Niagara: IN-PERSON Digital Wellness in the Workplace

Date and Time

Starts:09/20/2023 5:30 PM

Ends:09/20/2023 8:30 PM

Registration Closes:09/18/2023 8:00 AM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)

Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Convention Center, 327 Ontario St., St. Catharines, 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 PM Registration and Networking
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Speaker Presentation
8:30 PM Event Concludes

Event Sponsor

Increased screen time, expectations of being “always-on and available”, digital distractions, and techno-stress are adversely affecting employee health and well-being. Most importantly, research shows these ways of working are not sustainable and are contributing to lost productivity, employee turnover, and absenteeism.

The Digital Wellness @ Work™ framework outlines the key areas our digital behaviours relate to that affect employee well-being. When prioritized, these areas can foster a thriving digital environment, improve employee wellness, and contribute positively to team communication, company culture, and morale.

Through this framework, participants will explore the impact of technology on employee health and well-being, learn strategies to optimize digital work environments, create healthy communication boundaries, and learn actionable digital self-care and mindfulness strategies that can be applied, both personally and professionally!

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the Digital Wellness @ Work™ framework as it relates to employee health and well-being in the workplace.
  2. Define digital wellness and describe how technology and digital distractions affect our ways of working.
  3. Acquire actionable digital well-being strategies.

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  

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Speaker bio(s)
Lisa Pender

Lisa Pender is the founder of Digitally Well Inc., a corporate training provider specializing in workplace digital well-being. She is a passionate digital wellness educator, trainer, and speaker, and a contributing digital well-being expert for LifeSpeak Inc. (an EAP provider and a mental health and well-being platform). Lisa is also a sociology professor at Mohawk College and has been a post-secondary educator for over 15 years. Lisa achieved her Digital Wellness Educator certificate from the Digital Wellness Institute (2020) and is a graduate of the Mindfulness in Modern Society program at McMaster University (2021). She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and an hons. B.A. from McMaster University. Lisa lives and volunteers in the Hamilton, ON area.