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Schedule

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

Subject to change.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

7:30 am – 4 pm Registration
8 – 9 am Continental breakfast
8:45 – 9 am POUND! Rockout. Workout.
Kim Best & Kellisa Owens, City of Cheney, Pound Pros
9 – 9:15 am Welcome
Beverly Lakey, Association of Washington Cities
9:15 – 10:45 am
General session
TOC the walk and walk the TOC: Applying test of change (TOC) to our lives and our wellness programs
Mitch Martens is the Employee Wellness Administrator at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles, CA. For the past 20+ years, Mitch has cultivated academic and professional experiences and applied them to the importance of turning theory into practical applications. With 14 years of proven success in behavioral health interventions and a keen understanding for best practices, he has been strategically building a top performing and innovative worksite wellness program.
10:45 – 11 am Break
11 am – Noon
Concurrent sessions
Take 5 and thrive (repeated day 2)
Mitch Martens, Cedars-Sinai
Wellness programs at work the AWC way
(AWC Employee Benefit Trust members only)
Kris Haugen, MPH, Fresh Idea Health
Sleep issues for shift workers (repeated day 2)
Stephen James, PhD, Washington State University
Safer, healthier workers: Practical interventions for the worksite that can improve worker health and wellbeing (repeated day 2)
Constance C. Franklin, MPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Noon – 1 pm Networking lunch
1 – 2:30 pm
Concurrent sessions
The marketing secrets to increasing employee engagement: How one company went from 15% to 90% participation (repeated day 2)
Kerwynn Prinzing, Worksite Wellness Network
Celebrating WellCity success and raising the bar for wellness engagement
(AWC Employee Benefit Trust members only)
AWC staff & vendors/partners
Putting the I back in rIsk
(For state agencies and organizations covered by the Washington Wellness Program only)
Washington Wellness staff & Mitch Martens
2:30 – 2:45 pm Break
Exhibits open
2:45 – 3:30 pm
General session
All you need is love
MJ Shaar is a wellness and motivational speaker, and one of the most sought-after experts in applying positive psychology to health promotion. Trained by the National Speakers Association, she is one of the first 50 in the world to obtain a Master in Applied Positive Psychology from UPenn. She has worked in 10 countries over 4 continents and 4 languages. She co-authored Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance, and contributes to Huff Post and Psychology Today.
3:30 – 4 pm Exhibits
Door prizes

Thursday, March 23, 2017

7:30 am – 3 pm Registration
8 – 9 am Continental breakfast & exhibits
8:45 – 9 am POUND! Rockout. Workout.
Kim Best & Kellisa Owens, City of Cheney, POUND Pros
9 – 9:30 am Welcome & Golden Apple Award
Beverly Lakey, Association of Washington Cities & Kristen VanWart, American Heart Association
9:30 – 10:15 am
General session
Achieving purposeful health promotion
MJ Shaar is a wellness and motivational speaker, and one of the most sought-after experts in applying positive psychology to health promotion. Trained by the National Speakers Association, she is one of the first 50 in the world to obtain a Master in Applied Positive Psychology from UPenn. She has worked in 10 countries over 4 continents and 4 languages. She co-authored Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance, and contributes to Huff Post and Psychology Today.
10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:30 am
Concurrent sessions
Take 5 and thrive (repeated from day 1)
Mitch Martens, Cedars-Sinai
Achieving a culture of wellness through policies, environment and engagement
Moderator: Kris Haugen, MPH
Panel: Diane Evans, MA, CHES, Laurell Kaiser, Bergen Roberts
Striving for financial wellness: Tools & tips to make it happen
Matt Mormino, CFP, Brighton Jones
Safer, healthier workers: Practical interventions for the worksite that can improve worker health and well-being (repeated from day 1)
Constance C. Franklin, MPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
11:30 am – Noon Exhibit break
Door prizes
Noon – 12:45 pm Networking lunch
12:45 – 1:30 pm
General session
Rx it’s good to be good: Prescribing volunteerism for happiness, health, resilience & longevity
Stephen G. Post, PhD is the best-selling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving. A transformative speaker and leading expert on giving, happiness, health and success, Stephen has inspired thousands with the best of medical knowledge, based on thirty years of research. He has been quoted in more than 3000 national and international newspapers and magazines and has been interviewed on major broadcasts, including ABC 20/20, Nightline, The Daily Show, John Stossel, “Talk of the Nation,” and The Mehmet Oz Show. Stephen is the Director for the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
1:30 – 1:45 pm Break
1:45 – 2:45 pm
Concurrent sessions
Successful wellness programs 101: The essential first steps
Kiley Bijlani and Allison Emery, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington
Sleep issues for shift workers (repeated from day 1)
Stephen James, PhD, Washington State University
Designing sustainable behavior change with habit design
Michael Kim, Habit Design
Rx it’s good to be good: Prescribing volunteerism for happiness, health, resilience & longevity (continued)
Stephen G. Post, PhD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
2:45 – 3 pm Break
3 – 4 pm
Concurrent sessions
The marketing secrets to increasing employee engagement: How one company went from 15% to 90% participation (repeated from day 1)
Kerwynn Prinzing, Worksite Wellness Network
Opportunities to improve preventive care in Washington State: The role of employers and consumers
Susie Dade, MPA, Washington Health Alliance
Wellness programs in 2017: How to comply with the new EEOC rules and other legal considerations
Kiran Griffith, Perkins-Coie
Mindful eating at work
Chelsey Lindahl, RD,CSSD,CD, MultiCare Center for Healthy Living & Health Equity

Continuing Education Credits

Up to 10 Category 1 CHES/MCHES credits

Sponsored by Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefit Trust, a designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 10 total Category I contact education contact hours.

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