Submissions for the 2016 Institute Now Being Accepted

Deadline for Submissions Is October 1

EASNA 2016 Institute Call for Papers Form

Call for Presentations Overview

EASNA, the Employee Assistance Society of North America, is seeking creative presentations that will deliver interactive and advanced-level sessions for Industry leaders, consultants/benefit advisors and organizations that purchase EAP and health benefits. Selected presentations will be support the Institute theme, Healthy and Well at Work, and will demonstrate best practices and leadership trends in workplace mental health and wellbeing. This year, EASNA will offer a mix of seven sessions, including shorter (15-minute), dynamic sessions in the form of rapid fire presentations.

Following is the schedule for the call for presentations:

  • July 30, 2015, call for presentations issued
  • October 1, 2015, call for presentations deadline for submissions
  • December 15, 2015, submitters notified whether they have been selected
  • January 5, 2016, Institute schedule announced

All sessions except the rapid fire sessions ought to include some method of participant interaction. We expect presenters to create a lively, provocative, and engaging experience.

Interactivity may be achieved several ways, including but not limited to:

  • Pose a question or challenge or idea to the participants and discuss as a whole group
  • Pose a question or challenge or idea for participants to discuss in small groups, and then share with the whole group
  • Have participants complete a brief questionnaire at some point prior to the session, or as they arrive, and review during the session

We anticipate the 2016 Institute to be comprised of the following session formats:

  • Three 90-minute sessions
  • Three 75-minute sessions
  • Four 15-minute rapid fire sessions

We will provide a slate of presentations that offers excellent variety.  To meet that goal, we encourage proposals that are mindful of any/all of the following components:

  • Creative use of media
  • Employer representation
  • Panels of sufficient size to allow equitable sharing by all panelists
  • Real-life/workplace experience
  • Global perspective
  • Something no one has ever thought of/done before

Some preferred topics of interest for the 2016 Institute include:

  • Strategic plans to improve mental wellness, manage costs and risks of mental illness
  • Addressing the rising claims and costs of mental illness disability
  • Why mental health at work matters
  • Mindfulness and the workplace
  • Developing the EAP Leader
  • New ideas for employee engagement
  • Workplace wellness across the multigenerational workforce


EASNA 2016 Institute Call for Papers Form