Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Opening Keynote 9:00 am – Michelle Cederberg
Workshop Sessions A – 10:00 am
Plenary Session 11:00 am – Jamie Hall, SAFE Work Manitoba
Closing Keynote 11:20 am – Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer
Presentation Descriptions and Speaker Bios
In an age of disengagement, distraction, and fatigue exacerbated by the on-going pandemic, how we work and live has been tested. We’re busy, stretched, and stressed, and as we navigate the constant change and uncertainty of it all, it can feel difficult to stay focused, and do our best work.
By using the wisdom of science and your own innate common sense, you can combat what Health and Productivity Expert Michelle Cederberg calls 21st-and-a-quarter-century stress, and tap into a well of energy that will reduce overwhelm and stress in every area of your life.
In this thought-provoking session, Cederberg shares research from her new book The Success-Energy Equation that will help you regain focus, recharge your life, and move forward with confidence and positivity, even during these challenging times.
In this high-energy keynote you will:
- Get clear on your own definition of success; what really matters to you in work and life, and what drives you to do what you do – even as we ride out COVID-19.
- Look at typical barriers that get in the way of success, and how you can effectively navigate them.
- Discover four science-backed variables that contribute to higher levels of goal success and overall well-being and how to make them work for you.
- Embrace a simple but powerful habit you must do daily to ensure on-going success with everything you do that’s important to you.
Full of hilarious stories, anecdotes, and innovative strategies, you’ll leave this session with a renewed sense that it’s possible to break free from stress and drive your own success, through the pandemic and beyond. That’s Success-Energy, and it’s a formula worth calculating.
This session is based on Michelle’s new book of the same title that debuted as a bestseller on October 27th, 2020. Talk to her about bulk order savings.
For over 17 years, Certified Speaking Professional Michelle Cederberg has captivated audiences across North America with her empowering and humorous messages about how to set worthwhile goals, get energized for success, and live a bigger life.
An in-demand speaker (both virtually and in-person), author, coach, and consultant, she believes that personal and professional success is directly influenced by how well we harness the physical, mental and emotional capacity we each have within us. She helps people boost that capacity, so they gain clarity, build confidence, and get the discipline to create the life and career they want.
She holds a Masters in Kinesiology, a BA in Psychology, a specialization in Health and Exercise Psychology, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, a Certified Professional Co-Active Life Coach, and an ORSC-Trained Team Coach. She truly combines mind, body and practicality to empower change.
Michelle is the author of three books. Her new book The Success-Energy Equation, debuted as a bestseller in October 2020.
A1: Managing Substance Abuse During the Pandemic – A Workplace Perspective
Participants will explore through current research the impact the pandemic has had on substance abuse at the individual and societal level. A specific emphasis will be placed on the potential impact on the workplace from a production and safety perspective. Participants will also explore some strategies to both maintain and improve safety in the workplace during these challenging times.
Joel Gervais, CBI Health
Joel Gervais has worked in the private and public sector in the area of mental health and addictions for over 25 years. His experience includes 15 years with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) where he worked as a both a Rehabilitation Counsellor and Prevention Education Consultant. Joel’s last ten years of specialization at AFM were in the area of Workplace Services. In that time, Joel provided consultation and training to private and public workplaces in the area of substance abuse and workplace intervention. Joel has also worked on several National substance abuse initiatives including 4 years with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) where he provided consultation and support to the Canada’s National Alcohol and Drug Strategy.
Joel is currently an Addictions and Training Specialist with CBI Health Centre’s Mental Health and Addiction department. The department provides addictions management services, drug testing and training to large and small organizations across Canada. During his time at CBI Joel has also provided addictions and mental health support to Insurers and Regulatory Colleges across Canada. Joel also works closely with the Indigenous Community in Manitoba and across Canada and is currently the lead Addictions Consultant with Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask and Keewatinohk Dam projects in northern Manitoba.
Joel is a nationally recognized speaker and a regular presenter at local and national safety and HR conferences. Joel’s education includes a 4 year advanced BA in Psychology as well as graduate work in the area of Family Studies. Joel is a DOT certified alcohol and drug collection professional and holds the designation of Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor and Substance Abuse Professional.
A2: A Hazard is a Hazard
This presentation provides an overview to rolling psychological considerations into health and safety programming with attention to three workplace priorities; standing up to stigma, attending to legal requirements and responding to mental health emergencies.
Ela Partyka, MSW,RSW, MBA(candidate)
Program Director of Workplace Mental Health Solutions at CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg dedicated to providing support, training, and education to Manitoba organization to create and strengthen Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace.
Ela possesses master’s in social work and is an MBA candidate, and has two decades of experience in mental health, leadership and psychological health and safety.
Susan is a leading voice for psychological health and safety in the workplace. Her career includes working in mental health services, disability management and workplace health and safety. Susan delivers training and presentations on the intersection between workplaces and mental health.
A3: Distracted Driving – #SaveThe100
Distracted and impaired driving continues to be the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions and fatalities in Manitoba. This presentation will focus on why and how they can affect someone’s ability to drive as well as the consequences regarding legislation Manitobans face if convicted.
Julie-Ann Drosdoski, Manitoba Public Insurance
Julie-Ann Drosdoski, Community Relations Specialist, travels the province educating Manitobans on road safety. Julie-Ann’s portfolio includes distracted and impaired driving. She works with organizations such as Teens Against Destructive Decisions, the Manitoba School Boards Association and the Manitoba Brain Injury Association to deliver programming across the province. She also oversees the Friends for Life speaker series, which brings speakers to over 10,000 students annually.
Looking Forward: Collaborating for Injury Prevention
Plenary Session Description
Over the last five years, we have made progress in keeping Manitobans safe at work. But there is a lot more to be accomplished. Jamie Hall, SAFE Work Manitoba’s Chief Operating Officer, will present Manitoba’s Five Year Prevention Plan. The goals of the plan are simple, but achieving them will take the commitment and collaboration of all Manitobans.
Jamie Hall, SAFE Work Manitoba
Jamie Hall joined SAFE Work Manitoba as Chief Operating Officer in May 2014. He is part of a team of people who are passionate about changing the landscape of safety in order to realize significant improvements in safety performance in Manitoba. He is also thrilled to be a part of the community of safety leaders in our province that is building the momentum for this change.
Jamie has 26 years of experience at Manitoba Hydro. He is also currently a sessional instructor in the University of Manitoba’s Asper MBA program, delivering a course on executive responsibility and ethics. Jamie serves on the United Way Cabinet and as Chair of the Board of the Better Business Bureau Foundation, and represents Manitoba on the Council of Governors for the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Jamie has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA with a specialty in Human Resources.
Manitoba’s Pandemic Response
Manitoba’s Pandemic Response
Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer
Dr. Brent Roussin, a practicing physician and a specialist in public health and preventive medicine, serves as Manitoba’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer (CPPHO). Dr. Roussin’s appointment took effect June 3, 2019.
The main functions of the CPPHO are to monitor and report on the health status of Manitobans, strengthen the province’s ability to respond to public health threats, reduce health disparities, and support government in improving the overall health of Manitobans. Prior to becoming chief, Dr. Roussin served as medical officer of health for the federal First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, on secondment from Manitoba Health and Seniors Care. In addition to his work as CPPHO, Dr. Roussin is an assistant professor in the department of community health sciences at the University of Manitoba.
Born and raised in Manitoba, Dr. Roussin holds medical and law degrees from the University of Manitoba and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.