ADRAI AGM and Workshop (June 6, 2023)

Psychological Health & Safety at Work
Annual General Meeting of ADR Atlantic Institute
Tuesday June 6, 2023 – 6:00pm – Via ZOOM Video Conferencing

Psychological Health & Safety at Work

ADR Atlantic Institute offers this virtual professional development workshop to ADR practitioners, Executive Directors, Community Leaders, Human Resources Professionals, Managers, Supervisors, and Union Representatives.  This workshop will provide learning for confident discussions about psychological health and safety, psychological safety and mental health and the risk factors that are influencing a healthy, thriving work environment.

The evidence-based research is strong and clear. Experiences of workplace inclusion, civility, dignity, mutual respect, trust, connection, collaboration and belonging have a significant influence on our mental health and well-being.

Today’s Canadian and global mental health statistics and the factors that have influence make a strong case for looking at work conditions, the way workplaces are designed, and workloads are managed. Our workshop leader, Kim MacDonald, will share some of the changes influencing the expansion of Occupational health and safety legislation and regulation beyond physical safety to include psychological health and safety. With new guidelines now in 30 countries, including the Canadian Standard for Workplace Psychological Health & Safety, and the United Nations International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization leading global wake-up calls for change, early adopters are asking questions about legal minimums and starting to take action.

In the session we will also explore the relationships and benefits of accurate understandings between mental health and psychological health and safety, workplace hazards, stressors and risk factors to health, productivity, motivation and engagement and how to mitigate harms. We will discuss work-related risk factors and apply what we learn to a real life case.

Following the workshop, participants will be able to:
1.    Name 3 benefits of prioritizing a mentally healthy workplace.
2.    Describe 2 global developments that are both responding to and driving the urgency for workplace change regarding employee mental health.
3.    Define the 3 types of stress and how work-related stressors are experienced at work through a psychological health and safety lens.
4.    Understand the unique role and influence of managers/leaders on employee mental health, workplace psychological health, psychological safety and emotional wellbeing.
5.    Define health-oriented leadership.
6.    Name 3 leader behaviours that are associated with positive mental health outcomes at work.

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A full agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting. 

FREE for ADR Atlantic Members (registration is still required)
$25 plus HST (ADRIC members of other Affiliates)
$60 plus HST (non-members) – registration limited

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Registration deadline:  Sunday June 4.

Registered participants will be sent an email with the ZOOM link the day before the event.

6/6/2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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