Harmonious workplaces - information sessions for employers and employees – Cannington and Bunbury

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WorkSafe will be running the popular employers and employees Harmonious workplaces information sessions in early 2015. Book early to secure a seat.  These sessions will be presented by Justine McGillivray and Helen Mott who are Senior Inspectors/Scientific Officers with the Human Factors and Ergonomics team at WorkSafe Division of the Department of Commerce. 

Preventing and managing unhealthy workplace behaviour - Practical information for employers 

Are there signs of unhealthy workplace behaviour in your workplace, where staff are not getting on or they feel they have been treated unfairly? While each of us are human and act respectfully most of the time, there are occasions when behaviours can get out of hand and the mental health of those involved can be affected.

The importance of sound leadership, effective communication and healthy workplace cultures for harmonious workplaces will be emphasised during this session.  In addition this session will provide information for employers on:

  • what negative workplace behaviours are (such as bullying behaviours and conflict);
  • risk factors associated with negative workplace behaviours;
  • risk management approach;
  • examples of risk assessment tools;
  • responding and managing negative behaviours in the workplace; and
  • practical guide on what to do when someone says they have been treated unfairly.

Cannington -  29 January 2015

When: 29 January 2015

Time: 9:00am to 12:00noon

Venue: Ground floor, Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington

Eventbrite - Harmonious workplaces - Preventing and managing unhealthy workplace behaviour - Practical information for employers - CANNINGTON

Bunbury - 4 February 2015

When: 4 February 2015

Time: 9:15am to 12:15pm

Venue: Bunbury Tower, 61 Victoria Street, Bunbury WA 6230 

Eventbrite - Harmonious workplaces - Preventing and managing unhealthy workplace behaviour - Practical information for employers - BUNBURY 

Preventing and managing unhealthy workplace behaviour - Practical information session for employees

This interactive session is specifically for employees at the workplace who feel they have been exposed to unhealthy workplace behaviours for six months or less and will include discussion of case studies and practical activities.

Ever had a bad day? Then it became worse! While each of us are human and act respectfully most of the time, there are occasions where behaviours get out of hand and can result in a breakdown of communication – either between an employer and a worker or between workers.   

This session will provide information for employees on:

  • where they can go for help;
  • what negative workplace behaviours are (such as bullying behaviours and conflict);
  • how to respond and manage negative behaviours in the workplace; and
  • individual coping strategies to assist in maintaining physical and psychological health during this stressful time.  

Cannington - 28 January 2015

When: 28 January 2015

Time: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue: Ground floor, Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington

Eventbrite - Harmonious Workplaces - Preventing and managing unhealthy workplace behaviour Practical information for employees - CANNINGTON

Bunbury - 4 February 2015

When: 4 February 2015

Time: 1:00pm to 3:30 pm

Venue: Bunbury Tower, 61 Victoria Street, Bunbury WA 6230 

Eventbrite - Harmonious Workplaces - Preventing and managing unhealthy workplace behaviour Practical information for employees - BUNBURY

Other Important Information 

Please bring along a pen and paper/notebook. You are also welcomed to bring your lunch. 

There are limited places, so you must register to attend.  Please use the participant’s email when registering as workshop documentation will be sent out prior to the workshop date. 

Presenters:  Justine McGillivray and Helen Mott

Justine McGillivray: Senior Inspector/Scientific Officer, Human Factors and Ergonomics, WorkSafe Division, Department of Commerce. 

Justine is an organisational psychologist and is the State Chair of the College of Organisational Psychologists in WA. Justine works to create healthy and safe work environments for employers and employees. This includes providing advice on how to prevent and manage psychosocial hazards in the workplace. Previously Justine worked as a consultant providing organisational development services including leadership development, coaching, culture surveys, performance management advice and investigations. During this time, Justine was also an injury management consultant and assisted injured workers return to work under both the Comcare and WorkCover workers’ compensation schemes.

Helen Mott: Senior Inspector/Scientific Officer, Human Factors and Ergonomics, WorkSafe Division, Department of Commerce 

Helen Mott is a Senior Inspector with undergraduate qualifications in physiotherapy and a variety of post graduate qualifications including a Master of Science in Ergonomics. Helen has worked in the field of occupational health and safety for over thirty years and has extensive experience in hazardous manual tasks and addressing issues across a range of industries including health.  Helen works to create a healthy and safe workplace and is currently involved in the prevention and management of psychosocial hazards in the workplace. 

 

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