Hamilton: Workplace Wellness - A Great Benefits Plan Isn't Enough

Date and Time

Starts:02/16/2022 12:00 PM

Ends:02/16/2022 1:30 PM

Registration Closes:02/14/2022 11:59 PM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



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


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

We spend 90% of our time indoors, as such, the built environment has a profound impact on our well-being. This session focuses how Human Resources professionals can team up with their Real Estate counterparts to deliver well-being in the workplace. It is time for Facilities,  Operations, Design, IT and Human Resources to join forces to engage, empower and retain your workforce. The pandemic has accelerated and disrupted methods of work and employee experience in numerous ways. Additionally deep social currents affect the way we are expected to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace. We will explore the intersection of various standards, certifications and expectations that focus on employee well-being beyond the traditional benefit programs. There isn't a better time to consider how your version of the Hybrid  workplace can facilitate a psychological and physical safe environment while creating a sense of belonging and high performance.

This session will look at how HR professionals can expand their knowledge of well-being by understanding the health and safety aspects of the built environment beyond OHS requirements. The session will cover the latest standards and ratings that address well-being in workplace, such as the WELL building standard and WELL health and safety rating. Additionally the Canadian Standard for Psychological healthy and safety in
the workplace will also be addressed.

Learning Objectives

  • Awareness of how the build environment impacts well-being
  • Knowledge of various standard aiming to bolster well-being in the workplace
  • Ways that HR can work with a broader team to deliver workplace well-being beyond benefits programs.

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Tracey Gallacher tgallacher@hrpa.ca

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Speaker bio(s)
Lisa MacVicar

With 30+ years of experience in the Real Estate, Design and Commercial Furniture Sectors, Lisa specializes in workplace strategy, workplace well-being, Interior design, project management, facilities management and change management. She works with clients to strategize and implement interdependent programs that create sustainable and flexible solutions. Lisa utilizes a collaborative and inclusive approach to uncover the workers physical, emotional and cognitive tacit needs which inform and leverage the client's real estate to enable workers performance, engagement and well-being. As a WELL AP since 2017 and as WELL Faculty since 2016, Lisa applies and teaches well-being strategies in the built environment. She is passionate about integrating Well-being, health and safety as good design and a necessity for high performance. Additionally, as a certified yoga instructor and professional coach she has built a unique and wholistic approach help her clients thrive. Recently Lisa completed a certificate (2020) in Diversity and Inclusion through UBC in order to expand on this passion.