Encore Presentation: Workplace Wellbeing

Date: Monday, March 11, 2024 | Time: 12:00-1:00pm | Location: Virtual – Zoom

Event Description

Following great feedback from the 2023 WorkLife Office Conference, we are offering an encore presentation of the “Workplace Wellbeing” breakout session. The pandemic has underscored the importance of prioritizing employee wellbeing and supporting recovery from work related trauma. This session will explore opportunities to infuse health and wellbeing into the daily work routine and the resources available through MSU’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Presenters will explore workplace wellbeing best practices that support physical and mental health, enhance productivity, and create a positive work environment. Presenters: Jon Novello and Jaimie Hutchison

About the Speaker: Jaimie Hutchison, MA, LPC

Jaimie Hutchison is the Director of the WorkLife Office at Michigan State University, supporting MSU’s recruitment and retention of a high performing workforce and the wellbeing of a diverse community of over 13,000 staff and scholars. Jaimie and her team contribute to the development of MSU’s policies and special initiatives, and the office oversees MSU’s University-wide work-life strategies. The office administers a range of programs for faculty, staff, academic staff, and postdocs, including those focused on workplace wellbeing, workplace flexibility, dependent care, family support, workplace culture, career development, and leadership. Jaimie has worked for 25 years as a leader, therapist, consultant, director, supervisor, trainer, mentor, and administrator. In addition to her work-life role, she is also a Co-Owner of Team Hutch Consulting, LLC. Jaimie is highly engaged with the local community and has volunteered over 10,000 hours.

About the Speaker: Jon Novello, LMSW, ACSW

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Jon is a licensed clinical social worker with the State of Michigan. He has been a practicing counselor since 1996, working in a number of different capacities, including psychiatric crisis management and outpatient counseling. Jon’s areas of practice include working with adults and children dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, major life transitions such as divorce, grief and loss, and physical illness and debilitation. He works with individuals as well as with couples and whole family systems when appropriate. His approach tends to be eclectic, drawing from a wide range of theoretical techniques including cognitive behavioral and family systems models. However, underneath his approach lies a basic set of principles that speak to how we all operate psychologically — that all of us have our own answers, but that sometimes our understanding and beliefs of the past or the future get in the way of seeing those answers.

Jon has many interests outside of work that keep him plenty busy. He is married (to another social worker!) and has three amazing (mostly adult!) children, and likes playing with all of them as much as he can. He is passionate about music, reading, movies, and biking around town.