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Training & Education


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


8 – 8:30 am

Morning wellness activities

8 – 9 am

Continental breakfast & networking

9 – 9:15 am


9:15 – 10:30 am
General session

Understanding how experiences transform people and workplaces
Brian Passon, Arch Health

10:30 – 10:45 am


10:45 – 11:45 am
Concurrent sessions

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

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

Creating a culture of health and safety
Brian Bishop, AWC

Hot topics in health promotion
Kerwynn Prinzing, Worksite Wellness Network

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Networking lunch

12:30 am – 12:45 pm


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

How to hold walking meetings

Bringing mindfulness to the workplace
Diane Hetrick, Cultivating Compassion

Facilitated networking
Aaron Huff, Washington State Healthcare Authority

Drumming for fitness: POUND workouts at work
Kim Best, City of Cheney

1:30 – 1:45 pm

Exhibits open

1:45 – 3:15 pm
Concurrent sessions

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

Washington Wellness workshop
(for state agencies/organizations covered by the Washington Wellness program)

Washington State Healthcare Authority staff

AHA’s 7 pillars of workplace health
American Heart Association

3:15 – 3:30 pm


3:30 – 4 pm
General session

Encouraging people to be constructively disruptive
Brian Passon, Arch Health

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


8 – 8:30 am

Morning wellness activities

8 – 9 am

Continental breakfast & exhibits

9 – 9:30 am

Welcome & Golden Apple Award

9:30 – 10:15 am
General session

Designing Culture: Delivering happiness and the Zappos story
Sunny Grosso, Culture Trails

10:15 – 10:30 am


10:30 – 11:30 am
Concurrent sessions

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

Introduction to the WELL building standard
Andy Delisi, International WELL Building Institute

Workplace stress
Daron Ryan, University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center

Worksite wellness for newbies: What to do when wellness gets added to your plate
Jenn Tucci, Healthcare Management Administrators

11:30 am – Noon

Exhibit break

Noon – 12:45 pm

Networking lunch

12:45 – 1 pm


1 – 2 pm
Concurrent sessions

Using social media in wellness
Melody Madlem, Central Washington University

Wellness legal update
Kiran Griffith, Perkins Coie

Standing up to a sitting culture
Betsey Banker, Ergotron

Psychologically healthy workplaces
Jennifer Martin, Conscious Capitalism Seattle & American Psychological Association

2 – 2:15 pm


2:15 – 3:15 pm
Concurrent sessions

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

Idea-a-minute: 60 take-home activity ideas
Kris Haugen, MPH, Minnesota Dept. of Health and Doug Spohn, Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries

Using science, technology, design & marketing to dethrone obesity
Acap health

Panel discussion: the northwest’s best places to work
Moderator: Jenn Tucci, Healthcare Management Administrators