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ALL TRAINING SESSIONS

A complete list of our training programs, organized alphabetically.

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Session description available April 2024

Activate Your Superpowers: Secret Ingredients for Maximizing Retention and Engagement

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Ahead of the Game: What Does It Take
to Be an Employer
of Choice in
Today's Market?

Whether it comes in the form of exciting organizational progress and growth or unanticipated challenges, change is a certainty.  Are your organization's leaders prepared to meet the mental health needs of their team members when stress levels surge?  Resistance to change and the varied needs of team members in coping with change can prompt even the most fearless leader to experience frustration and self doubt. Left unmanaged, poor mental health will affect productivity, engagement, workplace culture and morale, and can drastically increase absenteeism and turnover rates – and when leaders themselves are struggling, we can’t ignore the risk of burnout.  Employers have a legal obligation to make an inquiry and devise reasonable accommodations for team members who are struggling with their mental health, but unfortunately these situations don’t come with a How-To Manual.  Leaders who attend this session will learn how to address mental health needs during high-stress times while prioritizing their own wellbeing and modelling positive coping. 

Duration: 2 hours (100 min. content + Q&A)

Brace for Turbulence:
                Supporting
                Mental
                Health in
                 Times of Organizational
Change

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Breaking the Cycle:
How Person-
    Centred
Leadership
 Will Make
   Your Job Easier!

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What motivates and inspires your team?  When our people are stressed and “checked out”, productivity takes a significant hit and job satisfaction is tougher to achieve, causing a spike in turnover rates.  This results in an increased workload for your remaining team members and inevitably impacts your own role as a leader.  The cycle continues on until or unless we do something to stop it.  By strategizing about employee recognition techniques, promoting opportunities for growth and development and leading with a person-centred approach, productivity and job satisfaction will improve for everyone… and your job gets easier!  Join Elizabeth for 90 minutes of brainstorming on thinking outside the box to make your team members feel supported, valued and empowered to bring their best selves to work.

Duration: 2 hours (100 min. content + Q&A)

Leaders often carry a gigantic burden in their roles with the expectation of inspiring strong performance in their teams while maintaining their own wellbeing.  Burnout is a real risk and finding balance between work, personal and family demands is getting tougher.  This workshop will arm leaders with essential tools for striking that balance, navigating the challenges that leadership roles inevitably bring when we take on additional responsibilities and building a team that’s stronger than ever.  This session lays a foundation to inspire new leaders, managers and supervisors to take psychological health and safety just as seriously as we take physical health and safety at work.

Duration: 2 hours (100 min. content + Q&A)

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Brilliance Requires Resilience: Psychologically Healthy Leadership

Following periods of significant growth, restructuring and other sorts of organizational change, it’s natural to experience challenges with engagement.  When your team members are stressed, tired, “checked out” and morale is down, productivity takes a significant hit and high job satisfaction becomes more difficult to achieve… early warning sign of a “turnover avalanche”.  The good news?  By being proactive leaders can stop this negative ripple effect before momentum builds.  This session explores think-outside-the-box approaches to engagement and psychological wellness when Change Fatigue seems insurmountable.

Duration: 2 hours (100 min. content + Q&A)

From Light Breeze to Strong Second Wind

From Light Breeze to Strong Second Wind: Engaging an Exhausted Team

Let's explore resilience from both a personal and organizational standpoint. This session will empower workplace leaders to take charge of their own psychological health and nurture the resilience of their teams. What steps are you taking to protect your mental health and build resilience? How are you promoting these concepts to your team members? In times of difficulty old adages like "everything happens for a reason" serve very little practical purpose and sometimes end up eliciting a sense of helplessness rather than empowering us to take charge of our own mental health.  This session is ideal for organizations who are ready to get proactive about psychological wellness and work on culture change.

Duration: 2 hours (100 min. content + Q&A)

     How to Build
       a Fortress:
   Cultivating Organizational
and Employee
    Resilience

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Humanizing the Workplace: Turning Mistakes, Vulnerability and Insecurities into Your Organization's Greatest Assets

The perfect choice for groups who are ready to move beyond the theoretical and actively practice navigating conversations about mental health in the workplace.  Participants are introduced to a handy memory aid which provides a framework for offering support to someone who may be struggling.  Although each situation is unique some important “Do”s and “Don’t”s are covered, inspiring confidence in our ability to be effective helpers.  Our role as helpers is not to solve a person’s problems or even to give advice.  Instead, by listening and expressing compassion – while maintaining appropriate boundaries – we aim to connect the individual with resources and professional supports that meet their needs.  Please note that this session is more of a workshop, and will be best suited to groups who already have some degree of knowledge and ease with the topic of mental health.

Duration: 2 hours (100 min. content + Q&A)

Let's Talk! Conversation Navigation 101

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Living the Dream:
How to Build a Dream Culture

Mental Health in the Workplace:
A Leader's Essential Toolkit

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50% of Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.  Do you know how to help?

Navigating conversations about mental health can feel awkward, and there’s an extra layer of sensitivity in the workplace.  In today’s world leaders must be comfortable breaching this difficult subject when someone on their team needs support, but it can be tough to know exactly what to say (and what not to say).  Stigma, healthy boundary setting, legal responsibilities and other tricky topics are laid out plainly in this session.  This deep dive into a leader’s role in employee mental health will leave you feeling confident and prepared to step in and offer help when it’s needed, and to lead the way in adopting a healthy, supportive culture where talking about mental wellbeing at work doesn’t feel intimidating.  Ideal for both new and seasoned leaders.

Duration: 2 hours (100 min. content + Q&A)

        Mental Health
            at Work: It
            Starts with
            Awareness!

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Participants in this session will leave with a deeper understanding of mental health, and how to recognize changes in attitudes and behaviours of co-workers/employees as possible signs of a mental health problem.  The stigma around mental illness will be discussed, as well as the impact this type of discrimination (or fear of discrimination) can have in the workplace.  Signs and symptoms of the two most common mental health problems in Canada (anxiety and depression) will be covered.  Participants can expect to gain specific knowledge about available resources within their organization and/or community, along with practical strategies to help them navigate conversations about mental health at work and lead someone who's struggling to appropriate help.

Duration: 2 hours (100 min. content + Q&A)

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Mental Health Promotion in the Remote Workplace

The Mentally Healthy Workplace

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The Mentally Healthy Workplace is our SIGNATURE SESSION, equipping leaders, human resource professionals, health and safety coordinators and other employee wellness champions with the necessary tools to be proactive about workplace wellness and foster a psychologically safe work environment. Mental health issues account for about one third of all disability claims in Canadian workplaces, and 70% of the total costs. In addition to the impact of absenteeism, many organizations are experiencing diminished productivity, disengagement and other effects of “presenteeism” — employees being physically present at work but functioning below their capacity due to mental distress. Employers have a duty to make reasonable accommodations for health conditions whether physical or mental in nature but offering support and implementing accommodations can be complex when it comes to mental health concerns. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Mental health: what it is, its place in our overall health and its impact in the workplace

  • Stigma, including the more subtle forms this type of prejudice can take

  • Legal responsibilities of the employer and employee, including the Duty to Inquire, Duty to Accommodate

  • Understanding depression and anxiety, the most common mental health issues in Canada

  • Talking about mental health problems in the workplace: practical conversation tools

  • Connecting employees with professional support resources: who, what, when and how?

The Mentally Healthy Workplace includes a take-home workbook for each participant (digital format for virtual delivery; hard copies for in-person sessions).

 

Duration: Half-Day and Full-Day Options Available -- what's the difference?

The half-day session was created to provide organizations teams with the "nuts and bolts" of mental health in the workplace. This gives participants a broad overview of the many moving parts that make up a psychologically safe and healthy work environment.  It makes a great starting point for leadership teams who are starting to have conversations about employee mental health and organizational wellness, but are working under time constraints.

 

The full-day session (6 hours of content plus a lunch break partway through) allows time for participants to engage in more organization-specific dialogue and problem-solving through hands-on activities and case studies. This option is for organizations who are ready to move from theory into action.

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More Than a Thank You: Innovative Employee Recognition Strategies to Level
Up Engagement

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Navigating Mental Health Crisis and Emergency Situations in the Workplace

Psychological wellness impacting your organization's bottom line, one way or another. While traditional occupational health models focus on keeping employees physically safe on the job, Psychological Health & Safety Consultant Elizabeth Eldridge will show you how neglecting mental wellness at work means your organization is functioning below capacity. Learn why mental health must be acknowledged as a vital component of occupational health, and how making it a priority and implementing practical strategies will help your organization reach its full potential.

Duration: 1 hour (50 min. content + Q&A)

Occupational Health & Safety: Widening
Our Lens

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Shifting away from a workplace context, this session looks broadly at personal wellness, resilience and self care including what they are, and what they're not.  Participants will leave with strategies to keep their finger on the pulse of their own mental health and flag and address changes.  We'll shift the concept of resilience from a vague idea into practical terms, with its various components explained and participants challenged to adopt their own definition.  This session can be delivered in “Lunch & Learn” format, and is ideal for employee/community wellness initiatives, an event open to members of the public or as an introduction to personal wellness.

Duration: 1 hour (50 min. content + Q&A)

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Optimal Wellness: The Guidebook
to Resilience
and Self Care

The perfect option for a Lunch & Learn session or to integrate into a staff meeting.  Serving as a perfect introduction to mental health in the workplace, participants will gain insight into how mental health affects us all, at work and at home. Talking about mental health doesn't have to feel uncomfortable and every one of us possesses the ability to help a person who's struggling connect with appropriate support.  Proactive approaches to wellness at work will also be explored. This session is well-suited to organizations who are in the earlier stages or considering implementing employee mental health initiatives.

Duration: 1 hour (50 min. content + Q&A)

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      Things You
Didn't Know
You Didn't
Know About
Mental Health
  in the Workplace

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There's Got to Be a Morning After: Supporting the Transition Back to Work After Leave for Mental Unwellness

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To See and Be Seen: Inclusion, Belonging and Social Wellbeing in the Workplace

Stress impacts us all, and is to some degree an unfortunate reality of the fast paced world we live in.  But what about when it reaches a point where day to day life has become difficult to manage, and the small pleasures we once enjoyed just aren’t packing much punch anymore?  We all respond differently to anxiety, so signs that a co-worker might be struggling can be difficult to spot.  To stay mentally healthy, the ability to recognize our own unique stress response and employ strategies to manage it before we reach our boiling point are key skills.  This session explores practical strategies to build our resilience, empowering us to take charge of stress.

Duration: 1 hour (50 min. content + Q&A)

The War on Stress: Understanding Anxiety in Ourselves and Our Workplace

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Your Psychological Health and Safety Journey: Assessing Organizational Readiness

All programs available as interactive virtual sessions or in person Canada-wide.
Activate Your Superpowers
Ahead of the Game
Brace for Turbulence
Breaking the Cycle
Brilliance Requires Resilience
From Light Breeze to Strong Second Wind
How to Build a Fortress
Humanizing the Workplace
Let's Talk!
Living the Dream
A Leader’s Essential Toolkit
It Starts with Awareness!
Mental Health Promotion in the Remote Workplace
The Mentally Healthy Workplace
More Than a Thank You
Crisis and Emergency
Widening Our Lens
Optimal Wellness
Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know
There’s Got to Be a Morning After
To See and Be Seen
The War on Stress
Your PHS Journey
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