Why this workshop matters?
The psychological health and safety of employees deserves the same attention as their physical health and safety. The importance of this issue is highlighted by the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, designed to help organizations take action in this area.
Taking action to enhance psychological health and safety has been shown to improve workforce engagement and productivity. Addressing psychological health and safety decreases disability, turnover, and injury, while increasing engagement, productivity and safety. Most organizations understand the importance of psychological health and safety, but are unsure where to start.
Who is presenting?
Dr. Merv Gilbert and Dr. Dan Bilsker, Directors of Vancouver Psych Health & Safety Inc., are leaders in this field. They created: Guarding Minds@Work; Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers; and Antidepressant Skills at Work. On behalf of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, they recently evaluated 40 national organizations adopting the National Standard for Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace.
Derek Sienko is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Rehabilitation Group. Derek also is an injured worker and a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder survivor. Derek has over twenty years of experience in the Disability Management and Return-to-Work Services in the public and private sectors.
What will be covered?
The workshop will take you through the steps of:
Commitment: Building organizational commitment to enhancing psychological safety
Assessment: Creating a psychosocial risk profile for an organization
Planning: Selecting effective programs and practices relevant to organizational needs
Implementation: Moving your plan into action
These four steps are consistent with the requirements of the National Standard.
You will have the opportunity to create an Action Plan as the workshop progresses.
Understand the requirements of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
Know how to assess workplace psychosocial risks
Identify effective and feasible strategies and programs for enhancing psychological health and safety in your organization
Be familiar with low-cost resources to support psych safety initiatives
Who should attend this workshop:
Human Resources professionals; Business owners; Occupational Health & Safety personnel; Labour representatives; Rehab providers.
Earn your CE Credits: HRMA, CVRP, VRA, CSPDM.
Registration: 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Workshop start time: 9:00 am
Break: 10:30 am - 10:45 am
Networking lunch: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (lunch will be provided)