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. This certificate 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. 

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: $1,595 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 1.877.595.8419

Public workshop dates

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Calgary

Calgary

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
5940 MacLeod Trail SW
Main Floor Conference Room
Calgary, AB 
T2H 2G4


 
Edmonton

Edmonton

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
Morneau Shepell
10303 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB
M5S 3A9


 
Greater Toronto Area

Downtown Toronto

Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
Morneau Shepell - Bay Office
800 Bay Street, 7th Floor Main Boardroom
Toronto, ON 
M5S 3A9

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
Morneau Shepell - Bay Office
800 Bay Street, 7th Floor Main Boardroom
Toronto, ON 
M5S 3A9


Markham

No Longer Available

 

 

Mississauga

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
Morneau Shepell
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd W. Suite 316
Mississauga, ON 
L5B 3C2

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
Morneau Shepell
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd W. Suite 316
Mississauga, ON 
L5B 3C2

Halifax

Halifax

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
7071 Bayers Road, Suite 3007
Halifax, NS 
B3L 2C2


 
Kingston

No Longer Available

Ottawa

Ottawa

9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 350 Sparks St. Morneau Shepell
Ottawa, ON 
K1R 7S8

Montreal

Montreal

Delivered in French
Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 9:00am – 5:00pm 
Morneau Shepell
Tremblant Room
1060 boul. Robert-Bourassa
Montreal, QC 
H5S 3A9

Regina

Regina

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
Morneau Shepell
Hotel TBD

St. John's

St. John's

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at  9:00am - 5:00pm
Delta Hotel
120 New Gover Street
St. John's, NL
A1C 1J3

Vancouver

Vancouver

Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
Morneau Shepell - Vancouver Office
411 Dunsmuir Street, Suite 400 
Gutteridge Boardroom
Vancouver, BC 
V6B 1X4

Windsor

No Longer Available

Winnipeg

Winnipeg

Thursday, November 28th, 2019 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
Morneau Shepell
363 Broadway, Suite 800, 4th Floor Boardroom
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.

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 reserve the right to vary or cancel a workshop.

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