Worksite Wellness Summit 2015

6th Annual
North Dakota Worksite Wellness Summit
Tuesday, Oct 13th 2015 • Fargo
Improve Employee Health  •  Decrease Health Care Costs  •  Increase Productivity and Morale
Research shows you can expect those results from a worksite wellness program 
Attend the summit to get the information, tools and motivation you need to build or strengthen a culture of wellness in your organization. 
Reserve your spot today—space is limited.

From the mainstage:

Dr David Hunnicutt

Dr. David Hunnicutt
David Hunnicutt International, LLC
Past president and CEO of WELCOA

Resiliency is the ability to rebound after a setback or failure. But why are some people conquerors when others just give in? Fortunately, the new science of change is revealing amazing answers to this question. No matter what your type of business, David Hunnicutt will share the secrets of preparing your workforce to be resilient and meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Dr Jo

Dr. Jo (JoAnne Owens-Nauslar)
President & CAO; Fitness Is Living

Be A Possibilitarian...Wellness Style
She is considered one of the nation's most vocal personalities on America's need to "move to improve." When you see Dr. Jo live, you will have the opportunity to laugh and learn—and combat energy deficiencies as we strive to "walk on the well side!"


Choose from Several Breakout Sessions

Stressed to Blessed: Stress Management for a Happier, Healthier, More Productive Company

Dr Susan Mathison
Catalyst Medical Center

Dr. Mathison will share tips for managing worksite stress from her experience as a healthcare provider, business owner and author. Learn ways to better manage personal and workplace stress.

Are You at Risk? - The Top 3 Health Conditions in the Workplace

JoVal Wettlaufer and Heather Horner
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

Depression, back and spine conditions and hypertension are the leading employee health issues, nationwide. Learn how these conditions affect employees at work and home and how to encourage behavior modification so employees can take control of their health.

The Intersection of EAP and Wellness

Darrin D. Tonsfeldt
The Village Family Service Center

Depression, anxiety and stress impact the health and well-being of employees, leading to increased costs and lower productivity. Learn how to use your employee assistance program (EAP) as a proactive means of addressing the behavioral health issues underlying medical conditions.

Gung Ho: Simple Steps

Brian Bjoralt, Amy Fosse, Bob Roers

Laney's longtime Fun & Games committee evolved into the Gung Ho committee, adding to their tasks. Along with continuing the barbeques and golf outings, they are taking steps towards a healthier atmosphere for employees. Hear about some of our success and come prepared to share some of your own—and we'll all leave with ideas to make our wellness programs stronger.

A Company Culture that's Smarter, Stronger and Faster

Eric Piela
Flint Group

Building a great company culture is a moving target because of constantly evolving expectations and demands of a changing work force. In this session, we'll explore the 5 key drivers of a healthy work environment—and the one huge blunder almost all employers make.

Screening and Preventing Chronic Disease: Protecting the Bottom Line

Tera Miller, Cheri Kiefer, Janna Pastir
North Dakota Department of Health

Chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer affect both employee performance and the company bottom line. We will discuss strategies for incorporating screening and prevention activities into your worksite wellness plan.

Vendor Fair

The popular vendor fair returns, including FREE Biometric screenings.

Conference sponsors allow us to keep the cost at a fraction of the summit value.

  • Early Bird $65 (through September 7, 2015)
  • Professional $80 (after September 7)
  • Student $35

Includes registration, lunch, vendor fair, conference materials and a free 3-month membership to Wellness Council of America

Plan to attend if you are:

  • An H.R. professional
  • A manager/owner of a business of any size
  • Concerned about employee health and well-being
  • A health care professional
  • Working in wellness or health promotion
  • Interested in worksite wellness programs

Register Today


The North Dakota Worksite Wellness program is part of Blue Elements, a broad spectrum of programs and services within the six elements that affect health and well-being.

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