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Psychological health and safety in the workplace is an issue of growing concern for employers across the country. A number of initiatives and events focus attention on mental health issues and explore strategies to improve psychological health and safety as well as the productivity of those experiencing mental health issues at work. Some of these are listed below.

Presented by: Deborah Connors - Conversations Worth Having Bootcamp for the Workplace

Event Date From: 11/21/2019

Event Date To: 11/13/2019

Contact Name: Deborah Connors

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Event Phone: 250-754-9355

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City: Online Only

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Country: Canada

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What kind of conversations are you having in your workplace?
Are you tired of conversations that focus on what’s wrong, without producing actionable results? Do you want to create meaningful, respectful engagement in your organization that builds connection, fuels productivity and generates positive change?
We are almost always engaged in either internal dialogue or external interactions at work. You may not realize how much influence conversations have on the well-being of your team or organization. How often are those conversations worth having? What if you could learn to fuel meaningful engagements while energizing people to solve problems? Conversations Worth Having bootcamps do this through appreciative inquiry (AI), which teaches ways to find the best in people, organizations and communities by inquiring into strengths, possibilities and successes.
Research shows the need for upwards of three positive interactions to every one negative one. Most teams function at a 1:1 ratio of positive to negative. Working towards a higher positivity ratio creates more engagement.
What will you learn?

The practices you will learn are from AI, one of the most widely used approaches to fostering positive change in organizations. You will hear stories from different work environments and learn about the research behind this work. This research shows that positivity gives people access to higher order thinking, creativity, engagement, self-motivation and relational capacity. You will learn to use evidence-based practices, principles and tools to shift the dynamics of workplace conversations from reactionary to deliberate communication, to ask generative questions, to flip conversations to the positive opposite, and to give effective feedback.

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