Tom Myers to Present to Vermont Human Resources Association

From Traditional Wellness to True Employee Engagementvhra

Presenters: Lori Smith, Michael Kilfoyle, Tom Myers

In this two hour presentation, Lori Smith and Michael Kilfoyle of Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence and Tom Myers of Access 33 and Champlain College will explain how wellness, like health care, is under reform.  In essence, a paradigm shift is starting to occur where employee engagement is becoming the centerpiece of wellness efforts and innovation and productivity are replacing a reduction in health care costs as the drivers of wellness.

In this provocative session, the presenters will challenge common wellness assumptions and discuss how the traditional wellness value proposition may be overstated as a recent Rand study described.  The new wellness proposition is being shown to energize employees, improve workplace cultures and help organizations to become high performers in their market.

The presenters will reexamine the question, why wellness? and help attendees with strategies to clearly understand their employees’ needs and drivers and then provide solutions to improve employee engagement, which will ultimately improve organizational performance and individual wellbeing.

Date:       Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Time:        7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.    Registration; 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  Program        

Place:    Hilton Hotel, 60 Battery Street, Burlington, VT

tom myersTom Myers: Tom is the founder of Access 33, a firm committed to the financial and social success of organizations and their employees. For the past 12 years, Tom has been the International Business Program Director and a full-time professor at Champlain College.  He teaches courses in business and entrepreneurship, international marketing, global strategy and macroeconomics, leadership development, management and organizational behavior, and he oversees the business internship courses. Tom is a collaborative leader with over 20 years of experience in the public, private, and academic sectors building and leading cohesive teams to realize results. Tom spent the 1990s, serving as the Director of International Trade and Investment for the Agency of Commerce, State of Vermont.

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