Workplace Mental Health Leadership™ Certificate Program

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

Overview

This program can be delivered in-person or virtually. For more information on our virtual classrooms click here. 
 

The Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate program is the first of its kind,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 25 people leaders. In public sessions, various organizations send their people leaders to attend individually or with another colleague. 

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Benefits and pricing

Nearly all working North Americans 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 two half-day instructor-led workshops (delivered in person or virtually), 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, which can be facilitated in-person or virtually.

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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Virtual

Virtual Workshops

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 and Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at 9:00am – 1:00pm EST

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 and Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 9:00am – 1:00pm EST

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 and Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 12:00pm – 4:00pm EST

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 and Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at 12:00pm – 4:00pm EST

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 and Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 9:00am – 1:00pm EST

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 and Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 12:00pm – 4:00pm EST

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 and Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 9:00am – 1:00pm EST

Delivered in French
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 and Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 9:00am – 1:00pm  EST

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

Virtual Training

  • Written notice of cancellation must be received by Workplace Learning at least three (3) business days prior to the virtual training date in order to qualify for a full refund.
  • You are responsible for the payment of the full session fee for any cancellations made with less than three (3) business days of the training date.
  • You are responsible for the payment of session fees if you fail or are unable to attend the training and sufficient notice is not provided. A representative may attend in your place, but Workplace Learning must be notified a minimum of three (3) business days in advance.
  • We reserve the right to vary or cancel a training date.

In-person Training

  • 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.
Accreditation

Not available at this time

 

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