Building a Healthy Work Environment to Persevere Through Multiple Challenges

Organizations offering health care and wellness benefits maintain a stronger sense of employee loyalty. Yet health and well-being among employees goes beyond acute or specific physical or mental health needs. How can companies create a culture that emphasizes health through everyday experience? What are the hidden opportunities to nurture this kind of culture? Rather than relying only on standard  benefits to respond in times of unexpected distress, how can organizations address employee needs proactively?

From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


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12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:20 PM
Opening Remarks: Nick Baily and Steve Koepp, Co-Founders, From Day One
12:20 PM - 12:25 PM
A Word From Our Title Sponsor

Melinda Mansfield, Head of Business Development, SecureSave

12:25 PM - 12:50 PM
How to Take a Multi-Dimensional Approach to Mental Health and Well-Being (Fireside Chat)

A leader of a global IT giant with 140,000 employees tells how a healthy workplace needs many approaches, including employee resource groups, psychological advisors, and training top executives about how to practice empathy.


Terri Hatcher, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, NTT DATA Corp.


Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, Business Reporter, the Denver Post

12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
What Is the Goal of Money? (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Join personal finance expert and co-founder of SecureSave, Suze Orman, for an enlightening conversation on employee financial well-being and how it impacts every facet of employees’ lives. She’ll uncover the secrets to driving participation in your financial wellness initiatives and how you can alleviate employee financial stress. Lastly, we’ll explore the significance of money and what it means for you and your employees to truly feel and be financially secure.


Suze Orman, Personal Finance Expert and Co-Founder, SecureSave


Ellen Stark, Financial Enterprise Editor, Foundry360

01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
Supporting the Employee’s Whole, Individual Self at Work (Panel)

The cookie-cutter approach to benefits has been widely rejected, but what philosophy and specific programs will take its place? How can companies personalize their approach to workers, so that they take full advantage of the benefits and rewards available to them, including fertility benefits and financial well-being platforms? What can help encourage workers to embrace these offerings?


Marni McDowell, Senior Director, Global Well-Being, Micron Technology

Adam Wysocki, Director, Global Well-Being, Thomson Reuters  

Thomas Herdtner, VP, HR, Chewy

Kumud Sharma, Chief People Officer, Betterment  

Kathleen Davin, Director of People Operations, Maven 


Siobhan O’Connor, Chief Content Officer, Atria Institute

02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
The Retention Revolution: Why Employees Leave–and What Makes Them Want to Stay (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Retaining employees isn’t what it used to be. In a new book, a renowned workplace strategist offers a guide to establishing a strong, trusting relationship with every single employee, from their first contact with the organization to the development of thriving careers.


Erica Keswin, Workplace Strategist and Author, The Retention Revolution: 7 Surprising (and Very Human!) Ways to Keep Employees Connected to Your Company 


Steve Koepp, Chief Content Officer, From Day One

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Holistic Employee Support Through Professional Development Opportunities (Workshop)

Can educational and professional development fuel more than just internal mobility? When companies offer employees flexible opportunities for educational attainment, whether it be time away from work, tuition benefits, or internal certificate programs, the likelihood that employees feel supported as a whole person at work increases. Evidence will be presented from a professional development program focused on the empowerment of historically marginalized groups in the workplace at the University of Notre Dame.

Kristen Collett-Schmitt, Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion, the University of Notre Dame

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Grow Your Gen Z Workers Into Peak Performers (Workshop)

With Gen Z making up over a quarter of the workforce next year, companies are looking to tap this generation as a strategic capability. However, distinct differences in learning, behavior, and preferences with this emerging talent pool pose new challenges for employers. Join Harrison Bach, a fellow Gen-Zer, to learn research-backed mindsets and skills for peak human performance and how to apply them to unleash your Gen Z talent’s full potential.

Harrison Bach, Client Engagement Manager, Regenerate

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Stand Up for Employees, Stand Out from Competitors (Workshop)

Every day, benefits leaders strive to support people in the moments they need it most, while also trying to reduce health care costs. Unfortunately, many employees find health care so overwhelming that they avoid it until there’s a crisis, leading to negative outcomes and higher costs. Health care innovations—that enable risk identification, early health intervention, and quick provider access—can reduce employee health care stress, prioritize well-being, and control costs.  

Katie Connelly, Director of Solutions Management for Advocacy, Accolade

Patience Jackson, Senior Director, Care Navigation & VPC, Accolade

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
Creating Opportunity Within: How Employers Are Boosting Internal Mobility (Panel)

To retain valued workers and attract top talent, more companies are focusing on providing both upskilling and reskilling opportunities to their workers to help prepare them to move into new roles across the organization. What are the benefits to the company of improving internal mobility? How can employers coordinate these efforts by their executive teams and leaders in HR and talent acquisition? Why will better internal mobility align with efforts toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion?


Gary Blinth, Head of Executive Search, Humana  

Jennifer Malena, VP of Employee Enablement, VSP Global (Vision Service Plan) 

Mike Dixon, SVP, HR-Global Learning, Org Dev, and Employee Relations, Epsilon

Meredith Haberfeld, Founder and CEO, ThinkHuman  

Savina Perez, Co-founder and Chief Evangelist, Hone  


Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza, Contributing Editor, From Day One

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
How Workers–and Their Employers–Can Build a Healthier Relationship With Work (Fireside Chat)

Recently, millions of workers came to the realization that they wanted to create better boundaries between work and life. Drawing on the deep reporting for his new book, a journalist casts light on ways that workers and their managers can take new approaches that will help employees flourish on and off the job.


Simone Stolzoff, Author, The Good Enough Job: Reclaiming Life from Work


Steve Koepp, Chief Content Officer, From Day One


04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
A Word From Our Title Sponsor

Melinda Mansfield, Head of Business Development, SecureSave

04:35 PM - 04:40 PM
Closing Remarks: Steve Koepp, Co-Founder, From Day One