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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

How Technology will Impact Strategic Approaches to Mental Health at Work

Start Date: 10/2/2019 7:45 AM EDT
End Date: 10/2/2019 10:00 AM EDT

Venue Name: Valo Park (Formerly Gannett/Tegna)

7950 Jones Branch Drive
Conference Center
McLean, VA  United States  22102

Organization Name: HR Alliance DC

Amy Steinbicker
Phone: 703-433-9576

Sponsor: The Choice

Networking: 7:45 - 8:05 AM
Join us early for an opportunity to meet new people!

Program Description:
As technology becomes an integral part of our everyday lives we are spending less time in face to face interaction with those around us. We rely on technology  for quick information, social networking, job searching, and entertainment. At work, higher demands are placed on the workforce due to the projected efficiencies that technology brings, creating additional layers of stress that not all employees are equipped to manage. As we encounter these issues we find ourselves approaching them with antiquated concepts and strategies that fail to address the problem and prevent our organizations from reaching the correct solutions. In this presentation we share some of the common “Fear Factors” that may prevent us from bringing the right solution to this increasing problem.

Learning Points:

  • The current state of mental health in the workplace
  • Impact of technology as a solution and a new stressor
  • Fear factors that prevent addressing the issue effectively

Lydia M. Martinez

Lydia joined the Long & Foster Companies with over 20 years of experience in the development and implementation of human resources strategic management, talent development and employee relations. She has had a very diverse career history leading human capital in a variety of industries including government contracting, academia, television, hospitality and now, real estate, mortgage and insurance. Lydia’s focus has always been on building strategic partnerships, both internal and external to the organization to lead the organization’s talent to their highest level of excellence.
Prior to joining Long & Foster, Lydia led the George Washington University equal employment opportunity efforts after a successful career as vice president at Thompson Hospitality, the ninth largest minority-owned company in the United States. She also served as executive director of Institutional Equity and Labor Relations at the Community College of Baltimore County which Lydia joined after leading the human resources function at Fox Television (WTTG) in Washington, DC.
This diverse background has led to multiple speaking engagements with national organizations, including speaking about the value of diversity with the Association of Hispanic Colleges and Universities and discussing wrongful discrimination with the National Association of Colleges and University Attorneys. Continuous learning drives all Lydia’s professional pursuits. Originally from Puerto Rico, Lydia earned her undergraduate bachelor’s and double master’s degrees from the Inter-American University and University of Puerto Rico, respectively. Upon moving to the US Lydia pursued a juris doctor degree from American University’s Washington College of Law and was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 2002.

Professional Development:
This program has been preapproved by HRCI for 1.5 HR (General) Recertification credit hours toward aPHRTM, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM.  The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s (HRCI) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

This program has been submitted to SHRM and is valid for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

A special thanks to our program sponsor: