Brock to host mental health leadership program

Brock leaders have the opportunity to become certified in workplace mental health.

In partnership with its employee and family assistance provider Morneau Shepell, Brock is offering employees the chance to participate in the Workplace Mental Health Leadership Certificate Program on Tuesday, April 19.

This one-day certificate program teaches practical and empathetic solution-based leadership skills for managing performance and promoting mental health. While limited spaces for the initial session have quickly filled, a wait list has begun to form should any cancellations occur.

Designed for directors, managers, supervisors and other Brock leaders, the program takes a blended learning approach that includes in-class and web-based components and highlights The Mental Health Framework — a five-phase approach of best practices for managing mental health in the workplace:

  • prevention
  • early performance coaching
  • recovery
  • absence
  • return to work

“Mental health affects how we think, feel and act in all aspects of our lives, including our jobs,” says Kathryn Walker, Manager, Health Management and Wellness.

“Leaders play an important role in creating a working environment that promotes mental health. The certificate program will provide them with the knowledge and tools to address behaviour and performance issues effectively and sensitively.”

The course is limited to 25 people and has filled up quickly. To register for the wait list, visit Brock’s Focus on Learning.

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