Eller Executive Education

Global Healthy Workplace Online Certificate

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About the course

The Global Certificate Course provides a comprehensive overview of systematic programming to create a healthy workplace and equip you with knowledge, resources, tools, and methods through a series of interactive and applied learning experiences. This intensive distance-learning, online certificate program will expand participants understanding of health and well-being and equip them with successful models and practices for creating a healthy workplace (based on the World Health Organization Healthy Workplace Framework). The series of lectures, readings and videos cover the essential areas of identifying enterprise readiness, comprehensive and integrated program approaches, strategies for implementation, measurement with benchmarking, and the steps necessary to ensure sustainability. The course requires interaction with peers as part of an active learning community. The program concludes with each participant having the opportunity to develop a customized program implementation plan, which can be applied to their own place of work. This certification course will ensure participants have the necessary knowledge to excel in the area of health and well-being and provide them with the tools to bring their workplace to a level of excellence. You will also become part of a global community of peers with a passion to successfully create healthy workplaces and healthy and productive employees.

Content

Module One
A Business Case for Healthy Workplaces: Foundations & Framework

  • WHO Framework for Healthy Workplaces and its implications for health and well-being
  • Ethical and legal implications of healthy workplaces
  • The business outcomes associated with healthy workplace initiatives

Module Two
Physical Work Environment

  • Foundations and key principles of occupational health and safety
  • The basics of risk assessment and risk control
  • Musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics

Module Three Psychosocial Work Environment

Harms and benefits of workplace stressors * Job and organizational stressors and interventions * Positive and negative features of leadership and the social environment

Module Four Advancing Employee Health and Well Being

  • Key elements of comprehensive health promotion and wellness programming
  • Appropriate assessment tools and evaluation methods
  • Effective engagement strategies and tools

Module Five Enterprise-Community Involvement (ECI)

  • Characteristics and benefits of successful enterprise community involvement for a healthy workplace
  • How to measure market and non-market benefits of ECI, communicate them to stakeholders, and leverage them for the organization
  • Global examples of good ECI practices

Module Six Structure and Support: Implementing the Continuous Improvement Process

  • Strategies used to implement the Continuous Improvement Process
  • Required business structures and systems needed for successful adoption
  • Interrelationship between support systems

Weekly

Schedule

1 A Business Case for Healthy Organizations

  • Complete Introduce Yourself Activity
  • Watch video lectures
  • Read required reading
  • Read supplementary readings (optional)

2 Physical Work Environment, Occupation and Safety

  • Watch video lectures
  • Read supplementary readings (optional)

  • Online Discussion: New and Emerging Risks

  • Adobe Connect Discussion: New and Emerging Risks

3 Psycho Social Work Environment

  • Watch video lectures
  • Read supplementary readings (optional)

  • Activity: Physical and Psychosocial Program Evaluation

  • 4 Personal Health and Well Being

  • Watch video lectures

  • Read supplementary readings (optional)

  • Online Discussion: Good Practices in Health Promotion

  • Adobe Connect Discussion: Good Practices in Health Promotion

5 – 6 Enterprise Community Involvement

  • Watch video lectures
  • Read supplementary readings (optional)

  • Activity: ECI Strengths and Weaknesses

7-8 Structure and Support, The Continuous Improvement Process

  • Watch video lectures
  • Read required readings
  • Read supplementary readings (optional)

  • Capstone Project

  • Online Discussion: Capstone Conversations

  • Adobe Connect Discussion: Capstone Conversations

Who should attend

The Global Healthy Workplace Online Certificate is designed for professionals tasked with the implementation of workplace health and well-being programs, including:

  • Health promotion and wellness professionals
  • Occupational physicians and nurses
  • Health and safety staff
  • Human resource managers
  • Employee relations managers
  • Students

Trust the experts

Cindi Gilliland

Degrees Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1992 M.A., Michigan State University, 1989 B.A., Kalamazoo College, 1987 Areas of Expertise Social innovation, social entrepreneurship, CSR, and nonprofit management Training and Development  Gender and Diversity Integrative leadership and work/l...

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Stephen Gilliland

Degrees Ph.D., Michigan State University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1992 M.A., Michigan State University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1990 B.Sc., First Class Honors, University of Alberta, Psychology, 1987 Areas of Expertise Managerial fairness and organizational ju...

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Diza Sauers

Degrees MFA, The University of Arizona BA, Bennington College Areas of Expertise Corporate Communication E-Learning, Simulations and Learning Technologies Training and Development Professional Writing and Speaking Assessments Development and Implementation Program Development and Evaluatio...

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Wolf Kirsten

Internationally renowned expert and innovator in health promotion and sought-after speaker, having delivered more than 100 presentations and keynote addresses around the world; • Consultant in health promotion with 20 years of experience for Fortune 500 companies, such as Siemens, IBM and Johnso...

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