Wellness Done Well vs. Wellness That Fails

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
This session will reduce the risk of wellness initiatives failing, and increase the probablity of building a sustainable culture of fitness and health.
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Some wellness plans have an impact, and some are quickly forgotten. If you can build a lifestyle of health in an organizational setting, you will have a real competitive advantage. To do this, a complex mix of motivators, strategies and communications must be applied. In this fast-moving presentation, we will review actual case studies of wellness plans that succeed and some that fell short, and discuss the three key components of sustainable wellness.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 10:45am to 12:00pm
Presenter: 

Karl James Ahlrichs

Karl
Ahlrichs

Karl Ahlrichs specializes in helping professionals make order from chaos. He is a national speaker, author, and consultant, presenting on the people issues in all industries, and is often quoted in the local and national media. 

Karl’s experience is ideally suited to times of organizational change as he pulls on risk management and organizational development theories to replace “best practices” with “next practices”. He owes much of his communications mastery to working as a writer and editor in daily media, to on-the-job writing experience and to the process of becoming a published author.

He joined Gregory & Appel in 2010 after serving as a founding partner of ExactHire, bringing his HR, operations, diversity & belonging, and learning & development skills with him. Karl’s affinity for design, composition and learning started at a very young age, by taking and examining thousands of boring pictures with the goal of improving his craft. He loves deploying that practice-to-improve approach with all manner of hobbies including writing haiku, mastering cutting-edge technology and learning Spanish.

In 2003, he was named the SHRM Human Resource Professional of the Year for the State of Indiana. He is on the Boards of several organizations, including the Maryland CPA Society.  He has lived in Scotland and Spain and lives to explore new experiences with his wife and family.

 

Location: 
B408
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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