Making Connections networking sessions

In an effort to help people meet others with similar interests, and to develop a sense of community at the conference, especially among those who are traveling alone or attending the conference for the first time, we are offering a way for you to be successful in “Making Connections”.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
12:15 PM | Meet in International Center | South

Worksite Culture of Movement
Connect with Betsey Banker, Wellness Market Manager, Ergotron, to discuss the implementation of sit-stand workstations to promote the worksite culture of movement

Sustainable Behavior Change
Connect with Mike Casey from Corporate Relations, Mayo Clinic, and his colleagues from Mayo Clinic to discuss models for sustainable behavior change to discuss a model for sustainable behavior change

International Participants Meet & Welcome
Connect with Michael O’Donnell, PhD, CEO, Art & Science of Health Promotion Institute to welcome all international participants

6:00 PM | Meet in hotel mezzanine lobby

Involving Employees’ Primary Care Physicians
Connect with Jesse Hercules, JD, President of Extracon Science LLC, to discuss how to make employees’ primary care physicians a part of your wellness program

Financial Wellness
Connect with Brent Hines, CFWE, CFWC, Executive Director, Foundation for Financial Wellness, to discuss the recipe for a world class financial wellness program

University Employee Wellness
Connect with Mary Talley, MS, Assistant Director, Employee Wellness, Oklahoma State University, Department of Wellness, to discuss employee wellness on university campuses

THURSDAY, MARCH 30
7:30 AM | Meet in hotel mezzanine lobby

Government Employee Wellness
Connect with Matt Plummer, MS, Safety and Wellness Coordinator, Marion County, to discuss successes and failures in government employee wellness programs

8:00 AM | Meet in hotel mezzanine lobby

Building a Business
Connect with Brad Cooper, MS, PT, MBA, MTC, CEO, Catalyst Coaching Institute, to brainstorm keys to successfully building your own businesses

Technology to Promote Wellbeing
Connect with Kate Keeley, MBA, Communications Specialist at Humana, for a discussion on the use of technology to promote a culture of wellbeing

Brain Health
Connect with John Randolph, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Randolph
Neuropsychology Associates, over coffee to discuss promotion of brain health

12:15 PM | Meet in International Center | South

“Patient Experience” Efforts
Connect with Yosuke Chikamoto, PhD, CPXP, Director of the Center of Excellence in Physician Communication at Mount Sinai Health System, to discuss whether or how wellness professionals should be involved with the “patient experience” efforts

Colorado Participants
Connect with Michael O’Donnell, PhD, CEO, Art & Science of Health Promotion Institute to meet fellow participants from Colorado

Work-life Balance
Connect with Brian Luke Seaward, PhD, Executive Director, the Paramount Wellness Institute, to discuss the hot topic of “work-life balance in corporate America”

Hike Pike’s Peak
Connect with Roy A. Zuidema, Director of Campus Wellness, Calvin College to confirm plans for a day-long, 13 mile, 7,510 vertical feet, physically and mentally challenging hike/climb to the top of Pike’s Peak, leaving at 5 am on Saturday, April 1

6:00 PM | Meet in hotel mezzanine lobby

Incentive Structures
Connect with Will Clower, PhD, CEO, Mediterranean Wellness, to discuss incentive structures: what works and what doesn’t

Behavior Change
Connect with Kim Farmer, CCWS, CPT, AIE, Chief Wellness Officer, Mile High Fitness & Wellness, for a discussion on behavior change

Insomnia in the American Workforce
Connect with Brian Luke Seaward, PhD, Executive Director, the Paramount Wellness Institute, to discuss the ever-growing problem of “insomnia in the American workforce” and ways to get a good night sleep

FRIDAY, MARCH 31
7:30 AM | Meet in hotel mezzanine lobby

Wellness Startups and Benefits
Connect with Richard Gray, CEO, Brightday, for a morning walk with wellness start-ups and benefits managers

Post-Baccalaureate Certification and Credentialing
Connect with Theresa Islo, Program Manager, UW-Extension, Division of CEOEL, to explore what’s the most valuable certificate or postbaccalaureate credential in health and wellness

Physical Inactivity Epidemic
Connect with Michael Quigg, Director, Health Strategy, Vitality Group, for breakfast to tackle the physical inactivity epidemic

8:00 AM | Meet in hotel mezzanine lobby

Civil Liberties and Social Justice
Connect with Tamkeenat Syed, a medical student at Meharry Medical College, to discuss the role of medical professionals in civil liberties and social justice