The Chamber hosts numerous events and seminars throughout the year in support of our members.
Check out our 2019 calendar of events.
The Chamber, in partnership with Dentons US LLP and Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, invite you to hear from industry-leading speakers, including former Governor of Vermont, Dr. Howard B. Dean, about creating a culture of wellness and practical next steps to raise the bar for employee performance and engagement for overall organizational success. Discover new ways of thinking about employee health and productivity, and the impact on your business.
7:30 - 8:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast
8:10 - 8:40 AM - Morning Keynote: Bending the Health Care Cost Curve
Gordon Ito, Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner, State of Hawaii
8:40 - 9:50 AM - The Business Case for Healthy Employees
Why should employers be interested in building healthy communities? What's the payback? Health coverage is often employers' second greatest business expense. Do your employees access the total value of their compensation package? How can you maximize your return-on-investment in total compensation? What efforts are currently in-place to improve the health and productivity of Hawaii's workforce?
Learn about this and more in a fast-paced conversation with three leaders building healthier workplaces and communities.
- Aimee Grace, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director of Health Science Policy, University of Hawaii System
- Christina Hause, VP, Marketing, Sales and Business Development, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
- Kaleo Kekoolani, SVP - Total Rewards, Bank of Hawaii
10:00 - 11:10 AM - Managing Elder Care with Work Demands
Our population is aging; people are living longer, and are wanting to live independently as long as they can. This panel discussion will explore strategies for managing elder care with work demands, resources available to employees to help elderly relatives stay safe in their homes and employer obligations to accommodate employees with caregiving responsibilities under the Family Medical Leave Act.
- Dew-Anne Langcaon, Co-Founder, Ho'okele Health
- Corianne Lau, Partner, Dentons US LLP
- Shelley Wilson, President & CEO, Wilson Care Group
A healthy and productive work environment includes equal attention to mental health. In this session, the panel further explains the basics of mental health, how to identify and address issues, self-manage, and helpful tips for happier, healthier and more productive employees and employers. Panel will aso address self-care, stress management and workplace stress, nutrition and sleep.
- Trisha Kajimura, Executive Director, Mental Health America of Hawaii
- Peggy Latare, M.D., Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Former Governor of Vermont, Dr. Howard B. Dean, Senior Advisor, Dentons US LLP
Governor Howard Dean is a recognized thought-leader in health care reform, and is frequently called upon to navigate complicated regulations and political challenges in both the private and public sectors. His luncheon keynote will cover updates on health care legislation and reform at the federal level, and how those changes are being felt across the country and the business community.
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