APA Center for Organizational Excellence: Event Details: Work & Well-Being 2012


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June 28, 2012

Work & Well-Being 2012

June 28, 2012 · Chicago

Presented by APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program

Together, psychology and business can create healthy workplace cultures that support employee well-being and organizational performance. Register now for Work & Well-Being 2012: June 28th in Chicago.

Come away with knowledge and insights to enhance productivity and well-being in the workplace.


High-impact health promotion and wellness efforts … Workplace flexibility as a business strategy … Incentives and recognition … Preventing and addressing bullying and other counterproductive workplace behaviors … Lessons learned from award-winning companies … and more.

A list of sessions and program descriptions is available here.

Speakers include:

  • Michael P. Leiter, PhD – Director of the Centre for Organizational Research & Development at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. With more than two decades of research on organizational behavior, Dr. Leiter is an internationally known expert on work engagement, burnout and civility in the workplace.
  • Cheryl Larson – Vice President of the Midwest Business Group on Health. An expert on employer best practices in wellness and health management, value-based benefits, incentives and communication designs and the employer/employee perspective related to these areas.
  • David Yamada, JD – Professor of Law and Director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. An internationally recognized authority on the legal aspects of workplace bullying and author of model anti-bullying legislation that has become the template for law reform efforts across the country.
  • Bey-Ling Sha, PhD, APR – Associate Professor in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University. Dr. Sha is an award-winning public relations researcher, teacher and practitioner. Her research areas include cultural identity, international public relations, activism and gender.
  • John Randolph, PhD, ABPP – Executive coach, consultant and board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in Lebanon, NH. A nationally recognized speaker on topics such as executive functioning, positive neuropsychology and leadership development.
  • David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA – Assistant Executive Director for Marketing and Business Development at the American Psychological Association and head of APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program.
  • Larissa K. Barber, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychology at Northern Illinois University, an expert on workplace flexibility and work-home boundary management, as well as work stress and health behaviors.
  • Matthew J. Grawitch, PhD – Associate Professor and Director of the Leadership & Organizational Development Program in the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University, an expert on healthy workplace practices.

Students — Interested in presenting your research? Click here for more information.


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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Continuing Education Credit

Psychologists can earn up to 8 CE credits for the conference. 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.

Sponsors and Cooperating Organizations

Special thanks to the following organizations for their support:

Midwest Business Group on Health

Health Enhancement Research Organization

International Association for Worksite Health Promotion

Illinois Psychological Association



For questions about the Work & Well-Being 2012 conference, including sponsorship and student volunteer opportunities, please email phwa@apa.org or call (202) 336-5900.


June 28, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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The Westin O'Hare

Chicago, IL

Hotel Information and Reservations

The Westin O’Hare
6100 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 698-6000

Group rate of $169 + tax (for single, double, triple or quad occupancy) available until June 12, 2012

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