Upcoming Wellness Events

Join us at our upcoming events.
Jan
15
Tue
Webinar – Indiana Healthy Communities: An Inside Look
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Madie Newman, coordinator for the Wellness Council’s Indiana Healthy Community (IHC) initiative, will give insights to what the program is, how your community can get involved and what communities around the state are doing to improve their community health and well-being ranks.

Learn more about Indiana Healthy Communities here.

Madie Newman joined the Wellness Council team as the Indiana Healthy Communities program coordinator. In this role, she assists groups across Indiana in improving outcomes to create more livable and economically viable communities. She has years of experience working with businesses and community groups to align goals and improve community outcomes.

Madie earned her bachelor’s degree in public health from Indiana University and her master’s degree in environmental and occupational health from CU on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Jan
22
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – 5 Star AchieveWELL Showcase featuring Unified Group Services @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Wellness Council members can learn from AchieveWELL 5 Star organizations in this Wellness Council of Indiana member-only webinar series. Wellness champions will share their successes and tell their story. Learn best practices and how you can improve employee health and well-being in your organization.

The 5 Star level of AchieveWELL recognizes elite organizations in Indiana that have made employee well-being a priority in the workplace. These organizations have experienced noteworthy growth in the evolution of their wellness initiative and embrace it as part of the business strategy.

5 Star Company: Unified Group Services (Anderson)

Presenter: Terri Vetor
Jan
29
Tue
Indiana Workforce Recovery – Terre Haute’s Employer Opioid Strategy @ Ivy Tech Terre Haute
Jan 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On [insert date], 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in [insert city], Indiana to provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and community connection resources regarding workplace substance misuse.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 2-3pm. They will be free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at mthibideau@indianachamber.com or (317) 264-2166.

Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – Understanding Employer Clinics – What’s Right for Your Organization?
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learning Objectives

  • Various models of employer clinics, including on-site and near-site
  • How to select a clinic type right for your organization
  • How to measure success of your clinic

About the Speaker

Lisa Gish, RN, MHALisa Gish, RN, MHA oversees and is responsible for the quality of all Tri State Community Clinics. Prior to joining Tri State Community Clinics, she was Executive Director of Tri-State Business Group on Health (TSBGH). Her consulting and management experience includes employee medical and pharmacy benefit design, wellness programs, group purchasing, health care policy and strategy, data analysis, and pharmacy benefit program development.

Feb
5
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – Financial Well-Being @ Zoom
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

About the Speaker

Image result for todd shickelTodd serves as VP of Business Development for Elements Financial, a $1.3 billion+ credit union, previously known as Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union. Currently, Elements has over 100 member companies including Eli Lilly and Company, its largest employee group. Todd possesses 25 years of experience in financial services. He has also completed nationally recognized sales training programs and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Wellness Council of Indiana.

Feb
8
Fri
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 or info@wellnessindiana.org to register.

Feb
12
Tue
Indiana Workforce Recovery – Fort Wayne’s Employer Opioid Strategy @ Ivy Tech Public Safety Academy
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On February 12, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in Fort Wayne, Indiana to provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and community connection resources regarding workplace substance misuse.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 2-3pm. They will be free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at mthibideau@indianachamber.com or (317) 264-2166.

Well-Being Workshop: Designing the Employee Experience through Leadership and Engagement @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

About

Join the Wellness Council of Indiana for a new workshop series. Kristen Campbell, CHC from Apex Benefits will present on how to utilize well-being to design an employee experience through leadership and engagement. Learn best practices and how to improve your own wellness efforts. Networking lunch will be included.

Agenda
10:30 a.m.   Registration
11:00 a.m.   Welcome, introductions and Training Material
12:00 p.m.   Networking Lunch
12:30 p.m.   Training Material
2:00 p.m.     Adjourn

More about Kristen Campbell

As a Population Health Specialist, Kristen develops relationships with clients in an effort to better understand their culture, opportunities for growth and passions/pains both personally and professionally. Through the use of data analytics, environmental analyses, and organizational feedback, she is able to develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive wellness programs that drive engagement and attract/retain top talent for her clients.

Feb
13
Wed
Indiana Workforce Recovery – Lafayette’s Employer Opioid Strategy @ Ivy Tech Lafayette, Ivy Hall, Rooms 1106 & 1112
Feb 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

With employed Hoosiers making up 58% to 70% of individuals with substance use disorder and 41% of individuals accessing publicly-funded treatment options in the state, Hoosier employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

In February 2018, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a strategic partnership with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host a kickoff event for efforts in Lafayette, Indiana to provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and community connection resources regarding workplace substance misuse.

Topics covered will include: science of substance use disorder, stories of recovery, legal guidance on drug-free workplace policies, how to detect use among employees, optional naloxone training and connection to local treatment and recovery efforts.

These events run from 8-2pm, with optional naloxone training from 2-3pm. They will be free of charge for employers. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an exhibitor, or have any questions about the event contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at mthibideau@indianachamber.com or (317) 264-2166.

Feb
14
Thu
Webinar – American Heart Association: Workplace Health Solutions @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

In this webinar, we will hear from the American Heart Association and how building a healthy workplace and encouraging a healthy workforce can create a self-reinforcing environment that can lead to increased productivity, less absenteeism, and health-spend savings for employees and employers.

Feb
19
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – 5 Star AchieveWELL Showcase featuring Covance @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Learn from AchieveWELL 5 Star organizations in this Wellness Council of Indiana member-only webinar series. Wellness champions will share their successes and tell their story. Learn best practices and how you can improve employee health and well-being in your organization.

The 5 Star level of AchieveWELL recognizes elite organizations in Indiana that have made employee well-being a priority in the workplace. These organizations have experienced noteworthy growth in the evolution of their wellness initiative and embrace it as part of the business strategy.

5 Star Company: Covance (Indianapolis)
Presenter: Elise Wagner

 

Mar
6
Wed
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – 5 Star AchieveWELL Showcase featuring Kimball International @ Zoom Webinar
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Learn from AchieveWELL 5 Star organizations in this Wellness Council of Indiana member-only webinar series. Wellness champions will share their successes and tell their story. Learn best practices and how you can improve employee health and well-being in your organization.

The 5 Star level of AchieveWELL recognizes elite organizations in Indiana that have made employee well-being a priority in the workplace. These organizations have experienced noteworthy growth in the evolution of their wellness initiative and embrace it as part of the business strategy.

5 Star Company: Kimball International (Jasper)

Presenter: Lisa Day

 

Mar
7
Thu
IdeaShare – Employee Well-Being in K-12 Schools @ Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation - Administration Building Terrace Room
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

IdeaShare: This interactive and informal roundtable discussion aims to bring together wellness professionals, business leaders and community members to share ideas, challenges and best practices on worksite wellness topics.

Discussion Prompt: Best practices for incorporating wellness for staff in schools

8:30am Registration
9:00am Welcome and introductions
9:30am Idea sharing and guided discussion
10:30pm Adjourn

The IdeaShare series is always free for Wellness Council of Indiana members to attend. Non-members can attend two IdeaShare sessions free of charge. Click here for information about becoming a member of the Wellness Council.

Event Location: Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation’s vision is to demonstrate “a community commitment to deeper learning for one…and all.” Learn more here.

Mar
20
Wed
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training – Higher Education @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Mar 20 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

COURSE DETAILS
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

About the Higher Education Training:
College students experience stressors and some mental health issues which are more common in their population than the general population. This course was designed for people who work with college students, college students, and the people who care about them. Performance anxiety, difficulty adapting to a new environment, first time adult responsibilities, and extreme peer pressure are often catalysts to mental health challenges experienced by college students. In addition, college students are right on that edge of experiencing mental illness through the cross-over experiences between childhood and adulthood and may manifest mental health in either or both ways. Suicide rates are high among college students. We work to show you where you can help by using the ALGEE action plan to assist in making student adjustment more manageable.

Apr
12
Fri
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 or info@wellnessindiana.org to register.

Apr
16
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – “Stop Telling Me What to Do … The Truth About Incentives and Motivation” @ Zoom Webinar
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It’s human nature to crave autonomy. Parents of toddlers will readily attest to this fact—their little ones want to do EVERYTHING by themselves and will defy their parents’ requests. No one, no matter their age, no one likes to be told what to do. This truth applies to health and well-being. It explains why many employers experience less than stellar results with workplace wellness programs.

In this session, attendees will learn what the new sciences tell us about motivation and employee engagement. You’ll find out why traditional wellness efforts may not produce the results once promised. We will discuss what behaviors an employer should stop and start doing to engage their employees. Lastly, we will address the critical questions we should all be asking about organizational and employee well-being.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what the new sciences tell us about motivation
  • Distinguish between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and the effect of incentives
  • Learn what you can do instead to increase employee engagement

About the Speaker

Nicole FallowfieldNicole is a principal and Director of Health Risk Management at Gibson. She is responsible for designing and overseeing health and well- being strategies for Gibson’s clients. She is a Certified Wellness Practitioner, Certified Intrinsic Coach, a licensed Thriving Workplace Culture Consultant™, and is the only health and wellness professional in Indiana and Michigan to be certified by the Care Innovations Validation Institute. The Validation Institute Certification indicates an understanding of population health metrics and an ability to assess the validity of reports and claims made by the healthcare and wellness industries.

May
2
Thu
IdeaShare – Fort Wayne @ Hylant
May 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

IdeaShare: This interactive and informal roundtable discussion aims to bring together wellness professionals, business leaders and community members to share ideas, challenges and best practices on worksite wellness topics.

Discussion Prompt: TBD

2:00am Registration
2:30am Welcome and introductions
3:00am Idea sharing and guided discussion
4:00pm Adjourn

The IdeaShare series is always free for Wellness Council of Indiana members to attend. Non-members can attend two IdeaShare sessions free of charge. Click here for information about becoming a member of the Wellness Council.

About the sponsor:

Since the founding of our family-owned business over 80 years ago, we made a promise to make you our top priority. To deliver on that promise, we remind ourselves daily to be here when you need us, to come to you with things that matter to you, and to go above and beyond to protect you and the things you care about most. We’re more than an insurance brokerage firm. And you’re more than a client, employee and neighbor. You’re family. And that’s just the way we treat you.

May
21
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – Telehealth: What is it? Why Should Employers Utilize and Promote it? @ Zoom Webinar
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Learning Objectives

  • What is telehealth?
  • Why should employers utilize it?
  • How does an employer promote and encourage telehealth use?

About the Speaker

Kevin Friend drives enrollment and utliization for Anthem’s LiveHealth Online. This internet-based communication tool allows patients to connect with doctors in a private, secure, and easy to use manner.

Jun
18
Tue
IdeaShare – Indianapolis @ FirstPerson Advisors
Jun 18 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

IdeaShare: This interactive and informal roundtable discussion aims to bring together wellness professionals, business leaders and community members to share ideas, challenges and best practices on worksite wellness topics.

Discussion Prompt: TBD

8:00am Registration
8:30am Welcome and introductions
9:00am Idea sharing and guided discussion
10:00pm Adjourn

The IdeaShare series is always free for Wellness Council of Indiana members to attend. Non-members can attend two IdeaShare sessions free of charge. Click here for information about becoming a member of the Wellness Council.

About the sponsor:

FirstPerson is a benefits and compensation advisory firm with decades of experience helping clients navigate the changing workforce. We believe a strong partnership begins with discovering and understanding an organization’s unique challenges. Learn more

Jul
12
Fri
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 or info@wellnessindiana.org to register.

Jul
23
Tue
Wellness Council Member-Only Webinar – Why Dental Care Should be Included in Employer Wellness Programs @ Zoom Webinar
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dr. Jeff Johnston of Delta Dental will discuss why it’s important that dental care be included in employer wellness programs, how dental care affects overall well-being, or the cost of poor dental health to employers. He will also discussing the lack of adequate Medicaid coverage and the need to purchase private insurance or allow private insurance to manage CMS programs.

Sep
17
Tue
2019 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit, JW Marriott Indianapolis @ JW Marriott Indianapolis
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day

The annual Indiana Health and Wellness Summit is the largest gathering of wellness professionals in Indiana. Presented by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana, attendees learn the latest strategies to build a healthier workplace and a healthier community. The Summit features more than 40 breakout sessions over two days on cutting edge topics, workplace wellness case studies and peer to peer networking. Nationally renowned keynote speakers inspire dialogue and personal development.

Oct
11
Fri
Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership @ Anthem
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indianaiwwp Workplace Wellness Partnership (IWWP) provides a quarterly forum for Indiana employers to share information and ideas on improving employee health and well being. Participating employers come from all parts of the state and constitute a broad spectrum of business sizes and types. Indiana state government and many of our colleges and universities are involved.

The IWWP is a great forum to understand what is working and what roadblocks are causing stagnation. Hear from CEO’s, experts and fellow practitioners about the issues facing wellness at work and potential solutions.  Whether you are just getting started or have developed a high-level wellness initiative at work, the IWWP is a great place to ask questions and offer your own solutions to making Indiana a healthier and more attractive state to locate and grow your business.

IWWP meetings are free to attend and include a healthy lunch.

Contact the Wellness Council of Indiana at (317) 264-2165 or info@wellnessindiana.org to register.

Oct
23
Wed
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

VIEW PROGRAM SYLLABUS

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

COURSE DETAILS
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen non-judgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies

Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. All trainees receive a program manual to compliment the course material.

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St. Nikolaus Lauf 5K/5 Miler @ The Athenaeum
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am
St. Nikolaus Lauf 5K/5 Miler @ The Athenaeum | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
10th Annual St. Nikolaus 5K/5 Mile Lauf (Run/Walk) that benefits Riley Hospital for Children, Girls on the Run Program, and the Athenaeum. The race will feature live commentary and play by play finishing. Included will[...]
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Webinar: Indiana Workforce Recovery and Addressing Opioid Misuse in the Workplace 2:00 pm
Webinar: Indiana Workforce Recovery and Addressing Opioid Misuse in the Workplace @ Zoom Webinar
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mike Thibideau, director of the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative (IWR), will introduce himself, the goals of IWR and the actions employers can take today to address opioid misuse in the workplace. In February 2018, the[...]
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