Workplace Wellness Events

2016

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April 14, 2016 – Promoting Well-being through Culture, Built Environment & Balance

On April 14th, 2016, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group hosted their second workshop of the Workplace Wellness Workshop Series.  The workshop consisted of a panel session with company leaders focusing on innovative wellness programs that foster a culture of well-being.  The “Wellness Lab Session” dove into Employee Assistance Program (EAP) strategies!

Panel Discussion: Promoting Well-being through Culture, Built Environment & Balance

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Panelists for the group discussion included:
Richard Caballero, Vice President of Enterprise Social Software, SAP
Michael Picone, Real Estate & Workplace Services (REWS) Business Partner, Google
Amar Panchal, CEO, Akraya
Christophe DeMoss, Client Service Partner, Slalom

Wellness Lab Session: Leveraging EAP Services to Improve Well-being

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Presenter: Patrick Williams, Manager of Provider Networks, Concern EAP
Presentation slides:  Leveraging EAP Services

March 11, 2016 –  Improving and Measuring Employee Engagement

On March 11th, 2016, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group hosted the first of two workshops within the Workplace Wellness Workshop Series.  The workshop included a panel discussion with industry leaders about improving and measuring employee engagement and a “Wellness Lab Session” diving into the strategies for moving from a “ROI” (Return on Investment) to a “VOI” (Value of Investment) perspective.

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Panel Discussion: Improving and Measuring Employee Engagement

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 Panelists for the group discussion included:
Kerstin Aiello, Benefits Manager, Synopsys
Michael Susi, Global Wellness Manager, LinkedIn
Bryce Williams, Vice President of Well-Being, Blueshield of California

Wellness Lab Session: Strategies for Moving from ROI to VOI

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Presenter: Kimberly Jinnett, Executive Vice President at Integrated Benefits Institute
Additional Resources
  • Concern EAP: For more information on Concern EAP’s services, visit their website at www.concern-eap.com.
  • Integrated Benefits Institute: For more information on IBI’s free tools and resources, visit their website at www.ibiweb.org.

 

 


 

2015

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On June 12, 2015, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group hosted the 4th Annual Workplace Wellness Summit at Brocade in San Jose. A sold-out crowd of Human Resources, Wellness and Public Health professionals gathered for a morning of engaging conversation with industry experts from organizations like Intel, Adobe, Sandia National Laboratories, and San Mateo County on reinventing wellness in the workplace. Below are the presenters’ PowerPoint presentations and links to additional resources from our community partners and vendors.

Session Powerpoint Presentations

Introduction and Keynote: Engineering Wellness for Sustainable High Performance

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Tami Graham, Director of Global Benefits Strategy, Intel Corporation (Powerpoint)

Session 1 – Best Practices for Supporting the Emotional Health and Well-Being of Your Employees

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Kimberly JinnettExecutive Vice President, Integrated Benefits Institute (Powerpoint)

Tamara CagneyCounseling Psychology, Employee Assistance Program, Sandia National Laboratories (Powerpoint)

Session 2 – Getting Your Employees Moving: How to Create a More Active Workplace Environment

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Pamela Gibson, Employee Wellness Program & Work-Life Services, San Mateo County (Powerpoint)

Kris Herrera, Global Employee Services Manager, Adobe

Frederick J. Ferrer, CEO, The Health Trust


Additional Resources

Silicon Valley Leadership Group / Health Happens in the Workplace Best Practices Programs:

From Integrated Benefits Institute


Partners and Vendors

CONCERN EAP and El Camino Hospital are partnering together to create a national employee assistance program focused on helping restore and maintain workplace health and productivity.

The Health Trust promotes healthy eating through initiatives such as Fresh Carts Silicon Valley to increase access to nutritious food options.

Keas is the market-leading engagement platform that drives health behavior change.

1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds endeavors to narrow the achievement gap in Silicon Valley by building partnerships between leading education nonprofits and the most innovative companies in the region.

Voom is the only wellness program that prevents BOTH the injuries and illnesses associated with inactive jobs by giving you physician designed stretch and strengthening breaks.

Wellness Works is a workplace mental health training program that helps employers respond more appropriately when employees have mental health issues, reduce stigma and social prejudice towards people who have mental health challenges and mental illnesses, and promote mental wellness in the workplace.


 2014

 

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On July 23, 2014, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group hosted nearly 300 people at its 3rd Annual Workplace Wellness Summit at Microsoft Silicon Valley.  Below are the videos of each session, the presenters’ PowerPoint presentations and links to additional resources from our community partners and vendors.

Session Videos and PowerPoint Presentations 

Introduction and Keynote – Creating a Culture of Health in the Workplace

Session 1: How to Increase Employee Engagement

Marianne Jackson, Founder & President, 3g Human Capital Consulting and Former Chief Human Resource Officer, Blue Shield of California
Jacqueline Szeto, “WellFit” Program Manager, Brocade
Jay Rosenthal, Director of Projects, Public Inc.

Session 2: How to Measure the Health of Your Workforce

Dr. Brian Gifford, Director of Research and Measurement, Integrated Benefits Institute

Session 3: Moving to Healthier Food and Beverage Options at Work

Margaret Shaw, Senior Benefits Manager, Marvell Semiconductor
Stephanie Chenevert
, Global Food Program Marketing Manager, Google
Sherri Sager, Chief Government Relations Officer, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Darcie Green, Community and Government Relations Manager, Kaiser Permanente

Moderator: Fred Ferrer, CEO, The Health Trust

Session 4: The Impact of Mental Health Issues on Your Workforce and How to Mitigate the Effects of Stress, Depression, and Caregiving Issues

Rob Paczkowski, Healthcare Delivery Benefits Manager, Google
Michelle Cu, VP of Wellness, Union Bank
Andy Cohen, Founder & CEO, Caring.com

Moderator: Vandana Pant, Senior Director Strategic Initiatives, David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation, Palo Alto Medical Foundation


Additional Resources

From Caring. Com
From Integrated Benefits Institute
From ReACT
  • ReACT Coalition is an employer coalition that has created resources to support a business environment where the challenges faced by caregivers, juggling the demands of work and caregiving for an adult with a chronic age-related disease, are understood and recognized by employers.
  • Employer Resource Guide: ReACT, in partnership with AARP, the National Alliance for Caregiving and Pfizer, is pleased to provide a free guide to assist front-line managers and HR executives in taking action to support their employee caregivers.
  • Best Practices in Workplace Eldercare ReACT, in partnership with the National Alliance for Caregiving, published a study highlighting successful elder care programs at 17 U.S. employers, released at the 2012 “Aging in America” conference in Washington, D.C.

Partners and Vendors 

  • American Heart & Stroke Association of Silicon Valley
  • The Bethlehem Project works with businesses to assist their eligible immigrant employees (green card holders) with the citizenship process so they become full participants in the workplace, community, and economy.
  • The Health Trust promotes healthy eating through initiatives such as Fresh Carts Silicon Valley to increase access to nutritious food options.
  • HeiaHeia is a Fun, Online, Social Wellness for Workplaces – try it today with no obligation
  • The Integrated Benefits Institute’s work emphasizes that healthy, productive employees promote healthy business.
  • Javita Coffee & Tea Company, changing lives one cup at a time.
  • Keas is the market-leading engagement platform that drives health behavior change.
  • Kincao make it easy to eat well at work. We deliver delicious, nutritious meals directly to groups and individuals in the South Bay.
  • RidePal‘s shared shuttle network can give your company the edge it needs to acquire and retain the best talent.
  • SleepRate helps people sleep better to improve the quality of their life.
  • Voom is the only wellness program that prevents BOTH the injuries and illnesses associated with inactive jobs by giving you physician designed stretch and strengthening breaks.
  • Zipongo is a digital platform that makes it easy to eat well.
  • Keep your employees in great shape this year and join us for the 10th Anniversary Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot.  We hope to see you on Thanksgiving morning for our 5K/10K Run or Walk.  Register today!

 


 

2013

 

2nd Annual Employer Wellness Conference Hosted by Microsoft in Mountain View*

On April 30, 2013, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group hosted more than 250 people at the Health Happens in the Workplace: Employee Wellness Conference at Microsoft. Below are the video links to the presentations and the presenters’ PowerPoints.

Powerpoint Presentations and Videos of Sessions

Introductory Remarks by Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Mountain View Mayor John Inks, and Maricela Rodriguez, The California Endowment.

 

Session 1: Promoting Wellness Through the Affordable Care Act 

 

Session 2: Health Happens To and From the Workplace Panel: Promoting alternative and healthier commuting options with employees 

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For the recorded webinar about Alternate Commute Programs, please click here.

If you would like more information about the Spare the Air Employer Program and active commuting, please click here.

For more information about SVLG’s Transportation Policies, please click here.

 

Session 3: Getting a Return on Investment: How to Make the Case for Wellness Programs to Your C-Suite 

 

Session 4: Tech Applications and Tools Transforming Wellness 

For an article about the 2nd Annual Wellness Conference and the conference’s goals, please click here.

 


2012

On June 6, 2012, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group hosted over 250 people at the Health Happens in the Workplace: Employer Wellness Conference at Microsoft.  Below are the video links to the presentations and the presenters’ powerpoints.

 

Introductions: Carl Guardino, Dr. Preston Maring on the HBO Documentary Weight of the Nation, and Supervisor Liz Kniss

Best practices on employer wellness programs

Health Happens Here Campaign: Robert K. Ross, M.D., President and CEO, The California Endowment

 

The ill effects of being sedentary and what you can do to get your employees active and more productive in the office

PowerPoint: Dr. Brian Cole Presentation

Discover how your company can be more inclusive of children and spouses in your wellness benefits: Kicking off Let’s Move Silicon Valley Businesses

PowerPoint: Dr. Tom Robinson, Director of the Center for Healthy Weight at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital: Presentation

PowerPoint: Michelle Bouchard, President of HealthCorps – a nonprofit founded by Dr. Oz: Presentation

PowerPoint: Herb Schultz, Regional U.S. Health and Human Services Director, kick off “Let’s Move Silicon Valley Businesses” a new program as part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative to fight childhood obesity: Presentation 

Employer examples of including families and children in workplace wellness

How to use social marketing techniques and social media to improve participation in your wellness and prevention programs

PowerPoint: Dr. Moshe Engelberg, President and CEO of ResearchWorks: Social Marketing Presentation

PowerPoint: Shel Holtz, principal of Holtz Communication + Technology: Social Media Presentation