For Immediate Release: February 12, 2020

Media Contact:
Ben Truman │ Vermont Department of Health
802-951-5153 / 802-863-7281
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Registration Open for Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference
Early bird registration ends March 1

BURLINGTON, VT – Registration is open for the 2020 Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference — Cultivating Connection - Supporting Employee Wellbeing, to be held March 25 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Burlington. The annual conference, which last year attracted 575 business owners, human resources professionals and wellness experts, is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Hundreds of Vermont employers are incorporating wellness programs into the workplace environment. With data showing that most Vermonters spend more than one-third of their day at their workplace, these programs and policies can significantly influence employees' health and morale, with benefits to businesses in terms of reduced absenteeism, greater productivity and reduced health care costs associated with employee illness and treatment.

The day-long event features a dozen breakout sessions and a roundtable discussion where attendees can delve into worksite wellness strategies and best practices, as well as networking opportunities and exhibits.

The showcase of the conference is the Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness awards. This year, 119 Vermont employers will be recognized for their employee wellness programs. Governor Phil Scott is anticipated to present the awards.

The 2020 keynote address, Social Connection at the Workplace, will be delivered by Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Dr. Seppälä is an expert in building positive organizations and fostering social connection at the workplace. Attendees will hear about the impact of social connection on physical and emotional health and learn practical strategies for creating positive, connected workplaces.

Early bird registration ends March 1. The deadline to register for the conference is March 10.

To register, and for more information about the conference agenda, sessions and awards, go to:

Learn more about the benefits of a worksite wellness program for employees and businesses:

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