Reed Smith and The MVMT are partnering to educate corporations on the positive impact movement has on mental health and how companies can support their employees, especially regarding COVID burnout. This interactive event features professional dancers and meditative practices and a panel of experts to discuss corporate responsibility for mental health in the workplace. This dynamic event will teach business leaders best practices to effectively support their employees, mentally and physically, to foster a healthy and progressive work environment.

Speakers: Mark S. Goldstein

Event Type: Seminar

Location Name:
Shalala Student Center Grand Ballroom at the University of Miami, 1330 Miller Drive, Miami FL 33146
Start Date/Time:
14 March 2022, 6:00 PM EDT
End Date/Time:
14 March 2022, 9:00 PM EDT


5:45 p.m. Guests + Speakers Arrive. Note: Refreshments and appetizers will be available 

6:10 p.m. Guided Sound Bath with Naya Rappaport 

6:20 p.m. Commencement with performance by the MVMT

6:25 p.m. Introduction of Guest Speakers

6:35 p.m. Discussion: Dance and Mental Health panel with Ryan Breslow, Jason Williams, Markus Schreyer, and Jey Van Sharp, moderated by Carl Navarro.

Panel Description: The MVMT hosts diverse professionals to discuss advantages of kinetic movement from an eclectic group of perspectives and experiences to benefit the well-being of an individual’s mental health.

7:05 p.m. Discussion: Corporate Responsibility for Mental Health in the Workplace, with Mark Goldstein, Kristen Snyderman, Carlos Larrauri, Ryan Breslow, Dr. Ekaterina Denkova, and Michael Finney.

Panel Description: Today, many people expect their employers to not only support mental health in the workplace but proactively take responsibility for it. A recent study showed that an overwhelming 67 percent of the professionals believe their employer is obligated to support their mental health and wellbeing at work, and 94 percent of employers agree with this notion. Thus, business leaders from managers to the C-suite are increasingly called upon to reassess how they handle employee mental wellbeing. In this panel, our experts will discuss the obligations of employers and why providing mental wellbeing support to their employees is crucial to the success of a business. Panelists will also share practical measures that employers can take to address these challenges head-on. It is increasingly evident that showing that we care about employee mental health is not just a business requirement - it is the right thing to do.

8:05 p.m. The Pledge: Attendees can pledge to integrate better mental health practices in their personal lives and in the workplace, provided during the discussion.

8:15 p.m. Thank you, close of program

8:30 p.m. Cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres