Niagara: IN-PERSON ABM and Canary in the Coal Mine – Is Resilience the Wrong Approach

Date and Time

Starts:05/10/2023 5:30 PM

Ends:05/10/2023 8:30 PM

Registration Closes:05/03/2023 8:00 AM

Event Type: Annual Business Meeting

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Wein-Lokal 7556 Montrose Rd, Niagara Falls, ON


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Additional Information

Online registration is required. A $35 + tax “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration and Networking
6:00 – 6:30 PM Hors d'oeuvres & Appetizers
6:30 - 7:00 PM ABM
7:00 – 8:15 PM Speaker Presentation
8:15 - 8:30 PM Closing Comments

Event Sponsor

Workforce sustainability and organizational effectiveness require HR to think differently in a hyper-competitive employment paradigm, especially regarding workplace stress and mental health. Your people are the barometer for the health of your organization; They are the canaries; Your workplace is the metaphorical coal mine. Are you listening to what your employees are saying (or not saying, but are showing) about workplace stress, or are you solely relying on their personal resilience to carry them through?

Learning objectives:

  • Examine the common causes of workplace stress and reflect on the benefits of resilience in dealing with workplace stress
  • Understand the importance of addressing root causes to deal with workplace stress & support employee health versus relying on resilience alone, including understanding principles of job design and organizational culture and climate that can be used to address root causes and mitigate workplace stress
  • Share best practices for reducing workplace stress based on the understanding that personal resilience is not, and should not be, the only answer to mitigating workplace stress and promoting positive mental health.

A “no show/late cancellation” fee will be charged if cancellation is not provided to at least 3 business days in advance.

Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Tracey Gallacher at  

Learning & Giving Back!  As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Speaker bio(s)
Shelly Meadows, CHRP, Co-Founder & Partner, Navigation Consulting & Training

Shelly Meadows and Martin Franchi co-founded Navigation Consulting & Training, to support and promote healthy work environments as a business imperative for organizational success through strategic HR consulting, training and development and workplace harassment investigations.

Shelly is a CHRP, MBA, CPA, and certified Psychological Health & Safety advisor with executive-level experience. Shelly leverages her professional expertise, combined with her passion as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant to have a positive and meaningful impact on organizations and their people so that they can thrive.

Martin Franchi, Co-Founder & Partner, Navigation Consulting & Training

Martin is an engaging and knowledgeable facilitator and certified Psychological Health & Safety advisor with over a decade of experience leading certified workplace health and safety courses. His expertise navigating OH&S requirements has been further deepened as a certified joint H&S committee member. He is an advocate for healthy work environments and reducing stress in the workplace.