May 03, 2018
9:00AM - 4:00PM
RBC Convention Centre
Includes full day VIP conference seating, VIP buffet luncheon and refreshments.
Please add 5% GST. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable. Speakers and date may be subject to change.
Includes full day conference and refreshments.
Please add 5% GST. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable. Lunch is not included. Speakers and date may be subject to change.
This program has been approved for 7 Continuing Professional Development hours towards maintaining the CPHR designation by CPHR Manitoba.
9:00AM – 9:15AM Welcome Remarks
9:15AM – 10:15AM
Dr. Bill Howatt
PH.D., Ed.D. – Chief Research & Development Officer, Workforce Productivity, Morneau Shepell Inc.
Theme: Mental Health - The Coping Crisis
Topic: How to deal effectively with work related and environmental pressures
BIO: Dr. Bill Howatt has over 25 years’ experience in strategic HR, mental health and addictions, and leadership. He has published numerous books and articles, such as: The Coping Crisis, Pathways to Coping, TalOp®: Taking the Guesswork Out of Management, the Howatt HR Elements Series, the Wiley Series on Addictions, Human Services Counselor’s Toolbox, The Addiction Counselor’s Desk Reference, and The Addiction Counsellor’s Toolbox. He is the author of Beyond Engagement: The Employee Care Advantage and the creator of the Quality of Work Life (QWL) methodology and survey. He is the co-author of behavioural engineering, a strategy aligned to the QWL to provide guidance on how to lead employees to facilitate behaviour change.
- Learn how both employers and employees can better deal with environmental pressures
- Explore 9 micro skills that influence one’s ability to cope with environmental stressors
- Discuss the role and responsibility of both the employee and the employer in creating environments where coping skills can be developed
10:15AM – 10:20AM Energizer Stretch Break
10:20AM - 11:00AM Wellness Refreshment Break & Exhibitor Showcase
11:00AM – 11:55AM
Stephen de Groot
Founder and President, Myriad Consulting
Theme: Leadership Tips for Workplace Engagement
Topic: Once Upon a Time, Everyone Ran to Work Excited
BIO: As the Founder and President of Myriad Consulting, Stephen holds two important and purposeful intentions: which are to enhance the quality and experience of the people being served as clients and; to enhance the quality, value and meaning of the people providing that service. An expert and authority on human behavior, performance, organizational climate, culture, development and leadership, Stephen maintains an exceptional track record in results. He works with his team to ensure consistent quality and delivery of values and strength based training, coaching, team building and organizational development. Stephen and the Myriad team work to understand core business objectives, operational challenges and tailor delivery to meet a myriad of organizational needs, values and goals.
- Uncover practical strategies to feel passionate and inspired to produce your best work
- Motivating the Unmotivated: practical strategies for enhancing employee performance
- Building effective teams in the face of change
11:55AM – 1:05PM Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase
1:05PM – 1:20PM
2017 GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Leadership Award Highlights
1:20PM – 2:20PM
International Activational Speaker on Health and Wellness, Occupational Therapist
Theme: Stress Management
Topic: Stressed to Kill
How to inspire healthy, happy and engaged employees while reducing stress related illness and absenteeism
BIO: Sylvia! is an ACTIVATIONAL speaker who gives her audience the tools to build healthy lives and workplaces. She’s fun, she’s sassy and she’s passionate about safety and health! Sylvia’s entertaining presentations focus on a proactive approach to building healthy lives and work places. As an Occupational Therapist with years of practice in the field of workplace, safety and health, Sylvia knows prevention is the key to creating happy, healthy individuals, employees and businesses. Sylvia continues to practice as an Occupational Therapist providing accredited workplace injury prevention services to all sectors of business and industry. The former radio show host of Happy Hour With Sylvia, is also a regular Health and Wellness contributor to CJOB radio.
- How to identify all the components of stress – physical, cognitive, emotional and environmental – and avoid or modify many of these
- The powerful biochemical impact stress has, as well as its strong and indisputable link to illness
- The mind-body connection to stress and how you can stop it in its tracks with practical and effective techniques
2:20PM – 2:25PM Energizer Stretch Break
2:25PM – 2:55PM Wellness Refreshment Break & Exhibitor Showcase
2:55PM – 3:55PM
Mindfulness Expert, Author and Musician
Theme: Making Sense of Mindfulness
Topic: The Power of Mindfulness to Improve Focus, Build Optimism and Inspire Resiliency
BIO: Keith Machperson has a special ability to motivate the masses and win over even those who might otherwise neglect their health and wellness. As a trained life coach through CTI (Coaching Training Institute, San Rafeal, CA) along with a B ED Degree and extensive yoga teacher training through Moksha Yoga International, Keith Macpherson is poised to be a global leader in community leadership involving health and wellness. With a strong dream of accessible health and wellness for our global community, Keith Macpherson is truly on his way to fulfilling his vision of a healthier planet aligned mentally, physically and spiritually. Keith has spent over 15 years touring globally as a speaker and performer in Africa, Dubai, the UK and United States.
- Discover the meaning of mindfulness and the benefits to work-life performance
- Learn to cultivate a deeper practice of mindfulness on a daily basis
- Reduce stress, anxiety and burn out through improved balance and resiliency
3:55PM- 4:00PM Closing Remarks
Nov 22, 2018
9:00AM - 4:00PM
South Building - Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Our team is working on an extraordinary line up of guest speakers and topics! We look forward to announcing details in the months ahead.