Managing Workplace Stress *IN-PERSON*

Learn how to identify, manage, reduce, and even eliminate sources of stress in the workplace to increase organizational productivity, improve morale, and contribute to overall workplace wellness.

Workplace stress is an ever-increasing reality in today's modern work environment. Employees are faced with competing priorities at work and at home, technology-induced demand for access 24/7, and lean staffing which adds to overall workload. These modern stressors, if unmanaged, can affect productivity and the general sense of well-being within an organization. Understanding how to identify the sources of stress and incorporating realistic coping strategies into the work environment will help both employees and organizations enhance overall performance and improve morale. This experiential workshop is designed to help participants identify workplace stressors and develop a stress management plan.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding positive versus negative stress
  • Recognizing the four key sources of stress
  • Developing insight into "negative stress" concepts
  • Differentiating between three major types of stress
  • Understanding how to turn negative stressors into positive outcomes
  • Identifying quick-fix techniques
  • Learning long-term preventative practices
  • Charting a stress baseline
  • Developing a stress management plan

Past Participants Said:

"Dianne is so well rounded. Her experiences and the way in which she ties it to the topics really 'hit home' with students and allows for individuals to think about how the tips/techniques can be applied to workplace issues"

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 7


Instructor(s)

Dianne Ford

Dr. Ford is a Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration with a Bachelors in Psychology, and double major in management information systems and organizational behaviour with her PhD. She conducts research on knowledge management, social media, and cyber deviance, in particular virtual harassment and cyber-incivility. She teaches organizations on how to create respectful workplaces to prevent harassment and bullying through the Gardiner Centre, and has also provided consultation work on remote work and its implications for employees and organizations. 



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