Beyond Incentives: Ways to Motivate Your Employees to Make Lifestyle Changes

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn the most effective techniques to motivate your employees to improve their health.
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Employee motivation is the key factor in determining the success or failure of workplace wellness programs and their ability to reduce health care costs and increase productivity. The majority of employees are unsuccessful in modifying their behavior for the long-term. This entertaining and informative session will present the key behavior modification techniques, including the strategic use of incentives, that can help initiate and maintain employee motivation to make positive lifestyle changes and become wiser health care consumers.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Don Powell


Dr. Don R. Powell is the President and CEO of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The Institute is a leading developer and provider of health management programs and self-care publications.

Dr. Powell is a licensed psychologist who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He also taught in the University's Psychology Department for eight years where he was nominated for the "Distinguished Teaching Award" and presently serves as a guest lecturer. Dr. Powell is considered to be one of the country's foremost authorities on the design and implementation of community and corporate health education programs. He is the author of fourteen best-selling self-care books including Healthier at Home®, the HealthyLife® Self-Care Guide, which was the winner of the National Health Information’s “Excellence in Health Education Award” and A Year of Health Hints. He gave 110% in writing his latest book Best Sports Clichés Ever which Sports Illustrated called “a home run." He also wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column and has published many professional articles.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
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Concurrent Session
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