Choose to take the first 3 days as a Mediation Certificate; the last 2 days as WFA Certification; or choose both for the entire workshop.
November 11 to 15, 2019
Co-sponsored with ADRIO, Toronto, Ontario. November 11-15 – 2019 Join us for this popular seminar that is being offered across Canada. You will learn how to restore workplace relationships and build stronger conflict management systems.
Top 5 Reasons to Attend
1. Prepare for the new wave of workplace mediation.
2. Understand how workplace culture and conflict works.
3. Improve workplace health.
4. Gain recognition.
5. Learn how to turn around a workplace in crisis.
DAY 1 – INTRODUCTION TO WORKPLACE RESTORATION
Here we will explore different approaches to workplace restoration and discuss the theories which form the foundation of workplace restoration. We will explore different mediation approaches that are applied to workplace restoration. We will use an experiential training methodology to enhance learning based upon real life examples.
DAY 2 – WORKPLACE RESTORATION MODEL
Here we will lay out a model for restoring workplaces to a state of equilibrium. This will be focused on understanding trauma and its impact on workplace participants. We will take attendees through a number of scenarios that will help them understand the model and how it can be used to restore workplace health.
DAY 3 – WORKPLACE RESTORATION IN ACTION
Participants will be given a very elaborate roleplay to review in advance of the seminar. This day will be focused on running a workplace restoration throughout this roleplay. Students will take turns throughout the roleplay to act as facilitator and to discuss strategic moves at various junctures.
DAY 4 – UNDERSTANDING WORKPLACE HEALTH – WFA CERTIFICATION PART 1
Here we move to a structural analysis of workplaces with a focus on systems analysis and design. This is the beginning of the WFA certification process. We look at conflict and how it arises. We consider attribution theory and conflict transformation theory as a way of explaining how conflict manifests itself in the workplace. We also consider the role of fairness in conflict and workplace health. This will be an exercise and group discussion day. Participants will fill out forms related to their subject workplaces and share their insights throughout the day.
DAY 5 – ACHIEVING WORKPLACE FAIRNESS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY – WFA CERTIFICATION PART 2
This day will be focused on evaluative models for understanding workplace structure. We will introduce the Psychological Health and Safety Standard and explore its potential use as an evaluative model for workplace health. We will also introduce WFI’s Testing Instrument for Fairness Systems and its use to help evaluate the strength of conflict management systems. In the afternoon we will explore methodologies for gaining organizational buy-in to the use of these tools. We will consider power relationships in each subject organization and strategize on how best to achieve commitment to change.
Cost For Public Offering Seminars:
Two Day Certification: $1,000 + Tax Three Day Workplace Restoration: $1,500 + Tax Five Day Combined Session: $2,450 + Tax There is an additional $200 +HST one time certification fee for those seeking to become registered as “Workplace Fairness Analysts” with the Workplace Fairness Institute.
One student writes: “The event was well organized and both facilitators were excellent. The atmosphere was lively and engaging. Both speakers were incredibly knowledgeable and did extremely well educating the participants while encouraging participation and interaction throughout… I have attended workshops where I left feeling exhausted because I was not made to feel entirely comfortable, but this was not the case with Blaine and Marjorie. I would attend any of their future offerings in a heartbeat!”