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Quarterly Innovative Symposium - "Workplace Wellness: What Is It and Why is it Relevant?"

Thursday, August 30, 2018
8:30 am3:30 pm
University of Nebraska at Omaha- Community Engagement Center 6400 South, University Drive Road North, Omaha, NE
Quarterly Innovative Symposium - "Workplace Wellness: What Is It and Why is it Relevant?"

This Quarterly Innovative Symposium will explore why workplace wellness still matters with the topic, "Workplace Wellness: What Is It and Why is it Relevant?"

Reportedly, 70% of U.S. professionals desire a healthy workplace culture more than jobs at a leading company, with 65% willing to accept lower pay and 26% willing to adopt a lower-ranking title. In order for workplace wellness to stay relevant, organizations must understand how to reinvent their wellness philosophies to focus on providing a workplace culture and purpose that advances employee wellbeing. Join us to learn the keys to building a lasting wellbeing culture, strategize different interventions based on Gallup’s Five Essential Wellbeing elements, identify ways to maximize employee engagement, and understand successful workplace wellness trends and cultural differences from a global perspective.

Lunch included!

"Why Your Workplace Wellness Program Isn't Working: The Value of Holistic Wellbeing"
Dan L. Witters
Principal, Gallup | Research Director, Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index

This presentation will include an introduction to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index and the five essential elements of wellbeing. Participants will learn of the two critical things that must be considered (but usually aren’t) when seeking to maximize the ROI of workplace wellbeing interventions, and will be provided with insights into the keys to building a lasting wellbeing culture.

"How Social Determinants Impact Employee Engagement"
Brad Lawson
Chief Growth Officer, Interactive Health

"Holistic Wellbeing Strategies for the Workplace: An Ideation Session"
Ryan Wolf
Physical Wellbeing Leader, Gallup

“Creating Healthy Workplaces: Good Practices from Around the World.”
Wolf Kirsten
Founder, International Health Consulting | Co-Founder, Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces

Global trends and challenges, major differences in culture and systems, and examples of successful global programs.

"Motivational Interviewing and Teach Back"
Michelle Terry

Join us for two one-hour sessions designed to help you understand and apply evidence-based communication techniques with your employees, co-workers, and patients. In these interactive sessions, you will learn how to apply concepts used in healthcare that can also work within your organization.

Teach Back
• Teach back is a communication technique used to help patients remember and understand the important information regarding their diagnosis, treatment, or medication.
• Individuals are asked to recall, explain, or demonstrate the important information discussed during an interaction
• Beyond healthcare, concepts can be used in the home and work environment

Motivational Interviewing
• Motivational interviewing is a directive and person-centered collaborative counseling style that aims to help explore and resolve a person’s ambivalence about behavioral change.
• Clinical studies have shown that motivational interviewing can help with such things as treating alcohol abuse, smoking cessation, weight loss, diabetes, asthma, and increased physical activity.

Michelle Terry RD, CPHQ is registered dietitian and certified professional in healthcare quality. She has been in the healthcare industry over 25 years, and leads 20-30 of these interactive sessions each year all over the country. She is trained in motivational interviewing, teach back, and shared decision making.

FREE for WELLCOM Members! (Up to two people, $20.00 additional per person)
Non-Members: $100.00 per person
Non-Members Luncheon/Keynote only: $50.00
NEW! Full-time Students (full or partial day): $20.00

If you register for any portion of the symposium and are unable to attend, please email or call the WELLCOM office at 402-934-5795. No shows and cancellations made within 72 hours of the program date will incur a fee of $25 per person for WELLCOM members and $50 per person for nonmembers.

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