Free Seminar, Please RSVP
Thursday, October 20, 2011 (Point Grey Campus)
Please register to ensure event is not cancelled
The intention of the presentation is to help employees see their valuable contribution to each other’s wellbeing at work. Information is presented from a co-worker perspective, shedding light on often hidden issues that contribute to conflict and lack of understanding when an employee is struggling. Participants are able to reduce their discomfort in talking about these issues, and increase their ability to respond in a supportive manner when a co-worker is struggling. This presentation helps participants contribute to an increased success when an employee is returning to work after an absence due to mental health issues. Participants will have contact with employees who live with a mental illness through video of real people sharing their stories.
You Will Learn:
- Incorporate stories of people who have a mental illness into an attitude shift that allows for greater understanding of the impact of mental health challenges among employees.
- Recognize what may be possible signs that an employee’s mental health is deteriorating.
- Question their own and others’ attitudes and assumptions about employees who are struggling with performance, and employees who have a mental illness.
- Define and recognize the impact of manager and co-worker attitude and response on the employee who is struggling.
- Consider employee behaviour from a needs perspective.
- Produce action items to address barriers to inclusion for employees who have a mental illness.
- Produce action items to build capacity for comprehensive social support in the workplace.
Margaret frequently delivers presentations on strategic approaches to workplace mental health at conferences, as well as workshops to help managers and union leaders develop the knowledge and skills to more effectively discuss mental health issues with employees and create accommodation strategies that work.
Margaret manages CMHA BC’s Bottom Line Conference on mental health in the workplace, with the next Feb 29th -to March 1st, on "Five Steps to Building a Psychologically Healthy Workplace". She also participates in the BC Collaborative for Disability Prevention. Prior to joining CMHA in 2005, she held positions as Senior Advisor, Executive Development for the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business; Director, Client Service Delivery with Western Economic Diversification Canada; and in Canada’s foreign service at embassies abroad.
Margaret graduated from the University of Calgary and then the University of Montpellier (France) with a Maïtrise ès lettres (MA). She also completed executive training through the National Defence College, UBC Sauder School of Business, and the Canadian Centre for Executive Development.
She has two daughters, one a graduate of Kwantlen and the other a grad of SFU.
Who Should Attend:
All AAPS members are welcome.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
12:00 - 13:00
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Road [view location map]
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