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Tuesday, March 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Employee Wellness: Farce or Untapped Potential?

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Wellness programs are popping up everywhere in Corporate America. To stem the ever-rising cost of health care, more and more companies are throwing points-based systems, incentives, and discounted weight, tobacco cessation, and fitness programs at their employees. Meanwhile, dubious employees aren’t snapping up these benefits. And employers are miffed. Should they be? Or is the problem housed in the current piecemeal approach to wellness? Explore and debate a more expansive approach to employee wellness, one where the workplace becomes a driver of health for the emotional, physical, and financial benefit of both the organization and the individual.

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Fran Melmed

Founder & Prescontext communication consulting llcFran Melmed is the founder of context, an award-winning communication and change management consulting firm that specializes in workplace wellness. She is also the creator of Hotseat, a mobile- and web-based employee wellness tool... Read More →
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Michael Samuelson

PresSamuelson Health & Wellness SolutionsOver the past 35 years --- from Boston to Brussels, London to Little Rock, Peoria to Paris and Harrisburg to Havana, Cuba --- Michael Samuelson has lectured on leadership, health promotion, patient experience, health policy, disease prevention... Read More →
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Aaron Sklar

Innovation in Workplace WellnessIDEOBicycles, breakfast cereal, a rocket headed for the moon — Aaron has explored them all in his quest to better understand the relationships between people and the world, particularly the objects they interact with. During his tenure at IDEO, he... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Marriott Courtyard, Rio Grande B

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