Upcoming Wellness Events

Join us at our upcoming events.
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 [email protected] to request the recording.

Mar
3
Tue
Indiana Workforce Recovery Employer Convening – Bartholomew County @ Columbus Learning Center, Auditorium
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 [email protected] 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 local employers
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 [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 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 [email protected] 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 local employers 
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 [email protected] 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
    • Tony Toomer, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
12:00pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Kourtnaye Sturgeon, 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 [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 LLP
10:00am
  • Lunch break
11:15am
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
    • Tony Toomer, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
12:00pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Kristina Sommers, Howard County Health Department
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 [email protected] 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
    • Tony Toomer, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
1:30pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Deidra Coleman, Marion County Health Department
2:30pm
Mar
24
Tue
Building a Second Chance – An Evidence-Based Process for Recruitment and Retention – Downtown Indianapolis @ Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

We know that good workers are hard to find and retain. An increasing dilemma has been what to do about quality employees or prospects who test positive on a drug test or alcohol assessment. This event will showcase successful strategies being implemented by Indiana businesses, and use case studies and stories to guide participants through a facilitated process of evaluation and discussion.

Meet Jim

Jim has been an employee at your company for nine years. Historically, Jim has met all the standards for his position and even exceeded some. He is a pleasure to be around and has always been a very social person. Over the last year, however, you have begun to notice some issues. Jim has been late multiple times, missed a few deadlines, no longer engages in company events and doesn’t seem to be taking care of himself like he used to. You wonder, “What is going on with Jim?” … then Jim comes into work slurring his words, falling asleep at his desk and seeming very “out of it.” You refer Jim to a drug test based on reasonable suspicion and it comes up positive; what happens now?

 Meet Jane

Jane is interviewing for a job at your company. She has the necessary industry credentials to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities and seems like she could be a great fit for your company, But Jane’s pre-employment drug test comes up positive. Would you like to know how to direct Jane to care and potentially hire and retain her?

Every individual treatment plan is unique to that person’s needs. Subject matter experts will describe how a best practice second-chance process for your business can work for those with recreational marijuana misuse, co-occurring behavioral health disorders and/or severe opioid or alcohol use disorder.

Participating employers will receive:

  • A blueprint for a best practice second-chance process, in compliance with federal and state laws
  • An understanding on how to effectively build behavioral health partnerships
  • Comparative models for second-chance systems to bring back to their business
  • Stories of success from Indiana business leaders implementing systems today
  • Key ingredients for a high-level second chance program

This event runs from 9:30am to 2:00pm, with registration from 9:30am to 10:00am. Lunch is included in the registration cost.

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

Click here for additional directions and parking information.

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 [email protected] 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
    • Tony Toomer, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
12:00pm
  • Naloxone training (optional)
    • Kourtnaye Sturgeon, 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.

 

Click here for additional directions and parking information.

 

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
    • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
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 [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 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
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 [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
    • 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)
    • Deidra Coleman, Marion County Health Department
1:00pm

 

May
4
Mon
Building a Second Chance – An Evidence-Based Process for Recruitment and Retention – Bloomington @ Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington - Lamkin Hall
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

We know that good workers are hard to find and retain. An increasing dilemma has been what to do about quality employees or prospects who test positive on a drug test or alcohol assessment. This event will showcase successful strategies being implemented by Indiana businesses, and use case studies and stories to guide participants through a facilitated process of evaluation and discussion.

Meet Jim

Jim has been an employee at your company for nine years. Historically, Jim has met all the standards for his position and even exceeded some. He is a pleasure to be around and has always been a very social person. Over the last year, however, you have begun to notice some issues. Jim has been late multiple times, missed a few deadlines, no longer engages in company events and doesn’t seem to be taking care of himself like he used to. You wonder, “What is going on with Jim?” … then Jim comes into work slurring his words, falling asleep at his desk and seeming very “out of it.” You refer Jim to a drug test based on reasonable suspicion and it comes up positive; what happens now?

 Meet Jane

Jane is interviewing for a job at your company. She has the necessary industry credentials to perform the assigned duties and responsibilities and seems like she could be a great fit for your company, But Jane’s pre-employment drug test comes up positive. Would you like to know how to direct Jane to care and potentially hire and retain her?

Every individual treatment plan is unique to that person’s needs. Subject matter experts will describe how a best practice second-chance process for your business can work for those with recreational marijuana misuse, co-occurring behavioral health disorders and/or severe opioid or alcohol use disorder.

Participating employers will receive:

  • A blueprint for a best practice second-chance process, in compliance with federal and state laws
  • An understanding on how to effectively build behavioral health partnerships
  • Comparative models for second-chance systems to bring back to their business
  • Stories of success from Indiana business leaders implementing systems today
  • Key ingredients for a high-level second chance program

This event runs from 9:30am to 2:00pm, with registration from 9:30am to 10:00am. Lunch is included in the registration cost.

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

Click here for additional directions to the event venue.

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 [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
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, 2020 Indiana Workforce Recovery and the Wellness Council of Indiana, in partnership with Gibson, will host a Marijuana and the Workplace training as a pre-conference event ahead of the June 18 Indiana Opioid Summit in Indianapolis. Join us for this timely event, where we will include perspectives from safety compliance and human resources professionals along with an employment law attorney to understand how it will impact your business.

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

Topics of discussion

• 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
• How these other recent developments impact your policies and practices
• Practical advice for policies and practices to address these issues
• Overview of state laws legalizing marijuana, focusing on Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio

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:

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Click here for a building map and room location.

 

 

Jun
18
Thu
Indiana Opioid Summit @ Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center
Jun 18 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

About the Indiana Opioid 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.