January Virtual: A Fresh Commitment to a Culture of Well-Being

Wednesday, January 10, 2024


A Fresh Commitment to a Culture of Well-Being

While many employers recognize the connection between well-being and productivity, creating a healthy balance in the real world of work can be challenging. What are the key choices and thoughtful compromises that must be made for workers to thrive as well as produce? How can managers be trained to make the well-being of their workers a top priority? How can companies get a better sense of which benefits and rewards are most effective–and encourage workers to take advantage of them?

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.


All times shown below are U.S. Eastern Time

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Opening Remarks: Nick Baily and Steve Koepp, Co-Founders, From Day One
12:25 PM - 12:50 PM
How to Take a Strategic and Equitable Approach to Worker Well-Being (Fireside Chat)

The chief medical officer for a global marketing agency, with a background in cancer research, tells how people leaders can balance the establishment of clear policies with a caring approach to each person’s unique needs, as well as a diligent focus on equity.


Dania Alarcon, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Wunderman Thompson


Siobhan O’Connor, Chief Content Officer, Atria Institute

12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
In Case You Get Hit By a Bus: Helping Employees Organize Their Lives Now for When They’re Not Around Later (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Everplans helps employees get the most important documents, policies, benefits, and information in place for themselves and their family, and helps employees organize all this vital information and make sure it’s shared with people in their life who need it. Join us for an overview of how Everplans works, focusing on key areas of planning/organization: important documents, insurances, financial, digital estate, and legacy.

Abby Schneiderman, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, Everplans

01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
Cultivating Well-Being Through Workplace Culture (Panel)

Workplace culture stands as a vital force in shaping the well-being of employees, influencing not just professional satisfaction but also the overall quality of life within and beyond the organizational setting. How can organizations cultivate a positive workplace culture that prioritizes employee well-being and personal-professional growth? What are some of the most innovative approaches to worker well-being? 


Judith Harrison, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Weber Shandwick

Charman Hayes, EVP, People & Capability, Mastercard Technology, Mastercard

Kimberly Ardo-Eisenbeis, VP, HR and Recruiting, Allied Universal Security Services 

Trevor Bogan, Regional Director, Americas, Top Employers Institute 

Alicia Mandel, CHRO, Garten 


Lydia Dishman, Senior Editor, Growth and Engagement, Fast Company

02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
People, Place, Purpose: An Employer’s Role in Employee Mental Health (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Thomas Insel, MD, says that recovery of mental health struggles comes from support from by the Three Ps (People, Place, and Purpose). For most working adults, employers will have the largest impact on the people in their lives, the place they spend most waking time, and the purpose of their daily activities. So, how is your company affecting your employees’ mental health? In this session, Amelia Wilcox, CEO of Nivati, explains the role the employers have in their employees’ Three Ps, and how they can more effectively provide mental health support for their employees.

Amelia Wilcox, CEO, Nivati

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Workplace Well-Being Revolution: Building a Sustainable Strategy (Workshop)

Establishing the foundation of a well-being strategy is one of the more important things people leaders can do for their modern workforce. And maintaining momentum throughout the year is what truly makes a difference in everyone’s life. Learn the four tenets of workplace well-being, how to reframe your benefits to be more accessible, and how to take care of the full employee. We will explore the vital role managers and champions play in modeling the desired culture. Join the revolution, and how to build a comprehensive well-being program, full of creative ideas and designed to be inclusive, efficient and effective.

Alexandra Powell, Director of Client Cultural Insights, Reward Gateway

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
The Rise of the Energy-Inspired Sustainable Organization (Workshop)

The pace of change, coupled with ongoing uncertainty, is leaving all of us with a difficult, yet unspoken reality: We are currently incapable of adapting to change at the levels we are experiencing. The stress this creates fissures and cracks in organizational performance and personal health and wellbeing. The Energy-Inspired Sustainable Organization values energy–rather than time–as its primary currency to combat burnout and build leadership capacity and sustainability. Key Takeaways:

•Approaches that have become insufficient in the modern work era

•Insight into the symptoms and root cause of an ever-increasing depleted workforce

•Proven ways to keep pace in a new world order of incessant demands and ongoing uncertainty

•The 3 principles of an Energy-Inspired Sustainable Organizatio

•The steps your company can take to better care for employees, outperform peers, engage and retain employees

Andrew Deutscher, Founder, Regenerate

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
Enhancing Employee Mental Health and Wellness Benefits (Panel)

The statistics show an epidemic of anxiety, depression, and other emotional burdens in the workforce, raising the stakes for employers. What is the latest thinking in how they can respond, not just in treatment but in prevention? How can they identify the stressors in how workers are managed, look for early signs of strain and illness, and create a support network of innovative care providers?


Marielaine Yepes, VP, HR, NBCUniversal

Alvarine Syiem, Head of Total Rewards & HR Operations, eClerx

Corrine Hobbs, General Manager and VP, Employer Market, Ovia Health

Andrea Cooper, Chief People Officer, Talkspace


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

04:05 PM - 04:25 PM
Failing Well: How Your Company Can Provide Room for Failures That Foster Success (Fireside Chat)

The author of Right Kind of Wrong, which won the “Best Business Book of the Year Award” from the Financial Times, illustrates how we and our organizations can embrace our human fallibility, learn exactly when failure is our friend, and prevent most of it when it is not. It’s the key to pursuing smart risks and preventing avoidable harm.


Amy C. Edmondson, the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, and Author, Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well 


Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review

04:25 PM - 04:30 PM
Closing Remarks