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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center

1305 Kalahari Drive  | Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Flourishing is the state of developing in a healthy and impressively successful way, especially as the result of a favorable environment. To design places where people flourish, we have the opportunity to enhance our workplace cultures to be intentionally supportive of the wellbeing of the whole person. As employee wellness continues to evolve into an organizational culture movement, there is a remarkable opportunity to think more expansively about what wellness is and how you can support your people to flourish. 
Join us at the 29th Annual Employee Wellbeing Conference for an inspiring learning and networking experience filled with emerging ideas focusing on how to transform organizational culture, impact wellbeing, and create meaningful experiences! Don’t miss Wisconsin's premier employee wellness event to explore topics such as engaging committed leadership, social connectedness, organizational resilience, mental wellness, financial insecurity at work, and inclusive opportunities to support wellness for the whole person.



Registration is closed.


Corporate Members:  $299
Associate Members: $349
Non-Member (Conference): $429
Non-Member (Conference + 1 yr WCWI membership):  $649 Learn more.


"Building a Place to Belong"

Kristen Hadeed
CEO & Founder of Student Maid
Learn more about this keynote session.


"Shape Your Culture for Fulfillment"

Courtney Deimel
Vice President of People and Operations, Imperative
Learn more about this keynote session.


WCWI's Member Networking Event

Wednesday, September 11
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Kalahari Resort | Exhibitor Hall: African West, African 10 & 20  
Join us for a complimentary networking event the evening before WCWI’s Annual Conference. This event is exclusive to all employees of WCWI member organizations filled with music, appetizers, cash bar, networking, and WCWI’s community of connected employers. 


Conference Agenda: Thursday, September 12


Join our Pre-Event Speaker Webinars! WCWI is offering three live webinars that are free to both WCWI Members and non-members. They will introduce concepts that will be discussed at WCWI's Annual Conference. Save your spot today!

Rachel Druckenmiller: Thursday, June 27 at Noon
Justin Kruger: Wednesday, July 31 at Noon
Maggie Gough: Tuesday, August 20 at Noon

Time Agenda Item Theme

7:00 AM

Registration | Exhibits | Networking | Breakfast


8:15 AM

Welcome | Opening Remarks

8:30 AM

Opening Keynote:


Building a Place to Belong
Kristen Hadeed, CEO & Founder of Student Maid


9:30 AM

Exhibits | Networking

10:00 AM Skill Building Session I  


From Critic to Champion: How to Engage Leadership in Wellness
Jen Arnold, MS, RD/LDN, Owner of Redesigning Wellness, Inc.


The Transformational Power of Social Connectedness at Work
Rachel Druckenmiller, BA, MS, National Speaker and Workforce Game Changer


People Analytics: Meaningful Data to Evolve Your Wellness Strategy
Steve Utech, CEO & Founder of illumyx
Lisa Kogan-Praska, Vice President Client Strategy & Employee Experience, illumyx

Culture|Data Collection

Leveraging Buildings to Impact Health and Wellbeing
Angela Spangler, MS, AEP, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, Director, International WELL Building Institute, PBC

Built Environment|Policy

11:00 AM

Exhibits | Networking | Snack

11:30 AM

Mid-day Keynote


Shape Your Culture for Fulfillment
Courtney Deimel, Vice President of People & Operations, Imperative


12:30 PM

Lunch | Elections & Announcements | Networking

1:30 PM

Skill Building Session II


Effectively Navigating Change for Organizational Resilience
Tracy Nelson, MSOD, SPHR, CPLP, Vice President of Learning & Development,
UW Center for Professional & Executive Development

Change Management

Bridge the Gap: Create Places Where Generations Work in Harmony
Kristen Hadeed, CEO & Founder of Student Maid

Inclusion for Generations

Financial Insecurity at Work: Exploring the Science of Why Your Company Should Care
Jirs Meuris, MPS, PhD, Assistant Professor - Management and Human Resources, UW School of Business


Collective Responsibility to Culture
Maggie Gough, RD, Founder and President of Realize Wellbeing

Culture Change

2:30 PM

Exhibits | Networking | Snack

3:00 PM

Skill Building Session III


Care from Inside the Trenches: Establishing Peer Support Services
Michael McCafferty, MSW, PHR, Senior Account Manager, FEI Behavioral Health

Supporting the Whole Employee

Advancing a Culture of Compassion
Sarah Reed, PhD, Program and Evaluation Manager for Rogers InHealth, Rogers Behavioral Health

Culture|Case Study

Making Sure the WE in Wellness Includes Everyone     
Shary Tran, MBA, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Froedtert Health


Mental Wellness to Reach ALL of Your Employees
Justin Kruger, CEO & Founder at Project Helping and KyndHub

Mental Health

4:00 PM



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Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


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