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Human Dimension

Friday, November 25thDay 4





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The Human Dimension stream looks at the human side of the equation. Personal development is the main focus of this stream as it encompasses a variety of topics and issues such as soft skills, abilities and personal suitability, health and wellness, change management and personal growth.

This year, the Human Dimension sessions will focus on the well-being, mental health and balance in the work place that is beneficial to perform better in several areas of one's life.

Learning Objectives:

  • To empower participants to improve collaboration within organizations by focusing on personal well-being and health. To better adapt to change, work with peers, and achieve a better work/home balance.
  • To provide participants with the tools necessary to meet current and long-term organizational challenges by focusing on their own well-being.
  • To enable participants to improve their communication skills and collaboration within or outside their organization.

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10:30 - 12:00





Plenary Hall 301
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M. Cole Cohen, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Morneau Shepell Inc.

Mental health issues are often misunderstood and stigmatized, and are growing at a faster rate than any other kind of disability in today's workplace (Canadian Mental Health Association).

How prepared are you to address mental health issues in your organization? Addressing the signs of mental health issues in the workplace can be challenging - especially for human resources professionals and those in a leadership role.

This session will provide key information about the various stages of mental health and help financial management professionals recognize the common signs associated with each stage. Strategies that can be used to support employees who are suffering from mental illness will also be discussed.

In this workshop participants will:

  • understand the impacts of mental illness on employees;
  • comprehend the importance of support from the workplace; and,
  • develop strategies for helping employees who are suffering from mental illness.
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Language of presentation: English
Simultaneous interpretation available.

13:15 - 15:30

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Plenary Hall 301

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Salima Ismail, B.S.S., B.Sc., D.C., Owner, Chiromax of Manotick and President, Eastern Ontario Chiropractic Society;
Stephanie Kay, Registered Holistic Nutritionist;
Alexandre Murray-Landry, Head Coach and Personal Trainer, Greco Lean and Fit™ (Gatineau)

Physical health is an important aspect of everyone's daily life, and for that reason this session has been devoted to just that. To begin the afternoon, Dr. Salima Ismail will talk about posture in the workplace to prevent injury, as well as, teach participants that pain is not normal. Next, Stephanie Kay will update your diet with nutrition tips that will change the way you look at the food you eat, and help you to create a more balanced diet for increased energy and productivity. And lastly, Anthony Antinarella will have you moving to his exercise program especially designed for people working long hours behind a desk. By the end of day, you will leave motivated, with the information you need on your mental health well-being, posture, nutrition, and exercise, to apply in your daily life.

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Language of presentation: English
Simultaneous interpretation available.

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