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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 PHS Certification program consists of 5 individual courses + a capstone project. PHS 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:

  • PHS 101 (split across 4 morning sessions) – $995.00 (Pre-Approved CPD Hours)
  • PHS 102, 103, 104, and 105 (split into 2 morning sessions) – $499.00 (Pre-Approved CPD Hours on each individual course)
  • PHS 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.

PHS 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. The session opens at 8:00 am to allow students to enter and register, with instruction from 8:30 am – 11:30 am (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

January 18-19, 2022

January 25-262022

PHS 102 - Program Evaluation

Estimated time: 3 hours prep plus 7 hours in class

This course is 2 consecutive mornings. Class opens at 8:00 am to allow participants to enter and get settled. Instruction begins at 8:30 am.

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.

PHS 102: Program Evaluation is a two-morning interactive-workshop that provides a comprehensive overview of program selection and evaluation.

Learning Objectives

  • Review a six-step model for facilitating selection and program evaluation
  • Examine the interaction of psychosocial factors and hazards that influence program decision making
  • Explore program selection and evaluation methodology
  • Introduce how to do an ROI case study
  • Practice putting the six-step model selection and program evaluation into action

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

Course Date

February 15-16, 2022

PHS 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 8:00 am to allow participants to enter and get settled. Instruction begins at 8:30 am.

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

  • To provide an overview of benefits and links between social connections and mental health in the workplace.
  • To explore tactics employers can consider to positively impact social connections.
  • To review the direct relationship between perceived culture and psychological health and safety in the workplace.
  • To examine tactics employers can use to influence and support a psychologically safe culture.

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

Course Date

March 22-23, 2022

PHS 104 - Mental Health 101

Estimated time: 3 hours prep plus 7 hours in class

This course is 2 consecutive mornings. Class opens at 8:00 am to allow participants to enter and get settled. Instruction begins at 8:30 am.

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

PHS 104: Mental health 101 is a two-morning interactive workshop that provides facilitators of psychological health and safety with education and insights on mental health, mental illness, suicide prevention, impairment, and substance abuse as well as the role managers play when managing mental health challenges in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the link between stress and mental health concerns.
  • Discover insights and awareness of mental health.
  • Review mental illness and what workplaces can do to reduce mental harm.
  • Examine addictive behaviours and how to manage impairment or substance use in the workplace.
  • Explore how to facilitate duty to inquire and considerations for training managers.

Course Date

April 19-20, 2022

PHS 105 - Respectful Workplace Foundation

Estimated time: 3 hours prep plus 7 hours in class

This course is 2 consecutive mornings. Class opens at 8:00 am to allow participants to enter and get settled. Instruction begins at 8:30 am.

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:

  • Explore respectful workplace prevention protective factors.
  • Review bullying and harassment and what employers can do to remit.
  • Discuss sexual harassment, domestic violence, workplace violence, and what employers can do.
  • Examine conflict resolution considerations.
  • Review workplace investigation considerations.

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

Course Date

May 17-18, 2022

PHS 106 - Capstone

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

This course is 2 consecutive mornings. Class opens at 8:00 am to allow participants to enter and get settled. Instruction begins at 8:30 am.

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.

Course Date

June 21-22, 2022

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