Call for Presenters Deadline Has Passed

Proposal Submissions Were Accepted until September 23, 2013

EASNA, the employee assistance industry’s trade association, has issued a call for presenters for its 26th Annual EASNA Institute, April 23-35, 2014, at the at the Delta Ottawa City Center, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The theme of the 2014 Institute is “New Futures: Creating Connections, Leveraging Experience.” Completed forms were due by Monday, September 23. Late submissions will not be accepted. Speakers and panelists selected will be notified in October and the final curriculum will be posted on the Institute website in November.

For the 2014 Institute, the Curriculum Committee is particularly interested in the following proposal topics:

  • The changing landscape of healthcare and innovations in access and delivery
  • Pioneering use of social media in healthcare and wellness
  • Partnerships and collaborations with government and regulators, employers and unions
  • Holistic well being, impacting cultures of wellness, safety, caring and resilience
  • Trends in workforce composition, skill mix, mental and physical health
  • Legislative and regulatory issues impacting health care and EAP present and futures
  • Leadership strategies that value talent, improve retention and increase resilience
  • Evolution of and fostering help seeking behavior

Proposals will be accepted for the following:

  • 1 full-day Pre-Institute professional development training (April 23)
  • 3 90-minute plenary (general) sessions (April 24-25)
  • 8 50-minute peer presentation (breakout) workshops (April 24-25)

The committee judges proposals on the following criteria:

  • connection to the 2014 Institute theme;
  • employer and union presenters;
  • examples of successful workplace partnerships that include the voices of employers, labor, and other stakeholders;
  • highlighting research which advances the employee assistance, behavioral health and human resource fields;
  • Relevance of content to employee assistance professional practice or business and,
  • Inclusiveness of Canadian, Mexican, US and other global considerations.

The goal of the event will be to bring together exemplary employer representatives, industry-leading employee assistance providers and other human capital experts to engage in informative discussions for the benefit of employers, employees/workers, unions, human resource professionals, and benefits consultants in successfully responding to the needs of today’s global workforce.

As the employee assistance industry’s trade association, EASNA advances the competitive excellence of its members by fostering best practices, research, education, and advocacy in behavioral health and wellness that impact workplace performance.

The submission form is a Word document. Please complete it on your PC (not with a pen or pencil) and return it to us as a Word file. Do not convert the document to a PDF file. We will return any submissions sent by fax or as PDF files or completed by hand. Rename the file to include the name of the primary presenter.

The deadline for submissions was Monday, September 23.