Psychological Health & Safety & The Law: Inspiring Workplace Culture Change - Online

Jun 10, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Location: Online*

Date: Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Time: Virtual Networking: 11:40 am, Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: Please use our Online Registration process to register by Tuesday, June 8th, 2021.


This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for the Engineers Nova Scotia CPD program.


Join us as we explore how organizations and employees who are championing internal change can build new skills for positive and knowledgeable conversations about the impact of the workplace on wellbeing, mental health, organizational commitment and productivity. 

Participants will learn why cultivating self-awareness is the first step in preparing for workplace conversations that can be sensitive or challenging, especially those that are aimed at workplace innovation, shifting age-old habits and making space for innovation.

Participants will learn how the landscape is shifting and offering new opportunities to normalize flexible work and how the pandemic and societal change is pushing greater employer focus on workplace psychological health and safety. We will discuss the impact of workplace stress and how these increasing challenges relate to workplace policies, culture, behaviour and workplace obligations.  We will dive into motivation and engagement and employee needs. And we will discuss the legal obligations of employers, the rights of employees and where might be the best places to advance the conversation.


Workshop Leaders:

Kim MacDonald and Krista Smith work together to help teams bring about organizational change, culture shift and adopt new skills that are shown to create more flexible and adaptable workplaces.  They bring myth-busting behavioural science to all assignments coupled with specific interventions for leaders wanting to make their organization both highly-productive and a compelling place to work.  They work with organizations during moments of challenge, change and struggle creatively and collaboratively using principles of transformative mediation, psychological flexibility, restorative justice and the science behind the 13 factors of Canada’s national standard for workplace psychological health and safety.


Kim is the founder of 13 FACTORS for Business Growth and an experienced leadership trainer in workplace psychological health and safety, mental health and in helping leaders build new skills to support change and greater team effectiveness.  She has 25 years of business development, strategy development and implementation experience from 17 industry sectors.  Her specialty is integrating the latest behavioural science and the people side of change to both the change work and their leader training.  Krista is a certified workplace investigator who left a traditional law practice to help organizations resolve internal workplace challenges and disputes before and apart from litigation.  Though she works with organizations during times of crisis as part of investigations, she loves to focus on early workplace interventions and education in collaboration with Kim to reduce the harm, impacts and cost of workplace conflicts.


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