APA Center for Organizational Excellence: Event Details: 2011 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference


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April 8, 2011—April 9, 2011

2011 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference

Working together, psychology and business can create healthy organizational cultures that support employee well-being and organizational performance. Registration is now open for our 2011 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference: April 8-9 in Chicago.

Come away with knowledge and insights to enhance productivity and well-being in the workplace. Click here to save on early registration. [Note: Registration is now closed]


High-impact health promotion and wellness efforts … Workplace flexibility as a business strategy … Incentives and recognition … Diversity and inclusion as drivers of competitive advantage … Employer Experience Sessions: lessons learned from award-winning companies … and much more.

Download the schedule of events.

See the list of conference sessions and program descriptions.

Speakers include:

  • Larry S. Chapman, MPH – President and CEO, Chapman Institute, an expert on worksite wellness
  • Christopher Peterson, PhD – Co-Director, Michigan Positive Psychology Center, University of Michigan
  • Nansook Park, PhD, NCSP – Co-Director, Michigan Positive Psychology Center, University of Michigan
  • Joe Gerstandt – Speaker and Facilitator, an expert in diversity and inclusion
  • Nikki Duggan, MBA – Director Operations and Analytics, Well-Being Strategy, Healthways
  • David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA – Assistant Executive Director for Marketing and Business Development, American Psychological Association, head of APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program
  • Jennifer Benz – Founder and Chief Strategist, Benz Communication, an expert in employee benefits communication and innovative wellness strategies
  • Matthew J. Grawitch, PhD – Chair of the Organizational Studies Program in the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University, an expert on healthy workplace practices
  • Jennifer Sabatini Fraone, MSW, MBA – Assistant Director, Boston College Center for Work & Family
  • Tommy Thomas, PhDCEO, Opposite Strengths, Inc.
  • Kyra Cavanaugh – President, Life Meets Work, a flexible work consultancy
  • John Weaver, PsyD – Director of The Healthy Thinking Initiative and President-Elect of the Wisconsin Psychological Association
  • Jennifer A. Geist, MS – Wellness Manager, Teledyne Brown Engineering, an expert in health promotion and wellness
  • Clare Miller – Director, Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Foundation
  • Daniel J. Moran, PhD, BCBA-D – Founder and CEO, Pickslyde Consulting, an expert on using evidence-based applications to improve performance and wellness in the workplace
  • Laura Ellison, MBA – Health and Productivity Account Manager, Club One at Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility

...and other outstanding presenters.


The conference is designed especially for human resource professionals, benefits managers, health and wellness professionals, business consultants, occupational health professionals, health plan executives, corporate medical directors, business owners, managers and psychologists who work with organizations.

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Pre-Conference Training
A Pragmatic Approach to Creating a Wellness-Oriented Work Culture
Conducted by Larry S. Chapman, MPH
Friday, April 8, 2011, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm — $195

Main Conference

Registration is closed for this event.


Dates & Times: April 8, 2011 8:00 am – April 9, 2011 5:30 pm

Pre-Conference Training Session (additional fee)
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011

Main Conference
1:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011 – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011


The Westin O'Hare

Chicago, IL

6100 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 698-6000

Group rate of $129 + tax (for single, double, triple or quad occupancy) available until March 25, 2011
Click here to make your hotel reservations [Note: Hotel reservations for this event are now closed]


For questions about the 2011 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference, including sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail phwa@apa.org or call (202) 336-5900.

Continuing Education Credit

Psychologists can earn up to 10 CE credits for the Main Conference and 4 CE credits for the Pre-Conference Training. The APA Practice Organization (APAPO) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APAPO maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Special thanks to our sponsors and cooperating organizations

Health Enhancement Research Organization

Illinois Psychological Association

International Association for Worksite Health Promotion

Presented by the American Psychological Association Practice Organization

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