Ragan's

Workplace Wellness Conference

Strategies and Tactics for Boosting Employee Well-being
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 • Virtual
Register by March 31, 2021 to Save $100

Join us on April 21 for the only event that puts wellness at the intersection of employee health, morale, benefits, retention, inclusion, productivity and ROI.

We're in a workplace wellness revolution. No longer does "wellness" qualify as a nice-to-have employee benefit, it is now tightly integrated with overall workplace strategy. That's why we created the Ragan's Workplace Wellness Conference. This ground-breaking event will be held on April 21, 2021, and equip wellness, internal communications and workplace culture professionals with the essential tools and context you need to advance in your career and guide your organization through this period of rapid change.

Smart employers are embracing the fact that employees who are healthy—mentally, physically, financially, socially—are more productive and more loyal. And workplace wellness touches all facets of all organizations, including market strategies, budgeting, corporate social responsibility, C-suite communications, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and more. Join us on April 21 when we tie it all together for you.

This must-attend conference will help you lead a new, comprehensive approach to workplace wellness at your organization. And you'll get all the hands-on tools necessary to succeed, from top practitioners. Our innovative format means this event won't be a series of PowerPoint presentations. Instead, there'll be plenty of networking with other wellness professionals through a private LinkedIn Group. You'll have the chance to participate in a variety of activities such as giveaways, spot-surveys, trivia, and more. And we'll have mental-health breaks throughout the day.

18 things you'll learn at this conference:

  • How to build a budget for workplace wellness programs
  • Staffing and assembling your workplace wellness team
  • How the wellness industry will continue to be transformed in 2021
  • Redefining the meaning of workplace wellness for your organization
  • Where trends like telehealth, brain health, social justice, remote work, and physical well-being fit in your wellness program
  • Measuring wellness-program ROI through vital metrics including retention, reduced absenteeism, lower healthcare costs and more
  • Uplifting well-being imperatives for women employees
  • Where to find points of collaboration with HR and comms in well-being policies and culture and recognition programs
  • Why empowering frontline managers is essential to wellness-program engagement
  • Tactics for mitigating burnout and keeping remote employees engaged and organizational culture strong
  • Tech tools for accessible and reliable business communication beyond email and Zoom calls
  • Which virtual well-being programs that are working now
  • The elements of a comprehensive mental-health wellness program
  • Financial wellness benefits and their impact on productivity and retention
  • Tips for vetting and selecting the best apps
  • Must-have features for your intranet
  • How to ensure that your employees want to use your tech tools
  • The elements of a successful DEI strategy

Register today. Once registered, you'll be able to join the private LinkedIn group right away!

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YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE THESE EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIALS:

  • Workplace Wellness Insider's 15-item guide and checklist for wellness ROI
  • All slides and presentations from speakers
  • 5 surprising "Wellness Hacks" to guide you through the rest of the year
  • Connections to our esteemed speakers
  • Access to a private LinkedIn group for attendees only
  • The guide to connecting well-being to business metrics
  • Workplace Wellness Insider's exclusive executive summary of the event
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AGENDA

Join to learn new strategies and techniques to activate, improve and expand your workplace wellness programs.

AGENDA
11:00-11:05 a.m. ET
Opening Remarks and Industry Wake-Up Call
11:05-11:30 a.m. ET
The Rise of Workplace Wellness

2020 was a time of urgency and innovation in workplace wellness. This fast-growth industry's longstanding focus on softer benefits shifted last year to a much broader array of initiatives that touch on employees' mental, physical, financial and social health. Hear how this new approach to well-being has changed the workplace forever, how it produces vital ROI, and why and how your organization needs to adapt.

You'll learn:

  • A contextual overview of the industry and its growth
  • The critical takeaways from 2020 that you need to take into 2021 and beyond
  • Defining and prioritizing your role as HR, comms and Wellness professionals
Vice President, IBMer Communications
IBM CHQ, Communications
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Managing Director, Washington, D.C.
APCO Worldwide
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11:30-11:50 a.m. ET
5 Crucial Workplace Wellness Trends That Will Transform Business

It's a challenge to keep up with the changes in workplace wellness. In this fast-paced overview you'll hear the five most critical well-being trends, and explore their impact. Each of these trends, from virtual medicine to diversity and more, serves as an umbrella for many other areas of wellness focus. Learn how to prioritize your particular initiatives based on where the broader workforce is heading.

You'll learn:

  • Where trends like telehealth, brain health, social justice, remote work, and physical well-being fit in your wellness program
  • Changes on the way for the rest of 2021 and into 2022
  • How to effectively address the unique issues of workplace wellness for women
  • Formulating a workplace wellness budget
  • How each mega trend encompasses multiple spinoff wellness programs and benefits
Director
PepsiCo Global Learner Experience
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Author, Entrepreneur and Corporate Wellness Thought Leader
BLURB
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12:10-12:30 p.m. ET
Wellness, HR and Internal Comms: A Collaborative Revolution

Workplace wellness exists at the intersection of the human resources and internal communications departments. Discover how the most effective organizations integrate HR, Wellbeing, Finance and Communications to ensure the whole is greater than the individual parts. Whether it's teaming up with HR on creating benefits and programs, such as mental-health support and employee recognition, or coordinating with internal comms to engage the workforce, this is a can't-miss session.

You'll learn:

  • Where to find points of collaboration with HR in well-being policies
  • Budgeting of wellness programs with comms and HR in mind
  • How to assist and collaborate with internal comms to create and distribute program messaging
  • How to work with comms in development of cultural and recognition programs
  • Smart ways to educate and empower frontline managers to boost wellness-program engagement
  • What the typical organizational hierarchy is for wellness and allied departments
Michelle Artibee
Director, Workforce Wellbeing
Cornell University
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Vice President, Communications and Learning & Development
CHG Healthcare
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12:30-12:40 p.m. ET
Mindfulness Break
12:40-1:05 p.m. ET
Work From Home Strategies For 2021 and Beyond

Many organizations are already working on policies to guide the post-pandemic return to the office. Those policies will codify some form of permanent work-from-home rules, and address the unique support that workers need in work-from-home as well as hybrid situations. Assess your organization's needs from three perspectives: wellness, technology and HR.

You'll learn:

  • Tactics for keeping remote employees engaged and your organizational culture strong
  • Tech tools for accessible and reliable business communications beyond email and Zoom calls
  • Tips for managing hybrid situations, where some workers are in the office and others are remote or dispersed
  • What's working and what's coming next in virtual wellness programs
  • The role of gamification in keeping engagement, productivity, and morale high
  • Proven tips for maximizing and measuring engagement
Rich Lang
Vice President, HR Centers of Excellence
VMware
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1:30-1:55 p.m. ET
New Approaches to Mental Health Benefits: Tools and Initiatives That Are Working Now

Employers are investing more time and money in improving employees' mental well-being. Here's a primer on the elements of good mental health support in the workplace, and how to help employees with stress, burnout and fatigue.

You'll learn:

  • The elements of a comprehensive mental-health wellness program
  • Case studies in proven mental-health programming
  • Practical methods for offering mental-health services in the workplace
  • The increasing role of artificial intelligence in personalization of mental-health services
  • How to effectively reach at-risk workers and why their improved mental health makes for a better workplace
  • How employee assistance programs should be revised to accommodate new benefits and well-being programs
Assistant Vice President, Employee Wellness
Northwell Health
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Amy Athey
Chief Wellness Officer
University of Arizona
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1:55-2:05 p.m. ET
Break
2:05-2:25 p.m. ET
10 Steps for Measuring Workplace Wellness ROI

Measuring the return on wellness initiatives is notoriously difficult. Learn from those who have successful wellness programs how they identify the business-loss drivers—such as absenteeism, presenteeism, retention and more—how they seek to eliminate or reduce those things and then build a framework for measurement based on costs, outcomes, engagement and feedback.

You'll learn:

  • How to create a framework for wellness measurement
  • Industry norms for determining program success
  • Measuring and interpreting the right data
  • When to pivot away from what's not working
Chief People & Transformation Officer
Porter Novelli
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2:25-2:40 p.m. ET
Using Technology to Increase Wellness Engagement

With more people than ever working from home, it's mission-critical to use technology to unify the workforce and connect wellness programs to people. Whether you use an intranet, an app, videoconference platforms or collaboration tools—or all of the above—they should be accessible, user friendly, and integrated. Discover how [two] organizations are using tech to keep their employees informed and engaged.

You'll learn:

  • How to create a wellness budget that factors in tech costs
  • Tips for vetting and selecting the best vendors
  • The elements of the best wellness apps
  • Must-have features for your intranet
  • How to ensure that your employees want to actually use your tech tools
Global HR Benefits Communication Specialist
Intel
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2:40-2:45 ET
Sponsor Spotlight
2:45-3:00 p.m. ET
Interactive Workplace Wellness Survey: An Unconventional Look at Workplace Norms
3:00-3:25 p.m. ET
FIRESIDE CHAT
How Financial Wellness Benefits are Changing the Game for Many Organizations

Across the board, HR and wellness departments are transforming the financial benefits for employees. Everything, from student-loan debt repayment and childcare and child-education programs, is on the table. In this session hear what's gaining traction and what's producing results.

You'll learn:

  • Financial wellness benefits and their impact on productivity and employee retention
  • Common formulas for financial benefits and how to structure them
  • The impact millennials have on financial wellness programs as they struggle with college debt and other challenges
Aaron J. Harding
U.S. Employee Financial Wellbeing Leader
PwC
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Kara Hoogensen
Senior Vice President, Specialty Benefits
Principal
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3:25-3:30 p.m. ET
Sponsor Spotlight
3:30-3:55 p.m. ET
This is the Year Employees Expect DE&I Results

Diversity, equity and inclusion are now firmly established as a key component of workplace wellness. And now organizations have to up the ante—employees expect action, not talk. From statements of shared values and more diverse corporate boards, and from the creation of diversity and inclusion councils to diversity in the executive management, discover how to convert DE&I rhetoric into results-oriented action.

You'll learn:

  • How to nurture an inclusive workplace
  • The elements of a successful DEI strategy, including the principles of allyship
  • How to set and measure the right goals
  • How ERGs and other groups can help accomplish your objectives
  • How to communicate your DEI initiatives with your stakeholders
John Burns
Partner
The Burns Brothers Agency
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Partner
The Burns Brothers Agency
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Deepa MacPherson
Global Well-being Manager
Nvidia
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3:55-4:00 p.m. ET
Closing Remarks & Top Takeaways
SPEAKERS

KEYNOTER
Author, Entrepreneur and Corporate Wellness Thought Leader
BLURB
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Deepa MacPherson
Global Well-being Manager
Nvidia
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Assistant Vice President, Employee Wellness
Northwell Health
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Aaron J. Harding
U.S. Employee Financial Wellbeing Leader
PwC
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Michelle Artibee
Director, Workforce Wellbeing
Cornell University
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Amy Athey
Chief Wellness Officer
University of Arizona
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John Burns
Partner
The Burns Brothers Agency
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Partner
The Burns Brothers Agency
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Managing Director, Washington, D.C.
APCO Worldwide
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Chief People & Transformation Officer
Porter Novelli
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Kara Hoogensen
Senior Vice President, Specialty Benefits
Principal
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Rich Lang
Vice President, HR Centers of Excellence
VMware
Read bio

Vice President, IBMer Communications
IBM CHQ, Communications
Read bio
Director
PepsiCo Global Learner Experience
Read bio
Global HR Benefits Communication Specialist
Intel
Read bio
Vice President, Communications and Learning & Development
CHG Healthcare
Read bio

If you are interested in submitting a speaker proposal, please contact Tony Silber at TonyS@ragan.com

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

You should attend if your title is one of these or similar:

Wellness Director • HR Director • Internal Communications Director • PR • Vice President of Innovation • Benefits Specialist • Well-being Program Manager • Director of Fitness and Wellness • Chief People Officer • Cultural Development Manager • Culture and Diversity Director • COO • CFO • Finance Director • People and Culture Manager • Training and Development Specialist • And more!

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Early Bird Rates
(until 03/31/21)
Regular Rates
Registration $699 $799
Ragan Insider Registration $599 $699
Nonprofit Registration $549 $649
Workplace Wellness Insider Registration $499 $599

Bring your team! Group pricing is available for 2 or more attendees from the same company. For group orders please contact our customer service team at 800-878-5331 or cservice@ragan.com.

SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors:

Join us as an event sponsor and meet your target audience, showcase your products, present thought leadership, generate leads and boost your brand.

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QUESTIONS

Registration
For questions related to event registrations, please contact:

Shallon Blackburn
Customer Service & Sales Manager
ShallonB@ragan.com

Sponsorship
If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please contact:

Hannah Lavelle
Director of Business Development
HannahL@ragan.com

Program
For information on programming and speakers please contact:

Tony Silber
Editorial Director
TonyS@ragan.com

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Ragan's Workplace Wellness Insider