Workplace Wellness Workshop: Faculty and Staff Professional Development Event

Event Details

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Mingling with fellow staff and faculty members
  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Keynote speaker Dr. Shimi Kang
  • 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Event Wrap Up

Ponderosa Commons Oak House, Ponderosa Ballroom
6445 University Boulevard
Light refreshments will be provided.

Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Shimi Kang, Award-winning Harvard-trained Physician, Bestselling Author, Global Social Entrepreneur.

One in four people will have a diagnosable mental health disorder, and everyone deals with daily stress. Specifically, 62% of teachers report chronic workplace stress placing them second only to nurses for risk of stress related job dissatisfaction, absenteeism, presenteeism, & disability.  The good news is that social emotional learning leads to improved teacher effectiveness and job satisfaction & employees trained in mental health education and information report improved ability to manage their work environment, improved clarity in their perception of stressful job characteristics, and reduced emotional exhaustion and somatic complaints.

In this event, #1 Best-selling author, psychiatrist, and UBC Clinical Associate Professor, Dr. Shimi Kang will discuss ways in which stress and mental illness affects health, fulfillment, & productivity especially for the modern-day educator, information on how to create a mentally well workplace and recognize when their team’s environment isn’t healthy, and practical techniques staff and faculty can employ to build mental health resilience for themselves and others.

A Harvard-trained medical doctor, #1 best-selling author, award-winning researcher, keynote speaker, and expert on human motivation and neuroscience, Dr. Shimi Kang has been proudly serving her community for over 20 years. Dr. Kang is the past Medical Director of Child & Youth Mental Health for the City of Vancouver and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Kang has made promoting mental health and wellness a priority. She is the Founder and CEO of Dolphin KIDS: Achievement Programs in Canada, Dolphin POD: Life Skills Center In India, and Dolphin Early Learning Online. These are positive mindset & social-emotional training programs for students, teachers, and parents around the world.

Please register for the event below. Space is limited.

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