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LEAD Workshop: Mental Health

We LEAD the Common Agenda Together: From Burnout to Saving Lives

Facilitated by: Meredith Baciak, Miron Construction + Sallie Scovill, UW-Stevens Point

May 25 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | SECURA Insurance | Neenah, WI


Members: Included member benefit
Non-Members: $99
Students: $49


The Wellness Council of Wisconsin gratefully acknowledges this program's sponsors:


 Learning + Location                        Networking + Food 

Session Overview:

The number of people experiencing mental health issues accelerated due to the COVID pandemic.  Reports indicate that fewer than one in four U.S. employees feel strongly that their organization cares about their wellbeing -- the lowest percentage in nearly a decade. Since more than 76% of employees indicate they have experienced at least one symptom of mental illness, and over 80% say they will look for employers that support mental health, it becomes crucial for organizations to address this issue at the workplace.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the process of building a mental health initiative within an organization
  2. Identify methods to destigmatize the issues of mental health, mental illness, and suicide.  
  3. Develop a plan to utilize personal stories to reduce stigma around mental illness.


8:45-9:00 AM | Registration

9:00-9:30 AM | From Burnout to Saving Lives (Story + Activity) | Training Highlight: QPR

9:30-10:00 AM | Place Your Seat at the Table (Story + Activity) | Training Highlight: Make it OK

10:00-10:30 AM | Introduction to Mental Health Training and Resources

10:30-11:00 AM | Shared Experiences + Stories Activity

11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Lunch + Networking + Continued Discussion sponsored by Miron Construction


Speaker Biography | Meredith Baciak:

A dynamic leader with solid Corporate Wellness management and education experience, Meredith has a passion for motivating individuals within companies to be the best they can be. By applying her exercise and sports management background, her love of workplace culture, and her passion for positivity and people, she is highly motivated to lead others and help them become the best possible version of themselves in a real and relatable way. With a contagious personality that can relationship build and work with people of all levels, she helps all employees become engaged with their individual, overall well-being in order to help them thrive in the workplace and beyond.

Speaker Biography | Sallie Scovill:

Dr. Scovill is a Professor in the School of Health Science and Wellness, College of Professional Studies, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.  Sallie also oversees the employee wellness program at UW Stevens Point, which was awarded a Bronze Level Award from the Governor’s Worksite Wellness Program. Her field of study includes worksite health promotion programs and designing effective interventions for community and corporate clients.  She has published articles about developing experiential learning programs for students.  Sallie is also a faculty for the National Wellness Institute’s two certificate programs in Worksite Wellness and is a board member for the Wellness Council of Wisconsin.  She serves as a peer reviewer for the Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal, along with reviewing grants and research for other organizations.  Sallie has been working in the field of wellness for 33 years in a variety of roles prior to coming to UWSP.  She is Yoga Alliance certified instructor, completed training in resilience from the Organization Wellness and Learning Systems, Certified as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Make it OK Ambassador, is completing the QPR Institute Instructor Certification, studied mindfulness through the PENN RESILIENCE PROGRAM, and utilizes the VIA Character Strengths to assist students grow more resilient using their unique character strengths. Sallie presents and consults to organization nationally and has presented internationally also.

LEAD Workshops are approved for SHRM, CHES, & NWI continuing educations units.


This program is valid for 2 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2 total Category I contact education contact hours. The National Wellness Institute (NWI) has approved the Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI)  to provide 2 Category 1 Continuing Education Credit (CEC) hours for NWI certification holders.

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