Upcoming Wellness Events

Join us at our upcoming events.
Jan
28
Tue
Member Webinar: AchieveWELL 5 Star Showcase featuring Elements Financial @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 28 @ 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: Elements Financial (Indianapolis)

Presenter: Tracy Bruner

 

Feb
8
Sat
Be My Valentine 5K Run/Walk: Brought to you by Fun Races @ The Athenaeum
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am

Grab your sweetie (or a running buddy) and join us for a fun run downtown! Start and Finish at The Athenaeum – downtown next to Mass Ave. Pancake Bar, popcorn & other snacks, hot chocolate, beer, Truly, wine or soda provided for all participants. New Pancake bar – create your own masterpiece with various syrup, fruit and toppings.

Choice of swag: Blanket, Hat or Socks!  Plus an Awesome New Finishers Medal!! And, this event benefits Riley Children’s Foundation!!

Feb
18
Tue
Building a Second Chance Policy that Works: Indiana Workforce Recovery Webinar
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Indiana Workforce Recovery (IWR) is a program of the Wellness Council of Indiana, in partnership with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

IWR provides the education, best practices and advocacy to help employers navigate workplace substance misuse, treatment, and recovery support conversations.

Topics discussed in this webinar:

• Indiana Workforce Recovery 2019 highlights
• Data showcasing impact of substance misuse on Indiana business
• Process for an evidence-based second chance process
• Best practices for retaining talent and supporting recovery
• Resources and tools for Indiana employers

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, but would like to receive the recording, please email info@wellnessindiana.org to request the recording.

Mar
3
Tue
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Bartholomew County
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 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 March 3, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Columbus, Bartholomew 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 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

This event runs from 8:30am-2:30pm, with optional naloxone training from 1:30pm-2:30pm. 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 eklausmorse@indianachamber.com or (317) 919-6462.

Agenda
  • Registration and refreshments
8:30am
  • Opening speaker(s)
    • Local leader(s) to discuss impact of addiction
9:00am
  • Prevent, Assist, Retain
    • Mike Thibideau, Director, Indiana Workforce Recovery
9:30am
  • Legal guidance on developing a drug free workplace
    • Amy Adolay, Partner, Krieg DeVault
10:30am
  • Lunch break
11:45am
  • Innovation at Work Panel Discussion
    • Moderator: Mike Thibideau
    • Panelists from Belden, Centerstone, and Decatur Plastics
12:30pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Cassidy Johnson, Indiana State Department of Health
1:30pm
Mar
5
Thu
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Rush County @ Rush Memorial Kenneth Earnest Conference Center
Mar 5 @ 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 March 5, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Rushville, Rush 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 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

This event runs from 8:00am-2:00pm, 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 eklausmorse@indianachamber.com 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 LLP
10:00am
  • Lunch break
11:15am
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Tony Toomer, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
12:00pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Cassidy Johnson, Indiana State Department of Health
1:00pm
Mar
9
Mon
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Dearborn County @ Ivy Tech Community College Riverfront Campus - Business Conference Center, 4th Floor
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 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 March 9, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn 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 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

This event runs from 8:30am-2:30pm, with optional naloxone training from 1:30pm-2:30pm. 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 eklausmorse@indianachamber.com or (317) 919-6462.

Agenda
  • Registration and refreshments
8:30am
  • Opening speaker(s)
    • Local leader(s) to discuss impact of addiction
9:00am
  • Prevent, Assist, Retain
    • Mike Thibideau, Director, Indiana Workforce Recovery
9:30am
  • Legal guidance on developing a drug free workplace
    • Amy Adolay, Partner, Krieg DeVault
10:30am
  • Lunch break
11:45am
  • Innovation at Work Panel Discussion
    • Moderator: Mike Thibideau
    • Panelists from Belden, Centerstone, and Decatur Plastics
12:30pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Cassidy Johnson, Indiana State Department of Health
1:30pm
Mar
17
Tue
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Knox County @ Vincennes University Indiana Center for Applied Technology
Mar 17 @ 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 March 17, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Vincennes, Knox 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 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

This event runs from 8:00am-2:00pm, 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 eklausmorse@indianachamber.com or (317) 919-6462.

Agenda
  • Registration and refreshments
8:00am
  • Opening speaker(s)
    • Local leader(s) to discuss impact of addiction
    • Sara Worstell, Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce
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 LLP
10:00am
  • Lunch break
11:15am
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
12:00pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Overdose Lifeline
1:00pm
Mar
18
Wed
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Kokomo/Tipton @ Kokomo-Howard County Public Library South Branch - Cardinal and Peony Room
Mar 18 @ 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 March 18, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Kokomo, 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 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

This event runs from 8:00am-2:00pm, 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 eklausmorse@indianachamber.com 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 LLP
10:00am
  • Lunch break
11:15am
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
12:00pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
1:00pm
Mar
19
Thu
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Hendricks County @ Washington Township Park Pavilion Center - Birch Room
Mar 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 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 March 19, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Avon, Hendricks 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 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

This event runs from 9:30am-3:30pm, with optional naloxone training from 2:30pm-3:30pm. 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 eklausmorse@indianachamber.com or (317) 919-6462.

Agenda
  • Registration and refreshments
9:30am
  • Opening speaker(s)
    • Local leader(s) to discuss impact of addiction
10:00am
  • Prevent, Assist, Retain
    • Mike Thibideau, Director, Indiana Workforce Recovery
10:30am
  • Legal guidance on developing a drug free workplace
    • Ryan Poor, Partner, Ice Miller
11:30am
  • Lunch break
12:45pm
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
1:30pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Deidra Coleman, Marion County Health Department
2:30pm
Apr
2
Thu
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Henry County @ Henry County REMC
Apr 2 @ 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 April 2, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in New Castle, Henry 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 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

This event runs from 8:00am-2:00pm, 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 eklausmorse@indianachamber.com or (317) 919-6462.

Agenda
  • Registration and refreshments
8:00am
  • Opening speaker(s)
    • Shaun DuFault, Executive Director, New Castle-Henry County Chamber of Commerce
8:30am
  • Prevent, Assist, Retain
    • Mike Thibideau, Director, Indiana Workforce Recovery
9:00am
  • Legal guidance on developing a drug free workplace
    • Ryan Poor, Partner, Ice Miller
10:00am
  • Lunch break
11:15am
  • Medicated Assisted Treatment
    • Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
12:00pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Overdose Lifeline
1:00pm
Apr
7
Tue
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Downtown Indianapolis @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Apr 7 @ 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 April 7, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Indianapolis, 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 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

This event runs from 8:00am-2:00pm, 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 eklausmorse@indianachamber.com 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 LLP
10:00am
  • Lunch break
11:15am
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Tony Toomer, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
12:00pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Cassidy Johnson, Indiana State Department of Health
1:00pm
Apr
8
Wed
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Wayne County @ Reid Health, Lingle Grand Hall
Apr 8 @ 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 April 8, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Richmond, Wayne 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 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

This event runs from 8:00am-2:00pm, 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 eklausmorse@indianachamber.com 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 LLP
10:00am
  • Lunch break
11:15am
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Tony Toomer, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
12:00pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Cassidy Johnson, Indiana State Department of Health
1:00pm
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
21
Tue
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Scott County (Part of Compassionate Community Conference) @ Mid-America Science Park
Apr 21 @ 7:30 am – Apr 22 @ 3:45 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 April 21-22, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host educational event sessions as part of the Compassionate Community Conference in Scottsburg. A Compassionate Community is a resilient and prosperous community where businesses and families have the greatest opportunity to thrive. When this was implemented in Scott County an amazing thing happened – nearly all the people who contracted HIV during the 2015 outbreak are virally suppressed. In just four years, the number of people in recovery has increased 1000%, new Hepatitis C cases are declining, and new HIV cases have plummeted by over 97% to just 5 in 2018. This was accomplished by building relationships and partnering with people in recovery. Business leaders understand the widespread nature of the opioid crisis and the need for well-established recovery resources in a community. Future business opportunities and expansions will be targeted in areas that have developed these resources. This conference will explore:

  • How to partner businesses with recovery services for a stronger, more resilient workforce.
  • How to become a Trauma Informed Community.
  • How to develop a strong Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC).
  • How to develop an evidence-based treatment network.

The Indiana Workforce Recovery sessions 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. These sessions are 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 these sessions 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 these sessions 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 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

Compassionate Community Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 21
Registration and Breakfast 7:30am-9:30am
General Session 9:00am-10:15am
Upper Management Session – panel moderated by Indiana Workforce Recovery 10:15am-11:30am
Breakout Sessions – 4 options available 10:30am-11:30am
Expo & Lunch 11:30am-1:30pm
Breakout Sessions – 4 options available 1:30pm-2:30pm
Closing General Session – with Brandon George, Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition 2:45pm-4:00pm
Wednesday, April 22
Registration and Breakfast 7:30am-9:30am
General Session – with Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner  9:00am-10:15am
Breakout Sessions – 4 options available 10:45am-11:45am
Lunch 10:45am-1:00pm
Breakout Sessions – 4 options available 1:15pm-2:15pm
Closing General Session – with Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, Secretary, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration 2:30pm-4:45pm
Apr
27
Mon
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Northwest Indianapolis @ William K. Nasser, MD Healthcare Education and Simulation Center, Auditorium and Lower Atrium
Apr 27 @ 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 April 27, 2020, Indiana Workforce Recovery will host another educational event in Indianapolis, 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 1,000)
  • Printed resources and links to evidence-based ongoing education and content

This event runs from 8:00am-2:00pm, 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 eklausmorse@indianachamber.com 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
    • Ryan Poor, Partner, Ice Miller
10:00am
  • Lunch break
11:15am
  • Innovation at Work Panel Discussion
    • Moderator: Mike Thibideau
    • Panelists from Belden and Centerstone
12:00pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
1:00pm

 

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 1,000)
  • 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 eklausmorse@indianachamber.com 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
Jun
18
Thu
Indiana Opioid Summit @ Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center
Jun 18 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

About the Summit

The Indiana Opioid Summit is focused on engaging the corporate community in education and discussion on the issue of workplace substance misuse. Presented by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana, attendees at the June 18 event 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.

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 re-claiming his life. Leaf chooses to share 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.

 

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.