Work Better: Advancing Workplace Mental Health—Lessons from Healthcare to Take Action in Your Workplace
The By Health for Health Collaborative, led by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) in partnership with HealthCareCAN is comprised of over 20 health leaders from across Canada. The Collaborative’s vision is for Healthcare workplaces to be leaders and role models in providing psychologically healthy and safe work environments for all Canadians is being realized through their commitment and delivery of an action plan. Members of the Collaborative will be featured on a panel to share their journey and lessons learned. Join this panel session facilitated by MHCC to learn what is happening in healthcare and be inspired to take action in your own organization, regardless of sector.
Be Better: Addressing Social Isolation In Society and at Work
Social isolation and loneliness are currently getting a lot of attention in the media and in workplaces across Canada. While “sitting is the new smoking” became a mantra a few years ago now people are increasingly recognising that “solitude is the new smoking” as study after study demonstrates the negative health effects of a lack of connection. In response the UK even appointed a Minister for Loneliness.
The Vancouver Foundation has long been a pioneer in this area having published their first Connections and Engagement report in 2012. They have now produced a follow up that examines who may be experiencing stronger or weaker social connections, while exploring the barriers to being more connected and engaged, and looking for opportunities to move beyond the issues to catalyze action.
This session will feature the findings of the report and an interactive discussion that will explore issues such as:
- appreciating the very real and serious health impact of social isolation
- how the issue of loneliness presents in organizations
- how you as a wellness professionals and leaders need to become more aware of the issue
- what concrete steps you can take to address this in your workplace
Lead Better: Being Radical Responsible—How to Lead Your Teams with More Authenticity, Transparency, and Empathy
Diffusing conflict, providing difficult feedback, addressing cultural faux-pas, and creating safer workplaces are now role requirements of being a leader in an organization. Yet we don't always have the awareness or skills required to meet these requirements.
In this interactive workshop, you will:
- dive into neuroscience-backed practices to leverage the power of radical responsibility
- learn how to bring more about more candor, clarity, and connection in your relationships and conversations at work (and beyond)
- be empowered and equipped to handle tough situations with a lot more ease
- dramatically improve how you deliver feedback—even when it’s not positive
Matt Corker has used this technique to lead cultural changes at UBC, manage the product quality crisis lululemon athletica had in 2013, and now train people leaders internationally on how to be more effective managers.