Join us for Partners in Prevention 2021 Health & Safety Fall Virtual Conference
Southern Ontario - October 20, 2021, 8:00am - 1:00pm ET
Embracing Change, Emerging Stronger
Businesses have had to adapt quickly to the increasing demands and challenges over the past year and a half. Workplaces are embracing change more than ever, reimagining the way we work, using existing skills in new innovative ways and transitioning to new ways of thinking about health and safety – all this to ensure people are protected and businesses remain productive.
Featuring a federal sector session:
Breaking Down the Barriers to Build a Psychologically Safe Work Environment
Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist; Chief of Research, Howatt HR; Assistant Professor Dalhousie University; Adjunct Professor Saint Mary’s University
Fostering psychological safety in the workplace involves both preventing mental harms and promoting mental health. Employers today have the difficult task of recognizing and assessing psychological harms such as incidents of workplace violence and harassment. They also have the responsibility to protect the psychological safety of employees and create a safe space for employees to bring forward incidents when they occur. How do leaders identify incivility and microaggressions before they escalate? What strategies can leaders implement to create a psychologically safe culture and remove the fear of reprisal? What approaches can be put into practice that can help employers to better support their employees during difficult times? This session will aim to:
- deal with the science and the reality of reporting incidents of workplace violence and harassment
- review concrete tools that employers can use
- foster a psychologically safe workplace
To register and view the conference program, please visit the Southern Ontario Partners in Prevention registration page.