Panel Webinar: Remote Working During a Global Health Crisis – Ask an Expert

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT, 10:00 AM MT, 12:00 PM ET

This virtual panel hosted by the Work Wellness Institute describes the essentials to safe and healthy remote working during the current crisis. The panel is co-moderated by the Work Wellness Institute’s President and Chief Executive Officer Cameron Stockdale, and includes experts in mental health, ergonomics, employer legal standards, and occupational therapy.

These experts speak to the changes required in workplaces due to the global health crisis and answer your questions about navigating this new context. Workplaces in all sectors are facing the impact of the pandemic, leaving many with questions about evolving work environments. Many of these questions are addressed by our panelists, and strategies and solutions are provided.   

Topics include:

  • Personal well-being and mental health;
  • Employer responsibilities and employee rights;
  • Work-life balance in remote working environments;
  • Maintaining productivity and working relationships.
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Hosted by

Diana Vissers

Diana Vissers, MA (Disability Management), MCVP (F), RRP

Through Work to Wellness, Diana Vissers has been solving workplace mental health problems for individuals and organizations since 1999. At the heart of Work to Wellness, is passion for helping people and their workplaces thrive. This includes assessing and solving individual needs and helping employers understand their role and responsibilities around mental health. She is an Instructor and developer of a Workplace Wellness course at Simon Fraser University, and leads multiple workplace mental health training programs across the province and for BC Municipal Safety Association. She is a CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor. She is also proud of leading a thriving and happy remote team for over 20 years.
Tyler Amell

Tyler Amell, PhD

Dr. Tyler Amell is an internationally recognized thought leader on the topic of workplace health and productivity. He is an advisor on strategic and integrated workplace health and productivity to employers, insurance companies, third party administrators, and health and well-being service providers. He has presented at over 200 conferences and published numerous scientific papers and reports. Dr. Amell is Chief Health Officer and Chief Relationship Officer at CoreHealth Technologies, and is on Faculty at Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Science. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Wellness Institute. In the past, Dr. Amell has also served on the Executive Board of Directors of the San Francisco-based Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), and the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH). He is the past CEO of a Human Resources Technology Company, past Vice President at a global Human Resources Consulting and Technology firm, and past Vice President of a large Healthcare Company. Dr. Tyler Amell is a former instructor at Queen’s University and the Universities of Alberta, Calgary, and Ottawa. Tyler earned his PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Alberta, a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Medicine from Queen’s University and a Baccalaureate degree from the University of Ottawa.
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Gregg Taylor, MACP, BA, RCC, CPHR

Gregg is Regional Director of Family Services Employee Assistance Programs (fseap), a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). He is a leader in the workplace mental health and wellness field with specializations in Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace, Wellness Programs based on the principles of 'Workplace Psychological Wellness and Mental Fitness', and evidence-based positive psychology practices that contribute to healthy and effective workplaces. With 25 years of combined experience as a clinical counsellor, business and association executive, and adult educator, Gregg’s background bridges the disciplines of Organizational Management, Human Resources and Clinical Counselling. Gregg’s and his team at FSEAP provide services that result in healthy, resilient employees and positive, productive workplaces.
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Manobhiram (Manu) Nellutla, CCPE

Manu Nellutla is the Executive Director at Actsafe Safety Association. He is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE) and a CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor (CPHSA). He has Post-Graduate degrees in Physiotherapy (with specialization in Musculoskeletal and Sports), Education, Ergonomics (with specialization in Human Factors) and Business Administration. Manu is also the Regional President-Elect for the Association of Ergonomists BC-Yukon. Apart from being a speaker in various conferences, he has also been a speaker at TEDx event. He was previously COO at Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC and before that Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at University of Rwanda. Manu has been recognized for his efforts to introduce ergonomics in school curriculum in Rwanda and was also a technical team member for drafting OHS legislation for Rwanda.
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Andrew Tarver, JD

Andrew practices in labour, human rights, and election law. With a background in politics as well as law, Andrew takes a strategic approach to advice and advocacy. He earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Justice from the University of Victoria and his law degree from the University of Alberta where he focused on constitutional issues, labour, and advocacy. Andrew helped the Alberta NDP win their historic breakthrough, and subsequently worked as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General under Premier Rachel Notley. In his capacity as Chief of Staff, Andrew led amendments to the Alberta Human Rights Act prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression as well as the Limitations Act removing barriers for victims of sexual and domestic violence. As a lawyer he advocated on behalf of workers in harassment complaints, terminations, and disciplinary investigations, represented professionals in front of regulatory bodies, and chaired an election appeal panel for a First Nation.

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Co-Moderated by

Cameron Stockdale

Cameron Stockdale, EdD

Cameron is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Work Wellness Institute. As a global centre of excellence mandated to create and sustain work wellness, prevent disability, eliminate impairment-related job loss, Cameron works with a wide variety of academic, industry and labour partners in achieving the institute’s goals. After spending 25 years in emergency health services, Cameron worked in various managerial roles within healthcare and research organizations where he built a reputation for developing high performance teams and incubating new business strategies. Cameron firmly believes that an organization’s competitive advantage over its competitors relies on its greatest resource, its people and understanding how to maximize their potential. ​ Amongst his academic accomplishments, Cameron holds a Masters of Arts Leadership degree from the University of Guelph, a Doctor of Education degree from Creighton University and Post Graduate Certificate in Organizational Behaviour from Harvard University. In his spare time, Cam enjoys fishing and golfing.​​​

Partially Funded by:

British Columbia
This program is pre-approved by the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada) for one hour training session.
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