Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence
1200 Schafer Street
Bismarck, ND 58501
Workplace Wellness That Works
The Worksite Wellness Summit is an opportunity to learn about how to create a Worksite Wellness Program in your own workplace, or improve the one you already have. The speakers and workshop for this event will inspire you to "Start a Movement" to embrace a culture of mental and physical well-being.
Anyone can create a culture of wellness at your workplace, from a receptionist to HR, even students and mental health professionals. Join us at this year's summit, which will include two keynote speakers, vendor fair and more.
The region's premier worksite wellness event
Kevin R. Briggs
Kevin R. Briggs is a retired California Highway Patrol sergeant whose ability to "listen to understand" encouraged more than 200 individuals not to go over the Golden Gate Bridge's rail or to come back to solid ground. He is an international crisis management, suicide prevention and leadership skills presenter and author of "Guardian of the Golden Gate: Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair."
His story has been featured as a TED Talk and via Ciudad de Las Ideas (Mexico), NBC's Access Live, Yahoo News, The New Yorker Magazine, Men's Health Magazine, NPR's Bob Edwards Radio Show, People Magazine and USA Today, as well as other magazines, newspapers, radio and podcasts across the world.
Presentation | Maintaining a Healthy Work Environment
The first presentation of the day will focus on trauma. Learn about trauma's effects in the workplace, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and moral injury. Kevin will share signs presented by an individual who may be in crisis, and how to communicate with someone in crisis. He will also share the RELEASE model for working with those individuals.
Presentation | You Matter: Self-Awareness and Your Health
In this presentation, we will learn the impact stress hormones have on our health, the "Quality of Life Triad"—Kevin's guide to maintaining a healthy lifestyle—as well as how to effectively communicate with our peers using active listening skills (and we will practice our new skills!).
Rory Beil is a health promotion manager for Clay County Public Health. He oversees efforts to improve mental well-being, awareness of the impacts of childhood trauma, access to healthy food and physical activity, and tobacco-free policies. Rory is also the previous director of CassClayAlive, a community initiative striving to improve the food and physical activity environments in Cass and Clay Counties.
Presentation | Understanding Childhood Adversity and What It Means to You as an Employer
Our childhood experiences inform how we see the world as adults. Learn more about what adverse childhood experiences are, their frequency and potential impact, and what we can do as employers to help those employees thrive.