The Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) invites you to connect with leaders of the EAP field in shaping the evolving world of employee assistance at the 30th year of its annual conference – Institute 30!

This year’s theme “EAP: Your Strategic Partner in Times of Disruption” speaks to the critical need for Employee Assistance Programs(EAPs) and the role they play helping individuals, families, and companies through life’s inevitable challenges.

Join us for Institute 30 in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 9-11, 2018!  View the Institute 30 Brochure.


Register online now! Your registration includes entrance to all the conference events including welcome reception, all educational sessions, two breakfasts, two lunches, and reception and entertainment at The Teahouse in Stanley Park on Thursday evening. Optional registration to participate in the EASNA Wellness Experience – Run/Walk – on Thursday morning is $10 and includes a fitness t-shirt.

New this Year! Join your colleagues for a meditation session on Thursday, May 10, from 7:00 -7:45 am. Learn how meditation increases capacity for employees to be more productive, more engaged, and to better manage personal and professional challenges. The meditation session is led by Lesley Kovitz of urbanMind. Calmly observe how the body and mind respond to a particular situation and how to smooth out reactivity.

Registration Fees

On-site Registration Rates – Until May 11, 2018 Standard Registration – Until 11:59 EST pm on April 30, 2018
Member - $645 USDNon-Member - $795 USD

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (view session descriptions)
2:30 – 3:30 pmCase Study Presentation - Resilience and Success After Recent Mexico Earthquakes
3:30 – 5:00 pmThe Evolution of Mental Health Support for First Responders
5:00 – 6:00 pmWelcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
6:00 – 8:00 pmDine Around at Local Restaurants
Thursday, May 10, 2018 (view session descriptions)
7:00 – 7:45 amWellness Experience – Run, Walk or Meditate
7:45 – 8:30 amBreakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 – 9:45 amKeynote: Addressing the Spectrum of Disrespectful Workplace Behavior
9:45 – 10:00 amQuestion & Answer Brainstorming Session
10:00 – 11:00 am Keynote Panel Discussion: Developing and Sustaining a Respectful Workplace
11:00 – 11:45 amNetworking Break in Exhibit Hall
11:45 am – 12:45 pmEmbedding Your EAP by Creating a Peer Network
12:45 – 1:45 pmAnnual General Meeting & Luncheon
2:00 – 3:30 pm Unprecedented: The Role of EAPs and Healthcare Organizations in Managing Multiple Disasters
3:30 – 4:00 pm Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00 – 5:15 pmThe Science of Happiness and Workplace Wellbeing
5:45 – 9:00 pmEvening Reception at The Teahouse in Stanley Park
Friday, May 11, 2018 (view session descriptions)
7:45 – 8:30 amBreakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 – 10:00 amDisrupting the Way We Think of Emotional Wellbeing at Work: Leveraging 3 Resilience Factors for Greater Emotional, Mental & Physical Health in the Workplace
10:00 – 10:45 amNetworking Break in Exhibit Hall
10:45 – 11:45 amTowards an Integrated Model of Workplace Health and Wellbeing: Risk Reduction and Prevention Solutions
11:45 am – 12:30 pmLunch and Networking
12:30 – 1:30 pmInvestigating Resilience & Self-Efficacy in Workplace Counseling
1:30 – 2:30 pmRapid Fire Sessions
Rapid Fire 1: Does Sexual Harassment Training Really Work?
Rapid Fire 2: Curiosity, Candor & Kindness: Hidden Gems to Advancing Emotional Wellbeing at Work

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Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend the Institute, however, consider joining EASNA to enjoy a $150 USD discount that members receive on registration. To learn more about membership.