Workplaces across Canada have built a business case for workplace mental health, only to meet challenges when it comes to making it a reality.

It’s time to make workplace mental health a priority. Join our workshop and learn how to move from “best evidence” to “actionable strategy.”

On your journey to creating a mentally healthy workplace, the first steps can have the greatest impact. Our 2020 workshop, Charting Progress: Navigating Psychological Safety in the Workplace, is designed to help you set tangible metrics to chart your organization’s progress on the workplace mental health journey.

At this workshop you will:

  • explore elements to consider when it comes to psychological health and safety management system (PHSMS) audits;
  • review the connection between psychological safety and employee experience;
  • work through a three-phased approach for improving psychological health and safety and the employee experience;
  • network with a peer group at different stages of their journey toward a psychologically healthy workplace.

Professionals in the following areas should attend:

  • Employee benefits
  • Employee and labour relations
  • Disability management
  • Health and safety
  • Learning and leadership
  • People leadership
  • Talent management
  • Wellness

About the Facilitator

Dr. Bill Howatt leads the Board’s applied research programs in workplace wellness, mental health, and workforce productivity.

A behavioural scientist, Dr. Bill is known as one of Canada’s top experts in mental health issues in the workplace. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of mental health, addiction, and HR consulting. As a highly respected columnist for the Globe and Mail, author, clinician, consultant, and speaker, he effortlessly engages and inspires both individuals and groups.

Prior to joining the Conference Board in 2018, Dr. Bill worked as chief of research and development, workforce productivity, at Morneau Shepell. There, he launched a total-health consulting strategy designed to improve health engagement and productivity in Canadian organizations.

Dr. Bill Howatt

Dr. Bill Howatt

Chief of Research, Workforce Productivity,
The Conference Board of Canada

Previous workshops highlights

In our previous workshops, then titled Operationalizing Workplace Mental Health, we focused on how to enhance your workplace’s priority on mental health. Here are some highlights:

  • 210 past attendees
  • Overall satisfaction rating of 4.7/5.0

Attendees by job functions

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