We are excited to announce the 2017 Opening and Closing keynote for the Panhandle Safety & Wellness Conference & Awards Luncheon....Candy Whirley - Professional Speaker!

From the Hawaiian Islands to London, England, Candy Whirley is famous for her high energy enthusiasm, innovative training activities, and contagious sense of humor. She is a dynamic speaker dedicated to sharing over 20 years of her expertise to help professionals improve their job performance and achieve their personal goals. Candy is most known for her interactive keynotes and breakout sessions, whether the request is team building, relationships or leadership skills, her clients know the audiences will be interactive, energized and entertained!

Make sure to join in on one of our great wellness breakout sessions that we have lined up: 

Successfully Providing Outreach and Engagement to Impact All Employees

Brad Snedden, BNSF Regional Wellness Manager

As one of North America's leading freight transportation companies, BNSF Railway has seen a dramatic increase in wellness participation and effectiveness over the past seven years. Wellness interactions (a combined total of employee participation in health challenges, health screenings, flu vaccination, Cooper physicals, individual health coaching, wellness modules/presentations, online contests, and daily health tips) has increased by an average of 9,950 annually since 2010. Annual health screening participation has increased 325% and flu vaccination 368% in 2015. 

With a number of unique demo-graphical and geographical challenges, BNSF's wellness program has had to rely on implementing unique motivational engagement strategies. During this breakout session, we will discuss and share some of those aforementioned strategies for creating a culture of employee wellness by making the healthy choice the easy choice. 

Low Cost Wellness Strategies with High Impact Results

Lisa Henning, WorkWell Director

Many worksites have a limited budget for wellness. Join this session to learn a number of inexpensive, effective tactics on topics like healthy vending, onsite weight management programs, and tobacco cessation. From creating walkable campus initiatives with very little money to approaches for creating environments that promote health, you will leave this session with simple but powerful strategies for a healthier workplace. 

Wellness Conversation Cafe - Local Field Experts

Dan Newhoff, Box Butte General Hospital Wellness Coordinator, Diana Lecher, Chadron community Hospital Health & Hospice Director/Wellness Coordinator, Jessica Davies, Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council Coordinator & PPHD Assistant Health Director

Join us for this highly interactive discussion on wellness program development and maintenance in small groups with guided conversations by local field experts. Groups will be rotating through the following discussions: 

  • Leadership support - strategies for leadership engagement,w hat happens when you've had an incredibly engaged leader and they leave your organization
  • Wellness committee formation - who to engage and how to engage a cross-cutting representation from your business, how to re-engage and keep your committee motivated to lead and well-represent your wellness program
  • Wellness Program Implementation - what strategies work, don't work, and how to ensure you meet the needs of your population for maximum impact. 
Oh, and did we mention we are going to have some FUN!

Be sure to join us at The Gering Civic Center on September 21, 2017, YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

Interested in exhibiting at the conference? If your customers are decision makers in the fields of safety and wellness and safety professionals, owners and upper management from manufacturing, construction, utilities, health care, government, agribusiness, and education, then you need to be at this conference! Check out more information in our Exhibitor Letter or fill out our form!

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