Debunking the ‘Corporate Wellness is a Fad’ Myth

By: Michigan Wellness Council

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Join us on March 21st for a Panel Presentation & Discussion:
Debunking the ‘Corporate Wellness is a Fad’ Myth

Presented by MWC board members
Mary Kline (Owner, OnSite Wellness)
Mary Jo LeFevre (Vice President, Client Executive, Hylant Group)
Mary Marzec PhD (Senior Researcher and Analyst, RedBrick Health)

When: WednesdayMarch 21, 2018, 8am to 10am
Where: Beaumont Corporate Services, Mackinaw Conference Room, 15500 Lundy Parkway, Dearborn  MI 48126
Certification: This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs.*

Overview: Analysts and executives continue to ask ‘Do wellness programs work?’ or ‘Is corporate wellness a fad?’ The three Ted Talk like presentations and the following group discussion will provide attendees with different perspectives and context driven understanding of why these types of questions continue to be asked as well as how to respond to them. We will also address how these programs are expanding and becoming more sophisticated and are becoming an essential component to an organization’s culture.

Michigan Wellness Council Board Member Presenters Backgrounds:

Mary Kline As co-owner of OnSite Wellness (OSW), Mary is responsible for the business aspects and challenges the OSW team to exceed expectations. Her love of life, people, and sports has led Mary into a career path that has provided fun and healthy activities for people of all ages! Mary’s career began in the field of recreation and she has been working in corporate wellness for the past 17 years. Mary is a graduate of Calvin College with a BA in Physical Education and Recreation, and has a Master of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University. Mary is also a certified Worksite Wellness Program Consultant. She loves to play most sports and is an avid golfer. Her greatest pleasure is her family, most notably her six adorable grandchildren.

Mary Jo LeFevre is Vice President, Client Executive at Hylant Group.  She has over 20 years of group employee benefits experience and attained CEBS degree in 2000. Mary Jo presented at the 2009 MISHRM Conference on ‘Managing Employee Stress in Dire Economic Times’. She was also published in the December 2009 in Corp! Magazine, ‘Wellness Programs 101′.

Mary Marzec PhD is a Senior Researcher and Analyst at RedBrick Health. Dr. Mary Marzec was the Health Senior Researcher and Data Analyst at the University of Michigan, Health Management Research Center for 10 years. Her main areas of focus include stress and assessing how the culture at workplaces support health. She led the development and practical application of the Workplace Culture of Health survey. The survey, in conjunction with a strategy worksheet, allows organizations the ability to quantify factors related to culture. By identifying strengths and opportunities in the culture, an organization can bring these areas into alignment. This allows for more effective health promotion strategies and initiatives. Mary has a PhD in Movement Science and a MS from the Department of Biostatistics both from the University of Michigan. Her Bachelor’s degree is from Albion College and is a high school graduate of Cranbrook/Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has earned multiple outstanding paper awards for her publications and has presented at national conferences.

*(Provided by our Education Partner: National Association for Business Resources Best and  Brightest Programs is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP®or SHRM-SCP® professional development credits (PDCs).