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    Employee Stress: Strategies for Improving the Mental Health of Your Workforce - HRCI Approved

    Date: November 14, 2012, 7:00am – 9:00am
    Robin Campbell
    Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center (at the Rio), 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
    $20.00 Members, $30.00 Nonmembers, $35.00 Walk-Ins
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    Join us for a compelling program on Employee Stress: Strategies for Improving the Mental Health of Your Workplace, featuring guest speaker Kelly Collins of LifeWork Strategies. This program has been approved for 1.5 HRCI-General recertification credits.

    The statistics about employee stress continue to be staggering.  Numerous publications assert that occupational stress is a “global epidemic” and recent studies reveal that approximately 50% of American employees suffer from moderate to severe stress at work.  An alarming 77% percent of employees report physical symptoms as a result of stress.  

    Organizations have been focusing on issues relating to employee stress for decades but new demands of a dynamic workforce in uncertain economic times presents challenges.  However, technology, resources, and new research provides hope.  There are many opportunities for organizations to create effective strategies for reducing stress in our workplaces.  Proactively addressing the issue by understanding the current demands on our employees and developing a multi-faceted approach will enhance employee productivity and engagement.

    During this session you will:

    • Explore the current state of mental health in the workplace
    • Examine strategies and best practices for building resilience in employees
    • Consider the role of Human Resources in the effort to reduce employee stress
    • Discuss programs that support employees in reducing their stress and mitigate costs to the organization

    Speaker Biography:

    For over 15 years, Kelly Collins has worked with both public and private sector organizations to educate, counsel, and support employees and their families regarding personal and professional development issues.  She has worked for Department of Defense agencies, not-for-profit groups, psychiatric hospitals, and healthcare organizations. 

    Kelly has worked with corporate employee assistance programs and wellness programs to address the mental and physical wellness needs of employees and their families.  Her responsibilities have included account management, program development, training, and project management.

    Kelly delivers seminars on a range of topics for employer groups and employees including stress management, communication skills, workplace harassment prevention, and wellness.

    Kelly holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Marymount University and a  B.S. degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Virginia Tech.

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