Events, Webinars and More 

Creating Healthy and Safe Workstations

WITH PAMELA DEMPSTER,  BA, BScOT, CMWA, CCPE ON NOV 25 AT 10 am MST 

This session offers information and education on how employees and managers can remain healthy, safe and comfortable at office/home office workstations. Participants will be introduced to the field of Ergonomics/Human Factors; what Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD's) are; how to identify CTD Risk Factors, and loads of practical tips to use at the workstation to reduce/ prevent Cumulative Trauma Disorders.​ ​

Understanding and Supporting Mental Health for Leaders

WITH DEBBIE PEARMAIN ON JAN 6 AT 10 AM MST 

Join us to learn from Debbie Pearmain, with One Stop HR, who has worked with CEOs and leadership teams at more than 250 companies about how to understand and support mental health for leaders. The workshop outline covers current mental health statistics; mental health continuum model; healthy, reactive, distressed; signs of distress at work (or remotely); having the conversation; if it doesn't go well; how/when to escalate concerns; and finally, support available.

Effective Communication for Return to Work

WITH DR. THOMAS BARKER: ON OCT 21 AT 10 am MST 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, risk communicators seek ways to design effective messaging for return-to-work. This presentation helps health and safety managers assess, plan, design, deliver, and monitor effective return-to-work
communications. Leave with an understanding of how to manage risk communication and learn the Effective Risk Communication "Golden Rule".

Breaking Down the Psychological Health and Safety Standard

WITH RUTHAN WEEKS 

Join us in this interactive Community of Practice to Learn, Exchange and Act. Learn from this month's speaker - Ruthann Weeks, about effective leading practices and how to create a culture of psychological health and safety. Next exchange barriers, solutions and ideas. Finally, commit to act by bringing that learning to your workplace or workplaces you work with.

Return to Work: Mental Health Support

WITH LORI CASSELMAN

Learn about how to support employee mental health and productivity as we return to work.

Learning outcomes include understanding employees’ stress and anxiety associated with the re-integration into a modified workplace. Learn to support employee’s mental health during and after self-isolation to ease the transition. Finally,restore productivity when employees are going back to an ‘office routine.

Preparing for Post-Pandemic Recovery

WITH GRAHAM LOWE

The webinar will challenge you to answer these questions: Where do your leaders and employees want to be 12 months from now? How can your virtual teams actively shape productive and healthy remote work? What are the key lessons from how your employees, teams, and leaders have adapted to the pandemic, and what are the implications for designing post-pandemic work? What actions today will contribute to a resilient, engaged, and committed workforce post-pandemic?

Financial Wellness: An Investment In Stress Reduction

WITH BENJAMIN ALLEN, AFCC®  ON NOV 27 AT 10 am MST 

Financial stress is reported as a top stressor for many working Canadians, so why isn’t more being done in the workplace to address it? This webinar will examine some simple ways to incorporate financial wellness resources into an organization’s wellness programming. From cutting-edge fin-tech to simple savings strategies, we’ll examine some real-world examples of how these tools ca change financial behaviours.

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Perspectives from a Cancer Patient Dealing with Work-Related Challenges and Opportunities

WITH ALLAN SMOFSKY ON JAN 13 AT 10 AM MST 

Join us to discuss the journey of a man with extensive experience in employee benefits, health promotion and disease management, and organizational strategy development after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer earlier this year. Allan will discuss his journey and how some of the challenges and opportunities he has experienced relate to managing work issues.

Reflecting on the Impact of COVID-19 on Workplace Health 

WITH VICTORIA GRAINGER AND ROBERT MANOLSON ON NOV 18 AT 10 am MST 

Join us in this interactive national online community of workplace health practitioners to learn and share unique perspectives about the impact that COVID-19 has had on our industry. Next, identify leading practices for how we can thrive moving forward together as a community of practitioners. Next have a conversation with your peers to share your experience, challenges and best practices. Finally, commit to act on the learning from the session.

Mindful Leadership

WITH LINA BIL

The pressure on leaders is increasing with the pace of change, the volume of information available, and the scale of complexity. Our ability to focus at work is declining due to information overload and distractions. Resilience is all about our capacity to handle difficulties, demands and high pressure without becoming stressed.  Learn tangible, research-based strategies that are particularly effective for leaders when it comes to focused performance.

WITH PAULA ALLAN AND JACKIEDELFOSSE

Learn the skills that employees and leaders increasingly need given the current and anticipated challenges and changes that we will all face. Learn about the challenges to business performance and sustainability that relate to employees productivity. Understand current and emerging stressors and demands and skills that make a difference in resilience and high performance.

Workplace Well-being and Productivity

WITH LORI SCHMIDT AND VICTORIA GRAINGER

Learn from productivity expert Lori Schmidt, and workplace well-being expert, Victoria Grainger, about the connection between workplace well-being and productivity. Learning objectives include understanding the connection between well-being and productivity in the workplace, understanding the employer’s role in supporting employee and organizational well-being and finally, to take away practical tips to support well-being and productivity in your workplace and beyond.

Why Trust Matters and How to Measure it in Your Organization

WITH DR. MERV GILBERT AND GRAHAM LOWE ON DEC 2 AT 10 am MST 

Trust-based relationships between all personnel are essential for a healthy, safe and productive organization. The unprecedented changes COVID-19 has imposed on workers and employers makes trust even more essential, yet at the same time threatens to erode it as the pandemic and pandemic response evolve. This session will explore these challenges to trust, pointing out opportunities to maintain and build trust in your organization.

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Becoming a Trauma Aware Employer

WITH ANN-MARIE FLINN ON JAN 22 AT 10 AM MST

Join us to learn how to create a compassionate workplace that supports people through various types of trauma. The session will cover the different kinds of trauma; how psychological safety fits into the hierarchy of needs in the workplace; how trauma changes the brain; wow trauma affects physical health; how trauma can change our health habits/behaviors; post traumatic growth; and finally, six ways to create a compassionate workplace in regards to trauma.

Overcoming Mental Health Challenges in a Global Pandemic

WITH TIM NEUBAUER, CMHA, ALBERTA DIVISION

This webinar takes a look at five evidence informed strategies to advise action, program development, and community interventions. Recognizing that we all respond to stress in different ways and recover following our own timelines, tools will be given to support each participant on their journey forward.

Mental Health at Work

WITH BRANDY PAYNE

Supporting our team’s mental health can seem like an overwhelming task at the best of times. During a global pandemic, it can seem impossible. While it can be a big topic, there are small shifts we can all do to help support ourselves and our teams, whether we’re working remotely, in the workplace, or somewhere in between. In this webinar learn small, but impactful things to improve mental health at work.

Leading Through to the Next Normal

WITH LORI SCHMIDT AND VICTORIA GRAINGER

What will it take to navigate this crisis, now that our traditional metrics and assumptions have been rendered irrelevant? More simply put, it’s our turn to answer a question that many of us once asked of our grandparents: What did you do during the war? Our answer is a call to act across five stages, leading from the crisis of today to the next normal that will emerge after the battle against COVID-19 has been won: Resolve, Resilience, Return, Reimagination, and Reform.

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