Workshop | Opioids in the Workplace – HR’s Critical Role
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When: Friday January 11, 2019
8:00 to 11:00 am
Where: Jackson Lewis P.C.
150 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2500
Chicago, Illinois  60601
United States
Contact: Chicago SHRM Headquarters
(312) 368-0188

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Opioids in the Workplace – HR’s Critical Role

Chicago SHRM Members $ 49 | Non-Members $ 79

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EARN 2.5 SHRM PDC's and 2.5 HRCI Recertification Hours

Many HR professionals feel that the opioid crisis is not an issue in their workplace.  It is not true and the epidemic is not over. 

Prescription opioids are impacting your employees and/or their family members due to medical/dental procedures, as well as injuries and illnesses that cause pain.  According to the Institute of Medicine, pain-related conditions affect 116 million adults in the U.S., resulting in $560 to $635 billion in medical costs and lost productivity. 

Join us for an interactive workshop to learn what you can do in your organization to develop an action plan. There are steps you can take across HR to update your policies and work with your medical, prescription, EAP, safety, wellness and training programs.

Bring your questions to this working session on Friday, January 11, which will be led by Thresholds Chief Talent Officer Chris Noone, SPHR, RCC, CTC.  Thresholds is leader among non-profit mental health agencies, providing services to more than 17,000 people in Illinois each year. 


Chris Noone, Chief Talent Officer - Thresholds

Thresholds is a leader in the mental health industry, with 1,400 employees. Thresholds provides services for more than 17,000 people in Illinois. Thresholds has been recognized for five consecutive years as a Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplace and Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. During Chris’ tenure at Thresholds, she has overseen explosive growth and a culture shift that embraces change, agility, and employee engagement. Chris’ passion is to help individuals and organizations succeed in achieving their goals. Chris partners closely with the entire executive team to assess, enhance, and steer Thresholds’ culture, as well as designs and implements strategies to enhance the organization’s talent.  Chris also provides strategic and operational leadership for all human resources functions. Chris has more than 20 years of Talent experience both as a corporate HR executive and as president of her own consulting firm. Her broad experience includes strategic planning, talent acquisition, training and leadership development, executive and performance coaching, succession planning, employee relations and engagement, compensation, benefits, and HRIS. Chris serves on the HR Advisory Council for the Management Association, which is a non-profit HR consulting firm servicing over 1,000 member companies in the Chicagoland area.  She is also a member of the National Society for Human Resources Management and SHRM Chicago. 

Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer - Chicago Department of Public Health

Alison oversees the disease control, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and behavioral health divisions--including a particular focus on Chicago’s response to the opioid crisis. She completed medical school and training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Yale University, then worked for the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health before coming to CDPH. She also sees patients weekly as a primary care doctor at CommunityHealth and is interested in using data to promote health equity in Chicago.






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If you have any question or need any further information, please contact us at or (312) 368-0188.