Skill Building Session III
Title: Moving from ME to WE: Embracing the Millennial Mindset
Speaker: Michelle Spehr, MA, M.Ed, MCHES, CWWPC, Health and Wellness Consultant, The Benefit Services Group
Description: By 2025 Millennials will make-up 75% of the global workforce. Is your organization prepared for the most difficult sociological transition employers have faced in 40 years? Do your current health and well-being initiatives inspire all employees (including millennials) to bring their best selves to work each day? Join Michelle Spehr to explore organizational attributes that support a thriving workforce culture and the relationship between individual and organizational shared values, purpose, health, well-being, and engagement.
• Compare and contrast the traits and motivational factors that define the generations currently in the workforce.
• Gain an appreciation of the sociological and biological factors that shape WHY Millennials are the way they are.
• Learn the five essential elements of well-being and understand their importance in creating a thriving workplace culture.
• Identify next practices for taking wellness and well-being to a higher level within organizations resulting in a positive impact on all facets of business.
Michelle Spehr, MA, M.Ed., MCHES, CWWPC, CWF is a Health and Wellness Consultant with The Benefit Services Group, Inc. specializing in the strategic direction, planning, and design of employer-sponsored health promotion and well-being initiatives. Her approach involves working with employers to expand the wellness value proposition beyond reducing employee health risks to include creating the conditions where employees can bring their best selves to work each day. In 2015 Michelle was recognized as the Employee Benefit Adviser (EBA) Wellness Adviser of the Year. Prior to joining BSG, Michelle worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health at their Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. She is a 2008 graduate from Carroll University where she earned a master’s degree in health education. She also holds a master’s degree in communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her professional credentials include certifications as a Worksite Wellness Program Consultant (CWWPC), Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. and Certified WELCOA Faculty (CWF) from the Wellness Council of America. She also serves as a board member for the Well City Milwaukee initiative, the University of Wisconsin Health and Wellness Management program, and the Wellness Compliance Institute.