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Schedule

Register for one day or both days. Access is limited for some sessions.

Subject to change.

Wednesday, March 21

7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Registration

8 – 8:30 am

Morning wellness activity: Mindfulness movement & meditation
Diane Hetrick, Cultivating Compassion, Growing Mindfulness

8 – 9 am

Continental breakfast & networking

9 – 9:15 am

Welcome

9:15 – 10:30 am
General session

PassonBrian2017The seven: A guide to creating amazing experiences that transform people
Brian Passon, Arch Health & Productivity
Brian will help you understand the story of your organization, then challenge you to look beyond the usual for ways to influence your workplace culture. You’ll walk away from this highly experiential session with action items, out of the box ideas and a healthy dose of inspiration.

As President of Arch Health & Productivity, Brian consults with organizations to inspire more meaningful, strategic and joyful employee experiences. He’s cofounder of The Wellness Underground and he helped develop Quantified Habits, where he uses habit formation theory and technology to help people and organizations connect big ideas, values and goals to desired behaviors and actions.

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 – 11:45 am
Concurrent sessions

Creating experiences to transform people and workplaces (repeated day 2)
Brian Passon, Arch Health & Productivity

Navigating your way to WellCity, WA
(for new AWC Employee Benefit Trust wellness coordinators)
AWC staff and Kris Haugen, MPH, Fresh Idea Health

Health and safety “work” together
Brian Bishop, AWC

Authenticity as a conduit to health
Melody S. Madlem, PhD, Central Washington University

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Networking lunch

12:30 – 12:45 pm

Break

12:45 – 1:30 pm
"How to" activity sessions

How to hold walking meetings
Jon Smith, AWC

Bringing mindfulness to the workplace
Diane Hetrick, Cultivating Compassion, Growing Mindfulness

Instant connections: More fun with friends
Aaron Huff, MPH and Ron Kim, CWPM, Washington State Health Care Authority

Easy workplace workouts
Niki Charneski and Karissa McLaughlin, AWC

1:30 – 1:45 pm

Break

1:45 – 3:15 pm
Concurrent sessions

Celebrating WellCity success (for AWC Trust members only)
AWC health promotion staff

Washington Wellness program updates, mental health first aid, and resources
(for state agencies/organizations covered by the Washington Wellness program)

Justin Hahn and Janis Housden, Washington State Health Care Authority

AHA’s pillars of workplace health
Cherish Hart, American Heart Association

3:15 – 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 – 4 pm
General session

Encouraging people to be constructively disruptive
Brian Passon, Arch Health & Productivity

4 – 5 pm

Welcome reception

4:30 – 5 pm

Evening walk

5 pm

Dinner on your own

Thursday, March 22

7:30 am – 3 pm

Registration

8 – 8:30 am

Morning wellness activity: A walk on the Interurban Trail

8 – 9 am

Continental breakfast, exhibits & book fair

9 – 9:30 am

Welcome & Golden Apple Award

9:30 – 10:30 am
General session

GrossoSunny2017Designing culture: From Zappos to delivering happiness to your best culture
Sunny Grosso, Delivering Happiness
Sunny will share with you why a happy, engaged culture is the single greatest asset an organization can have, the number one issue for leaders, and the path to business success. She’ll describe how the most successful organizations design cultures that align strategy with behaviors, people with purpose, and meaning with effectiveness.

As a founding member of the Delivering Happiness consulting team, Sunny helped develop the now famous Delivering Happiness methodology. Since then she’s launched Culture Trails to bring those methods to hundreds of organizations all around the world. Sunny is an impassioned thought leader on a mission to help build cultures where people and business truly thrive.

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 – 11:45 am
Concurrent sessions

Creating experiences to transform people and workplaces (repeated from day 1)
Brian Passon, Arch Health & Productivity

Introduction to the WELL building standard
Andy Delisi, WELL AP, Envirotech Office Systems

Promoting stress management in the workplace
Daron Ryan, MPH and Kristen Hammerback, University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center

Refresh your wellness program with 99 affordable ideas
Kris Haugen, MPH, Fresh Idea Health and Doug Spohn, Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Exhibit break & book fair

12:15 – 1 pm

Networking lunch

1 – 1:15 pm

Break

1:15 – 2:15 pm
Concurrent sessions

Using social media in wellness: Meeting people where they are…online and online
Melody S. Madlem, PhD, Central Washington University

Wellness legal update
Kiran Griffith, Perkins Coie LLP

Standing up to a sitting culture
Betsey Banker, CWWS, CWWPM, Ergotron

Psychologically healthy workplaces
Jenny Martin, EdD, Clarity Compass Consulting & American Psychological Association

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Concurrent sessions

Mindful eating at work
Chelsey Lindahl, RD, CSSD, CD, Multicare Center for Healthy Living and Health Equity

Workplace wellness for newbies: When wellness has been added to your plate
Jenn Tucci, MPH, RD, Healthcare Management Administrators

The Avengers – Assembling the real superheroes in engagement (Behavioral science, user experience, technology and design)
Kendall Ramirez, ACAP Health

Panel discussion: The Northwest’s best places to work
Moderator: Allison Emery, MPH, Kaiser Permanente
Panelists: Frances Holtman, Slalom; Kari Quirino, Columbia Hospitality; Kristy Clark, MPH, Parker Smith & Feek


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