Health & Wellness Leadership Summit


Develop healthy, happy and productive employees.

Let GoodLife inspire, educate and empower your organization on the path to positive change.
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Apr 05, 2018

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Halifax Convention Centre


Speakers


Purchase Tickets

VIP Ticket
Includes full day VIP conference seating, VIP buffet luncheon and refreshments.
$ 395 .00
Regular rate
$ 265 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Group Rate (Most Popular): Purchase 2 tickets and receive the 3rd free! Reserved Table (Best Value):Register 8 tickets for the price of 5! Ticket promotion subject to availability.
Please add 15% HST. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable. Speakers and date may be subject to change.
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General Ticket
Includes full day conference and refreshments.
$ 249 .00
Regular rate
$ 169 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Group Rate (Most Popular): Purchase 2 tickets and receive the 3rd free! Reserved Table (Best Value): Purchase 8 tickets for the price of 5! Ticket promotion subject to availability.
Please add 15% HST. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable. Lunch is not included. Speakers and date may be subject to change.
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Agenda

7:30am – 9:00am  Registration and Refreshments

 

9:00am – 9:15am Opening Remarks

 

9:15am – 10:15am

 

Dr. Bill Howatt <Proposed>

PH.D., Ed.D. – Chief Research & Development Officer, Workforce Productivity, Morneau Shepell Inc.

Theme: Mental Health & Resiliency

Topic: The Coping Crisis – how to deal effectively with work related and environmental pressures

BIO:  Dr. Bill Howatt has over 25 years’ experience in strategic HR, mental health and addictions, and leadership. He has published numerous books and articles, such as: The Coping Crisis, Pathways to Coping, TalOp®: Taking the Guesswork Out of Management, the Howatt HR Elements Series, the Wiley Series on Addictions, Human Services Counselor’s Toolbox, The Addiction Counselor’s Desk Reference, and The Addiction Counsellor’s Toolbox. He is the author of Beyond Engagement: The Employee Care Advantage and the creator of the Quality of Work Life (QWL) methodology and survey. He is the co-author of behavioural engineering, a strategy aligned to the QWL to provide guidance on how to lead employees to facilitate behaviour change.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn how both employers and employees can better deal with environmental pressures
  • Explore 9 micro skills that influence one’s ability to cope with environmental stressors
  • Discuss the role and responsibility of both the employee and the employer in creating environments where coping skills can be developed

 

10:15am – 10:20 Energizer Stretch Break

  

10:20am – 10:50am Wellness Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

10:50am – 11:50am

 

Tim Magwood  

Master Storyteller, Catalyst

Mark of a Leader

Theme: Leadership Excellence

Topic:  The Art of Story-Telling to Improve Communication and Team Effectiveness

BIO: Tim is a creative, collaborative, and passionate leader who believes whole heartedly in healthy living!  A colleague describes him as a “lightening rod in driving positive change.” He has the mind of an entrepreneur, the heart of a coach & storyteller and the soul of a songwriter. He is a Master storyteller with The Mark of a Leader – being a catalyst of change by sharing inspiring leadership stories. He is also co-founder & partner of 1-degree, whose vision is to inspire & equip organizations with the agility to transform. He has just released his third original album of songs, Scorpio Soul.

Session highlights:

  • Discover the relationship between storytelling, behaviour and organizational culture
  • Develop stories that align with organizational objectives and team effectiveness
  • Keys to being an effective communicator and a better leader

 

11:50am – 1:00pm Lunch Break & Exhibitor Showcase

  

1:00pm – 1:20pm – 2017 GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Award Highlights

The GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Award & Panel discussions is a Canadian benchmark for recognizing organizations of varying size and industry for their efforts to promote a fit, healthy, active, engaged and productive workforce. The goal is to celebrate and learn from organizations, regardless of size and industry, innovative practices leading to a healthier and more productive Canadian workforce.

 

1:20pm – 2:20pm

 

Lisa Tsakos, B.A., RHN

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Corporate Wellness Speaker

Theme: Food, Nutrition & Building a Healthy Workplace

Topic: Eating to Improve Well-Being, Reduce Stress & Optimize Productivity

BIO: Over the past 20 years, Lisa’s nutrition seminars have been presented at hundreds of organizations across Canada, and her Nu-Vitality (Healthy!) Weight Program has guided employees at businesses across the country to lose thousands of pounds.

Lisa has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including Wylde on Health, The Better Show (U.S.), the Discovery Channel, and CBC Radio. She contributes to various websites and is a co-founder of NaturallySavvy.com. Her articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world. Additionally, Lisa teaches nutrition at numerous colleges and authored three books including Unjunk Your Junk Food: Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Snacks (Simon & Schuster).  In 2016, Lisa was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in the Holistic Nutrition industry within Canada.

 Session highlights:

  • Building a workplace culture that supports healthy eating and well-being
  • The relationship between the foods we consume and mind/body performance
  • Safe nutritional options that help mitigate the effects of stress

 

2:20pm – 2:25pm  Energizer Stretch Break

 

2:25pm – 2:55pm Wellness Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

2:55pm – 3:55pm

 

Keith Macpherson

Mindfulness expert, author and musician

Theme: Making Sense of Mindfulness

Topic: The Power of Mindfulness to Improve Focus, Build Optimism and Inspire Resiliency

BIO:  Keith Machperson has a special ability to motivate the masses and win over even those who might otherwise neglect their health and wellness. As a trained life coach through CTI (Coaching Training Institute, San Rafeal, CA) along with a B ED Degree and extensive yoga teacher training through Moksha Yoga International, Keith Macpherson is poised to be a global leader in community leadership involving health and wellness. With a strong dream of accessible health and wellness for our global community, Keith Macpherson is truly on his way to fulfilling his vision of a healthier planet aligned mentally, physically and spiritually. Keith has spent over 15 years touring globally as a speaker and performer in Africa, Dubai, the UK and United States.

Session highlights:

  • Discover the meaning of mindfulness and the benefits to work-life performance
  • Learn how to cultivate a deeper practice of mindfulness on a daily basis
  • Reduce stress, anxiety and burn out through improved balance and resiliency

 

3:55pm – 4:00pm Closing Remarks

 

 

Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 03, 2018

9:00AM - 4:00PM

RBC Convention Centre


Speakers


Purchase Tickets

VIP Ticket
Includes full day VIP conference seating, VIP buffet luncheon and refreshments.
$ 395 .00
Regular rate
$ 295 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Group Rate (Most Popular): Purchase 2 tickets and receive the 3rd free! Reserved Table (Best Value): Purchase 8 tickets for the price of 5! Ticket promotion subject to availability.
Please add 8% HST. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable. Speakers and date may be subject to change.
Buy Tickets

General Ticket
Includes full day conference and refreshments.
$ 299 .00
Regular rate
$ 195 .00
Corporate/Member rate wth applicable promo-code*
Group Rate (Most Popular): Purchase 2 tickets and receive the 3rd free! Reserved Table (Best Value): Purchase 8 tickets for the price of 5! Ticket promotion subject to availability.
Please add 8% HST. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable. Lunch is not included. Speakers and date may be subject to change.
Buy Tickets

Agenda

9:00AM – 9:15AM Welcome Remarks 

 

9:15AM – 10:15AM

 

Dr. Bill Howatt <Proposed>

PH.D., Ed.D. – Chief Research & Development Officer, Workforce Productivity, Morneau Shepell Inc.

Theme: Mental Health & Resiliency

Topic: The Coping Crisis – how to deal effectively with work related and environmental pressures

BIO: Dr. Bill Howatt has over 25 years’ experience in strategic HR, mental health and addictions, and leadership. He has published numerous books and articles, such as: The Coping Crisis, Pathways to Coping, TalOp®: Taking the Guesswork Out of Management, the Howatt HR Elements Series, the Wiley Series on Addictions, Human Services Counselor’s Toolbox, The Addiction Counselor’s Desk Reference, and The Addiction Counsellor’s Toolbox. He is the author of Beyond Engagement: The Employee Care Advantage and the creator of the Quality of Work Life (QWL) methodology and survey. He is the co-author of behavioural engineering, a strategy aligned to the QWL to provide guidance on how to lead employees to facilitate behaviour change.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn how both employers and employees can better deal with environmental pressures
  • Explore 9 micro skills that influence one’s ability to cope with environmental stressors
  • Discuss the role and responsibility of both the employee and the employer in creating environments where coping skills can be developed

 

10:15AM – 10:20AM  Energizer Stretch Break

 

10:20AM - 11:00AM  Wellness Refreshment Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

11:00AM – 11:55AM

 

Stephen de Groot

Founder and President, Myriad Consulting

Theme: Leadership Tips for Workplace Engagement

Topic:  Once Upon a Time, Everyone Ran to Work Excited

BIO:  As the Founder and President of Myriad Consulting, Stephen holds two important and purposeful intentions: which are to enhance the quality and experience of the people being served as clients and; to enhance the quality, value and meaning of the people providing that service. An expert and authority on human behavior, performance, organizational climate, culture, development and leadership, Stephen maintains an exceptional track record in results. He works with his team to ensure consistent quality and delivery of values and strength based training, coaching, team building and organizational development. Stephen and the Myriad team work to understand core business objectives, operational challenges and tailor delivery to meet a myriad of organizational needs, values and goals.

Session highlights:

  • Uncover practical strategies to feel passionate and inspired to produce your best work
  • Motivating the Unmotivated: practical strategies for enhancing employee performance
  • Building effective teams in the face of change

 

11:55AM – 1:05PM  Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase

 

1:05PM – 1:20PM

2017 GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Award Highlights

 

1:20PM – 2:20PM

 

Sylvia Marusyk
International Activational Speaker on Health and Wellness, Occupational Therapist

Theme:  Stress Management

Topic: Stressed to Kill

How to inspire healthy, happy and engaged employees while reducing stress related illness and absenteeism

BIO: Sylvia! is an ACTIVATIONAL speaker who gives her audience the tools to build healthy lives and workplaces. She’s fun, she’s sassy and she’s passionate about safety and health! Sylvia’s entertaining presentations focus on a proactive approach to building healthy lives and work places. As an Occupational Therapist with years of practice in the field of workplace, safety and health, Sylvia knows prevention is the key to creating happy, healthy individuals, employees and businesses.  Sylvia continues to practice as an Occupational Therapist providing accredited workplace injury prevention services to all sectors of business and industry.  The former radio show host of Happy Hour With Sylvia, is also a regular Health and Wellness contributor to CJOB radio.

Session highlights:

  • How to identify all the components of stress – physical, cognitive, emotional and environmental – and avoid or modify many of these
  • The powerful biochemical impact stress has, as well as its strong and indisputable link to illness
  • The mind-body connection to stress and how you can stop it in its tracks with practical and effective techniques

 
 

2:20PM – 2:25PM  Energizer Stretch Break

 

2:25PM – 2:55PM  Wellness Refreshment Break & Exhibitor Showcase

 

2:55PM – 3:55PM

 

Keith Macpherson

Mindfulness Expert, Author and Musician

Theme:  Making Sense of Mindfulness

Topic: The Power of Mindfulness to Improve Focus, Build Optimism and Inspire Resiliency

BIO: Keith Machperson has a special ability to motivate the masses and win over even those who might otherwise neglect their health and wellness. As a trained life coach through CTI (Coaching Training Institute, San Rafeal, CA) along with a B ED Degree and extensive yoga teacher training through Moksha Yoga International, Keith Macpherson is poised to be a global leader in community leadership involving health and wellness. With a strong dream of accessible health and wellness for our global community, Keith Macpherson is truly on his way to fulfilling his vision of a healthier planet aligned mentally, physically and spiritually. Keith has spent over 15 years touring globally as a speaker and performer in Africa, Dubai, the UK and United States.

Session highlights:

  • Discover the meaning of mindfulness and the benefits to work-life performance
  • Learn to cultivate a deeper practice of mindfulness on a daily basis
  • Reduce stress, anxiety and burn out through improved balance and resiliency

 

3:55PM- 4:00PM  Closing Remarks