Course Description

Syllabus 

Introduction  

Welcome to Stress Management – Creating Healthy Workplaces. In this course, we’ll be exploring both individual and organizational evidence-based interventions that support employee mental health through stress management and workplace wellness.  


This course is part of the Work Wellness Institute’s Harnessing Talent Project, which aims to increase the ability of employers and organizations to hire and retain people with mental health challenges, and/or physical disabilities, using skills and resources based on the most current global research.  


Audience
 

When speaking about stress management and workplace wellness, there are two main areas of focus, depending on the audience. Many courses focus on this topic from an individual implementation level, such as how to control stress through various means such as diet, sleep, exercise, time management or strategic planning. 


The focus of this course is on evaluating the need for stress management and workplace wellness strategies in the workplace, and how to implement and evaluate interventions in the workplace. 


For this reason, this course is most suited for leaders, frontline managers and Human Resource professionals who have the ability to work together to implement needed interventions to assist their employees deal with stress in the workplace.  


Learning Outcomes
 

By the end of this course, you will better understand:   

  • How stress manifests from stimulus to physiological response
  • What can be achieved through a workplace wellness program 
  • How to identify individual and organizational stressors in your workplace 
  • What needs to be considered in selecting stress management strategies most appropriate to address the target challenge 
  • How to measure results of the implemented strategies


Course structure

Information in this course is presented through a series of animations explaining key information, opportunities to reflect on your own communication, knowledge checks and action steps to implement your learning in your organization. 

Members

If you have been provided with a Record ID through your organization, please update your profile before enrolling in a course. In order for your certificate to be issued, your profile needs to be up-to-date prior to your enrollment. 

If you are having any issues, please contact membershipservices@workwellnessinstitute.org

The Work Wellness Institute is recognized by CPHR AB to offer Professional Development Credits. This program is pre-approved by CPHR AB.


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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Stress Management – Creating Healthy Workplaces

    • Introduction

    • Pre-survey

    • Course Material

  • 2

    Section 1: Overview of Stress in the Workplace

    • Section 1: Introduction

    • Stress in the workplace

    • Time to reflect!

    • Stress from stimulus to response

    • Quick Check

    • What is workplace stress?

    • Quick Check

    • Time to reflect!

    • Stress management goal

    • Time to reflect!

    • Section 1: Summary

  • 3

    Section 2: Define the Goal

    • Section 2: Introduction

    • Time to reflect!

    • Start with the End in Mind

    • Time to reflect!

    • Select the Target Workplace Challenge

    • Quick Check

    • Time to reflect!

    • Incorporate a Broader Wellness Strategy

    • Section 2: Summary

  • 4

    Section 3: Select and Implement Strategies

    • Section 3: Introduction

    • Select Stress Management Strategies

    • Time to reflect!

    • Leadership and Stress

    • Time to reflect!

    • Quick check

    • Selecting Interventions

    • Case Study 1

    • Case Study 1: Quick Check

    • Case Study 2

    • Case Study 2: Quick check

    • Case Study 3

    • Case Study 3: Quick check

    • Time to Reflect!

    • Measure results

    • Time to Reflect!

    • Summary

  • 5

    Section 4: Action Steps in the Workplace

    • Action Steps in the Workplace

    • Acknowledgements

    • References

    • Evaluation survey