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    Wellness in the Workplace - Strategies for Engagement

    Date: December 14, 2016, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    See below for prices
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    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    Wellness in the Workplace - Strategies for Engagement

    December is Mt Baker SHRM member appreciation month!

    Comprehensive wellbeing strategies and supportive workplace culture are of paramount importance to thriving organizations. There is a paradigm shift from traditional programs focused on achieving health care savings to a holistic strategy aimed at attracting and retaining great employees,  providing  great benefits, and achieving organizational goals in a competitive market. In this session, we will explore these new strategies and learn how to achieve value on your investment and optimal engagement.

    When employees are engaged in their workplace initiatives, research shows they’re more satisfied, healthier and productive. Organizations who are successful have employees that are three and a half times more likely to significantly outperform their industry peers. A long term strategy that includes the right mix of programming along with an effective engagement strategy serve to help build trust, promotes mutual understanding, and enables employees to contribute toward organizational success.

    Learning Objectives

    Establishing a holistic culture of health and effective communication will enrich your company in a multitude of ways. In this session, participants will learn:

    • Paradigm shift to value on investment and learn what metrics matter to organizations in today’s competitive environment
    • Understand the landscape of programs and interventions that address the whole employee
    • Discuss key components of an effective engagement strategy that includes communication

    About the Presenter:  Jennifer Spence, Health & Productivity Consultant at Alliant Employee Benefits

    Jennifer Spence joined Alliant in 2014 with over two decades of experience helping employers improve the health of their workforce. Her career spans the health and wellness industry from fitness center management and wellness program coordination to health and productivity strategy including program implementation, vendor selection, development to marketing, engagement and health care strategy and health and productivity consulting.

    As Health & Productivity Consultant, Jennifer oversees wellness strategies, manages vendor relationships and develops effective strategies and processes to implement programs and services.  She works directly with Account Management teams to support each client’s health and productivity requests. Jennifer’s strength is listening to the need of the client and providing the support that matches their goals and objectives. She is committed to making a difference in how people live every day. To that end, she thrives on finding solutions that create meaningful and sustainable health and productivity programs that make a positive impact.

    Please register by 5:00pm, December 12th

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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We offer the option to pre-pay, using Eventbrite.  You will not be charged anything additional to pre-pay using your credit card - just click on the link on the registration confirmation page (after you register) and you will go to the payment pay on Eventbrite.

    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

            *Mt. Baker SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is pending approval for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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    *This program is pending approval for 1 General HRCI credit

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

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