Thursday – March 2, 2017
2017 Wellness Event
This program has been approved for 2.5 SHRM and HRCI credits.
TOPIC: Social Ergonomics at Work: Using Workspace as a Strategic Tool
Work has changed. Most offices have not. In the past, workplaces were outfitted with rows of standardized workstations to support repetitive process work, hierarchical management styles, and cumbersome, stationary technology. Today, work has become more creative, management styles more matrixed, and technology more mobile.
The workplace, however, has not kept pace with change.
This misalignment is troublesome. Workspaces that are out of sync with people, work styles and technologies become a powerful barrier to productivity and effectiveness. This is especially critical when you consider the current state of employee engagement in the United States: 51% of employees are not engaged and more than 17% are actively disengaged at work (Gallup, 2014).
Whether we realize it or not, we’ve all struggled to work in a space that is out of sync with what we need to get done. It’s the device that needs charging but the only outlet is out of reach. It’s the frustration of craning your neck in the conference room, desperately trying to view the PowerPoint presentation. But the workplace doesn’t have to be an obstacle, in fact, in can be a powerful tool when it comes to energizing employees and supporting the work they do.
Our physical surroundings perpetually impact our behavior and interactions with one another – the study of this human-environment relationship is call Social Ergonomics. A workspace that follows social ergonomic principles fosters greater connection between people, encourages creativity and productivity, and ultimately, leads to greater prosperity. By understanding fundamental human needs and how space can reflect and support them, we can create high-performing workplaces that deliver an elevated experience of work for people while helping organizations achieve their strategic goals.
Our Speaker: DIANA GLATTLY, AEP, Human Factors and Ergonomics Specialist
Diana Glattly received a degree in Human Factors and Ergonomics from Cornell University through Dr. Alan Hedge’s Design and Environmental Analysis program. She is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and is credentialed through the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics. Diana has been with Herman Miller for two years, working with organizations to share knowledge on ergonomics and help them achieve human-centered design solutions.
TOPIC : Fiscal Fitness: Budgeting
Join us as we learn about the financial aspects of wellness. Bring the idea of financial wellness to your organization.
· Cash Flow/Budgeting
· Ways to free up Cash Flow
· Developing a Savings program
· Cash Reserves
Our Speakers: Saul Lookner, Vice Chair and Samuel Lookner, CFP, ChFC, CLU, BFA
Saul is the Plan Director for the HomeBenefitIQ program. Saul is responsible for all aspects of the program including acquiring and overseeing accounts, overseeing volunteers, marketing, and communication. Saul is heavily involved with NEHRA (Northeast Human Resources Association) and serves on the Membership Committee for the NEEBC (New England Employee Benefits Council). Prior to his 4 ½ years with HBIQ, Saul spent 11 years as Senior Executive Recruiter for a small recruiting firm based in Washington DC. Saul has an MBA in Management from Bentley University and a BS in Public Relations from Boston University. Saul lives with his wife and two children in Newton, MA.
Samuel is a Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial and has 20 years of experience in the financial industry. His areas of focus include Retirement Planning Strategies, Saving for Education, Estate Planning Strategies, Small Business, and Family Finances. Samuel is an active volunteer in Newton, coaching girls’ softball and YMCA basketball and he is currently a Corporate sponsor of Warmlines in Newton, MA.
TOPIC: Wellness Program Panel Discussion
In this panel discussion, learn more about implementing a wellness program for your organization. Have you thought about the legal aspects? Have you asked yourself "Why Wellness at My Organization?" Have you analyzed your culture? Do you know where to start and how to get support from the top? Our speakers will share their knowledge and best practices about incorporating wellness programs into an organization's culture. You will also have an opportunity for open discussion and answers to your wellness related questions.
Our Panel Members:
Laura Wante, Vice President of Human Resources for the Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union, has over 25 years of experience in the field of Human Resources. She has spoken at various Chamber Events, has delivered HR training for smaller companies in the Merrimack Valley. She is currently the leader/moderator of the North Shore HR Group, former Secretary/Chairperson of the MVHRA Steering Committee and is a member of SHRM, and a past Board member of the GMVHRA.
Cynthia Causbie is President and Owner of CC Well-Being specializing in Worksite Wellness Collaboration and Health Coaching Services utilizing well-rounded industry knowledge to uniquely provide a total health management approach. Cynthia's entire career has been focused on helping individuals maintain good health. Early in her career, she became a Certified Case Manager (CCM) and helped individuals recover from workplace injuries. Subsequently, she became involved with introducing preventive occupational health care to employers opening her eyes to the concept “a healthy employee is a happy, safe and productive employee.” She has successfully implemented worksite wellness programs in numerous private and non profit organizations. She has been a member of GMVHRA since 2005 and serves on the Membership and Wellness Committees.
Mark M. Whitney just recently founded Whitney Law Group, LLC, a law firm focusing on employment law, representing both companies and individuals. For 15 years prior to founding WLG, Mark gained experience at Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP in Boston, one of the oldest and largest management-side employment law boutiques in the country. Mark was an equity partner at MB&J from 2006 to 2017.Prior to that, Mark worked at two Am Law 100 firms in New York City and Boston, and at the largest law firm in New Hampshire. For his first 24 years of practice, Mark has focused on employment law and a variety of complex commercial litigation. Mark spent the vast majority of his practice representing employers and insurance companies. While Mark continues to represent companies at WLG, Mark also puts his years of defense-oriented knowledge and experience to work on behalf of individuals. Mark assists individuals who may have been subjected to an adverse employment action and prosecutes claims based on unlawful discrimination and other employment-related claims. Mark also provides individuals with an affordable, fixed price approach to restrictive covenant issues. This unique approach is designed to give individuals a fighting chance to challenge overbroad or unfair post-employment non-compete agreements and other restrictions.
Whitney Law Group, LLC was founded at the beginning of 2017 by Mark M. Whitney, a lawyer who spent 24 years trained by and practicing in large law firms in New York and Boston. Mark has spent his career representing businesses, insurance companies, and executives in employment-related disputes. Mark has developed a substantial expertise in noncompete/restrictive covenant litigation on behalf of both employers and individuals, and has also handled a wide variety of complex commercial cases. At WLH, Mark continues to provide management-side employment law services, including defense of claims in agencies and courts and general compliance counseling. However, by forming WLG Mark now has the flexibility to put his years of defense-oriented knowledge and experience to work on behalf of individuals. Mark assists individuals who may have been subjected to an adverse employment action and prosecutes claims based on unlawful discrimination and other employment-related claims. Mark also provides individuals with an affordable, fixed price approach to restrictive covenant issues. This unique approach is designed to give individuals a fighting chance to challenge overbroad or unfair post-employment non-compete agreements and other restrictions. For more information , please visit www.whitneylawgroup.com or reach Mark by phone (781-631-4400) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information and online registration: 2017 Wellness Event
8:00 - 8:45 Check-In & Welcome
8:45 - 9:00 Chapter Business / Legislative Update
9:00 - 9:10 Sponsor
9:10 -9:45 Speaker - Diana Glattly
9:45 -10:20 Speaker - Saul & Sam Lookner
10:20 - 10:45 Break/Vendors
10:45 - 11:30 Panel Members - 15 minutes each
11:30 - 11:45 Open Discussion/Q&A
LOCATION: Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 280 Merrimack St, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Lawrence, MA, (Entrance North B)
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Contact: Carolyn Foster