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Virtual Conference

Mental Health in the Workplace Virtual Conference

Wednesday, October 18 - Thursday, October 19, 2023
Virtual Conference, Online
Mental Health

Who Should Attend

This virtual conference is well-suited for benefits professionals serving plans and participants in the U.S. and Canada, as well as anyone who champions mental health in the workplace, including:

  • Human resource professionals who work directly with employees
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Wellness professionals
  • Third-party administrators and staff
  • Insurance and benefit brokers
  • Lawyers and consultants
  • Trustees and administrators of multiemployer and public sector plans
  • Fund office staff.

Sessions


  • Available in person
  • Available virtually
  • Health
  • Retirement
  • Canadian
  • General
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Wednesday October 18, 2023
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET
Loneliness as a Workplace Epidemic
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

Growing loneliness and social isolation have precipitated a public health crisis, and the workplace is far from immune. This session will explore how the mental and physical health challenges of loneliness impact cost and productivity of the workforce and what employers can do to address this issue.

Category: Health & Wellness
Jeremy Nobel, M.D., M.P.H.
Speaker
Jeremy Nobel, M.D., M.P.H.
President
The Foundation for Art & Healing
12:30-1:30 p.m. ET
Suicide Prevention in the Workplace—Facilitating Difficult Conversations
12:30-1:30 p.m. ET

In this session, we will address the following:

  • What can employers do to create a culture where staff feels comfortable discussing difficult topics?
  • What are the signs to recognize when someone is depressed and may be thinking about suicide?
  • What are some strategies for building an awareness of and sensitivity toward those who have experienced the loss of someone by suicide?
  • How can you appropriately respond when you recognize that someone is suffering?
Category: Health & Wellness
Christina M. Fuda, M.A.
Panelist
Christina M. Fuda, M.A.
Mental Health Training Coordinator
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Julia A. Nicholson
Panelist
Julia A. Nicholson
Principal
J | N Consulting
Tramaine EL-Amin, M.A.
Panelist
Tramaine EL-Amin, M.A.
Vice President
Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Workplace Violence—Before and After
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

This session will cover:

  • Gun violence and suicide in the workplace
  • Building a workplace culture of preventive preparedness
  • Leading-edge critical incident response support.
Category: Health & Wellness
Bob VandePol, LMSW
Co-Speaker
Bob VandePol, LMSW
Founder
VandePol Crisis Response Services LLC
Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D.
Co-Speaker
Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D.
Cognitive Behavioral and Emotional Well-Being Coach
Thursday October 19, 2023
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET
Mental Health at the Supervisor Level—Fostering a Culture of Acceptance and Psychological Safety
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

Supervisors play a critical role in shaping workplace mental health acceptance and fostering an environment of psychological safety. In fact, recent research indicates that managers may have greater influence on an employee’s mental health than a doctor or therapist. The good news is that the same aspects that make you a good leader can also help you support the mental health of your team through practice of compassion, authentic listening, boundaries and resources. Utilizing those qualities when addressing or supporting a conversation on mental health in the workplace creates the foundation for a culture that supports leaders and employee mental health and well-being. The takeaways for this session are:

  • Understanding mental health and promoting open communication
  • Spotting signs related to mental health, stress and burnout to build psychological safety
  • Establishing effective communication and boundary setting to care for supervisors and employees.
Category: Health & Wellness
Haley Prophet
Speaker
Haley Prophet
Fractional Workplace Well-Being Expert, Strategist and Facilitator
Haley Prophet Consulting
12:30-1:30 p.m. ET
Legal and Addictive—Addressing Socially Acceptable Drugs in the Workplace
12:30-1:30 p.m. ET

In this session, we will discuss current trends in alcohol and marijuana use in the workforce as well as the dangers and warning signs. Shifting the culture involves:

  • Awareness and training at all levels of the company/union
  • Identifying the elephant in the room
  • Shutting down bullying/harassment
  • Leveraging technology
  • Providing support through authentic empathy and flexibility.
Category: Health & Wellness
Andrew Johnson
Co-Speaker
Andrew Johnson
Administrator
Teamster Center Services Fund
Macrina Perron, CCAC, CYC (Cert)
Co-Speaker
Macrina Perron, CCAC, CYC (Cert)
Program Manager
De Novo Treatment Centre Corp.
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Caregiving—Meeting the Needs of the “Sandwich Generation”
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

This session will address:

  • Impact on worker/caregiver productivity
  • Quality care measures
  • Coordinating with different types of coverage
  • Assessing caregiving point solutions.
Category: Health & Wellness
Beth Kelly
Co-Speaker
Beth Kelly
Care Manager
Wellthy
Raffaella Rubino
Co-Speaker
Raffaella Rubino
Senior Care Manager
Wellthy

Speakers

Continuing Education

This virtual certificate has not been preapproved for CE credit for any license or designation.  You can self-report credit to your licensing agency based on your actual time in attendance at the program.  The IFEBP is not monitoring time in attendance for CE purposes.  We cannot guarantee that a licensing board will accept this program for credit.  

Policies

Our registration policies have changed. Learn more.

Pricing

  • Members:  US $595.00
  • Nonmembers: US $895.00

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Through 9/15/2023 US $295.00 Members Only
After 9/15/2023 US $595.00 Members Only
 
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