Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate program

Three-module certificate blended learning program with both e-learning and instructor-led components
For people leaders

Overview

The Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate program is the first of its kind in Canada, developed in partnership with the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair and Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. The practical framework and leadership skills introduced in the program align with evidence-based and industry best practices, including the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Certification showcases organizational leadership and commitment to a mentally healthy workplace, through best practices and innovative solutions.

Over the course of three modules, participants will explore the ever-expanding business case for mental health in the workplace. This includes an improved understanding of relevant legal, ethical, and business concerns. This certification program also supports the development of empathetic and solution-focused leadership skills, which can be transferred to a variety of professional settings and situations.

Learning objectives

Completion of the three-module certificate program will facilitate an increased:

  • Awareness of the importance of a mentally healthy workplace.
  • Accountability for a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Recognition of the factors that influence a mentally healthy workplace.
  • Capacity to respond to potential health issues, improving the likelihood of a better outcome.


This certificate program is available as a client and public session. For client sessions, our facilitators come to your organization and deliver the training to up to 20 people leaders. In public sessions, various organizations send their people leaders to attend individually or with another colleague. 

Register for a public session.

Benefits and pricing

Nearly all working Canadians experience mental health issues that affect their ability to remain productive and focused on the job. Controlling the associated costs and risks is an important focus for every organization, but what about the human impact of mental health in the workplace? People leaders play a pivotal role; employees who describe their relationships with their leaders as positive and supportive experience:

  • Improved mental health (as well as health in general).
  • Lower rates of absenteeism.
  • Higher levels of engagement.
  • Greater productivity.


Certificate program cost: $1595 per person. Contact us for special rates for existing Morneau Shepell clients and multiple bookings.

Workshop format

    The program is designed for people leaders and consists of an all-day in-class workshop, three e-learning modules, and three online exams.

    Over the course of three modules, participants will explore the ever-expanding business case for mental health in the workplace. This includes an improved understanding of relevant legal, ethical and business concerns. This certification program also supports the development of empathetic and solution-focused leadership skills, which can be transferred to a variety of professional settings and situations.

    Module I: Introduction to a Mentally Healthy Workplace

    Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace provides an overview of the topic from a health and business perspective, including: the importance of good mental health, understanding the leader’s role and business case for promoting a mentally healthy workplace, an exploration of common mental health problems and observable warning signs, the impact of negative stereotypes and stigma, as well as strategies for supporting mental health and resiliency.

    Module II: The Leader’s Role in Early Intervention, Recovery and Return to Work

    This module drills down to take a more in-depth look at the leader’s role and accountability for addressing behaviour and performance issues where mental health issues may be present. Leaders will be encouraged to develop practical skills, for addressing behaviour and performance issues, balancing the needs of the employee, team and business. The module will consider some of the legal, business and human considerations, such as accommodation, to help support performance during the recovery and return to work periods.

    Module III: Promoting a Mentally Healthy Workplace

    Based on the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, this module provides leaders with foundational leadership practices to promote a mentally healthy workplace. Leaders will be encouraged to consider some of the factors, as well as their scope of influence over workplace behaviours, norms and practices that contribute to a mentally healthy workplace.

    Certification

    Upon successful completion of Modules I, II and III, including examinations for each module, participants will receive a certificate from Queen’s University in Workplace Mental Health Leadership&trade certificate program.

    Learning formats

    Our blended program format combines the benefits of e-Learning with the rich and supportive environment found with Instructor-led workshops.

    Participants will have access to module coursework, readings, assessment tools and knowledge assessments online through our Learning Management System, which tracks successful completion of module coursework and examination results.

      Who should attend?

      Audience

      People leaders in any industry, sector or occupation:

      • Frontline leaders (supervisors, managers, team leads), responsible for managing employee performance.
      • Leaders, human resource professionals and union representatives whose organizations are working towards improving mental health in the workplace, including adaption of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
      • Those seeking professional certification for mental health in the workplace.
      • Individuals seeking to improve their ability to recognize and respond effectively to mental health issues.
      Dates and locations

      If you would like to arrange for the Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate program to be delivered in your organization, call 1.800.461.9722.

      Public workshop dates

      Calgary

      Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Thursday, November 17th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Conference Room
      5940 MacLeod Trail SW
      Calgary, AB 
      T2H 2G4

      Edmonton

      Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      10303 Jasper Ave.
      Edmonton, AB
      T5J 3N6

      Greater Toronto Area

      Downtown Toronto

      Tuesday, May 30th,2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Thursday, July 27th,2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Thursday, September 28th ,2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Tuesday, November 28th,2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      800 Bay Street, Suite 700,
      Main Boardroom
      Toronto, ON
      M5S 3A9

      Markham

      Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Courtyard by Mariott Markham
      65 Minthorn Blvd.
      Meeting Room
      Markham, ON
      L3T 7Y9

      North York

      Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      895 Don Mills Road, One Morneau Shepell Centre,
      7th floor, Main Boardroom
      North York, ON
      M3C 1W3

      Halifax

      Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Atlantic Boardroom
      7071 Bayers Road, Suite 3007
      Halifax, NS
      B3L 2C2

      Kitchener/Waterloo

      Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Crown Plaza Kitchener
      105 King St E
      Kitchener, Ontario
      N2G 2K8

      Montréal

      Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm (in French)
      Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm (in French)
      Boardroom
      1060, boul. Robert-Bourassa, 10th floor
      Montréal, QC 
      H3B 4V3

      Mississauga

      Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Main Boardroom
      50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 316
      Mississauga, ON
      L5B 3C2

      Ottawa

      Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Main conference room
      350 Sparks Street, Suite 601, 5th Floor
      Ottawa, ON
      K1R 7S8

      Regina

      Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Ramada Plaza Regina
      1818 Victoria Avenue
      Regina, SK
      S4P 0R1

      Vancouver

      Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Gutteridge Boardroom
      411 Dunsmuir Street, Suite 400 
      Vancouver, BC
      V6B 1X4

      Windsor

      Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      Tregaskiss
      The Training Room
      2570 North Talbot Rd
      Oldcastle, ON
      N0R 1L0

      Winnipeg

      Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
      363 Broadway
      4th floor conference room
      Winnipeg, MB
      R3C 3N9

      Over the course of three modules, participants will explore the ever-expanding business case for mental health in the workplace. This includes an improved understanding of relevant legal, ethical and business concerns. This certification program also supports the development of empathetic and solution-focused leadership skills, which can be transferred to a variety of professional settings and situations. Certification is granted when all program modules are completed and a 70% or higher grade on each exam is achieved.

      Register now

      Certificate program cost: $1595 per person

      Terms

      Payment terms

      • By registering for a workshop you are responsible for the payment of workshop fees.
      • We will issue an invoice to you at your billing address for workshop fees within 30 days of the workshop.
      • Workshops fees are payable 30 days from the invoice date.

      Cancellation terms

      • Written notice of cancellation must be received by us at least 15 business days prior to the workshop date in order to qualify for a full refund.
      • You are responsible for the payment of workshop fees for any cancellations made within 15 business days of the workshop date.
      • You are responsible for the payment of workshop fees if you fail or are unable to attend the workshop. A representative may attend in your place, but we must be notified a minimum of five days in advance.
      • We reserves the right to vary or cancel a workshop.

      Let us help your people leaders address the impact of mental health in the workplace