May Chapter Meeting

Morning Keynote: Motivation to Move
Morning Workshop: Wellness with a Zero Budget
Morning Presentation: Wisconsin Wellness Council & WELCOA
Afternoon Workshop: 5 Best Physical Activities HR Should Do To Save Their Life

A Focus on Wellness with National Speaker Robert Sweetgall

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

New Location:
Quality Inn & Suites
2969 Cahill Main
Madison, WI 53711
One block North of County Highway PD on Fish Hatchery Road.
Click here for hotel and direction information.

Schedule: Click program title for description

Registration 8:00-8:30  
Morning Keynote 8:30-9:30

Motivation to Move

Morning Workshop 9:45-10:30 Wellness with a Zero Budget
Morning Presentation 10:45-11:45 Wisconsin Wellness Council & WELCOA
Lunch & Recognition 11:45-12:30  
Afternoon Workshop 12:30 - 1:15 5 Best Physical Activities HR Should Do To Save Their Life
Wrap Up 1:15 - 1:45 Sharing of Best Practices


Morning Keynote, Workshops & Presentation Lunch & Afternoon Workshop All Sessions
__ $50 GMA SHRM Member __ $30 GMA SHRM Member __ $70 GMA SHRM Member
__ $65 Non Member __ $40 Non Member __ $90 Non Member
__ $20 Students __ $20 Students __ $30 Students

Program Details:

Motivation to Move ... this highly informative and practical keynote focuses on :
(a) the importance of physical activity in reducing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer;
(b) simple ways to promote non-threatening activity programs at the worksite;
(c) the current research on physical activity;
(d) how to get personally motivated;
(e) smart strategies for losing weight and reducing stress and slowing aging; and
(f) how to really use a pedometer - correctly and creatively.

Worksite Wellness on a Zero Budget .... This workshop demonstrates how to implement first class, motivational employee wellness programs by stretching a Wisconsin penny; smart and cost-efficient ways to use incentive awards; how to get employee buy in; strategies for preventing program fizzle out.

The 5 Best Physical Activities to Save the Human Resource Director's Life ..... Through live demonstrations learn the most effective, simple, safe and easiest activities for : (a) flattening your stomach and strengthening your core muscles; (b) reducing your risk of a fatal heart attack; (c) losing weight and improving the performance of your insulin to reduce diabtes risk; (d) avoiding or curing low-back pain, stiffness and sciatica nerve pain while improving total body flexibility; (e) the best activity program for improving longevity; and (f) the one total-body conditioning / walking / striding program that will tone your muscles, strengthen your heart, reduce stress on your knees, hips and joints while helping you burn 40% more calories than plain walking.

Sharing Best Practices : Discover how other organizations have improved employee participation, management support, program accountability -- often in a fun way to keep their programs alive and well.

Our Presenters:

Robert Sweetgall, often called 'the real' Forrest Gump, has walked seven times across America and is the only person to walk all 50 states (11, 208 miles) in 365 consecutive days. Author of 14 books, Robert has appeared on numerous radio and talk shows, including NBC Today Show, Evening Magazine, Kathy and Regis Live and National Public Radio. Robert has made 4,000 presentations to over one million people worldwide. In his former life, Roberts was an overweight Brooklyn boy, cheesecake lover, high-school valedictorian, Dupont chemical engineer and ultramarathoner.

Motivated by a family history of heart disease, Robert gave up cheesecake and his $50,000 Dupont Chemical engineering job to take his health message on the road, literally, walking the talk across America. Five years later, The Wall Street Journal read, "When Sweetgall walks, people listen."


Deb Seyler is executive director of the Wellness Council, the Wisconsin affiliate of Wellness Councils of America, one of the country's most trusted voices on workplace health promotion ( Under her leadership, the Wisconsin Wellness Council, based in Milwaukee, has grown from 30 corporate members in 1986 to over 215 members in 2005. In addition to running the day-to-day affairs of the Wellness Council, Seyler regularly teaches daylong Well Workplace Universities for employers throughout the State of Wisconsin.

She has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and a BA from Northern Illinois University; and over 30 years of experience in business and health related fields including 19 years as executive director of the Wellness Council.

For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818


Program Schedule subject to change.


Greater Madison Area SHRM, Inc.
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818


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