Kingston and District: 04.18.18 Managing and Supporting Employee Mental Health and Productivity

1.5 Hours

Date and Time

Starts:04/18/2018 6:00 PM

Ends:04/18/2018 9:00 PM

Event Type

Meeting - Dinner


The Harbor Restaurant

53 Yonge St

Kingston, ON


Free for members | $35 for non-members


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

Kingston and District: 04.18.18 Managing and Supporting Employee Mental Health and Productivity

This presentation provides the participants the skills to manage distressed employees, employees at work but struggling and return to work. The program will focus on what the manager or employer can do to recognize distressed employees and provide work adjustments and support at work while the employee is recovering. Specific RTW strategies can be covered and discussed in the workshop formats.
Understanding and Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace:  1.5 hour training on employer responsibilities. 

This 1.5 hour session involves a customized toolkit of resources, case studies and the following key information:

•            What is mental illness
•            How to recognize the signs of distress and harm and respond in a proactive way
•            How to have the crucial conversation (focusing on support and not counselling or advising)
•            How to provide tools and work adjustments to support stay at work or return to work 
•            Resources to offer employees

Speaker bio(s)

 Nancy Gowan

Nancy Gowan, President

Nancy Gowan is a registered Occupational Therapist and Certified Disability Management Professional with experience working in industrial rehabilitation, accommodation and stay at work planning. She is the owner of a national health and disability management company offering support across Canada and now into the US. Over the past 30 years, she has worked in partnership with employers, employees and unions to develop customized strategies that improve employee success and productivity. She has presented at national and international forums on accommodation and disability management and regularly contributes to disability management education through workshops and training programs as well as online newsletters. Among her many publications, dating back to 1990, Nancy coauthored a chapter on “Ergonomics in Disability Management” in Ergonomics for Therapists, 3rd edition, 2007. She has written the “Human Resource Managers Guide to Managing Disability in the Workplace” with Carswell, Thomson Reuter’s first edition published in 2010 and second edition published in 2016.

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