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Certification to provide professionals the core competencies, foundational knowledge and skills to support in facilitating designing, implementing and managing psychological health and safety management system (PSHMS).

Learners: HR and OHS professionals, employees assigned role to support a PHSMS, JOHS, and/or wellness committee members.

Program: The PHSF Certification program consists of 5 individual courses + a capstone project. PHSF 101-105 may be taken in any order. Students may register in individual courses or complete all 6 as part of the full certification program. For certification, all courses must be successfully completed within 24-months.

  • Includes five (5) courses that can be completed via webinar format or in person.
  • All courses include pre-work
  • To obtain the Psychological Health and Safety facilitators certification requires completion of all courses in addition to a final on-line capstone project case study that will be evaluated as pass or fail

Program cost(s): (Two formats being offered):

1) online/webinar, or 2) in person courses at 30% more + travel expenses:

  • PHSF 101 (split across 4 morning sessions) – $995.00 (Pre-Approved CPD Hours)
  • PHSF 102, 103, 104, and 105 (split into 2 morning sessions) – $499.00 (Pre-Approved CPD Hours on each individual course)
  • PHSF 106 Capstone – $499.00 (Pre-Approved CPD Hours)
  • Cost for certification $3,490.00
  • Purchase all 6 courses at once to receive $500 off the cost of the program!

 

Book or customize training to suit your needs.

Options are available for online or in-person training and industry or company specific customization.

PHSF 101 - Psychological Health and Safety Foundation

Estimated time: 3 hours prep plus 12 hours in class

This course consists of 4 half-days over 2 weeks. Class opens at 7:45 am to allow participants to enter and get settled. Instruction begins at 8:00 am (all times in MT).

CPHR-Alberta: 12 pre-approved CPD hours

BCRSP: This event contains 12 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points. See the BCRSP website at http://www.bcrsp.ca for CPD point criteria.

The purpose of this 4 half-day course is to introduce the learner to key considerations for facilitating workplace mental health (i.e., psychological Health and Safety). The primary goal being to reduce mental harm and to promote mental health in the workplace.

There are various paths an employer may take to achieve the above goal, from formal (e.g., adopt/adapt the CSA psychological health and safety standard) to informal (e.g., investing in workplace mental health initiatives). Regardless of the employer’s size, budget and resources, this program will provide guidance on the benefits of Plan – Do – Check – Act (PDCA) to facilitate continuous improvement, as well as the importance of engaging key stakeholders (i.e., management and workers).

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will have a foundational understanding of psychological health and safety and the learner’s role in facilitating it.

  • Learners will understand how to identify psychosocial factors and hazards within the workplaces that can negatively impact employees’ well-being.
  • Learners will be introduced to the benefits of adopting a Plan–Do–Check–Act (PDCA) approach for facilitating psychological health and safety in the workplace.
  • Learners will gain insights on core tactics (e.g., getting leadership buying, engaging key stakeholders, policies, change management) for facilitating psychological health and safety.
  • Learners will discover the importance of gathering and analyzing the right data, learn how to utilize this data in decision making to facilitate a PDCA approach to workplace mental health.
  • Learners will explore how to begin to integrate and apply course content within the context of their current organizational needs with respect to PHS leveraging a PDCA approach.

Please note: Students must attend the full length of the course and participate in group discussions to receive credit.

Course Dates

October 18-19, 2022

October 25-262022

PHSF 102 - Program Selection & Evaluation

Estimated time: 3.5 hours prep work plus 7 hours in class

This course is 2 consecutive mornings. Class opens at 7:45 am to allow participants to enter and get settled. Instruction begins at 8:00 am (all times in MT).

CPHR-Alberta: 10 pre-approved CPD hours
BCRSP: This event contains 10 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points. See the BCRSP website at http://www.bcrsp.ca for CPD point criteria.

This module provides PSHFs with a framework for selecting programs for preventing mental harms and promoting mental health. Programs can include training, mentoring, peer support, targeted policies, and behaviour-based initiatives like reviewing organizational values.

It’s critical to be clear on the Why – What – How for any program to have an impact. This program explores the value of making strategic decisions using an evidence-based approach aligned to Plan – Do – Check – Act. The more preparation and thought put into a workplace program’s design and evaluation, the more likely it will influence the desired behaviours and outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Learners will have a foundational understanding of the importance of being clear on the “why” before selecting programs to facilitate targeted learning outcomes.
  • Learners will understand how to select protective factors to mitigate the risk of psychosocial factors and hazards within the workplace, while considering the potential impact social determinants of health and program bias can have on workers’ engagement.
  • Learners will be introduced to the benefits of adopting a Plan – Do – Check – Act (PDCA) approach when mapping a program design, with special attention to the value of the “C” in obtaining evidence-based results.
  • Learners will gain insights into core tactics (e.g., Return on Investment (ROI), Value on Investment (VOI)) for measuring and reporting program impact.

Please note: Students must attend the full length of the course and participate in group discussions to receive credit.

PHSF 103 - Influencing: Social Connection and Culture

Estimated time: 3 hours prep plus 7 hours in class

This course is 2 consecutive mornings. Class opens at 7:45 am to allow participants to enter and get settled. Instruction begins at 8:00 am (all times in MT).

CPHR-Alberta: 10 pre-approved CPD hours
BCRSP: This event contains 10 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points. See the BCRSP website at www.bcrsp.ca for CPD point criteria.

For a psychological health strategy (PHS) to be evaluated as being effective it must facilitate a workplace that reduces employee risk of mental harm and promotes mental health. There may be no bigger challenge for many employees each day in the workplace than navigating other employees and learning how to fit within the culture.

The purpose of this program is to provide facilitators of psychological health and safety with an introduction to why, what, and how employers can positively impact employees’ social connections and culture.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide learners with a foundational understanding of what facilitates psychosocially safe social connections, isolation, and loneliness risks.
  • Help learners understand what protective factors can mitigate workers’ and leaders’ risks of isolation and loneliness in the workplace.
  • Show learners how culture can directly impact workers’ and leaders’ psychological health and safety in the workplace.
  • Have learners gain insights into the protective factors that create a caring and psychologically safe culture.

Goal: Provide facilitators of psychological health and safety with an introduction to why, what, and how employers can positively impact employees’ social connections and culture.

Please note: Students must attend the full length of the course and participate in group discussions to receive credit.

PHSF 104 - Mental Health 101

Estimated time: 3.5 hours prep work plus 7 hours in class

This course is 2 consecutive mornings. Class opens at 7:45 am to allow participants to enter and get settled. Instruction begins at 8:00 am (all times in MT).

CPHR-Alberta: 10 pre-approved CPD hours
BCRSP: This event contains 10 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points. See the BCRSP website at www.bcrsp.ca for CPD point criteria.

This module will provide learners insights into workplace mental health imperatives (i.e., mental health vs. mental illness, the relationship between chronic stress and mental injuries) that predict employees’ mental health (i.e., emotional wellbeing) in the workplace. Specific topics covered in this module are mental health education, managing substance use and impairment in the workplace, supporting employees at risk of a mental illness, suicide prevention, and the role of transformational mental health prevention in promoting resiliency and employee mental fitness. Learners will be introduced to research, tools, and programs to facilitate a Plan – Do – Check – Act (PDCA) approach to reducing mental harm and promoting mental health in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the role learners can play in workers’ mental health and what employers can do to help workers learn to better regulate stress.
  • Explore mental health insights and the roles of resiliency and mental fitness in creating habits that can protect workers from psychosocial hazards (e.g., burnout and compassion fatigue) that create mental harm.
  • Explore the employer’s role in supporting workers who develop a mental illness in the workplace.
  • Examine how to mitigate and support workers at risk of death by suicide.
  • Learn how to mitigate and manage substance use and other forms of addictive behaviours in the workplace.
  • Learn key factors for supporting workers with mental illness in the workplace (e.g., duty to inquire and how to have sensitive conversations with employees during disability and return to work).

Please note: Students must attend the full length of the course and participate in group discussions to receive credit.

Course Date

September 20-21, 2022

PHSF 105 - Respectful Workplace Foundation

Estimated time: 3 hours prep plus 7 hours in class

This course is 2 consecutive mornings. Class opens at 7:45 am to allow participants to enter and get settled. Instruction begins at 8:00 am (all times in MT).

CPHR-Alberta: 10 pre-approved CPD hours

BCRSP: This event contains 10 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points. See the BCRSP website at www.bcrsp.ca for CPD point criteria.

This program explores fundamental considerations for facilitating a psychologically safe workplace to help ensure the organization is in line with provincial and federal OHS legislation. A key factor to comply with this legislation is to engage leaders and employees in conversations to ensure they are aware of their legal responsibilities. It is helpful to look at these conversations not as just mandatory training and policies but as opportunities to shape a culture that supports a psychologically safe and healthy workplace that embraces inclusion and drives out fear.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the prevalence and impact of workplace incivility, including workplace bullying and harassment.
  • Identify the elements of a respectful workplace, including strategies for addressing misunderstanding, incivility, and conflict in respectful and psychologically safe ways.
  • Define each of the 10 factors in the respectful workplace escalation continuum and identify contributing factors and potential resolutions within an organizational mental health strategy designed to facilitate psychological health and safety using a Plan – Do – Check – Act approach.
  • Identify steps for applying the 3-A process of Awareness, Accountability and Action to misunderstanding, incivility, and conflict.
  • Identify micro-skills for addressing each of the 10 factors.
  • Identify the benefits of addressing misunderstanding, incivility, and conflict when creating a mental health strategy designed to facilitate psychological health and safety.
  • Identify the elements and effects of workplace violence, including domestic violence, including what employers can do to protect workers by providing prevention and supportive mental health strategies.
  • Define the 5 ‘conflict behaviours’ and the key skills to engage in conflict resolution.
  • Correctly order the 6 phases of the biopsychosocial model of acting out.
  • Identify ten challenging workplace behaviours and key strategies for productive engagement with each.
  • Identify the 4 steps for conflict resolution, including micro-skills for each step.
  • Identify the elements of a fair workplace investigation process.
  • Recognize the skills and practices required to implement a fair and effective investigation.

Please note: Students must attend the full length of the course to receive credit.

PHSF 106 - Capstone

Pre-Qualification: Subscribe and complete the project (once all 5 courses are completed).

This course is 2 consecutive mornings. Class opens at 7:45 am to allow participants to enter and get settled. Instruction begins at 8:00 am (all times in MT).

CPHR-Alberta: 10 pre-approved CPD hours

BCRSP: This event contains 10 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points. See the BCRSP website at www.bcrsp.ca for CPD point criteria.

Pre-Qualification: Successful completion of PHS 101-105

There will be a capstone project as the final step in the certification and the goal is to demonstrate competency and impact of PHS Health and Safety inside your workplace.

Join us for a half day overview and recap in this final step in the implementation journey.

Your capstone project will be assigned to you only once you complete the other courses.

Please note: Students must attend the full length of the course and successfully complete their project to receive credit.

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