2021 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Time Out – A Path to Improving Employee Well-Being

Jennifer NelsonTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, June 17

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

The global workforce is facing a mental health crisis. Physical, mental, social, and financial health have all seen a marked decline over the past year, and more and more employees are struggling with burnout and depression. Fueled by research findings and insights, this session will help you better support your employees’ mental health, including key takeaways that you can quickly implement to improve employee well-being.

Findings show that as employers and employees are trying to find ways to cope, employees are not always taking the time off that they need.  27% of employees took less time off, and 36% indicated that the lack of paid leave is a source of stress. Join us as we explore the latest research, and discuss how clear communication and education on available benefits and paid time off can help employees cope with these stressors and become more motivated, engaged, and productive.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore new research insights reveal where employers and employees are with mental health.
  • Discover how your organization can address the challenges with leave, education, and communication to support employees while maintaining business continuity.
  • Identify common PTO and other leave program bundling solutions to mitigate gaps and harmonize benefit offerings.


Dan Iskra
AVP, Group Disability & Absence Product Development & Management

Dan Iskra is an assistant vice president at MetLife, responsible for the development and management of MetLife’s group disability and absence management products. Dan joined MetLife in 2007 and has held various roles within MetLife representing the product and financial segments. During his tenure with MetLife, Dan has been instrumental in driving key strategies impacting MetLife’s growth in the disability and absence market.

Barb Veder
VP, Chief Enterprise Clinician
LifeWorks Clinical Services Lead
Morneau Shepell

A globally recognized EAP professional, Barb has spent over 25 years as senior leader with Morneau Shepell with a focus on the global expansion of the company’s clinical services solutions and offerings. Named one of Digital Health Canada's 2020 Women Leaders in Digital Health, Barb is recognized around the world for her clinical expertise as an EAP best practice leader and digital behavioral health expert, and for her published research and counsellor education initiatives. With her extensive experience in the field of addictions and mental health, she is committed to the development of clinical best practices, digital mental health initiatives, and support for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.

 Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. 

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