Course Details

Leading Mindfully in High Stress/High Trauma Environments – April 2020

This program combines the wisdom of mindfulness with evidence-based tools that foster resilience, compassion and purpose.

Date Learning Hours Non-HHS Fee($) HHS Fee($) CCHL Fee($) Location
2020/04/28 7 450 150 425 St. Peter's Hospital-Garwood Jones Auditorium

Date: 28-04-2020 All Day

Course Description:

LEADS Domain: Lead Self / Engage Others
Learning Hours: 7
Cost (HHS Staff and Physicians): $150
Cost (Non-HHS): $450
Cost (CCHL Members): $425
Date: Tuesday April 28, 2020
Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Location: St. Peter's Hospital-Garwood Jones Auditorium

Target Audience:
Open to all formal leaders, both with and without previous participation in other mindfulness programming offered through the Centre for People Development. Highly recommended for:
Leaders in fast paced, front-line, high stress and/or trauma exposed environments.

Course Description:
Working in fast paced, high stress, trauma exposed environments can provide unique opportunities for both personal and professional growth as doing this work is often meaningful and rewarding.  However, work in these contexts can also increase risk for serious stress, burnout and trauma effects.  Leading or managing teams who work in these environments can be particularly challenging.  Fortunately extensive research over the past decade provides grounded approaches to effectively develop resilience and manage workplace stress, both for oneself and the team.

This program combines the wisdom of mindfulness with evidence-based tools that foster resilience, compassion and purpose.

Mindfulness is fast becoming a proven way for leaders to sustain themselves and their teams in challenging times.  Resilience is not only the ability to bounce back from adversity but also the ability to adapt and even thrive in challenging environments.

This program introduce formal leaders to mindfulness concepts and practices, exploring the synergy between mindfulness, self-reflection and effective leadership, to meet the unique challenges of supporting teams doing high-trauma work. Participants will be given tools to promote personal self -awareness, stress management, and emotional/physical well-being.
Leadership effectiveness will be enhanced through exposure to practices that develop listening and communication skills, sharpen focus, and deepen awareness and compassion to promote positive interpersonal relationships and effective support for staff experiencing workplace stress.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course you will be able to:
•  Understand own unique responses to stress as well as the responses of the team to trauma exposure and fast paced environments
•  Utilize a tool to continuously monitor one’s stress response and reset
•  Utilize tools to help team members recognize their stress response and assist them in resetting
•  Develop a personal and team resiliency plan utilizing various assessment tools and evidence based strategies

Faculty Team:
Offered through the Office of Clinical & Organizational Ethics:
Andrea Frolic, PhD, Director, Hamilton Health Sciences Office of Clinical & Organizational Ethics
Diana Tikasz MSW RSW, Mindfulness Programs Coordinator


MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION:  Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 9.5 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.