CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Friday 1st April 2016


8:30  //  WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS FROM THE MC

Anna-Louise-Bouvier

 

Anna-Louise Bouvier, innovative mind/body expert and creator of the award-winning
workplace mental health and wellbeing program Happy Body at Work

 



CREATING A CULTURE OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS

 

 

8:35  //  HAPPINESS AT WORK – WHY, WHAT & HOW?
How would you like a more engaged and productive workforce? Research clearly shows that happy workers are better workers – more collaborative, creative, innovative and resilient. Happiness at work has been proven to be associated with higher levels of staff satisfaction, productivity and teamwork, better staff retention rates and ultimately, a more profitable business. Learn some simple daily actions that have beenproven to boost engagement at work, happiness, positive relationships and more.

Tim-Sharp

 

Dr Tim Sharp, leading positive psychologist, executive coach and founder of The Happiness Institute; Adjunct Professor, School of Management, Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney

 

 

8:55  //  CASE STUDY: CREATING A POSITIVE & HEALTHY WORKPLACE

Hear how Westpac has integrated positive psychology into the workplace amid change and pressure.  Westpac’s approach utilises emerging and established frameworks to create an environment that enriches the wellbeing of its people for the whole of their lives.

David-Ninnes

 

David Ninnes, Group Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs, Westpac

 

 

 

9.15 //  MASTER STRESS AND GO WITH THE FLOW

Chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death - are you killing your staff? A recent study conducted by The Resilience Institute of 16,261 people across 250 companies from 2011-2014, revealed that 81% of staff experience intense work environment with very concerning levels of worry, chronic stress symptoms, distress and disengagement. Discover how to master stress and enable flow and resilience both at an individual and organisational level.

Stuart-Taylor

 

Stuart Taylor, CEO and founder of The Resilience Institute Australia

 

 

 

9:35 // BODY BREAK

Stuart-Taylor

With Anna-Louise Bouvier

 

 

 

9:45  //  WORKPLACE WELLNESS: CURRENT TRENDS, FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Emerging trends affecting individuals, organisations and society are changing the needs and expectations of people at work. Hear how these trends create opportunities and challenges for rethinking how we design and deliver workplace wellness programs now and into the future.

Adele-Sinclair

 

Adele Sinclair, Founder, Head Coach & Managing Editor of Wellness at Work Australia

 

 

 

10:05  //  THE NEUROSCIENCE OF RESILIENCE 

Why do some people crumble under pressure while others prosper during upheavals? Why is it that a safety incident on-site, a commodity downturn or the resignation of a top-performing manager sends some leaders into a spin and others calmly dealing with whatever is at hand? The answer is…resilience.

Josie-Thomson

 

Josie Thomson, neuroleadership, resilience and change expert

 

 

 

10:25  //  MORNING COFFEE

 

WORKPLACE TRENDS: TECHNOLOGY, MOVEMENT & NUTRITION

 

11:10  //  WEARABLE TECH IN WORKPLACE WELLNESS: USING TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT

When it comes to reaching fitness goals, steps are just the beginning.
Wearables can now track every part of the day—including activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep. Explore how to create effective wellness programs that keep employees happy, healthy and engaged. Learn how to drive employee participation and deliver meaningful, valuable results for any company - regardless of size or culture.

Andrew Eagling

 

Andrew Eagling, Business Development Manager, Wellness & Enterprise, SAPAC, Fitbit

 

 

 

11:35  //  CASE STUDY: STAND UP, SIT LESS & MOVE MORE

Is our sedentary lifestyle killing us? Hear the latest research on the health benefits of moving more at work and get tips on how to incorporate more movement into your life. Learn how Lendlease has unlocked the opportunities of wellbeing as a driver of high performance.

Duncan Young

 

Duncan Young, Head of Workplace Health & Wellbeing, User Experience, Lendlease

 

 

 

11:55  //  PANEL: HOW TECHNOLOGY IS DRIVING NEW APPROACHES TO WORKPLACE WELLNESS

Sitting is now seen as the new smoking. For sedentary workers, does wearing an activity tracker improve health? What are the benefits of moving more for individuals and organisations?

Andrew Eagling

 

Andrew Eagling, Business Development Manager, Wellness & Enterprise, SAPAC, Fitbit

 
Duncan Young

 

Duncan Young, Head of Workplace Health & Wellbeing, User Experience, Lendlease

 


12:20  //  ENERGY, PRODUCTIVITY & WELLNESS – IT’S ALL IN YOUR FOOD

Employees are a company’s greatest asset.  We don’t want them absent from illness nor do we want them present but not energised or productive.  Nutrition impacts not only physical health but mental health as well. Be inspired by some easy to follow nutritional advice (evidence based) which will make you have ‘ahh haa’ moments and also make you laugh.

Michele Chevalley Hedge

 

Michele Chevalley Hedge, qualified nutritionist, international author, Jaime Oliver Ambassador and founder of A Healthy View

 

 

12:40  //  LUNCH BREAK

 

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

 

14:10  //   YOUR CHOICE OF ROUNDTABLES

Choose TWO roundtables - tables will rotate after 25 minutes

Delve into specific technologies and issues and network with your peers at wellness at work roundtable discussions. For more information on each roundtable click here >

 

1. SUCCESS FACTORS IN WORKPLACE WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Andrew Eagling


Andrew Eagling,
Business Development Manager, Wellness & Enterprise, SAPAC, Fitbit


 

2. THE FIVE BEHAVIORS OF A COHESIVE TEAM

Keith Ayers


Keith Ayers
, CEO and founder of Intégro Leadership Institute, author of Engagement is Not Enough: You Need Passionate Employees to Achieve Your Dream

 

3. CREATING A POSITIVE WORKPLACE CULTURE

Sue Langley


Sue Langley,
master trainer, researcher and international expert on the practical applications of positive psychology, neuroscience and emotional intelligence at work


4. THE 6 CYLINDERS OF WELLNESS: YOUR ACTION PLAN TO BE AT YOUR BEST

Christopher Paterson


Christopher Paterson
, founder and Managing Director of ALCHEMY Career Management

 


5.
LET’S PLAY! USING GAMIFICATION TO DRIVE ENGAGEMENT

Christopher Paterson


Anna-Louise Bouvier,
Founder and Director of the ABC’s award-winning Happy Body At Work program

 


6. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – A WORKPLACE MATTER?

Christopher Paterson


Terri Bell
, lawyer and founder of Workplace Answers Australia

 


7. LEADERSHIP FITNESS

Christopher Paterson


Natalie Boswell
, Yellow Edge

 


8.
INNOVATION IN PERSONALISED MOBILE HEALTH AND WELLBEING: COMBINING ADVANCED MOBILE AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGIES

Christopher Paterson


Patrick Deehan
, Founder of MindRazr

 


10. AVOIDING CULTURE SHOCK: THE MISCONCEPTIONS, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF BRINGING MINDFULNESS INTO ORGANISATIONS

Christopher Paterson


Gillian Coutts
, mindful leadership consultant and Partner, The Potential Project

 



15:10  //  AFTERNOON COFFEE

 

PROMOTING A MENTALLY HEALTHY & PRODUCTIVE WORKFORCE

 

15:55 //  CREATING A MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE – SIMPLE STEPS FOR BUSINESS

Mentally healthy workplaces help minimise costs to businesses and the costs to individuals and those closest to them. And some research has shown that every $1 businesses invest in mentally healthy workplaces, returns $2.30. Hear about the simple steps to creating a mentally healthy workplace and how everyone has a role in building a mentally healthy workplace.

Kate Carnell


    • Carolyn Davis, Director Work Health and Safety and Worker’s Compensation Policy, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

 

16:20 //  TAKING CARE OF WELLBEING, TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

In addition to developing employee skills, organisations need to take care of employee wellbeing in order to achieve successful business outcomes. Many companies are asking 'How do we build employee wellbeing?' Research suggests a dual intervention approach where organisations create both top-down and bottom-up pathways. Hear some of the latest Australian research findings on building employee wellbeing. Learn some practical tips to implement in your own workplace.

Lea Waters

 

Professor Lea Waters, internationally recognized for her expertise in Organisational Psychology and Positive Psychology, Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne; Winner, Australian 100 Women of Influence Awards

 

 

16:40 //  CASE STUDY: HOW PERSONAL WELL-BEING CAN LEAD TO ORGANISATIONAL WELL-BEING

Herbert Smith Freehills is a global law firm and, in a profession that is undergoing rapid and fundamental change, the success of HSF depends on a highly engaged workforce of healthy, creative and high functioning people.  A personal capacity to be calm, focused and clear through mindfulness practice can lead to an organisational capacity that is equally calm, focused and clear. Hear about the history of mindfulness at HSF, and gain insight into how mindfulness can be introduced to a large organisation.

Murray Paterson


Murray Paterson
, Head of Capability Development, Herbert Smith Freehills



 

17:00 //  WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY

Being at the peak of mental and physical readiness at work can make people more productive, successful and have more fun along the way. Most people miss the key moments that matter. Dr. Greene shares unexpected moments of opportunity and practical tools to super-charge work life. 

Murray Paterson


Dr Alan Greene,
respected paediatrician, leading voice in health innovation, Chief Medical Officer of Scanadu, Founder of DrGreene.com and author of Raising Baby Green and Feeding Baby Green



17:20 //  CONFERENCE CLOSE



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