Reaching Employees (Literally) Where They Are | WL4
Julie Andrews, Global Wellbeing, MADO and Special Projects Manager, HP
Torrey Landers, Senior Director of Client Strategy and Growth, HealthFitness
Thursday, April 5 | 11: 30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m.
Telecommuting has increased 103% in the last decade — with more than 35% of professionals working
remotely, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The fact that an employee population is dispersed
and mobile means that employers must, both literally and figuratively, reach them where they are.
Technology — although crucially important — is only one piece of the puzzle for engaging employees
and their families. They also want a more highly personalized experience. Discover how HP addressed
the challenges of engaging remote workers in well-being through an innovative program that combines
live experts with technology.
Reach the hard-to-reach employees with your wellness program
Overcome barriers to wellness program participation
Leverage technology and people to create a personalized participant experience
The Drug Wars: How Companies Can Address Today’s
Opioid/Rx Addiction Problem | WL5
Mim Senft, President & CEO, Motivity Partnerships Inc.
Thursday, April 5 | 1: 30 - 2: 30 p.m.
We’ve seen a major increase in prescription drug use over the past 10 years. Fatalities and emergency
room visits resulting from opioid overdoses continue to rise. Meanwhile, drugs related to anxiety and
depression are being prescribed at ever increasing rates. Rx spend is not only rising for most companies,
but is also having an adverse impact on employees and their families. Mim Senft will share what you can
do to make a difference and support those employees who need help.
Recognize what has led to the dramatic increase in prescription drug use
Identify people at risk for addiction to prescription or illegal drugs
Discuss case studies of organizations that have positively impacted their workforce
Unleashing the Power of Mindfulness at EY | WL6
Tatyana Kovalchuk, Partner, EY
Leonie Schell, Mindfulness Network Chair, EY
Friday, April 6 | 9: 15 - 10: 15 a.m.
Companies are increasingly looking for ways to introduce mindfulness programs into the workplace.
Yet, despite extensive evidence of the benefits of mindfulness-based practices, most corporations are
struggling to build a business case to introduce mindfulness beyond wellness programs. Will mindfulness
in the workplace prove to be another passing fad, or will it evolve as a key strategy to both transform the
workforce of the future and become an integral component of corporate strategy? Based on their firsthand
experiences rolling out mindfulness to more than 1,200 professionals, Tatyana Kovalchuk and Leonie
Schell will share a framework for introducing a powerful and sustainable mindfulness-based program.
They’ll show you how to secure long-term funding for such an initiative and how to successfully scale up
mindfulness across borders.
Understand what a strategic mindfulness program entails
Demonstrate how mindfulness can be embedded into an organization’s DNA
Raise funds needed for mindfulness initiatives