• Speakers – Thursday, January 24

    “C” Sessions

    C1: “I’m No Good With Names….But I Never Forget a Face!” Increase Your Recall for Names and Faces By 300-400%
    C2:  Exercise is Medicine
    C3: Introduction to SAFE Committee Basics – Part 1 of 2
    C4: Implementing the CSA Standard on Workplace Psychological Health and Safety – Charting Your Way Forward – Part 1 of 2
    C5: Who’s Responsible for Safety Anyway? Building Accountability
    C6: Exhibitor Tour: Discover New Safety Tools and Resources

    “D” Sessions

    D1: Posture Tips, Lifting Techniques and Stretches to Improve Your Work Day
    D2: Best Practices in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
    D3: Introduction to SAFE Committee Basics – Part 2 of 2
    D4: Implementing the CSA Standard on Workplace Psychological Health and Safety – Charting your Way Forward – Part 2 of 2
    D5: The Unshakeable Foundation of Safety “Joint Leadership”
    D6: Cannabis Legalization: Are Your Employees Fit for Duty?

    “C” Sessions

    C1: “I’m No Good With Names….But I Never Forget a Face!” Increase Your Recall for Names and Faces by 300-400%

    Workshop Description


    In his follow up workshop, “I’m No Good With Names….But I Never Forget a Face!”, Bob will share a powerful system to help overcome the #1 recall system both socially and professionally…remembering names. Bob reveals a wonderful method to easily triple your recall and store the names of new friends and business acquaintances into your memory. Having been taught the system, participants are quickly and easily able to recall both first and last names of several new acquaintances as they are introduced during the presentation. A fun interactive system…and it works!

    Bob will also share his F.A.C.E. system and how to take advantage of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to enhance your own “personal computer” and its “hard drive” to increase its power and abilities further.

    Biography


    Bob Gray

    An unforgettable mix of fun, interaction and laughs, Bob Gray is changing the stigma of Memory Experts. Not the pocket protector, white coat wearing kind; Gray is like your favourite college professor who immediately dispels the mystery behind memory; “an excellent memory isn’t a gift, it’s attainable by everyone.”

    With previous success as an award-winning sales executive, Bob understands the importance of staff, clients and customers feeling like more than just a number, a sale, or your 2:30 pm appointment. He puts it simply, “having a trained memory in business is like going from ABCs to Ph.D.” With over 30 years of experience as an international speaker, Gray has taught his innovative memory systems to Fortune 500 and 100 companies in more than 20 countries across six continents.

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    C2: Exercise is Medicine

    Workshop Description


    This session will consist of:

    • How a lack of exercise and increase in sedentary behaviour effects us and the differences between the two
    • How to incorporate exercise into the workplace
    • Benefits of exercise
    • Ways to decrease sedentary behaviour

    Handouts will be provided.

    Biography


    Olivia Hector, Reh-Fit Centre

    Olivia graduated from the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Manitoba. She has worked at the Reh-Fit Centre for 2 and half years providing exercise programs for cardiac rehabilitation, stroke recovery and behaviour coaching. Along with exercise advise, she provides health and fitness assessments and cardiac stress testing.

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    C3: Introduction to SAFE Committee Basics – Part 1 of 2

    Workshop Description


    Introduction to SAFE Committee Basics will be a short overview of the material normally covered in the 1-day SAFE Committee Basics course, one of several courses presented by SAFE Work Manitoba which can be registered for by visiting www.safemanitoba.com.

    Biography


    Jack Slessor, SAFE Work Manitoba

    Jack Slessor is a Prevention Consultant with SAFE Work Manitoba. His duties include providing support to workplaces in the services sector, such as guidance to workplace committees about their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulation. In addition, Jack is a presenter of the SAFE Committee Basics, Hazard Identification & Risk Control and Investigating Workplace Incidents workshops at SAFE Work Manitoba and also provides special presentations customized for the needs of organizations and workplaces.

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    C4: Implementing the CSA Standard on Workplace Psychological Health and Safety – Charting Your Way Forward – Part 1 of 2

     Workshop Description


    The Canadian National CSA Standard for Workplace Psychological Health and Safety is an evidence-based tool for promoting workplace health and safety by addressing specific on-the-job psychosocial hazards. It lays out clear guidelines for workers, managers and other stakeholders who want to collaborate to investigate symptoms of poor psychological well-being, such as poor employee engagement, increased conflict, higher rates of absenteeism, increased sick time and workers’ reports of burnout, fatigue and low productivity.

    The CSA Standard is built on a stakeholder-driven quality improvement model that requires senior level commitment and adequate ongoing resources. Practical experience in Manitoba and beyond has shown that although strong leadership is key, the strategies and approaches used will vary depending on each organization’s unique culture, leadership style(s) and degree of worker participation. There’s no one “right way” for every organization in all sectors to implement the Standard. Chances are your employer already has existing policies and programs that can be tweaked to address one or more 13 workplace factors known to affect mental health at work.

    In this workshop you will be introduced to the Standard, how it works and its guiding principles. During this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how others across Manitoba are currently implementing the Standard, ask questions and discover what they did to adapt it for themselves. You will leave inspired and equipped with practical tools you bring back to your health and safety leadership team.

    Biography


    Geoffrey Thompson, MFL Occupational Health Centre (OHC)

    Geoffrey is an occupational health nurse at the OHC and the program lead for the agency’s workplace mental health strategic initiative. His primary role at present is to promote, educate and assist in the implementation of the Canadian National Standard for Workplace Psychological Health and Safety in organizations across Manitoba. He has a background in asset-based community development, cross-cultural health, public health informatics and quality improvement. He is also a Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, trained and certified by the Canadian Mental Association (CMHA). Geoffrey is an advocate for responsible change efforts that minimize harm, empower stakeholders and grows resilient capacity in individuals, teams and organizations.

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    C5: Who’s Responsible for Safety Anyway? Building Accountability 

    Workshop Description


    When leaders learn the specific tools for building accountability and positive energy in everything they do, the paradigm shift is profound and the results are astounding. Employees in today’s job market want very different things from their working lives and corporate experiences. Creating “The Accountability Culture”, attendees will have the opportunity to:

    • Explore behaviours which increase accountability
    • Discuss the impact our personal energy plays in the role of accountability
    • Discuss the connection between emotional intelligence and safety

    Biography


    Dawna Atamanchuk, Change Innovators

    Dawna has been working in the field of learning and performance since 2003. She can conceptualize an idea by bringing the right partners and tools to the table begin the learning journey.

    During her career, she has had the opportunity to work within the construction, manufacturing and mining industries. Each of these opportunities, although quite different, have brought with it visible similarities. These similarities include the importance of self-awareness, and in particular, how our approach impacts the workplace and the relationships within it. A key focus is understanding the energy we bring to each situation; “learning is the eye of the mind” French proverb.

    Those who know Dawna will attest to her creativity and passion. As a lifelong learner, she continues to focus on her personal development. Over the next six months, Dawna is preparing for a trip of a lifetime to Antarctica.

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    C6: Exhibitor Tour: Discover New Safety Tools and Resources

    Workshop Description


    Your time will be spent visiting trade show booths and viewing new products and resources from the safety industry. See the latest and greatest tools to assist your organization in making your employees safer. Safety experts are there to assist with hands-on demonstrations, games and mini-presentations.

    Interested in learning more about the Exhibitor Tour? Check out our 2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors.

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    “D” Sessions

    D1: Posture Tips, Lifting Techniques and Stretches to Improve your Work Day

    Workshop Description


    Join Shayla Moore in an ACTIVE session that will focus on:

    • Common causes of neck and back pain
    • Proper sitting posture
    • Proper standing posture
    • Proper driving and sleeping posture

    Biography


    Shayla Moore, Creekside Physiotherapy

    Shayla Moore currently practices primarily at Creekside Physiotherapy in addition to Sage Creek Physiotherapy and Portage Physiotherapy, which are part of the inMotion Network of Physiotherapy Clinics in Manitoba. Since graduating in 1996, she has treated orthopedic and sports injuries both in the clinic as well as on the field. She has volunteered countless hours at numerous events including the Pan Am Games, Manitoba Marathon, Physio Fit Run and Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.

    Shayla has trained in the McKenzie Technique for the assessment and treatment of disc dysfunction. She is certified in Acupuncture and designed and taught a Back Health Course to local patients including proper posture and proper body mechanics. On a daily basis, Shayla continues to educate her patients on the importance of proper work and activity postures to help prevent injuries. She also encourages an active lifestyle and leads one herself!

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    D2: Best Practices in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

    Workshop Description


    This workshop will provide a variety of ways to be helpful to people who have recently experienced a workplace trauma. Traumatic events in the workplace can include death and injury, violence as well as overwhelming stress and loss.

    Biography


    Mitch Bourbonniere, Private Therapist

    Mitch Bourbonniere regularly delivers post-traumatic stress interventions to a variety of workplaces in the health, mental health, justice, child welfare, construction and civic sectors. Mitch is a volunteer with the Bear Clan Patrol, Got Bannock, Drag the Red and is often placed in stressful situations.

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    D3: Introduction to SAFE Committee Basics – Part 2 of 2

    Workshop Description


    Introduction to SAFE Committee Basics will be a short overview of the material normally covered in the 1-day SAFE Committee Basics course, one of several courses presented by SAFE Work Manitoba which can be registered for by visiting www.safemanitoba.com.

    Biography


    Jack Slessor, SAFE Work Manitoba

    Jack Slessor is a Prevention Consultant with SAFE Work Manitoba. His duties include providing support to workplaces in the services sector, such as guidance to workplace committees about their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulation. In addition, Jack is a presenter of the SAFE Committee Basics, Hazard Identification & Risk Control and Investigating Workplace Incidents workshops at SAFE Work Manitoba and also provides special presentations customized for the needs of organizations and workplaces.

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    D4: Implementing the CSA Standard on Workplace Psychological Health and Safety – Charting your Way Forward – Part 2 of 2

    Workshop Description


    The Canadian National CSA Standard for Workplace Psychological Health and Safety is an evidence-based tool for promoting workplace health and safety by addressing specific on-the-job psychosocial hazards. It lays out clear guidelines for workers, managers and other stakeholders who want to collaborate to investigate symptoms of poor psychological well-being, such as poor employee engagement, increased conflict, higher rates of absenteeism, increased sick time and workers’ reports of burnout, fatigue and low productivity.

    The CSA Standard is built on a stakeholder-driven quality improvement model that requires senior level commitment and adequate ongoing resources. Practical experience in Manitoba and beyond has shown that although strong leadership is key, the strategies and approaches used will vary depending on each organization’s unique culture, leadership style(s) and degree of worker participation. There’s no one “right way” for every organization in all sectors to implement the Standard. Chances are your employer already has existing policies and programs that can be tweaked to address one or more 13 workplace factors known to affect mental health at work.

    In this workshop you will be introduced to the Standard, how it works and its guiding principles. During this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how others across Manitoba are currently implementing the Standard, ask questions and discover what they did to adapt it for themselves. You will leave inspired and equipped with practical tools you bring back to your health and safety leadership team.

    Biography


    Geoffrey Thompson, MFL Occupational Health Centre (OHC)

    Geoffrey is an occupational health nurse at the OHC and the program lead for the agency’s workplace mental health strategic initiative. His primary role at present is to promote, educate and assist in the implementation of the Canadian National Standard for Workplace Psychological Health and Safety in organizations across Manitoba. He has a background in asset-based community development, cross-cultural health, public health informatics and quality improvement. He is also a Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, trained and certified by the Canadian Mental Association (CMHA). Geoffrey is an advocate for responsible change efforts that minimize harm, empower stakeholders and grows resilient capacity in individuals, teams and organizations.

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    D5: The Unshakeable Foundation of Safety “Joint Leadership”

    Workshop Description


    Safety programs and initiatives are the key to ensuring people understand how to manage risk as it is presented to them. Leadership drives excellence in the implementation of this work. The success of the program is exponentially enhanced when it is jointly supported. Learn the fundamentals of what genuine joint leadership means and simple coaching techniques to assist in working together with the team.

    Biography


    Kirk Regular, Mining Association of Manitoba Incorporated         

    Kirk Regular has 20 years in various supervisory positions at different levels of a large mining company. He has been a frontline supervisor of a unionized workforce, spent several years as a middle manager of both unionized and non-unionized employees and three years as a Human Resources Manager. Most recently, Kirk’s duties have focused on being a Safety, Training, Health and Environment manager.

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    D6: Cannabis Legalization: Are Your Employees Fit for Duty?

    Workshop Description


    This workshop will speak to how employers can address the concerns regarding cannabis legalization, which include corporate risk to liability and ensuring workplace safety. As the cannabis space is newly evolving, there are many misconceptions about the potential implications of moving forward from legalization. Many employers don’t believe they need to treat cannabis any differently than alcohol in their DOA policies or believe that sending out a memo is enough.

    The workshop will dispel the misinformation and arm employers, HR and HSE professionals with the right information so they can update their policies correctly, as well as implement a proper training program and prevention and awareness campaign that will produce lasting results. The comprehensive campaign approach involving policy, education, and employee engagement that is needed to address cannabis law changes will be discussed.

    Will take participants through the 3 steps (with handouts):

    1. Update your drug and alcohol policies and procedures
    2. Train your supervisors & employees
    3. Incorporate a prevention & awareness campaign

    Biography


    Jeff Bradshaw, Cannabis Learning Series

    Jeff has hosted webinars on the topic of cannabis legalization in the workplace as well as local rotary clubs. He will be presenting at an oil sands conference and other safety conferences later this year (Oil Sands Trade Show and Conference 2018).

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