Peel: 05.04.21 VIRTUAL ABM and Presentation: Are you joking - Probably. The impact of humour in the workplace

Date and Time

Starts:05/04/2021 6:00 PM

Ends:05/04/2021 7:30 PM

Event Type: ABMs




Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-members: $30


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During this event we will cover an over-view of our year in the Peel Chapter at the ABM, followed by recognition of our newly designated members and our volunteers. And then we will have our special presentation Are you joking?...Probably. The imapct of humour in the workplace with Kathryn Reichheld.

In this session you will learn what's so great about having a sense of humour and how useful it is for communicating in the workplace. Using humour in the workplace (appropriately of course) eases tension and stress bit-by-bit, encourages a safe working environment, and supports us with maintaining our mental health.

Sharing humorous stories from her life as a Safety and Human Resources Professional, as a trainer-facilitator-instructor, and addressing serious topics such as mental health in a humorous way, Kathryn will get "into it" with you and give you some methods for using humour to get through the mess and come out the other side feeling lighter. Maybe you'll even enjoy the mess. In this presentation, you could enjoy yourself so much that you won't even realize you learned something, including a some ways to reduce your stress (and see that spread to those around you), ways to ease some tension on your team by sharing some laughs, and making your workplace (wherever that is) a safer place to be.

This session will focus on :

  • Recognizing your signs, symptoms and sources of stress in the workplace
  • Describe the impact that stress has on your employees' health and performance. 
  • Define mental fitness and specific ways to improve and maintain it using humour
  • Elevate your health and performance  that promote mental well-being, all through fun and humour. 

During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally divided between Indspire and Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  ALL cancellations MUST be received in writing, 3 business days in advance of the event, to  Registration fees are 100% non-refundable after that time. If it is a complimentary event, a $30 no-show fee invoice will be issued to those registrants who do not attend and have not provided the required notice. Cancellation Deadline is Sun. May. 4/21 at 11:59pm.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Sun. May 4/21 at 11:59pm.

QUESTIONS: Please reach out to Tracey Gallacher if you have any questions.

Speaker bio(s)
Kathryn Reichheld, CHRP, CHRL, President

Kathryn has a way with words. Life is a lot funnier the way Kathryn talks about it, and so are specific topics like learning and development, safety culture (which is really just culture), and team building and team engagement. An experienced trainer and facilitator, Kathryn has over 3000 hours of experience training and teaching people (no dogs or horses, but sometimes cats) going all the way back to assisting with teaching kids how to sew when she was a teenager. She is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Red Cross Certified First Aid Instructor and is committed to ongoing personal and professional development. In fact, Kathryn is nearly obsessed with learning more about leadership & communication and sharing that knowledge and experience with others via presentations and workshops. She also is passionate about public speaking and is a dedicated member of Toastmasters having achieved the award of "Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)" last year. Kathryn is also a "pretty good" salsa dancer with aspirations of one day being on "Dancing with the Stars", but not "Battle of the Blades" because that looks way too hard for her since she can only skate in circles in one direction.