APA Center for Organizational Excellence: Event Details: Work & Well-Being 2014: Chicago


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September 11, 2014—September 12, 2014

Work & Well-Being 2014: Chicago

Presented by the American Psychological Association’s
Center for Organizational Excellence.

Together, psychology and business can create healthy workplace cultures that support employee well-being and organizational performance.

Register now for Work & Well-Being 2014: 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 … Ethics and professional issues for consultants … Lessons learned from award-winning companies … and more.


  • David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA – Assistant Executive Director for Organizational Excellence at the American Psychological Association, head of APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program
  • Kyra Cavanaugh – President of Life Meets Work, a nationally-recognized speaker, blogger and commentator on workforce issues, and the recipient of the 2011 Work-Life Rising Star Award from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress
  • Stewart Cooper, PhD – Director of Counseling Services and Professor of Psychology at Valparaiso University, a past president of the American Psychological Association’s division of consulting psychology with expertise in consultation theory and process
  • Gail Golden, MBA, PhD – Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC, a psychologist and consultant for over twenty years who has deep expertise in helping businesses build better leaders and create dynamic environments for their employees
  • Jennifer L. Patterson, PsyD – Clinical Director at the MidAmerican Psychological Institute, an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Rachel Permuth, PhD – National Research Director for Business and Industry at Sodexo North America, an expert in understanding and measuring Quality of Life drivers in the workplace – both from the person and the built environment perspectives
  • Chelle Pfiffner, MPH – Health and Wellness Director at Cummins Inc., a health care and benefits professional with over 20 years in product management, client services and consulting with Fortune 500 employers at the executive level
  • Tonya Vyhlidal, MEd – WorkWell Director at the Nebraska Safety Council and former Wellness and Life Enhancement Director at Lincoln Industries, a health and wellness professional with a track record of success in building world class programs
  • Thomas J. WalterCEO of Chicago-area Tasty Catering, a serial entrepreneur, business owner for more than forty years and co-author of the book It’s My Company Too: How Entangled Companies Move Beyond Employee Engagement for Remarkable Results


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.

Session Information

A full list of programs is available here.

Click here for the conference schedule.

Register Early and Save

Advance Registration Rates

Pre-Conference Training – $150
Working Effectively as a Flexible Team
Conducted by Kyra Cavanaugh, President, Life Meets Work
Read more about the pre-conference session.

Main Conference

Regular Rate: $399
APA Member Rate: $299
Government Rate: $299*

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For questions about our 2014 Work & Well-Being conference, including sponsorship, please email phwa@apa.org or call (202) 336-5900.

Students — find out about volunteer opportunities and how you can attend for free.

Special thanks to the following organizations for their support

Health Enhancement Research Organization
Illinois Psychological Association
International Association for Worksite Health Promotion

IPA, HERO and IAWHP members, as well as past Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award winners are eligible for a discounted registration rate. Contact us for details.

*To receive government rate, must show employer-issued government ID or other proof of government employment at check-in.


Pre-Conference Training
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Main Conference
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:00 pm – Friday, September 12, 2014, 5:00 pm

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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 $179 + tax available until August 17, 2014

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