People Program

For HR and people management professionals, Make It Safe delivers advice from global experts on supporting people in crisis, with a focus on workplace wellness in the recovery.

 

Supervising a workplace that is healthy and safe can be challenging yet rewarding for everyone involved. But how do you integrate psychosocial and psychological elements into existing health and safety programs to support comprehensive prevention efforts?

During this session, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), will provide you with actionable steps and credible resources to help you work towards a healthy workplace that is both manageable and measurable. Through a practical playbook, along with facilitated discussions, the group will be led through what applications are available to help your organization. Additionally, business continuity, risk assessment, and work priorities and how they pair with safety practices will also be reviewed.

90min

Breakout Seminar
Speaker
CCOHS TBA
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In this international keynote panel, four manufacturing executives share the pandemic experiences and challenges they have faced in their companies around the world. Learn from their experiences and insights.

Hear their perspectives and ask questions directly about:

  • Critical decisions and changes in their businesses;
  • Supporting teams and company culture through the crisis;
  • How the pandemic has changed their approach to leadership; and
  • Essential leadership qualities and critical actions to emerge stronger in the recovery

90min

Panel
Speakers
Dan Reader
Franco Dutto
Gretta Stephens
Lisa McGuire
Michelle Garner-Janna
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What is our role in crisis response, change management and supporting mental health in the workplace? In this session, discuss essential strategies for addressing fear, fostering coping skills, and taking care of your team in times of crisis and change. 

60min

Round table
Speaker
Mary Ann Baynton
 

A respectful workplace is critical to keep your people engaged and safe. In this interactive session, learn how to recognize workplace bullying or harassment. Gain new techniques for dealing with these issues in your team, and clearer understanding of your related responsibilities as a manager or employer. 

60min

Breakout Seminar
 

How has the pandemic and recovery changed our perspectives and priorities in managing our greatest asset: our people? In this session, our expert panel shares the changes they have made in policy and approach—and critical lessons learned in communicating effectively, engaging employees at all levels, and building confidence in their organizations' health, safety, and management practices. How are our priorities shifting in the New Normal, and what have we learned that we can apply to better support the health and success of our people and businesses?  

60min

Panel
Speakers
Carman J. Overholt
Michelle Whyard
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In this keynote session, we have invited a panel of international experts to share insights, helping make sense of the changing and sometimes controversial sea of information about COVID-19.

  • Find out what we are still learning about the virus, and emerging recommendations around transmission and effective controls. 
  • Understand the anxiety and mental health impacts and how our understanding of workplace wellness is changing through the pandemic.
  • Get clarity into what we are learning about the virus, immunity, and vaccines.
  • Learn key considerations to protect our businesses and our most vulnerable workers.
  • And discover important lessons we're learning about crisis communications within our organizations and with our clients.



90min

Panel
Speakers
Dr. Andrew Szeto
Dr. Gerry Eijkemans
Dr. Mark Schenker
Max Lum
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As many companies have some staff working from home in response to the pandemic, how are we managing the risks and supporting supervisors to manage the performance of work-from-home staff? What does the future look like for work-from-home as an approach for some of your staff in the new normal?
In this session:
  • Learn strategies to manage the performance and wellness of work-from-home staff
  • Consider new risks for the organization and the individual
  • Look at the implications and opportunities for productivity–—what does this look like in the future?
  • How are we managing performance? Accountability is critical!
  • Are we considering the flight risks?
  • What does the future look like for work‐from‐home with respect to benefits and risks as an approach for some of your staff in the new normal?

60min

Breakout Seminar
Speaker
Renée Safrata
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What are the key considerations in managing the return to work of an employee who has tested positive for COVID-19? In this informative session, gain new perspectives beyond quarantine timelines and public health guidelines from an Ontario health and safety expert whose personal experience recovering from COVID-19 and returning to work outlines some of the unique potential challenges and considerations.

60min

Breakout Seminar
Speaker
Andrew Harkness
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