Level up your team’s mental health + performance during the Alabama Workplace Evolution event, Oct. 5—tickets on sale now
A job can either boost your mental health or leave you burned out. In an effort to help make local workplaces happier and healthier, Addiction Prevention Coalition in Birmingham is hosting a special conference on Thursday, October 5—Alabama Workplace Evolution: Supporting Mentally Healthy Work Environments. Whether you’re a CEO, in a leadership role or a company employee, read on for why this conference is a must-attend on Thursday, then register.
Alabama Workplace Evolution conference details
Help make Birmingham’s workforce healthier and happier—register now for the Alabama Workplace Evolution: Supporting Mentally Healthy Work Environments conference on Thursday, October 5.
About the Alabama Workplace Evolution conference, Oct. 5
Raise your hand if you support good mental health in the workplace (my hand is up). At APC’s Alabama Workplace Evolution conference on Thursday, October 5, you’ll learn even more about why this topic is so important.
Aimed to help both employers and employees learn how to address mental health, substance use and recovery in the workplace, all who attend will be equipped with the education and tools needed to create programs and informed policies to support a healthy workforce.
“This conference isn’t just for HR or CEOs, this conference is for everyone and ideal for those in leadership roles or those wanting to be in leadership roles. When a company provides a space where employees can be honest about their mental health, or if they need a break because of a life event, they come back stronger and better to the job. It’s really what is best all around for everyone.”
Tim Cross, APC Board Member + CEO of Expedited Transport Agency
During the conference, you’ll hear from prominent local speakers and participate in beneficial break-out sessions covering a variety of important topics. In collaboration with the Jefferson County Department of Health, APC will also offer free Narcan training at the conference. All event-goers will receive a free Narcan kit.
Here’s a look at the event’s speakers and discussion points:
Alabama Workplace Evolution Speakers
- Leslie Plaia, M.Ed., LPC, CEDS-S: Executive Director of Substance Use and Behavioral Health at SAFE Project (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic), Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist
- Cheryl Brown Merriweather: Co-founder, Vice President an Executive Director for the International Center for Addiction and Recovery Education (ICARE)
- Reggie A. Parker: Licensed Professional Counselor with special interest and experience in grief and crisis counseling. He also serves as the City of Hoover’s Behavioral Health Coordinator.
Breakout Session Speakers:
- Crystal Holcomb: Chief Operating Officer at Expedited Transport Agency and specialist in Negotiation, Sales Management and Team Building
- Bronwyn McIntuff: Former Director of the UAB Addiction Recovery Program and adjunct faculty member in the UAB Department of Social Work
- Dr. Stephen Taylor: Board-certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. He’s also Director of the Player Assistance/Anti-Drug Program of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).
Alabama Workplace Evolution Discussion Topics:
- Emotional De-escalation and Practical Communication Skills
- Suicide Prevention in the Workplace
- Understanding Medication Assisted Treatment and the Workplace
- Cultivating Workplace Mental Wellbeing
- Trauma-informed Management in the Workplace
- A Safe-Space for Sober curious and Recovery Ready Workforce
- 2nd Chance Hiring Best Practices
- Employee Mental and Behavioral Health and Well-being at Work
Addiction Prevention Coalition hosts the Alabama Workplace Evolution conference
Behind the Alabama Workplace Conference is local nonprofit Addiction Prevention Coalition. Here are some fast facts about the organization and how it strives to help the Birmingham community:
- It’s a local nonprofit community resource whose vision is to be a leader in addiction prevention by inspiring people to live with hope, resilience + purpose.
- It offers educational webinars, resources + support groups for those going through recovery as well as their families.
- It provides recovery support through special events. One is the annual End Addiction Walk that draws 3000+ participants from across the Greater Birmingham Area.
- It offers prevention education and groups in community organizations, workplaces + schools.
Another important thing to know is that all proceeds from the conference help fund APC’s year-round efforts to provide prevention and awareness programming to the Birmingham metro area. A day filled with incredible information, the chance to support a wonderful local organization AND lunch—sounds like a great way to spend October 5.
Don’t miss your chance to attend the APC’s Alabama Workplace Evolution Conference: Supporting Mentally Healthy Work Environment—register now.