Program Planning & Wellness in the Workplace
Instructor: Shelly Bischoff
Understanding the factors that influence workplace health provides a framework for the development of wellness programs, as many chronic conditions are preventable when the underlying causes of poor health are effectively addressed. An effective program can have a positive impact on employee turnover, absenteeism and productivity, which in turn lowers employee benefit costs.
This course guides OHS professionals through a four-step program planning process: to establish a starting point and sense of direction, the course launches with strategies for conducting an employee health assessment; the planning and implementation sections provide critical content, as well as numerous examples of successful programs in action; the course then wraps up with techniques and tools for effective program evaluation. By the end of this course, participants should be able to develop their own workplace wellness program.
- Introduction to Wellness
- Practices and Behaviours that Impact Worker Health
- Situational Workplace Assessment
- Forming an Effective Plan
- Implementing a Wellness Program
- Program Measurement & Evaluation
About the instructor:
Shelly Bischoff is Founder and Director of Ptolemy & Associates lnc.. She is a Registered Nurse (SIAST), a Certified Occupational Health Nurse (Grant McEwan College), and a Certified Human Resource Professional and Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CSSP) with over 20 years of experience in the areas of OHS, wellness and disability management, and is a national speaker in these areas of expertise.
Shelly has worked with both public and private sector organizations and implemented a National award-winning disability management program in the municipal sector in 2000. She has served on the Alberta provincial boards of Alberta Motor Association, Governors for Children, McMan Youth, Family & Community Services, and was appointed by the government to the Practice Review Council for the Alberta College and Association of Physical Therapists and Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association.
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