GLOBAL WORKPLACE WELLNESS SUMMIT 2023 AGENDA

THURSDAY 

NOV 2 , 2023

7:30 am

Exhibitors’ Setup



8:00 am

Breakfast/Networking - Sponsorship showcase

8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

  • Prayer - Pastor Ricardo Mena
  • Acknowledgements
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Opening Remarks - Joyce Odidison, MA. MCC. CTDP, Host of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit

9:30 am

Opening Keynote

Dr. Daniel Saugh

What Does Wellbeing Got to Do With Good Mental Health?

Come and explore the importance of well-being in every aspect of our lives to attain good mental and overall health. Well-being includes fostering vibrant relationships, marriages, finances, and incorporates the whole person including mental, physical, social, and spiritual dimensions. Come and explore the interconnected and interdependent nature of the dimensions of well-being. Gain tips on how to experience lifelong well-being, optimal health, and happiness so you can thrive, not just survive? The journey to well-being and optimal health and happiness starts here.

10:30 am

Energy Break

Breakout Sessions

10:45 am

Speaker: Joyce Odidison                                              

 Location: Main Hall

Well-Being Intelligence Competencies for the Future of Work

Strategies to develop a culture of wellness and human capacity to thrive in a digitalized world of work.


Humans have untapped intelligence essential for well-being and high performance that must be tapped into to thrive in the digital age. Learn how to integrate well-being intelligence competencies into all workplace functions to win the war on disengagement and mental illness.

· Explore the well-being intelligence curriculum
· Understand the well-being research findings
· Get well-being intelligence strategies to increase engagement with your wellness initiatives

Speaker: Cameron                                      

 Location: Rm 1

Strategies to Understand and Effectively Approaching Mental Health in the Workplace

Even before the pandemic, we saw increasing numbers of people experiencing mental health issues in the workplace. This session will explore the generational and social impacts on mental health at work.

Speaker: Ian Mighty                      

 Location: Rm 2

Holistic Education for the Future Employees

Learn a framework for holistic education that builds the minds, skills, values, purpose, and vision in education that can transform future employees. Gain insight into the benefits of holistic education that promotes total well-being as a foundation for a successful life and career.

11:00 am

Sponsorship Showcase

12:00 pm

Lunch

Concurrent Sessions

1:00 pm

Speaker: Julie Anderson                      

 Location: Main Hall

Neuroleadership: Unleashing the Power of the Brain

Unlock the power of your leadership potential by embracing the fascinating world of neuroscience and neuropsychology. In this thought-provoking presentation, Brain Lady Julie reveals ground-breaking insights that will revolutionize your approach to leadership.

Speaker: Si Liew            

 Location: Rm 1

Managing Fatigue at Work

Learn how stress affects the human body and how resetting the nervous system is one of the first steps in recovery from illness and chronic fatigue.

Speaker: Lisa Hammett


Mental Fitness: STOP Stress & Negative Emotions in the Workplace with Mental Fitness

2:00 pm

Fireside Chat with the Experts

Lisa Hammett, Si Liew, Julie Anderson, Joyce Odidison


This fireside chat will explore the challenges of staying well in the most volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) time and the need for inclusive wellness at work.

2:50 pm

Energy Break

Concurrent Sessions

3:00 pm

Plenary Session – Sylvia Marusyk

4:00 pm

Networking and sponsor giveaways

4:30 pm

Adjourn

GLOBAL WORKPLACE WELLNESS SUMMIT 2023 AGENDA

FRIDAY

NOV 3 , 2023

7:30 am

Exhibitors’ Setup



8:00 am

Breakfast/Networking - Sponsorship showcase

8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

  • Prayer
  • Acknowledgements

9:00 am

Opening Keynote: Stéphane Grenier

Leveraging the World’s Largest Untapped Mental Health Resource: People

In today’s modern workplace, mental health problems have become the leading cause of disability claims, accounting for 70% of workplace disability management costs in Canada. Stéphane knows firsthand the toll mental health problems can take on individuals and workplaces.

10:00 am

Energy Break

Concurrent Sessions

10:15 am

Ray Fankhauser                                             

 Location: Main Hall

Disaster Proofing Your Organization

The emotional turmoil, stress and uncertainties of global warming will continue to be a reality for workplaces everywhere. It is not a matter of if but of when a disaster occurs and how prepared you are to respond and support your employees with life-saving resources and the emotional and mental support needed long after it is no longer newsworthy. Get tips and stories on how to cope and rally around your employees in their time of need. Learn how ADRA Canada can help.

Speaker: Gurpreet Kaur

 Location: Rm 1

Depression: Understanding the Nature of Depression

Corporations pay a high price for disengaged employees due to psychological illnesses like depression. This session will shed light on the obvious but, more importantly, subtle signs of depression. More awareness about the subtle signs of depression and self-assessment tools will equip the attendees with the necessary education to be aware of this psychological disorder.

Speaker: Ricardo Mena                  

 Location: Rm 2

Spiritual Well-being as Wisdom

Come and explore the wisdom of Proverbs by the wisest man who ever lived. Learn tips and strategies you can apply to manage your self-esteem, emotional balance, and mental health.

11:20 am

Roundtable Sessions

Speakers: Ben Akoh, Joyce Odidison & Gurpreet Kaur

 Location: Main Hall

This powerful roundtable session will explore the link between EDI and well-being at work. How to advance EDI through well-being at work.

12:15 pm

Lunch

Concurrent Sessions

1:00 pm

Speaker: David Stewart

 Location: Rm 1

Engaging Employees in Workplace Wellness

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are Workers Helping Workers…
ERGs can help to identify, address, and support concerns – and enhance outcomes in the workplace. ERGs are demonstrating beneficial outcomes for the employees involved. Workers are helping Workers – supporting and encouraging their peers. In this breakout session, we will look at ERGs.

Speakers: Joyce Odidison and Sylvia Marusyk

 Location: Rm 2

Tips and Techniques for Stress Management

Are you looking for new ideas to address the stresses and challenges in your work, career, or life? Join this live coaching session and brainstorm tips and strategies to fill your stress management toolbox.

2:00 pm

Ask the Experts

Stephane Grenier, David Stewart, Gurpreet Kaur, Tara Maniar


Ask the Experts: Roundtable Sessions – Mental Health Impact of Covid-19

This powerful roundtable session will explore some evident and hidden impacts of COVID-19 on mental and emotional health and some easy solutions.

3:00 pm

Plenary Session - Big Daddy Tazz

4:00 pm

Wellness Celebration

Join us to celebrate your wellness and explore opportunities to collaborate and partner to promote mental health and well-being in your workplace.

4:30 pm

Adjourn