Upcoming Wellness Events

Join us at our upcoming events.
Apr
11
Sat
Easter Egg 5K & Adult Egg Hunt: Brought to you by Fun Races @ Military Park
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am

Easter Egg 5k run/walk returns to Historic Military Park for its 7th year! What else? An Egg Hunt for everyone, kids and adults!  Why should kids have all of the fun?  After we finish the 5K, we will look for some Easter Eggs (some Easter Eggs have raffle tickets for prizes)

Apr
27
Mon
Indiana Workforce Recovery Virtual Employer Convening (formerly Northwest Indianapolis)
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

The first priority for us at the Wellness Council and the Indiana Chamber is the safety of our employees, members and investors. As we adjust to the impact of COVID-19 and look to our upcoming Indiana Workforce Recovery programs, we have decided to conduct this April 27 Employer Opioid Strategy Session virtually using Zoom.

Please note that we have combined the April 7 Downtown Indianapolis and April 8 Wayne County Employer Opioid Strategy Sessions into one virtual meeting on April 7. Registrants for the April 8 event may attend any of the strategy sessions that have been moved to a virtual format.

This virtual April 27 event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET and will feature the same sessions listed on the original event agenda except for naloxone training.

How to join this virtual meeting:

The Zoom meeting ID for this event is: 898 054 356

 Zoom Information:
A slide presentation will accompany each session as our speakers present. Attendees may join the virtual Zoom event via computer or the Zoom app to view the presentation. Audio for the event is available via computer or via phone. Attendees that plan to join by computer may use either computer or phone audio. Attendees will not need to join the event using video/webcam technology.

Virtual Event Agenda (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET)

I. Opening Speakers

II. Prevent, Assist, Retain – Mike Thibideau, Director, Indiana Workforce Recovery

III. Legal Guidance on Developing A Drug-Free Workplace – Ryan Poor, Partner, Ice Miller LLP

IV. Innovation at Work Panel Discussion – Moderated by Mike Thibideau, Panelists from Belden and Centerstone

V. Conclude


Data shows that the workplace is the most powerful and effective environment for directing individuals to assistance, and every business has a desire to retain and assist valuable talent. With over 200,000 Hoosiers suffering from substance use disorder currently employed and over 800,000 Hoosiers struggling with illicit drug use, employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce.

This is a continuation of the popular event series from 2019, which saw over 600 business participants attend events around the state, 95% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization, and ranked the program at a 4.5 out of five in overall quality.

The knowledge, experience and resources gained in this session will help employers address the full spectrum of substance misuse issues from recreational marijuana or alcohol abuse to severe opioid use disorder.

As a participant in this event series you will receive:

  • Strategies for intervention, assistance and retention
  • Legal guidance for navigating regulations including: ADA, FMLA, and Indiana Substance Use Treatment Law
  • Best practices for effective partnership with regional treatment and recovery supports
  • Real life examples of success and empathy exercises
  • Complimentary prescription disposal kits for your workplace (up to 600)
  • Resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

 

If you any questions about the event please contact Erin Klaus-Morse at [email protected] or (317) 919-6462.

 

The Wellness Council of Indiana and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s top priority is the safety of its employees, members, investors and other partners/guests. We continue to monitor the impacts of the coronavirus, using the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Indiana State Department of Health in regard to any potential changes in workplace procedures or events/programs. There is a large volume of information being circulated about the coronavirus from a wide variety of sources. We encourage all organizations to use the guidance from these government agencies as the trusted resource for individual business decisions.

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

ISDH: https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htm

May
15
Fri
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Warrick County @ Deaconess Gateway Pavilion Conference Room
May 15 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Data shows that the workplace is the most powerful and effective environment for directing individuals to assistance, and every business has a desire to retain and assist valuable talent. With over 200,000 Hoosiers suffering from substance use disorder currently employed and over 800,000 Hoosiers struggling with illicit drug use, employers must be equipped to manage the impact substance misuse has on their present and potential talent.

On May 15, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Newburgh, Warrick County, Indiana. This event will provide employers with a base level of technical knowledge and resources to manage the immediate impact of substance misuse on their current and future workforce.

This is a continuation of the popular event series from 2019, which saw over 600 business participants attend events around the state, 95% of whom would recommend this program to another colleague/employee at their organization, and ranked the program at a 4.5 out of five in overall quality.

The knowledge, experience and resources gained in this session will help employers address the full spectrum of substance misuse issues from recreational marijuana or alcohol abuse to severe opioid use disorder.

As a participant in this event series you will receive:

  • Strategies for intervention, assistance, and retention
  • Legal guidance for navigating regulations including: ADA, FMLA, and Indiana Substance Use Treatment Law
  • Best practice for effective partnership with regional treatment and recovery supports
  • Real life examples of success and empathy exercises
  • Complimentary prescription disposal kits for your workplace (up to 600)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

This event runs from 8:00am-2:00pm CT, with optional naloxone training from 1:00pm-2:00pm. They are free of charge for employers and space is not limited, so participants may elect to come for all or part of the day. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to learn about participating as an free exhibitor, or have any questions about the event please contact Erin Klaus-Morse, Project Coordinator, at [email protected] or (317) 919-6462.

Agenda
  • Registration and refreshments
8:00am
  • Opening speaker(s)
    • Local leader(s) to discuss impact of addiction
8:30am
  • Prevent, Assist, Retain
    • Mike Thibideau, Director, Indiana Workforce Recovery
9:00am
  • Legal guidance on developing a drug free workplace
    • Amy Adolay, Partner, Krieg DeVault
10:00am
  • Lunch break
11:15am
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Tony Toomer, MBA, MSW, Opioid Treatment Program Manager, Indiana Family & Social Services Administration
12:00pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
1:00pm

 

The Wellness Council of Indiana and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s top priority is the safety of its employees, members, investors and other partners/guests. We continue to monitor the impacts of the coronavirus, using the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Indiana State Department of Health in regard to any potential changes in workplace procedures or events/programs. There is a large volume of information being circulated about the coronavirus from a wide variety of sources. We encourage all organizations to use the guidance from these government agencies as the trusted resource for individual business decisions.

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

ISDH: https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htm

Jun
17
Wed
Marijuana and the Workplace Training – June 17, 2020 @ Vincennes University Aviation Technology Center - Room 1093
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Michigan and Illinois recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana. This patchwork of laws, coupled with federal law that still criminalizes marijuana, leaves many employers wondering what they can prohibit and test for in the workplace. The enactment of marijuana laws is only one of the many recent developments impacting employers’ drug and alcohol policies. For example, the opioid crisis, low unemployment, recent OSHA rules, and the EEOC’s targeting of common policy provisions, all impact employers’ drug and alcohol policies.

On June 17, the day before the Indiana Opioid Summit, there will be a Marijuana and the Workplace training in Indianapolis. This timely event is presented in partnership with Gibson and Barnes & Thornburg LLP. As an attendee, you will hear perspectives from safety compliance, human resources professionals and an employment law attorney on:

  • how to manage the evolving risks related to your drug and alcohol policies;
  • how state laws legalizing recreational or medical marijuana impact your policies and practices;
  • the process of developing practical policies and practices to address these issues and;
  • different state laws that have legalized marijuana, focusing on Midwest states.

Indiana Opioid Summit attendees are eligible for a discounted registration cost for this event.

This event runs from 9:30am-2:00pm with registration and networking from 9:30am-10:00am. Lunch is included with the cost of registration.

Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot!

If you would like to learn more or have questions about the event please contact Erin Klaus-Morse, Project Coordinator, at [email protected] or (317) 919-6462.

 

Directions and building map:

Click here for directions to the venue.

Click here for a building map and room location.

 

 

Jul
11
Sat
Christmas in July Half-Marathon, 5K: Brought to you by Fun Races @ White River State Park
Jul 11 @ 7:00 am

How about some Christmas Spirit this summer? Join many festive runners as we hit the streets of Indianapolis for a super-fun Half Marathon and 5K! Hit the paths of White River State Park for a super-fun and festive course with the start and finish at the Washington Street bridge. The Half Marathon route is about 60% shaded for an awesome 13.1 miles in July.

Sep
10
Thu
2020 Indiana Wellness Summit @ The Westin Indianapolis
Sep 10 – Sep 11 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 fantastic 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.

Sep
16
Wed
Indiana Employer Opioid Summit @ Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center
Sep 16 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

About the Indiana Opioid Summit

Presented by RALI (Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative), the Indiana Opioid Summit is focused on engaging the business community in education and discussion on the issue of workplace substance misuse. Attendees at the June 18 event (presented by the Wellness Council of Indiana in partnership with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce) will learn cutting-edge strategies for retaining workers, see examples of innovation from other Indiana business leaders and build connections between employers and the treatment and recovery communities.

Hear from keynote speaker Former NFL Quarterback Ryan Leaf!

Other speakers will include:

    • Doug Huntsinger, Executive Director of Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement

    • Dr. Fred Cate, Indiana University Grand Challenges

    • Lisa Day, Wellness Council of Indiana

    • Susan Day, Indiana University Health

    • Betsy Delgado, Goodwill Industries

    • Claire Fiddian-Green, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

    • Brandon George, Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition

    • Rachel Halleck, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

    • Steve McCaffrey, Mental Health America of Indiana

    • Darrell Mitchell, Aspire Indiana/Progress House

    • Dan Peterson, Cook Group, Inc.

    • Jennifer Pferrer, Wellness Council of Indiana

    • Kent Stroud, Decatur Plastics

    • Emily Wilson, RALI (Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative)

    • And more!

CLICK HERE FOR OPIOID SUMMIT SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

 

Keynote speaker Ryan Leaf to share his road to recovery:

 

ryanleafRyan Leaf was one of the most notable college football players of his time, finishing in the top three of the Heisman Trophy voting in 1997. The next year, he was selected second in the NFL draft behind fellow quarterback Peyton Manning. What followed in subsequent years is a remarkable fall out of the sport and a long path to eventually reclaiming his life. Leaf shares his story of dealing with mental health issues and substance abuse in order to reach the person who cannot yet imagine a better life for themselves. In addition to his speaking engagements, Leaf is now a college football analyst for ESPN.

 

Additional Event Information

The Indiana Opioid Summit will take place on September 16, 2020 at the Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center in Indianapolis. The registration cost to attend this event is:

  • $150 for government/nonprofit attendees
  • $250 for Wellness Council of Indiana and Indiana Chamber of Commerce members
  • $350 for non-members

Parking

Guest parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Corporate College and Culinary Center, as well as in the parking garage connected to the Julia Carson Learning Resource Center. Guests should not park in any spaces or lots marked “Reserved”. View campus map here.

If you have questions about the event, or would like to discuss exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mike Thibideau, Director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, at [email protected] or (317) 264-2166. 

 

Platinum Sponsors

 

 

 

Oct
21
Wed
Mental Health First Aid Employer Training @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Oct 21 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wellness Council of Indiana members receive a registration discount! Please contact Christina Stafford at [email protected] or 317-671-3990 to receive your registration discount code!
Wellness Council of Indiana Members: $180
Non-Wellness Council of Indiana Members: $275

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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Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Virtual Convening (formerly Henry County) 8:30 am
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Virtual Convening (formerly Henry County)
Apr 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
The first priority for us at the Wellness Council and the Indiana Chamber is the safety of our employees, members and investors. As we adjust to the impact of COVID-19 and look to our upcoming[...]
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Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Virtual Convening (formerly Downtown Indianapolis) 8:30 am
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Virtual Convening (formerly Downtown Indianapolis)
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
The first priority for us at the Wellness Council and the Indiana Chamber is the safety of our employees, members and investors. As we adjust to the impact of COVID-19 and look to our upcoming[...]
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Easter Egg 5K & Adult Egg Hunt: Brought to you by Fun Races 10:00 am
Easter Egg 5K & Adult Egg Hunt: Brought to you by Fun Races @ Military Park
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am
Easter Egg 5K & Adult Egg Hunt: Brought to you by Fun Races @ Military Park
Easter Egg 5k run/walk returns to Historic Military Park for its 7th year! What else? An Egg Hunt for everyone, kids and adults!  Why should kids have all of the fun?  After we finish the 5K,[...]
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Indiana Workforce Recovery Virtual Employer Convening (formerly Northwest Indianapolis) 8:30 am
Indiana Workforce Recovery Virtual Employer Convening (formerly Northwest Indianapolis)
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
The first priority for us at the Wellness Council and the Indiana Chamber is the safety of our employees, members and investors. As we adjust to the impact of COVID-19 and look to our upcoming[...]
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