Michigan Wellness Council Educational Workplace Wellness Event: “5 Steps to Creating a Successful Wellness Program”

Contact: Rita Patel, Director, Michigan Wellness Council rita.patel@michiganwellnesscouncil.org
Michigan Wellness Council

This program is pending 1.5 recertification credit hours toward PHR®, SPHR® and GPHR® recertification through the HR Certification Institute. 

Date: WednesdayMarch 11, 2015

8:00 am- Registration, continental breakfast and networking.
8:30 am – Meeting, featuring a presentation by Kandi Lannen, Director Wellness Services, Priority Health and Lindsey DesArmo, Health and Wellness Specialist, Grand Valley State University
10:00 am – Program adjourns

$25 advance registration; $30 registration on the day of the event
Register now and learn more by following this link

Program Details: “5 Steps to Creating a Successful Wellness Program”

Presentation Objectives: Learn key methods for setting up a successful wellness program for your business  – such as setting clear goals and objectives, understanding your corporate culture and determining ways to really move past participation programs to those that really engage your workforce.

Participants will:

  1. Understand your corporate culture and determine what will work best for your company.
  2. Determine the objective for implementing a wellness program and have clear goals to ensure success.
  3. Find out how to set clear program goals for the company, as a whole, and your employees.
  4. Learn how to establish effective communication methods and program components to engage your workforce.
  5. Discover ways to set metrics that will accurately measure success and help you continue to evolve your program

Speaker Biographies:

Kandi Lannen is a registered dietitian with 16 years of wellness, health promotion and chronic disease prevention experience.  Kandi is the director of wellness services for Priority Health, a nationally recognized health benefits company. Priority Health is the only health benefits company in Michigan to achieve NCQA accreditation for Wellness and Health Promotion. As Director of Wellness Services, Kandi provides vision and strategy for employer and member wellness programs that produce positive health outcomes, an exceptional customer and member experience while reducing costs overtime.

Lindsey DesArmo MPA, CPT is the Health and Wellness Specialist at Grand Valley State University. She has over 8 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry, corporate wellness and university setting developing and implementing programs and policies that encourage and foster healthy behavior change among organizations and individuals. As the Health and Wellness Specialist she supports and maintains a wellness culture of healthy and happy lifestyles among faculty and staff through development, implementation, promotion and management of the Healthy Choices Wellness program.

Location: Priority Health, 27777 Franklin Road, Suite 1300, Southfield, MI, 48034

Michigan Wellness Council (MWC) (website) is a nonprofit whose mission is to be the pioneer of wellness innovation for employers and State with the vision to inspire successful integration of wellness best practices in the workplace through access to quality resources and forums. Michigan Wellness Council offers regular public group meetings, on-site speaker series, and strategic consulting to mid/small employers on developing, implementing, and revising worksite wellness programs.