Wellbeing at Work Event Amsterdam 2018

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The Wellbeing at Work Event is a one-day conference in Amsterdam on 11 September for HR & business leaders. Learn from workplace experts and business leaders about the latest wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies across Europe.

Some of the best speakers I have ever seen at an event – thank you!

HR Director, Virgin Group

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Leadership Panel debates providing invaluable tips you require for leadership buy-in
  • Round table discussions for in-depth employee wellbeing expertise
  • Employer case studies providing the secrets to employee wellbeing success
  • European perspective with speakers from the Nordics, France & the Netherlands
  • Invaluable networking with business & HR leaders

The Wellbeing at Work Event provides a forum for businesses to hear, meet and discuss wellbeing initiatives with leading experts and practitioners to equip businesses with the tools to introduce or improve wellbeing programmes in the workplace. Corporate wellness is helping organisations to attract and retain talent, reduce absenteeism and create happier and healthy workplaces.

The Event will include a programme of influential speakers, debating panels, workshops and networking sessions where delegates can ask questions, exchange ideas and share experiences on a subject that will change the world of work forever.

Join the conversation before this event on Twitter & Linkedin using #wbevent18

Elena Spiliotopoulou, HR Director Europe, Staples
Elena Spiliotopoulou, HR Director Europe, Staples

Strong track record in global reorganization projects in cross-business functions

Erica van der Meij, Director – Wellbeing at Work, Atos
Erica van der Meij, Director – Wellbeing at Work, Atos

Responsible in nine countries for improvements in several topics; to engage, develop, care, reward & recognize

Date Reitsema, Global Director Wellbeing at Work, ‎Atos
Date Reitsema, Global Director Wellbeing at Work, ‎Atos

Leading the Atos [email protected] program – a key Group transformation program for the continuous improvement of our way of working together

Danielle Justus, HR Director, Securitas
Danielle Justus, HR Director, Securitas

Member of the board in the Netherlands and responsible for achieving the strategy – transformation into solutions

Patrick Florentinus Ribeiro, Human Resources Director, Huawei Technologies
Patrick Florentinus Ribeiro, Human Resources Director, Huawei Technologies

Leading HR at Huawei Technologies for over four years

Jan Gerding, Nordic HR Director, Bosch
Jan Gerding, Nordic HR Director, Bosch

Development & implementation of health policies that has shown incredible results concerning reduction of absence due to stress and sickness

Shruti Singh, OECD Centre for Opportunity of Equality
Shruti Singh, OECD Centre for Opportunity of Equality

Managed the programme of work at the OECD Centre for Opportunity of Equality for over 10 years

Henk-Jan Zwolle, Two-time Olympic medallist
Henk-Jan Zwolle, Two-time Olympic medallist

A specialist in sports physiology and extensive experience in human performance management in sports and in employees

Mark Willems, CEO, Minddistrict
Mark Willems, CEO, Minddistrict

We believe in empowering people to master their own wellbeing

Harald Agterhuis, Workforce Manager, Finalist Open IT
Harald Agterhuis, Workforce Manager, Finalist Open IT

Head of People with a Digital Agency background and a proven international track record

Yardena Shitrit, Group Director Personnel & Organisational Development, Gementee Amsterdam
Yardena Shitrit, Group Director Personnel & Organisational Development, Gementee Amsterdam

Chief HR Officer based in Amsterdam

Bertie van Wyk  Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller
Bertie van Wyk Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller

Equiping organisations with the knowledge and skills to become more productive, healthy and connected

Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, Stress Management Society
Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, Stress Management Society

International Speaker, Stress Management/Wellbeing expert, Management Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer.

Dr Victor Kallen, Senior Scientist, TNO
Dr Victor Kallen, Senior Scientist, TNO

An internationally-recognised expert in the neurobiology of stress and anxiety.

08:15 – 09:00

Registration and Networking

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, Stress Management Society

 

09:05 – 09:30

Wellness Initiatives as a Key HR Strategy

  • How should HR promote employee wellness to have a seat at the strategic top table?
  • How can HR promote physical health and wellbeing within their organization in line with their organizations’ brand values?
  • How can HR help their employees live richer, happier lives?

Elena Spiliotopoulou, ‎HR Director Europe, ‎Staples

 

09:30 – 09:55

Creating Awesome, Engaged and Resilient Working Cultures

  • Implementing compassion and respectfulness to engage employees and create a great workplace environment.
  • Embed a culture of respect amongst employees to ensure it is a great place to work.
  • Understanding how incivility, bullying and harassment can impact the mental wellbeing of employees.
  • What can organizations do to ensure their workforces are truly resilient?

Jan Gerding, Nordics HR Director, Bosch

 

09:55 – 10:20

Achieving healthier employees & reducing stress

The science of stress and its impact on human performance has enormously evolved in the last decade. By combining the knowledge of the fields of neurophysiology, psychology and exercise physiology we were able to validate a stress-score for white collar workers. The effect of stress on different physiological systems is explained in this session and the possibilities to measure relevant changes.

Dr Victor Kallen, Senior Scientist, TNO and Henk-Jan Zwolle, Former rower & two-time Olympic medallist

 

10:20 – 10:30

Mindfulness Taster led by See True

 

10:30 – 11:00: Networking Break & Energiser Sessions

 

11:00 – 11:25

Overview of Workplace Challenges and Public Policy Responses from OECD Countries

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has largely focussed on looking at the relationship between employment and mental health, the key challenges related to the workplace and how public policy can address these with employers by setting the right incentives and structures. In this session, Shruti will provide:

  • An overview of the costs of mental-ill health especially that borne by the employer
  • Illustrate the relationship between work and mental health
  • Employer incentives for psychosocial risk prevention
  • Workplace conflict and the role of line managers
  • Sickness management policy

Shruti Singh, Labour Market Economist, OECD 

 

11:25 – 12:05

Panel Debate: Embedding Health, Safety & Wellbeing into an organisation

  • How can HR ensure support for wellbeing initiatives from senior management?
  • Measuring the financial ROI of employee wellbeing
  • Understanding the connection between financial metrics and employee wellbeing
  • Enabling a supportive culture through a wellbeing strategy

Date Reitsema, Global Director Wellbeing at Work,Atos 

Yardena Shitrit, Group Director Personnel & OD, Gementee Amsterdam

Shruti Singh, Labour Market Economist OECD 

Danielle Justus, Human Resources Director, Securitas 

Mark Willems, CEO, Minddistrict

 

12:05 – 12:30

Employee Wellbeing & Employer Responsibility

  • Who is responsible for supporting employee wellbeing – HR or line managers?
  • How can we engage line managers (already under a lot of pressure in terms of resources) to support wellbeing initiatives and education in this area?
  • Understanding expectations of wellbeing at work – who is ultimately responsible?
  • How do different industries interpret wellbeing?
  • How can employers balance happiness against the potential tough reality for employees?

Erica van der Meij, Director – Wellbeing at WorkAtos

 

12:30 – 12:55

Certified Top Employer Case Study

Employee Wellbeing at the Heart of Corporate DNA

  • What is the role of employers in improving the mental and physical health of employees?
  • What are the practical steps employers can make to be a positive force in the lives of their employees?
  • How can employers create an environment where employees can learn to improve their wellbeing?
  • Healthy people as a product of the wellbeing investment.

Patrick Florentinus Ribeiro, Human Resources Director, Huawei Technologies

 

12:55 – 14:00    Networking Lunch & Energiser Sessions

 

14.00 – 14:25

Wellbeing in Workplace Design

Hear from workspace expert Bertie van Wyk who will be providing organisations with the knowledge and skills to become more productive, healthy and connected

Bertie van Wyk, Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller

 

14:25 – 15:05

Round Table Discussions

Attendees choose round table discussions to join on specific subjects for a more in-depth conversation:

  1. What role does workplace stress play in workplace conflicts?
  2. Achieving healthier employees & reducing stress
  3. Wellbeing in Workplace Design
  4. Mindfulness for Business: The Facts
  5. Empowering people to master their wellbeing

 

15.05 – 15.25

Innovation as a Tool to Recruit and Support the Wellbeing of Employees

  • What innovations can employers implement to increase wellbeing?
  • Can innovation help create a culture where high job demands do not exhaust employees?
  • How can online support practically support mental wellbeing and act as a tool to help employees?
  • How can employers raise digital awareness to support every employee?

Harald Agterhuis, Workforce Manager, Finalist Open IT

 

15.25 – 15:50    Afternoon Networking & Energiser Sessions

 

15.50 – 16.15

Session & Speakers to be confirmed shortly

 

16:15 – 16:30

Chair’s closing remarks & key learning outcomes  

 

16:30 – 17:30

Networking Drinks   

Fitvitaal Service

Fitvitaal Service

Fitvitaal Service achieves a healthier lifestyle with your employees through various interventions

Herman Miller

Herman Miller

Inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn and live

Minddistrict

Minddistrict

Empowering people to master their wellbeing

Mind Synergy Int.

Mind Synergy Int.

Stress education, illness prevention, mediation in the workplace

See True

See True

SeeTrue provides training and education to use in therapy, training, coaching, healthcare, education and business

Smart WorkPlace

Smart WorkPlace

For a healthy and circular work environment

Stress Management Society

Stress Management Society

Since 2003, our dream has been to create a happier, healthier, more resilient and sustainable world.

Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights provides global insight, intelligence and the latest trends around the future of the workplace


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11th September 2018
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Venue

Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179
1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website:
www.dezwijger.nl/