Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor Training

This groundbreaking certification training program is for individuals who want to help organizations improve psychological health and safety (PHS) in their workplaces or implement the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety (“the Standard”).
This certification has been developed to provide an experiential learning opportunity for participants so they can better support organizations of all sizes. After this training, participants will be able to address employers’ challenges, obstacles and needs related to psychological health and safety.
Employers will see those with this certification as having the practical expertise to help improve psychological health and safety or implement “the Standard” in their workplaces.

Training Details

DURATION | 4 sessions: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE NUMBERS | 16 participant max.

AUDIENCE | Stakeholders and employees

DELIVERY | Virtual

COST | $1,250 + GST per participant

January 17 – 20, 2022

Four training sessions: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will:

  1. Demonstrate adherence to overarching principles of a CMHA certified PHS Advisor
  2. Be prepared to proceed with a PHS assessment and apply tools to analyze PHS
  3. Give and accept feedback in a constructive way
  4. Present business case, assessment processes and implementation plan for PHS
The certification training has been developed to provide an experiential learning opportunity for Advisors so they can better support organizations of all sizes. Advisors are provided with hands-on experience of the key questions, challenges and opportunities of organizations striving to implement psychological health and safety within their workplaces.

Competency Development

Presenting the business case

This focuses on convincing senior leaders and other key workplace stakeholders of the value and necessity for working toward improved psychological health and safety of their workplaces or implementation of the Standard.

Making recommendations

Analyzing the assessments and recommending an action plan must be done with knowledge of the organization’s constraints, competing demands and current realities. To be successful in sustaining implementation, the plan must be manageable and valuable in terms of outcomes.

Preparing for the assessment process

Helping employers be comfortable with and understand the scope, process and necessity of collecting data. This is required before establishing effective baseline measurements. Managing expectations and being clear about issues such as confidentiality and process are key.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
This training is geared towards a variety of individuals who are tasked with addressing psychological health and safety in the workplace. For example, individuals who work in Human Resources, Occupational Health Safety, Health and Wellness, Health and Safety, Disability Management or are external workplace consultants are encouraged to register.
There are no pre-requisites for this training. However, it is important for participants to have good knowledge of the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety.
Yes, there will be 1-2 hours of pre-work before the training. Participants will receive an email at least 1 month prior to the training that will contain pre-work readings and a quiz. Each participant must pass the quiz with a minimum score of 80% prior to the course in order to participate.
Using a case study, each participant will be assigned to a group that will create a presentation for each of the three modules- Presenting the Business Case, Preparing for the Assessment Process and Making Recommendations. Participants will be scored on their proven ability to adhere to the CMHA Certified PH&S Advisor Principles as well as the specific Objectives for each module.
No, there is not a final exam at the end of the training.

In order to receive certification, and to fully benefit from the training, participants must complete all days of the training program in order to receive their certification.

Advisors will be part of an exclusive CMHA Certified PH&S Advisor Community of Practice. Through the Collaborative, Advisors will receive new information about CMHA workplace initiatives including events and tools and resources. They will also be informed by the Collaborative of other workplace initiatives from our supporting partners.

Training Registration

If your organization requires an invoice, please contact CMHA, Alberta Division’s Workplace Training department directly at [email protected].
Training details, delivery method and cost may be subject to change. Refunds may be available depending on circumstances. For CMHA’s full refund policy, please visit our Refund Policy page.

Workplace Mental Health Inquiries

Phone

(587) 525-6135