WORKPLACE RESTORATION AND HEALTH & FAIRNESS ASSESSMENT TRAINING
Given recent changes in the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act and legislation for federal jurisdiction employees, there is an increased demand from employers for restorative and proactive measures for managing conflict in the workplace.
Prepare for the New Wave of Workplace Mediation
Each session of this course will be synchronous and live. All group work will be done in Zoom Break Out sessions with reports back to the plenary session. In almost all ways this course is intended to replicate the learning experience of the live in-person seminar.
Top Reasons to Attend
Enroll and better equip yourself to practice workplace conflict management in all its varieties.
- Assessments only (Sessions 1-3)
- Workplace Restoration (Sessions 4-6), or
- Full package of the workplace restoration offering with the certification process (all 6 sessions)
In addition, the Workplace Fairness Institute is pleased to announce that in accordance with our alliance with the Respect Group, you will receive the opportunity to become Respect Certified.
Session 1 Understanding Workplace Culture, Conflict & Health
In this session we introduce a model that we use to assess the cultural and organizational health of a workplace. This model contains 6 separate checklists that help:
Session 2 The Process of Facilitating Workplace Health and Psychological Health & Safety
In accordance with the extensive work of our friend and colleague, Dr. Martin Shain – co-author of the Psychological Health and Safety Standard, we explore a process that we use to engage workplace participants in the success of a Workplace Health Assessment. We explore the principle of "client-centered process design" as we discuss the challenges associated with chartering a health assessment team and delivering an assessment process. This is seen as a crucial part of an ongoing Workplace Restoration.
Session 3 Buidling the Business Case For Workplace Health and Psychological Health & Safety
The most significant barrier in the way of health and fairness in the workplace is that it is still seen as a “nice to have”. In this session we will explore how to make the case that psychological health and safety and fairness are “must haves” for the ultimate success of the organization. We will workshop business plans and strategies to sell health and fairness both internally and externally.
Sessions 1-3 (Assessments only)
ADRIA Members: $990
Sessions 4-6 (Workplace Restoration)
ADRIA Members: $1480
Full Package (All 6 sessions)
ADRIA Members: $2200
All costs + GST
There is an additional $200+GST one time certification fee for those seeking to become registered as "Workplace Fairness Analysts" with the Workplace Fairness Institute.
The benefits to certification include:
Session 4 The Elements Of Workplace Restoration
These sessions will explore the many different options and models available to practitioners of workplace restoration. We will discuss benefits and challenges with the use of these options and explore their value in participants’ subject workplaces.
This day will be focused on evaluative models for understanding workplace structure. We will introduce the Psychological Health and Safety Standard and explore its potential use as an evaluative model for workplace health. We will also introduce WFI’s Testing Instrument for Fairness Systems and its use to help evaluate the strength of conflict management systems. In the afternoon we will explore methodologies for gaining organizational buy-in to the use of these tools. We will consider power relationships in each subject organization and strategize on how best to achieve commitment to change.
Session 6 Workplace Restoration In Action
Here we share our extensive research into Workplace Restorations and show how the 5 phase model works in different circumstances. We also apply the model to participants subject workplaces for the purposes of experiential learning.
Blaine Donais, LL.B., LL.M., C.MED., Q.ARB, PHSA, WFA, is a lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, investigator and leading expert in workplace conflict management. He is author of Workplaces That Work (2006); Engaging Unionized Employees (2010); and The Art and Science of Workplace Mediation (2014) all published by Carswell. He is president and founder of the Workplace Fairness Institute. He is an instructor of workplace conflict management at York University and University of Toronto (Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources) and acts as Visiting Lecturer at universities around the world. He is also Academic Coordinator for the York University SCS Advanced Mediation Certificate Program. He is co-chair of the ADR Institute of Ontario Chartered Mediators Regional Assessment Committee.