness programs have been of growing interest to employers for years. Today, more than 90% of employers with 200 or more workers have some type of health promotion or disease-prevention program in place. As our needs in wellness have evolved, so our existing interventions are now converting into digital options. From "smart" pill bottles to fitness "wearables" that track activity and sleep, these technologies are truly transforming health and how we position corporate wellness.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the latest emerging technologies.
  2. Distinguish the difference between "great technology" and "great match for your company".
  3. Determine the systematic approach to integrating these new technologies.

Speaker: Carla McCormick, CPT, CHES, SN, Vice President, Health Management Solutions, Fallon Benefits Group

Carla McCormick is a licensed personal trainer, nutritionist, and health education specialist holding degrees in Exercise Science and Industrial Psychology. Carla is an accomplished health and wellness professional with over 15 years of experience in the design and implementation of corporate wellness strategies. She worked both as a provider of service and directly with employer groups before joining Fallon Benefits Group in 2012. Carla maintains a successful track record in assisting management teams to generate optimal health, productivity, and wellness from within their organizations by developing specialized health education and communication plans, while integrating strong plan design with outcomes-driven health and wellness initiatives, saving millions of dollars in avoided medical costs. Her efforts in corporate wellness have been featured in several articles in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Consumer Driven Healthcare Magazine, and HR Magazine. She has also won multiple awards including SHRM's SHAPE: Innovation in Wellness Award, the CDHC's Most Effective Incentive Design Award, the American Heart Association's Worksite Wellness Award, and the Business Chronicle's Healthiest Employer Award.

Do Recent Legal Changes Help You or Hurt You in Incentivizing Wellness?

Wellness programs can be wonderful things for employers and employees. However, the law keeps making it a challenge to create effective programs that can withstand potential legal scrutiny. You now have to deal with new ACA developments, more ADA issues, the applicability of privacy laws such as HIPAA and the continued, awkward position of the EEOC regarding wellness. Court cases are around the corner and they may help clarify all this, but what should you be doing in the meantime?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the newest legal developments regarding wellness plans.
  2. Evaluate how best to orient and guide your program in light of recent ACA, ADA and other concerns.
  3. Consider what is likely to happen next to better protect your program from legal risk.

Speaker: Wes Stockard, Shareholder, Littler

Wesley Stockard advises, represents and trains management clients on a variety of labor and employment matters, with an emphasis on litigation and counseling in the areas of public and private employer benefit plan litigation and design, including claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); wage and hour compliance and litigation, including claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); employment discrimination and harassment matters; Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance; non-compete and non-solicitation covenants; and unfair labor practice charges. Wesley litigates in federal and state courts throughout the country, and defends employers under investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state civil rights agencies. Wesley has particular experience with class action and complex litigation matters, including litigation of class and collective ERISA and FLSA claims. His successes in class action litigation include several denials of motions for class certification and conditional class certification, as well as dismissals at the motion to dismiss, judgment on the pleadings and summary judgment stages.