Upcoming Professional Development Sessions:
Manager Retreat: EDI Foundational Frameworks for Leaders
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024 (in-person)
Time: Full-day (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Coffee/Tea and Lunch will be provided.
In partnership with Human Resources, our Director of EDI, Dr. Rona Jualla van Oudenhoven and Trent's EDI consultant, Dr. Nicole Kaniki we will explore the EDI challenges and barriers specific to Trent University; examine what supports and resources exist, and then seek to identify the gaps that continue to exist, and how leaders can be better equipped to mitigate for those. We will cover topics such as power and privilege, unconscious bias, review processes, strategic diversity considerations, and much more. This workshop is very important for all leaders at Trent to attend as we will learn about the tools and strategies to be able to recognize, respond to, and redress inequities while building a sustainable equitable, and inclusive environment at Trent University.
This workshop is made possible thanks to a generous philanthropist who strongly believes in developing Trent Leaders (Leadership Development Fund).
Registration closes Thursday, February 15, 2024.
Mental Distress: Recognition and Response Plus
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 and Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (Virtual Session)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. both days
Please note this is a two day morning session.
Jack Veitch, Manager of Community Engagement and Education with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Branch will be here to talk to managers and leaders about mental health and provide guidance on supporting employee mental health.
Part 1: Educates about mental health and mental illness, their impact on the workforce, and common symptoms of illnesses like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
Part 2: Focuses on effective communication strategies and approaches for supporting mental health, including workplace mental health accommodations.
Part 3: Explores stress management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and positive psychology, offering practical applications for daily life and access to free CBT programs in Ontario.
Part 4: Provides facts about suicide in Canada, recognition of suicidal thoughts, and guidance on directing individuals towards appropriate care.
Participants will also gain a comprehensive understanding of caregiver burnout and chronic stress, two conditions that are often overlooked but can have significant impacts on one's health and well-being. We will delve into the causes and symptoms of these conditions, helping participants to identify signs in themselves or others. More importantly, we will explore various strategies to manage and alleviate these symptoms.