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The HERO Learning Series provides industry professionals with educational opportunities to enhance their performance in the workplace.

What’s Your Mountain?

August 15, 2018 12:00 pm Central | Register

Guest Panelists:

Jennifer Bruno

Jennifer Bruno


Jack Groppel, PhD


Jennifer Bruno, Vice President of Global Health Services, Johnson & Johnson, and Jack Groppel, PhD, Co-founder of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, were tested when climbing the largest mountain on the African continent. From the known challenges they planned for to the unknown events they could never have imagined, their human spirit was tested. The goal was to summit Mount  Kilimanjaro and return safely. But with any goal in life, what lies in the purpose is what really makes the journey. This webinar shares insights they learned while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, offering applications to overcoming life’s challenges.

Jack Groppel, PhD, is an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance and co-chair of the newly formed Global Alliance for Health & Performance. He currently serves on an academic appointment as Professor of Kinesiology & Community Health at the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, and served as an Adjunct Professor of Management at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for several years. Jack has addressed the issue of worksite wellness and performance at such policy events as the United Nations Side Event for Physical Activity and Non-Communicable Disease, a US Congressional Briefing on Worksite Health Promotion, and represented the worksite wellness industry at the historic Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities. He is the co-chair of HERO’s Workplace Performance Study Committee, as well as the national spokesperson for the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity. Jack co-authored the books, “The Corporate Athlete” and “The Corporate Athlete Advantage,” and developed a training program around the concept. He has been featured in the New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Shape, Fast Company and Huffington Post, among others. Jack is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Nutrition, as well as a Board certified nutritionist.

Jennifer Bruno is the Vice President of Global Health Services for Johnson & Johnson.  In this role, Jennifer is part of the Total Reward Leadership Team and leads J&J’s employee health and wellness strategies, policies, guidelines and service delivery for the 134,000 employees in more than 260 companies worldwide.  She is responsible for driving innovative approaches and operational excellence across Occupational & Executive Health, Mental Well-being, Energy Management, Wellness & Health Promotion and Work-Life Services to achieve the enterprise aligned goal of the healthiest workforce.

Jennifer has been published in several industry publications including the Journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Baseline Magazine and Incentive Magazine.  She is a member of the Global Business Group on Health, National Business Group on Health, Health Enhancement Research Organization, American Heart Association CEO Roundtable Lieutenant Group and the Healthcare Business Women’s Association.  Jennifer is also an Advisory Council Member to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Business School Culture of Health Advisory Committee.  She is on the Board of Directors of The Health Project, which helps determine which organizations have earned the prestigious title of “Winner” of the annual C. Everett Koop National Health Award.

Management Practices that Produce Human Sustainability

September 19, 2018 12:00 pm Central | Register

Guest Panelists:

Jeffrey Pfeffer

Jeffrey Pfeffer


Co-host: Patty Purpur de Vries


Every company is in the health care business—because companies decide on what health benefits to offer (and who will pay for them) and because work environments profoundly affect employee health through things such as work hours, economic insecurity, work-family conflict, social support, and job control. Company performance is also in play as stress is correlated with turnover and sickness with productivity and workers’ compensation costs. Work organizations need to build healthy workplaces, not through programs that attempt to remediate harm, but by building management practices that produce human sustainability.

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he has taught since 1979. Pfeffer is the author or co-author of 15 books on topics including his latest, Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It.  Author of more than 150 articles and book chapters, he has won awards for his scholarly research, including an Honorary Doctorate from Tilburg University in The Netherlands.

Patty Purpur de Vries, Associate Director of Enterprise Wellness: Innovation & Strategy; Director, Stanford LeadWell, Stanford Health Improvement Program, Stanford University. Patty graduated from Stanford in 1989. She was a 9-time NCAA All-American (Shot Put and Discus) and competed at the 1988 Olympic Trials.  In 1995, she founded TimeOut Services with $50 in business cards. Patty and her team were instrumental in designing the original wellness programs for Google, Cisco, Yahoo!, Safeway and KLA-Tencor. In 2009, Patty sold the corporate wellness division, and her Community BootCamp® program, to Plus One of New York (now Optum). Patty’s awards include: The Key to the City of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Business Journal Top Women in Business, and Top 50 Influential Women of Silicon Valley.  Today, Patty supports the wellness initiatives across the Stanford Enterprise, which includes:  Stanford University, Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health and SLAC.

Guest Webinar with Dr. Siddharth Shah, M.D., Founder & CEO Greenleaf Integrative

September 27, 2018 1:00 pm Central | Register

Guest Panelists:

Dr. Siddharth Shah, M.D.

Dr. Siddharth Shah, M.D., Founder & CEO Greenleaf Integrative



Additional details about this webinar coming soon.

This webinar is available to members only.

Guest Webinar with Dr. Mike Lappi, CHO at Corning Inc., and Melissa Wendland, Director of Strategic Initiatives with Common Ground Health

November 14, 2018 11:30 am Central | Register

Guest Panelists:

Dr. Mike Lappi

Dr. Mike Lappi, CHO at Corning Inc.

Melissa Wendland

Melissa Wendland, Director of Strategic Initiatives with Common Ground Health


Additional details about this webinar coming soon.

This webinar is available to members only.

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