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The Future of Worksite Wellness

June 10, 2015
Gran-View Restaurant
Ogdensburg, NY 13669


Featuring: Dr. Rosie Ward

Organizations have become stuck in outdated paradigms when it comes to supporting thriving wellbeing—on both the organizational and employee level. Creating a thriving workplace culture is not about policies and programs that support healthy lifestyles; it is about creating the conditions to shift the underlying attitudes and assumptions so both organizational and employee wellbeing can thrive. Culture transformation is a journey, not a program, event or destination. And because changing workplace culture is really about changing people, it is only sustainable when we approach change from the inside-out. This includes not only rethinking how we position employee wellbeing efforts but the partnerships we must create to move beyond “wellness programs” focused on biomedical health risk reduction to having wellbeing be part of the company brand and identity that provides employees meaning and purpose in their work each day. This presentation will challenge current paradigms and present a new paradigm and approach for moving worksite wellness into a sustainable future by creating the conditions for both organizational and employee well-being to thrive.


Travis Horne, Borislow Insurance

Borislow Insurance Agency was recognized by the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) as one of America's "Healthiest Small Companies" due to their demonstration and willingness to promote and improve the health and well-being of their employees. Borislow Insurance will discuss their struggles and achievements in improving their employee health, and how it has impacted their business.  Read More!


Registration:  includes full breakfast, presentations and opportunities to meet with our sponsors!

Registration Fee- $45 (discounts apply to group registration)

Space is limited and pre-registration is required - Click here to register

HR Certification Institute Recertification Credit and SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP PDC Approved!

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Worksite wellness today is focused on a linear process (short term oriented) that moves individuals through various gates, usually providing a reward for completing a certain activity. This session will take a closer look at how Borislow Insurance (finalist (2012-2015) and won the Boston Business Journal Healthiest Employer Award in 2012) transformed their worksite wellness program from wellness to a culture of wellbeing.   Travis Horne, Director of Health & Wellbeing at Borislow Insurance, explains how you can transition your organizational through a long term strategy that encompasses the whole person and behavior change tactics.

Bio: Travis Horne, Director of Health & Wellbeing at Borislow Insurance, has over twenty-four years of experience in the health, wellness and fitness industry. As the Director of Health & Wellbeing he is responsible for the overall strategic development and implementation of employee health and wellness programs to positively impact clients’ business goals and improve employee wellbeing.

Before joining Borislow Travis was the Director of Health & Productivity at Unum, Wellness Consultant for Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Massachusetts and a Health & Safety Advisor for the New Hampshire Local Government Center.

Travis’s expertise includes identifying business solutions that will have the most financial and operational impact to clients. Business solutions include actionable health, wellness and absence management programs, delivered through data analysis, vendor partnerships and client engagement.


Travis also served four years in the United States Marine Corps, worked at the White House Athletic Center and Chaired the New Hampshire’s Governor’s Council on Physical Activity & Health. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from the University of Maine at Farmington and has earned a Master’s in Business Leadership from Franklin Pierce University.


8:00-8:45 am   -    Registration and Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 am -    Welcome, Introductions and Recognition
                            Event for local businesses
9:00 - 9:45 am -   Borislow Presentation
9:45 - 10:00 am - Break
10:00 - 11:15 am - Keynote Presentation by Dr. Rosie Ward
11:15-11:30 am -   Closing and Raffle

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Senior Management/C-Suite
  • Wellness Program Coordinators
  • Wellness Committee members
  • Insurance Brokers
  • EAP providers
  • Insurance carriers
  • Local and regional economic development agencies
  • Other stakeholders in worksite wellness
  • Human Resource Professionals can earn 2 hours towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification and 2 hours toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.
  • Participants will learn what the future looks like for worksite wellness programs.
  • Small businesses can find out how to implement effective, award-winning wellness programs.
  • There will be ample opportunity to network and learn about what other businesses throughout the North Country Region are doing for worksite wellness.
  • The Vendor Expo will provide resources available locally to help businesses implement worksite wellness programs.
  • Participants will receive SWAG and door prizes!

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