2019 DMEC Annual Conference

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Monday | August 5

7:00 am-5:00 pm Registration Open
Preconference Workshop: Mental Health in the Workplace
9:00-10:00 am Mental Health at Work: Costs and Benefits
10:30-11:30 am PTSD Frontline: Providing Treatment to Florida’s First Responders
12:30-1:30 pm The Suicidal Employee: Managing Real Issues and Real Risk with Practical Solutions
2:00-3:00 pm Mental Health at Work: An Employer’s First Year of Program Development
3:00-3:15 pm Wrap-Up & Announcements
3:30-4:30 pm Industry Roundtable Discussions

Tuesday | August 6

General Sessions
8:00-8:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:30-9:30 am Opening Keynote Session: The War at Work – Building a Next-Generation Enterprise for a Next-Generation Workforce
10:00-11:00 am Empowering Employees to Thrive in the Ever-Changing Work-Life World
11:00 am-12:00 pm How Advocacy Can Elevate the Employee Experience
Concurrent Sessions
1:30-2:30 pm A1. The Employee Resiliency Initiative: A Guide to Improving Behavioral Health
B1. Getting the Most Out of EAPs: What That Means for Productivity
C1. “It’s Complicated”: The Always-Evolving ADA/FMLA Relationship
D1. Tools and Techniques to Implement Effective Reasonable Accommodations
E1. A Case Study: Developing a Paid Parental Leave Program
3:00-4:00 pm A2. Opioids and the ADA/FMLA
B2. Reducing Your ADA Burden by Implementing a Return-to-Work Strategy
C2. Devil in the Details: How to Design a Compliant Paid Sick Leave Policy
D2. Decipher Your Leave Data: A Focus on Quality and Reporting
Short Quick-Dive Sessions
3:00-3:25pm E2. How to Effectively Communicate with Your C-Suite
3:35-4:00pm F2. Launching Your Organization’s Self-Audit Checklist
Concurrent Sessions
4:15-5:15 pm A3. Marijuana Misinformation: The Truth About Cannabis in the Workplace
B3. Employer Input Wanted: U.S. DOL RTW Initiatives
C3. Development and Implementation of Medically-Approved Intermittent Work Leave Guidelines
D3. Driving Results with Data in Healthcare Organizations
E3. The Tapestry of Absence Management

Wednesday | August 7

7:00-7:25 am Morning Mindfulness: Prepare for the Day Ahead
General Sessions
8:00-8:45 am The Power of Perseverance: A Journey to Triumph
10:00-11:00 am FMLA/ADA Lessons Learned: Recent Court Cases, Jury Verdicts, and Settlements
11:00 am-12:00 pm DOL Audits: What Employers Need to Know
Concurrent Sessions
1:30-2:30 pm A4. ROI: Building the Business Case
B4. Let’s Do More than Survive HR: Using CPR to Thrive While Managing Difficult HR Matters
C4. Staying Out of the Doghouse: Addressing Employee Service Animal Accommodation Requests
D4. How to Use Absence and Disability Data to Understand Your Workforce
E4. Capturing the Benefits of Change: A Catalyst for Uncovering Your Best Career and Life
3:00-4:00 pm A5. The RFP Process: A Deep Dive
B5. Winning the War for Talent by Perfecting the Employee Experience
C5. Creating an LGBTQ Inclusive Workplace: Going Beyond Policies
D5. Predictive Modeling: Leveraging Data Science to Improve the Customer Experience
E5. Women’s Leadership Panel: Forging the Path for Future IDAM Leaders
4:15-4:40 pm or 4:50-5:15 pm Breathe to Succeed
4:15-5:15 pm Hot-Topic Roundtable Discussions

Thursday | August 8

General Sessions
8:30-9:30 am They’re Here! A Deep Dive into Paid Family and Medical Leaves
9:45-10:45 am Got ROI?
10:45-11:45 am Real-Life Robocop: Meeting “Impossible” RTW Goals in Catastrophic Cases