Event Description

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Sep. 17, 2020

Optional Course - QNET Certificate in Management Development (CMD) 

COURSE DATE / TIMES (in person & virtual):

The course will be offered in person, but will switch to a virtual format if needed. 

In person:
8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Sep 17 at QNET, 660-175 Hargrave, Winnipeg

8:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon on both Sep 17 & 18

What date(s) / time(s) should I mark in my calendar?
Please mark both the in person and virtual date(s) / time(s) in your calendar to ensure you are available if the course is switched to a virtual format.  

What if I want to attend virtually, even if it is being offered in person?
If there are health or travel considerations that make the virtual offering more suitable for you, please email us and we'll be happy to explore whether the course can be offered in a hybrid format (offered in person at QNET, with some participants attending virtually).

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Workshop Description:

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, “nearly a quarter of the country’s working population is currently affected by mental health problems or illnesses leading to absenteeism, “presenteeism” (coming to work but being less than fully productive) and turnover.”

At this workshop, managers and leaders will:

  • Gain an awareness of mental health issues, signs and symptoms;
  • Find out how to approach someone who may be struggling;
  • Learn to create success at work, manage emotions and conflict;
  • Hear about accommodation and return-to-work strategies;
  • Understand prevention – factors in the workplace that increase risk of mental illness;
  • Discuss support strategies for fellow managers / leaders.

Using videos, role play, case studies, and discussion, participants will learn ways to:

  • Reduce disability days or "stress leave" by being aware of signs and symptoms and taking action early;
  • Prevent Human Rights violations by separating  mental health issues from performance issues;
  • Prevent stress and illness on the part of the manager by giving them tools to deal with those direct reports who are struggling;
  • Support colleagues and access services available to them as managers and leaders in the workplace.

Maureen Grace is a nurse with experience in Intensive Care, Cardiac Rehab, and Workplace Wellness. Her last position was Occupational Health Specialist with the Manitoba Federation of Labour Occupational Health Centre where she worked with Health & Safety committees to improve and maintain the safety in Manitoba workplaces. She is trained as a Mental Health Works trainer with the Canadian Mental Health Association and delivers sessions to managers, unions, Health and Safety Committees, Human Resources and occupational Health Nurses. She works with Manitoba Blue Cross developing and delivering wellness presentations to their clients and has co-authored a book “Stress Management with an Attitude” focusing on personal and workplace stress.

This workshop is: 


- QNET Members: $359.00 + GST  QNET member list
- Event Partners (see list below): $359.00 + GST
- Non-Members: $429.00 + GST
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Event Partners:
(Members of the following organizations receive the partner rate for this event)

- APICS Winnipeg Chapter (APICS)
- CPHR Manitoba
Manitoba Aerospace

This session is also presented in partnership with:
- Manitoba Education and Training
- CAM:OE, University of Manitoba Extended Education



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