Looks like there’s an impressive lineup of speakers slated for the GoodLife Fitness Health and Wellness Leadership Summit on May 15 in Calgary.
Plus, I’m told, two Calgary-based organizations will be receiving workplace wellness awards at the Summit.
Read on for more details …
GoodLife Fitness Health and Wellness Leadership Summit — May 15
Enhance workplace performance, reduce health-related costs and build a winning culture
Canadians spend most of their waking hours at their jobs, and many are spending it sitting at their desks, sedentary for up to eight or nine hours a day.
This leaves little time for healthy habits, and it’s affecting the bottom line at many Canadian organizations — on average, employers pay an extra $488 per year for every sedentary employee. (from “Creating Healthy Workplaces,” Industrial Accident Prevention Association of Canada, 2006)
Employers can’t afford to ignore workplace wellness any longer. Investing in the health of employees translates into profit. Organizations with workplace wellness programs see fewer sick days, greater productivity and a healthier workplace culture.
The GoodLife Fitness Health and Wellness Leadership Summit in Calgary will outline the best approach to introduce workplace wellness programs within organizations. Participants will learn how to assess their workplace wellness requirements, customize a program, and engage employees in the process.
GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Awards – 3 winners
Presented during the Summit, these awards will recognize three organizations – including two from Calgary – that have demonstrated continuous improvement in fitness, activity, nutrition, education and employee behavioural changes.
To register for the summit and find out more, please visit www.glfwellness.com
When: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Where: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, North Building, Exhibition Hall E
John Herdman, Head Coach, Canadian Senior Women’s National Soccer Team
Theme: Developing High Performing Teams
Topic: The power of leadership & teamwork to inspire trust, confidence and success
Kelly McDonald, Manager, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Theme: The convergence of preventative health care and technology
Topic: How advances in mobile health tracking devices will improve accessibility & promote a culture of well-being
Lindsay Sandomirsky, Director – Sales & Marketing, The Westin Calgary
Theme: Investing in a healthy workforce pays dividends & reduces costs
Topic: Making wellness work for the “busy” professional – improve personal vitality & quality of service
Jane Riddell, Chief Operating Officer, GoodLife Fitness
Theme: Undercover Boss Canada – My experience going undercover
Topic: Keys to attracting & retaining good people; lessons learned from being in the field
Frank Napolitano, Chairman and CEO HealthFit, Inc.
Theme: Establish wellness programs for optimal return on investment
Topic: Five critical questions to ask; encouraging “positive” & sustainable behavioral changes
Yvonne Camus, Competitor on Discovery Channel’s – The Eco Challenge
Theme: Learning through adversity: the “building blocks” for inspired performance
Topic: How to excel in life & work by discovering your inner power