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Chicago Regional Summit Seminar Review

Chicago 28th September 2015



The Global Centre on Healthy Workplaces and the Health Enhancement Research Organisation (HERO) played host to a successful global seminar in Chicago on September 28. The seminar focused on key health and productivity challenges and examples of good practices applied on a global scale.

The opening session highlighted the latest well-being and workplace health trends and featured Doug Stover from Gallup as well as Barry Hall (Buck Consultants) and Wolf Kirsten (Global Centre on Healthy Workplaces). Stephen Bevan from the Work Foundation gave an excellent account of what does (and does not) make for a healthy workplace drawing from examples within the UK. Ron Joines, Global Medical Director at GSK, provided an enlightening case study of his company's healthy workplace programme, and it is easy to see why it won the Global Healthy Workplace Multinational Award 2015.

The seminar concluded with an interactive panel discussing the challenges of developing global metrics featuring Wayne Burton from American Express, Howard Kraft from Mercer and Zorianna Hyworon from Infotech.

Presentations from our Chicago Seminar are now available: Click here!