The intersection of wellbeing and performance

Join us for provocative keynotes, in depth sessions with HR leaders, and workshops to help you tackle some of today’s biggest challenges. You’ll learn:

  • Why science and data are the links between wellbeing and performance
  • How to upskill your workforce with critical adaptive skills
  • Resilience serves as primary prevention for mental health risk mitigation

Everyone is talking about resilience.

Now is your chance to learn from real experts.



Day 1 | June 8
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  • 2 Compelling Keynotes
  • 6 Targeted Breakout Sessions from IBM, SAP, US Roche & Genentech, Florida Blue, Lynch Consulting
  • Resilience Awards Ceremony

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Day 2 | June 9
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  • 3 Compelling Keynotes
  • 2 Targeted Breakout Sessions from Willis Towers Watson, Citizens, Marriott International
  • Resilience Award Winner Panel Discussion
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Day 3 | June 10
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  • Workshop Day: 2 90-minute interactive workshops

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10:00am-10:45am ET | OPENING SESSION
How Resilience Helps Solve Big Problems
Andrew Shatté, Ph.D., Chief Knowledge Officer and Co-Founder at meQuilibrium
Adam Perlman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder at meQuilibrium

This past year the world, and each and every individual, has been confronted by big problems that have required resilience. The resilience to respond to change with innovation as employers and as human beings. In this session, we will explore how organizations are addressing big problems such as COVID-19 response and recovery, the mental health crisis, diversity, equity & inclusion, and the future of work. Learn about demonstrated resilience in times of adversity.

11:00am-11:30am ET | BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Health & Benefits — Rising with Resilience: The IBM Story
Jonathan Gelfand, Global Manager, Well-being & Health Promotion Strategy at IBM

IBM turned to meQuilibrium in the midst of a pandemic, an organizational spin off, and the transition to become a cloud company while maintaining the culture that has made IBM an iconic brand and company for decades. IBM took its resilience strategy to the next level and partnered with meQuilibrium to create a psychosocial primary prevention framework that would enable leadership and the organization to proactively identify workforce risks through predictive data, including risk of burnout, work impairment, depression, and anxiety; proactively engage employees, managers and teams to close skill gaps; and optimize the many investments it makes for employees across the HR ecosystem spanning Talent, Health and Safety, Benefits and more. Jonathan Gelfand, Global Manager Well-being and Health Promotion Strategy, will share IBM’s approach and outcomes to date.

Talent & Learning — HXM: Building People and Companies for a new World of Work
Jill Popelka, President at SAP SuccessFactors
Jan Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder at meQuilibrium

SAP is focused on the belief that an employee experience which caters to the holistic needs of an organization’s people can help employees to thrive and perform at work. This is the basis of Human Experience Management (HXM) - which shifts from focusing on HR processes to putting employees and their experiences first. Join SAP SuccessFactors President Jill Popelka in this fireside chat with meQuilibrium CEO and co-founder, Jan Bruce. Jill will discuss why HXM is all about transforming how companies engage with their people.

Making the Case for Organizational Resilience
Jan Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder at meQuilibrium

Responding to evolving market demands successfully doesn’t happen without a workforce of resilient people. It's no longer simply how well a person can perform in a structured, familiar situation, but how people react and adapt to new challenges and circumstances. Rare is the organization that operates the way it did prior to the pandemic -- and disruption is considered the new normal. As a result, employee resilience and organizational agility have replaced efficiency as the best predictors of business success over time. Building organizational resilience is the critical priority now. In this keynote, hear about the four pillars of organizational resilience -- Risk Prevention, Workforce Agility, Cultural Commitment, and Analytics & Insights -- and why data-driven primary prevention is the first priority to prepare the workforce for threats and adaptation as a foundation to workforce organizational resilience.

1:00pm-1:30pm ET | BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Health & Benefits — The GuideWell Journey to Mental Well-being through Engagement, Efficacy…and Expansion
Tracy D. Gallo, LiveWell (Well-Being) Program Manager at FloridaBlue and GuideWell

GuideWell’s partnership with meQuilibrium started out as a pilot, but with superior enrollment and engagement, it was expanded to include all employees. Highly successful by meQ’s measures, the program was subjected to a collaborative claims-based study, meQ’s first ever. meQ program participants were more engaged in their health, more adherent to preventative screenings, and had overall lower health care costs than other colleagues, even though they used more services. These findings motivated GuideWell to embed meQ as part of the Florida Blue benefit offerings to some specific populations. Tracy Gallo will share these and many more findings on their approach to enrollment, high levels of engagement and overall efficacy of their meQuilibrium program.

Talent & Learning — The Resilience Imperative: Unlocking the Science
Wendy D. Lynch, Ph.D., Founder at Lynch Consulting

A resilient and agile workforce is critical to business success, especially in the post-pandemic era. Uncover the extensive resilience science that underpins the meQuilibrium system in this session with Dr. Wendy Lynch, researcher and author of a number of meQuilibrium scientific papers and articles. You'll learn about the relationship between resilience and work satisfaction, absence, and turnover as well as how resilience can mitigate burnout. Dr. Lynch will explain why "high strain, low control" jobs in particular require resilient workers and the relationship between resilience and agility.

1:30pm-2:00pm ET | BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Health & Benefits — Using Data to Create a Resilient Future
Cody Adams, Benefits Manager at US Roche Genentech
Joshua Freund, Senior Benefits Manager at US Roche Genentech

Launching a program during a pandemic and at a time of organizational transformation can be daunting. How well an employee population will enroll and engage is never guaranteed. Over the past year, US Roche Genentech launched meQuilibirium with overwhelming success with over 50% enrollment in the first seven months. Discover the successes and challenges this innovative team experienced with the launch of their program and how they are using data to inform their strategy. Cody and Josh will share how they - and US Roche Genentech have become resilient as they formed relationships within and outside of their organization to write the chapters of their story with a resilient future in mind.

Talent & Learning — Leadership at the Intersection of Wellbeing and Performance
Christine Fossaceca, Global Work-Life Solutions Director at JPMorgan Chase
Emily Poag, Instructional Designer, Leadership Edge at JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) has woven resilience as a thread across its well-being and leadership development strategies through firmwide partnerships. A core tenet of its strategy is that building a resilient organization requires that managers understand what resilience is, and how to develop it in themselves and their teams. Leadership Edge is JPMC’s Center of Excellence for Management and Leadership Development and Global Wellness sets wellness strategy and executes well-being initiatives globally for the firm. With a collaboration spanning five years, they have amplified the focus on resilience in support of the even greater challenges faced by managers and teams in the last year. Learn about the alignment of resilience and leadership development, and how Leadership Edge integrated meQuilibrium into their suite of programs.

2:00pm-2:30pm ET | RESILIENCE AWARDS
Presented by Jan Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder at meQuilibrium

The best way to end the first day of Resilience 2021 is to celebrate our customers. Join us as CEO Jan Bruce recognizes the five winners of the annual meQuilibrium Resilience Awards in 5 categories of Best Launch, Best Grassroots Marketing, Best Enterprise Strategy, Best Use of Data and Resilience Champion of the Year.

10:00am-10:30am ET | KEYNOTE
Making Mental Health Essential Health
Patrick J. Kennedy, Former U.S. Representative

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum, author of the New York Times bestseller “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.” Now, more than ever before, resiliency is critical to mental health and well-being. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, America was suffering historically high suicide and overdose deaths. Now, increased rates of anxiety, depression, substance use, and more are red flags that need immediate attention. Addressing this serious societal issue requires education and prevention, not just treatment. That means empowering people with the skills they need to navigate life’s inevitable ups and downs and seek help when necessary. When we prioritize mental health as essential health, everyone wins.

Moderator: Erik A. Sossa, President at E. A. Sossa Consulting, LLC

Join this panel for a lively discussion on the keys to building a successful resilience program— from promotion and executive sponsorship to leveraging data and analytics. Moderated by a seasoned expert in HR, wellbeing, and benefits, and with panelists representing organizations of various sizes across industries, this session will give you concrete ideas to optimize your own programs.

12:00pm-12:45pm ET | KEYNOTE
The Next Wave of the Burnout Epidemic
Jennifer Moss, Journalist and author of the forthcoming book The Burnout Epidemic

The change to our work and home life happened rapidly and without notice. Since March 2020, many of us have been operating in crisis mode; quick pivots, learning new policies and processes on the fly while navigating a growing societal unrest. Some of us are juggling a new work from home life, others are navigating the pandemic outside their homes, some are working right in the middle of the fight, but one thing is clear we are all battling the strain that is unavoidable in a global pandemic. As we wade into unchartered waters - unlike any other time in our careers – we need the resources to maintain our resilience. Jennifer Moss, globally recognized as an expert in burnout and author of the book, The Burnout Epidemic, published by Harvard Business Press, can provide us the strategies to navigate these challenging times. Jennifer will discuss the prevention strategies and tactics to manage burnout during times of stress. She will walk us through our current realities and provide tangible solutions to increasing psychological fitness for a healthier and happier today and in our future post-pandemic world.

1:00pm-1:30pm ET | BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Health & Benefits — Marriott’s Quest to Inspire Every Employee
David Rodriguez, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer at Marriott International
Jan Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder at meQuilibrium

The hospitality industry was turned upside-down by COVID-19. From mass cancellations of business and leisure travel worldwide, to new cleaning and guest service protocols, the ramifications were felt around the world and at every hotel property. With 30 hotel brands, over 7,300 locations, and in over 130 countries and territories, Marriott International is the largest hotel company and has a 94-year history of taking unique care of associates. How does Marriott International meet the challenge of supporting its people in the current environment? Join Global CHRO David Rodriguez in this fireside chat with meQuilibrium CEO and co-founder, Jan Bruce. David will explain his vision for inspiring every employee, and the important role that resilience plays in mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Talent & Learning — From Striving to Thriving: Building Managers to Optimize Resilience
Casey M. Hauch, Managing Director, Talent & Communication and Change Management at Willis Towers Watson
Kristin Chenevert, Health and Wellness Manager, HR Rewards, Benefits at Citizens
Julianne Ambrose, Global Lead, Manager Capability at Willis Towers Watson

Building the resilience and wellbeing of managers is more important than ever before. Supported by data and illustrated through client stories, this panel discussion will highlight the importance of managers effectively driving performance of teams in a flexible work environment. By focusing on the wellbeing of managers first, organizations can ultimately help managers drive the engagement, wellbeing, and productivity of their teams. The moderator and panelists will share concrete solutions that will sustainably set your managers up for success in a post-pandemic world.

2:00pm-2:30pm ET | KEYNOTE
The Power of meQuilibrium: Insights and Analytics
Brad Smith, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer at meQuilibrium

The science of resilience provides key measures for organizations looking to build a sustainable workforce—by predicting challenges, preparing people, and preventing the onset or escalation of behavioral health issues. meQuilibrium is powered by data and science and uses its rich psychometric data to build insights that can identify individuals at risk for common behavioral health conditions such as anxiety and depression. We’ll take you behind the scenes to get an up-close look at how our insights can help you manage risk in your workforce. You’ll also get a sneak peek at our new self-serve reporting platform that puts the power of meQuilibrium data in your hands.

10:00am-11:30am ET | WORKSHOP
Kids and Resilience: Supporting the Next Generation
Michele Borba, Ed.D., Best-Selling Author of UnSelfie, Parenting & Child Expert, Educational Psychologist
Andrew Shatté, Ph.D., Chief Knowledge Officer and Co-Founder at meQuilibrium

While everyone was affected by the pandemic in some way, arguably children saw the greatest disruption. With extended periods of remote learning, changes to routines, and isolation from peers, the educational and social development of kids of all ages took a hit. The parents of “Generation C” are rightly concerned about the long-term ramifications. HR leaders share these concerns -- both due to the need to support their employees who are parents, but also as they plan for this generation to start entering the workforce in just a few years. The good news is that just like adults, children can learn skills to boost resilience, increase focusing, improve learning and reduce stress. We’ll explore deeply key concepts including Hope & Optimism, Self-control & Mindfulness, Curiosity & Perseverance, and Self-confidence. These skills will serve kids’ needs now, and serve as a foundation of healthy habits for their adult lives. Join us for this interactive workshop with Michele Borba, Ed.D., an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s and social-emotional intelligence, along with meQuilibrium’s Chief Knowledge Officer, Dr. Andrew Shatté - whose Resilience Program for Kids has been delivered to millions of children around the world. You’ll leave with practical, everyday tools that you can apply directly as a parent, but also bring into your HR programs to support employees and their families.

1:00pm-2:30pm ET | WORKSHOP
The Resilience Effect: Growth From Challenge
Adam Perlman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder at meQuilibrium
Alanna Fincke, NBC-HWC, SVP Director of Content at meQuilibrium

There’s no doubt that the last 15 months have put our resilience to the test—it pushed our boundaries, transformed our organizations and how we work, and caused us to see life from a different perspective. While many of us are eager to move on, there’s a lot that we’ve learned—about ourselves, our organizations, and about what really matters. Additionally, as we sit on the precipice of this next chapter, how do we lean into resilience—and what do we want to bring forward with us? Join us for this very special interactive workshop with meQuilibrium’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Perlman and Director of Content & Board Certified Health Coach Alanna Fincke, as we look at how we’ve grown and the key lessons learned about ourselves and our organizations—and perhaps just as importantly, what we will take with us as we move forward into a post-pandemic world.

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Adversity is inevitable. Resilience is not.