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2018 Annual Worksite Wellness Conference

"10 Years of Wellness Anniversary"

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council and title sponsor, Florida Blue, were honored to host the 10th Annual Worksite Wellness Conference and Healthiest Companies Luncheon on April 25th, 2018 at the University of North Florida. 

The health of our local organizations and their employees makes a huge impact on the First Coast community's ability to grow and thrive. Our goals with this conference are:

  • Attendees will leave feeling empowered to make lasting change in the lives of their families, workplace and community
  • Empower organizations of all sizes to create a healthier environment for their employees and promote a culture of health and well-being
  • Present evidence-based programs that improve employee health and productivity
  • Educate wellness professionals on industry trends and best practices to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of their wellness program

10th Annual Worksite Wellness Conference

Keynote Speakers

Morning Keynote: "The Seven: A Guide to Creating Amazing Experiences that Transform People"

Presenter: Brian Passon 

Description: Brian will reveal 7 aspirations to adopt to help you create amazing experiences in the workplace. We now live in an experience based economy and we need our workplaces to embrace the experience-based concepts in order to connect their people to the organization. This session also explores ways to help practitioners understand what constitutes a great experience and how to leverage experiences to help transform people into better versions of themselves.

After the keynote we will take some time to make practical applications and create more transformative experiences. This will give the audience to time to apply what they heard and also interact with other attendees in a shared learning format.

Brian takes great joy in being constructively disruptive and helping people and organizations think and act in ways that facilitate their success and see what really is possible. Brian speaks and consults with people and organizations to inspire more meaningful, strategic and joyful employee experiences. He believes that to change the culture of a workplace we must be focused on long-term objectives and that are supported with the right infusion of strategy, science, creativity, and “Edutainment”. Along with being the cofounder and facilitator of Wellness Underground, Brian has also started and led several networking groups across the U.S. around employee health & productivity and facilitated the technology start up, Quantified Habits.

Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in the Psychology of Sport and Exercise from Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon and a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is a Certified Personal Trainer by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, has served as an adjunct faculty member for Elms College, and has extensive experience working with the Y.M.C.A and Boys & Girls Clubs where he focused his efforts on helping children develop an enjoyment of physical activity throughout their lives. When he is not trying to improve the culture, community leadership, experience and productivity of an organization, you can find him teaching his children about the finer points of woodworking and DIYing a Victorian house while making a carrot cake from scratch at the same time. Originally from Oregon, Brian calls Windsor, Connecticut home, with his wife and three daughters.

Afternoon Keynote: "Linking Wellness to Bottom Line Business Value"

Presenter: Dr. Jessica Grossmeier

Description: Leadership support is essential for sustainable, effective wellness programs but it can be challenging to translate the evidence on wellness outcomes into a value story that is meaningful to a wide range of stakeholders. This presentation will summarize the robust evidence base supporting the value proposition for wellness, share recent research on why leaders invest in wellness, and provide a framework for designing a best practice approach to workplace wellness, demonstrated to yield results. 

Dr. Jessica Grossmeier is a workplace health promotion thought leader with 25 years of experience advancing individual and population health. Serving the industry for the past 15 years as an outcomes researcher, she has executed numerous studies on the health and financial outcomes of health promotion programs sponsored by large, national employers and presented at numerous national industry conferences.

As Vice President, Research at HERO, Jessica oversees the direction and execution of the HERO research agenda. This includes providing research expertise and consultation to HERO study committees, serving as HERO's research liaison to external contractors and study collaborators, and serving as Principal Investigator for HERO-sponsored research studies.

Prior to joining HERO, Jessica served a variety of research roles which included oversight of research on best practices and outcomes associated with workplace health and well-being programs. She also has served in academic research and teaching roles at the University of Minnesota and the University of Phoenix and is currently Co-Editor of The Art of Health Promotion, the practitioner section of the American Journal of Health Promotion.

2018 Healthiest Companies Luncheon 

Emcee - Shannon Miller 

Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast in American History with 7 Olympic medals, Author of It's Not About Perfect: Competing for my Country and Fighting for my Life, Founder - Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women

Healthiest Companies Recognition- 

Is your organization making noteworthy strides to improve the health and well-being of your employees? The FCWWC encourages our members to apply and showcase their healthy workplace program and wellness initiatives. The Healthiest Companies Award winners will be announced and plaques will be awarded during the luncheon portion of the 9th Annual Wellness Conference on April 25th. 

Frank Barker Award Recognition- 

Win $10,000 toward your worksite wellness program! The FCWWC seeks to recognize outstanding leadership in local wellness professionals for developing a culture of health and well-being within their organizations. This year's Frank Barker Award winner will be announced during the Healthiest Companies Luncheon. 

Thank you to our 2019-2020 Title Sponsor!

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