Wellbeing at Work event Amsterdam 2019

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The Wellbeing at Work Event returns for the second year in Amsterdam in September 2019. The event provides HR, Reward & Benefit professionals and business leaders with the opportunity to learn from experts and their peers about the latest wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies across Europe.

Thank you – I really enjoyed it and learned from it too!

Director of Human Resources, Staples Solutions

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Learn how multinational organisations are creating workplaces that thrive 
  • Leadership panel discussions & fireside chats informing workplace change
  • Strategic insights on mental health in the workplace 
  • Employer case studies providing the secrets to employee wellbeing success
  • International experts bring best-practise from across the globe
  • Round Table discussions on specific areas of wellbeing for more detailed conversations
  • Invaluable networking with business and HR leaders 

Organisations that prioritise workplace wellbeing out-perform their competitors and thriving workplaces are more profitable and creative so this is an essential must-attend event for those companies who want to succeed!

Join the conversation before the event on Twitter & Linkedin using #wbevent19

More Speakers to be announced shortly!

Andreas Mayer, COO GHR / Head of Global People Services, ING

Andreas Mayer, COO GHR / Head of Global People Services, ING


Responsible for all People Services Operations in over 40 countries & 51.000 employees as well as for the deployment of HR unite

Mia Vanstraelen, HR Director, IBM

Mia Vanstraelen, HR Director, IBM


Mia has responsibilities in human resources for IBM GTS Infrastructure Services, transition and transformation

Herbert Schilthuis, Director Global Health & Safety, Heineken

Herbert Schilthuis, Director Global Health & Safety, Heineken


Responsible for driving the Global Health agenda in Heineken

Corina Breban, Senior Manager Human Resources, adidas

Corina Breban, Senior Manager Human Resources, adidas


My purpose and passion is to inspire people and leaders to reach the best version of themselves

Mariangel Maldonado, Global Manager Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging – Leadership and Well-being, Booking.com

Mariangel Maldonado, Global Manager Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging – Leadership and Well-being, Booking.com


Leading the employee wellbeing programme globally for Booking.com

Laura Nijpjes, Leader – Competition Matters, KNVB

Laura Nijpjes, Leader – Competition Matters, KNVB


Leading the team to make KNVB a Healthier, Happier and More Productive workplace

Laura Castagna, Director Talent & Performance Management, Philip Morris International

Laura Castagna, Director Talent & Performance Management, Philip Morris International


Result driven HR Business Partner with international, multi-industry background, passionate about Performance and Talent Management

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

Pedro Angulo, Head of Leadership Development, Allied Irish Bank

Pedro Angulo, Head of Leadership Development, Allied Irish Bank


Head of Leadership Development in AIB where he leads the design and implementation of enterprise-wide leadership development initiatives

Merve Ermemiş Orman, Occupational Psychologist, Human Resources, FNSS Defence Systems

Merve Ermemiş Orman, Occupational Psychologist, Human Resources, FNSS Defence Systems


Organizational Psychology Instructor with a history of working in defence industry. Skilled in occupational wellbeing and coaching

Rob Stephenson, Founder InsideOut Leaderboard & Mental Health Influencer

Rob Stephenson, Founder InsideOut Leaderboard & Mental Health Influencer


A strong & personal interest in mental wellbeing & have been inspired to become part of the movement to end the stigma of mental ill-health

Zeynep Unluer, Senior Safety Engineer, FNSS

Zeynep Unluer, Senior Safety Engineer, FNSS


Zeynep works as a Senior Occupational Safety Engineer in order to develop and expand the safety culture within FNSS

George Muir, Founder & CEO, Udal Cuain AB & Former Workplace Futurist, IKEA

George Muir, Founder & CEO, Udal Cuain AB & Former Workplace Futurist, IKEA


International keynote speaker, Futurist, Over 25 years at IKEA in Sweden & developer of ‘Visualize the Future Workplace’

Jonathan Garner, Founder, Mind over Tech

Jonathan Garner, Founder, Mind over Tech


Wellbeing & productivity company helping you transform from a distracted end-user to an intentional human who makes technology work for them

Eveliese Luiting, Head of Talent, Castor EDC

Eveliese Luiting, Head of Talent, Castor EDC


Responsible for HR, Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding in scale-up phase

Lisa Hogg, Senior Director- Marketing & Giving, TOMS

Lisa Hogg, Senior Director- Marketing & Giving, TOMS


South African born and raised, Amsterdam resident & Dutch National – A passionate, motivated and ambitious senior executive

Kaz De Jong, Head of Mental Health Services, Médecins Sans Frontières

Kaz De Jong, Head of Mental Health Services, Médecins Sans Frontières


Head of the staff care unit in MSF that addresses both prevention & curative (physical, mental) health related topics

 

08:15 – 08:50: Registration and Networking

 

08:50 – 08:55: Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

 

08:55 – 09:20 Joint Case Study – Making Workplaces Healthier, Happier and More Productive
At KNVB & Adidas, what can be done to ensure happy and healthy workplaces in the future for all employees?
How can KNVB & Adidas turn good health intentions into effective action by recruiting and supporting the employees no matter what stage of their careers and what is the role of HR in driving significant change to an organization’s talent management and wellness culture?

Laura Nijpjes, Leader – Competition Matters, KNVB

Corina Breban, Senior Manager Human Resources, adidas

 

09.20 – 09:45: Attracting Younger Talent by Promoting Employee Wellbeing 

  • How can employer use their approach to employee wellbeing as a core part of the talent acquisition strategy?
  • The promotion of learning as part of wellbeing to attract engaged employees who perform at their best every day
  • Wellbeing, learning and retention – how combining programs can boost individual and organizational performance

Eveliese Luiting, Head of Talent, Castor EDC

 

09:45 – 10:10: Making the Prevention of Mental Ill Health at Work a Priority

  • How can the wellbeing of employees be promoted effectively?
  • Who is responsible for supporting employee wellbeing – employers, HR or line managers?
  • What can be done to remove the causes of poor mental health at work?
  • How do different industries interpret wellbeing in times of crisis?
  • How can employers balance happiness against the potential tough reality for employees?

Herbert Schilthuis, Director Global Health & Safety, Heineken

 

10:10 – 10:35: Employer Case Study to be announced shortly

 

10:35 – 11:00: Networking Break & Energizer Sessions

 

11:00 – 11:10: Energizer Session

Led by Jonathan Garner, Founder, Mind over Tech

 

11:10 – 11:35: The Impact of Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives on the Employee Experience

  • Why leaders should commit to creating a more diverse and inclusive work environment
  • The importance of cultivating an environment where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcome
  • Understanding how the diversity of companies’ management teams and boards can positively impact employee well-being
  • What can firms do now to actively communicate about diversity?

Mariangel Maldonado, Manager Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging – Leadership and Well-being

Booking.com

 

11:35 – 12:00: Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) at PMI: What PMI Have Learnt from Their Employees

  • How the context of our business transformation has changed the way they look at I&D
  • Recognizing role models: their “secret sauce”
  • Global EQUAL-SALARY Certification: hard work worth doing

Laura Castagna, Director Talent and Performance Management, Philip Morris International

 

12:00 – 12:25: The Role of Leadership in Placing Employee Wellbeing at the Heart of Corporate DNA

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

Pedro Angulo, Head of Leadership Development, Allied Irish Bank 

 

12.25 – 12.50: Top Employer Case Study ING – Power to the People!

How ING Empowers Employees and Reduces Administrative Workload for Managers as Part of their HR Transformation Strategy

With the purpose of enhancing the employee experience, ING started a global service footprint exercise to identify pain points in the employee journey. In this session learn how ING started to work on solutions coupled with advanced technology such as Workday and supported by their new Shared Services organization to simplify, automate and delegate tasks and processes.

Andreas Mayer, COO GHR / Head of Global People Services, ING 

 

12:50 – 13:50    Networking Lunch & Energizer Sessions

 

13:50 – 14:15: Cognitive Wellbeing

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

Bertie van Wyk, Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller

 

14:15 – 14:45: Round Table Discussions

Delegates have the choice of a series of round table discussions on specific areas of workplace wellbeing

 

14:45 – 15:10: Supporting Wellness for Employees in a Traumatic Working Environments

  • What initiatives can be developed to maintain wellbeing for employees as they deliver urgently needed humanitarian assistance?
  • What are some of the “invisible wounds” employees see in the field, and what various methods can be used to address them?
  • What strategies can organizations use to maintain employee morale during emergency situations?

Kaz De Jong, Head of Mental Health Services, Médecins Sans Frontières

 

15.10 – 15.35    Afternoon Networking Break & Energizer Sessions

 

15.35 – 16.05: Yes! We Can Measure Happiness in the Workplace

Everybody can talk about a modern workplace with wellbeing and inclusiveness but how can we achieve this? How can we define success? Yes! We can measure happiness in the workplace.

In this session George will describe how he designed and implemented a model to make IKEA a great workplace highlighting what:

  • the workplace of the future
  • the model and how to build the model
  • the steps needed to implement the model
  • how to measure its’ success.

George Muir, CEO and Founder, Udal Cuain AB and Former Workplace Futurist, IKEA

 

16.05 – 16:35: Fireside Chat: Improving Lives – Where Thoughtful Partnerships Fits into the Customer and Employee Experience Strategy

  • What is the role of working with giving partners in the customer and employee experience offering?
  • The role of giving in keeping customers and employees happy
  • What is the impact of customer and employee involvement with collaborating with community organizations?

Lisa Hogg, Senior Director- Marketing & Giving, TOMS

 

16.35 – 17.00: Focusing on the Human Factor as a Team – Wellbeing for Employees in High Risk Work Environments

Turkish Defence company and tank maker FNSS, carried out a study carried in order to increase the wellbeing and decrease accident rates of technicians who are more endangered by the nature of their work. Regarding to occupational safety literature, it is known that 88% of accidents are unsafe acts ,10% of unsafe conditions and % 2 is unpreventable.  In recent years, it has been shown that these ratios are further separated from each other. Thus, the fact that most of the work accidents are caused by “human factor”, a more detailed investigation of the wellbeing/psychological & workplace safety has been done. This session aimed to reveal following answers: how to conduct accident investigation sessions with welding technicians? How to develop positive individual level and organizational level interventions to facilitate welding technicians’ psychological and workplace safety? How to evaluate wellbeing of welders?

Merve Ermemiş Orman, Occupational Psychologists, Human Resources, and Zeynep Unluer, Senior Safety Engineer, FNSS Defence Systems

 

17.00 – 17.25

Fireside Chat: The Future of Work with Healthier, Happier and More Engaged Employees

  • What can be done to ensure happy and healthy workplaces in the future for all employees?
  • How can organizations turn good health intentions into effective action by supporting the employees no matter what stage of their careers?
  • What is the role of employers in driving significant change to an organization’s wellness culture?

Mia Vanstraelen, HR Director, IBM 

 

17:25 – 17:30: Chair’s closing remarks   

 

17:30 – 18:30: Networking Drinks   

 

Our Sponsors will be announced shortly

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10th September 2019
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Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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