Events, Webinars & More 

Authentic Leadership: Perfect

Imperfection

ON MARCH 10 AT 10 AM MST

It is time for authentic leadership through Perfect Imperfection. In this webinar, participants will:

  • Receive useful insights and mental tools to help minimize the stress of being perfect

  • Create awareness and curiosity of the present mindset

  • Increase awareness of how fear can show up as perfectionism

  • Discover how to reframe words that get us stuck in the trap of perfectionism

  • Focus on your strength traits and the art of resilience

  • Bring normalcy to perfect imperfection and know that, as a leader, you’re not alone

Trauma and Resiliency: Community of Practice

WITH JEFFREY CARTWRIGHT ON  APRIL 2 AT 10 AM MST

Come to learn, connect and share with an incredibly authentic, vulnerable and inspiring speaker, Jeff Cartwright on April 2 at 10 am MST. Jeff will share some tips around how to identify critical incident stress reactions and talk about self-care strategies that promote the resilience required to move forward from the initial impact of trauma. Want to see his style? Check out his latest Ted Talk on Mindfulness: Tao the Art of Living not Surviving.

Building Resilience in Challenging Times

WITH MARY RONACERLLI 

Are you struggling with the stress caused by this years’ events? Do you have the skills you need to successfully navigate your way through the challenges ahead? Challenges of the likes that we have not seen before, as we, along with the rest of the world, wrestle with continued effects of the Global COVID -19 pandemic. In this interactive 1-hour webinar we will provide you with practical, thought provoking and lifestyle strategies that you can use daily to weather this storm with strength, resolve and grace.

Change The Way You Use Technology To Engage People Online

ON FEB 17 AT 10 AM MST

Learn new and creative ways that employers and practitioners are engaging employees and clients online to support health and performance. First, learn tips and tricks from Robert Manolson, Creator & Facilitator Powerful Play Experiences who has offered in-person workshops and events since 2006 and how he has leveraged technology, pivoted and moved online. Also hear from Victoria Grainger, Founder of Wellness Works Canada, about tricks and platforms that partners and clients are using to engage people. Next, come prepared to share and leverage each others experience of how you have used technology to engage people online.

Understanding and Supporting Mental Health for Leaders

WITH DEBBIE PEARMAIN 

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.

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.

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.

Diversity Inclusion, and Interpersonal Resilience at Work

WITH JOYCE ODIDISON ON MARCH 17 AT 10 AM MST

There are more employees than ever asking for diversity inclusion and equal representation at work. The recent incidents of constructive racial disruptions have created more awareness and expectation of diversity inclusion, and representation in the workplace. Join the powerful wellness conversation – Diversity inclusion, and interpersonal resilience as a workplace wellness strategy, with the world’s leading Interpersonal Wellness Expert, Joyce Odidison, to explore the intricacies of diversity inclusion and interpersonal resilience.

How to Overcome Stress Eating

WITH BETTINA MACKENBACH ON APRIL 21 AT 10 AM MST

Do you find that you’re often in the kitchen, thinking about your next meal, eating more than you think you need, or stress eating? Maybe you are even feeling distressed and beating yourself up because you’ve been turning to emotional eating to cope. We’re living in stressful times and many of us have turned to food for comfort and coping. In this webinar, registered dietitian and certified coach Bettina Mackenbach will share strategies for building healthy eating habits with incremental growth and change over time. Finally, you will learn four critical resiliency skills including positive mindset, emotional intelligence, vision and goal setting, and problem solving.

Becoming a Trauma Aware Employer

WITH ANN-MARIE FLINN 

Listen in 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; how 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.

Family Caregiver Wellness

WITH NICOLA MCFARLANE AND ALLISON MCFADDEN-SQUIRE

With our growing baby boomer population, more and more people in workforce are caring for aging parents. For caregivers, there is an extra demand that can create a work-life struggle and it is more important than ever to support them. Family caregivers will learn from experienced health care instructors, who will provide knowledge specific for a family caregiver’s needs. Join us on January 27th, as we discuss some of these important health observations and care decisions in caring for an aging loved one. See if they resonate with what you are or maybe facing in the near future.

Why Trust Matters and How to Measure it in Your Organization

WITH DR. MERV GILBERT AND GRAHAM LOWE 

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.

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.

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?

Leading and Coaching for Resilience

WITH DEBBIE PEARMAIN ON APRIL 14 AT 10 AM MST

In this interactive webinar, join us to learn how to lead and coach for resiliency. Debbie Pearmain, from One Stop HR will review what leading for resilience looks like. She will then take a look into solution focused coaching, how to ask good questions and then take a look at some key coaching steps. Finally, you will learn four critical resiliency skills including positive mindset, emotional intelligence, vision and goal setting, and problem solving.

Reducing Financial Stress

WITH BENJAMIN ALLEN, AFCC® ON July 14 AT 11 AM MST

Financial stress is a toxic, chronic type of stress that is not easily left at the door. It’s probably brought to work in the backs of the minds of about half of your workforce already. It's when financial stress jumps to the front of an employee's mind that it starts to cost organizations money: the cell phone buzzing with a call from a collector, the final notice or late bill sitting on the dinner table, or maybe it was in that moment on a Zoom call when a team member appeared to zone out. Thankfuly, addressing financial stress at work can be done inexpensively with a measurable effect. We'll be examining one of our educational partners that stepped up to provide financial wellness programs and resources to its staff.

Supporting our Caregivers at Work

WITH ELYSE CATHREA, CMHA 

As someone with experience caregiving for a loved one with mental illness, I know first-hand the toll it can take on our overall wellbeing and how we are able to show up in the world. One of the ways this can significantly impact us is how we show up in our jobs. In this webinar we will discuss what it’s like to be a caregiver to someone with mental illness, some of the challenges caregivers can face, and the ways in which that can impact how we show up in our jobs. Lastly we will go over our Caregiver Connections program at CMHA, other resources that support caregivers in their experiences and how employers can support them.

Community of Practice: Perspectives from a Cancer Patient on Work Challenges and Opportunities

WITH ALLAN SMOFSKY ON JAN 13 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.

Creating Healthy and Safe Workstations

WITH PAMELA DEMPSTER,  BA, BScOT, CMWA, CCPE 

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.​

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".

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.

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