|WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 -- The American Psychological Association (APA)'s 2011 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference will be held April 8-9 in Chicago.
WHAT: The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Conference brings together business and psychology, showing how it can create healthy workplace cultures that support employee well-being and performance. Topics explored include workplace flexibility as a business strategy, incentives and recognition, wellness efforts, diversity and inclusion as drivers of competitive advantage, high-impact health promotion and much more. More information and registration for the conference can be found on www.phwa.org.
Experts speaking at the conference include:
- David W. Ballard, Psy.D., MBA – assistant executive director for marketing and business development, American Psychological Association, head of APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program
- Larry S. Chapman, MPH – president and CEO, Chapman Institute, an expert on worksite wellness
- Christopher Peterson, Ph.D. – co-director, Michigan Positive Psychology Center, University of Michigan
- Nansook Park, Ph.D., NCSP – co-director, Michigan Positive Psychology Center, University of Michigan
- Clare Miller – director, Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Foundation
- Nikki Duggan, MBA – director operations and analytics, Well-Being Strategy, Healthways
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.
WHEN: 8 a.m. April 8 to 5:30 p.m. April 9
WHERE: The Westin O'Hare
6100 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 154,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.