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Course Description

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While individual lifestyles and living conditions impact ones' health and well being, there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating employee wellness as key to organization success, including productivity, performance, and retention.  Numerous factors, such as social and organizational culture, policy, environment, and working conditions, impact employee and workplace wellness.

This course will explore the components of workplace wellness that impact health and wellness needs in the workplace, focusing on wellness promotion, illness intervention, psychological health and safety, and the impact of employee engagement and organizational culture on workplace wellness.   The course will also examine the laws and standards that inform actions that promote workplace wellness.  This hands-on and highly interactive course will equip you with practical skills to take back into your workplace, encouraging employee engagement to positively impact organizational culture and and advance workplace wellness and productivity.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Analyze your organization's level of employee and workplace wellness, identifying potential solutions to address area of needs
  2. Identify warning signs and implementing early intervention strategies (e.g., disability management and return to work programs, Employee Assistance Programs[EAP], addiction programs, etc.).
  3. Explain the guiding principles and purpose of the national Standard of Canada for Psychological health and Safety in the Workplace, and how it is relevant to your organization's workplace wellness.
  4. Investigate the impact of employee engagement, including what motivates employees to contribute to the organization's success in your workplace.
  5. Describe the impact of an organization's culture and psycho-social work environment on workplace wellness.

Course Topics

The course topics include:

  • Assessing Workplace Wellness
  • Wellness Programs
  • Illness Prevention and Early Intervention (e.g., disability management and return to work programs, resiliency, EAP, workplace benefit plans) 
  • Training Programs (e.g., mental health first aid)
  • National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Human Rights (e.g., accommodation for disability, religion, family status, etc.)
  • WSIB Chronic Mental Stress Claims
  • Developing an Organizational Culture of Wellness
  • Best Practices

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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*Course details are subject to change.


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