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Thank you, Iowans, for a great 2018 Conference! 

Join us for the next conference on May 14, 2019!!! 

Laura PutnamKeynote Speaker: Laura Putnam

Laura Putnam, MA, author of the #1 Amazon Hot New Release in HR & Personnel Management Workplace Wellness That Works, is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, a leading well-being provider. Her work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and NPR. She is a former urban public high school teacher, public policy advocate, international community organizer, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and well-being. 

Dr. Angela FranklinKeynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Franklin

Angela L. Walker Franklin, who became Des Moines University’s 15th president in the spring of 2011, is a native of McCormick, South Carolina and a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Furman University. A licensed clinical psychologist, she completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Emory University, followed by a year-long clinical internship at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Franklin has worked in higher education for more than 25 years and has received numerous honors and awards throughout her career. She has become actively involved in the Des Moines Community, now serving on several local and national boards. In addition, Dr. Franklin is an inspirational leader and author of her 2014 published memoir, “An Unconventional Journey... An Unlikely Choice,” which chronicles her journey to the college presidency and lessons learned in leadership. She speaks locally and around the country on the topics of women leaders, principles of leadership, and building a culturally competent and diverse workforce and is currently champion of a partnership between NAMI Iowa and DMU to address issues surrounding mental health awareness. 

Breakout out session topics:
Beyond Ping Pong: Workplace Culture

It’s hard to engage an employee to change without first changing the environment and culture around the workplace. This panel will focus on making the healthy choice the easy choice at your workplace. The panelists represent Healthiest State Award Finalist companies of all sizes who will bring their policies, examples, and strategies to share.

Worksites influencing the Community

Your internal work culture is important and this breakout will take that to the next step to looking at how that culture influences your external culture: your community. What are ways your workplace can influence the community around you? This panel will bring examples and takeaways to aligning a cohesive workplace and community relationship.

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health in the Workplace

We know it’s an issue but how do we break the barriers of the discussion of mental health in the workplace? This panel will strategize eliminating the stigma of talking, and supporting, mental wellness in your workplace culture. 

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  • Awards

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  • 5-2-1-0 Summit

    Join us to learn from experts from across the state working in the schools, child care, out-of-school programs, health care and communities share their experiences to adopt strategies to support the healthy choice as the easy choice.

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