Global-Watch Meeting Montreal, September/October 2019

 

Presentation of Two New Comprehensive Toolkits:

Measurement Indicators for a Workplace Health and Well-Being Strategy and Returning to Work After a Prolonged Absence

 

September 30 and October 1, 2019, Montreal

On September 30 and October 1, take part in this year’s upcoming Global-Watch Montreal Meeting during the Semaine internationale francophone pour la santé et qualité de vie au travail. The meeting will feature the presentation of two toolkits, two case studies, several employer exchanges workshops and much more.

After attending these two days of meetings, participants will be better prepared to:

  • Measure the organizational impacts of a workplace health and well-being strategy by using indicators
  • Intervene appropriately when an employee returns to work after an absence for psychological health reasons
  • Successfully implement an artificial intelligence project at their company


The day of September 30th is exclusively for Global-Watch affiliate employers and the Semaine internationale francophone’s international delegation, while the activities slated for October 1st will be open exceptionally to the general public as well (registration charges apply for participants who are not affiliates).

Registration, September 30

  Registration, October 1st

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 PROGRAM:

 

Montreal Cowork, 4388 Saint-Denis St.

 

Noon   Lunch


2:00 P.M.  Welcome and opening remarks


2:15 P.M.   Presentation of the “Measurement Indicators for a Workplace Health and Well-Being Strategy” toolkit

Marie-Claude Pelletier
President and Founder of Global-Watch

 

 

 

Catherine Lepage
Content Project Lead, Global-Watch

 

 

 

How can the organizational impacts of a workplace health and well-being strategy be measured? What indicators should be used? The Global-Watch team will present the components of its toolkit, the result of a review of the relevant literature and of employers’ practical experiences.


3:15 P.M.   Break


3:30 P.M.  Interactive employer workshop

How to effectively use this measurement strategy

Facilitator:

Jean-Pierre Rodrigue
Global-Watch collaborator

 

 

 


5:00 P.M.  Closing remarks


 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST PROGRAM

 

 

Université de Sherbrooke, Longueuil Campus, salle des Grandes portées, 150, place Charles-Le Moyne, Longueuil

 

MORNING: HOW TO PROMOTE AN OPTIMAL RETURN TO WORK AFTER A LONG-TERM DISABILITY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL REASONS

 

9:00 A.M.   Introduction


9:15 A.M.   Presentation of Global-Watch’s toolkit for returning to work after an absence for psychological health reasons

 

Marie-Claude Pelletier
President and Founder of Global-Watch

 

 

 

Marie-Josée Durand
Full professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Rehabilitation School at the Université de Sherbrooke, researcher at the Centre de Recherche Charles-Le Moyne Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean sur les Innovations en Santé (CR-CSIS), Director of the Centre d’Action en Prévention et Réadaptation des Incapacités au Travail (CAPRIT) and Occupational Rehabilitation Research Chair (J. Armand Bombardier Foundation and Pratt & Whitney Canada)

Marie-France Coutu
Full professor and Director of the graduate diploma microprogram in disability management at the École de Réadaptation de l’Université de Sherbrooke, researcher at the Centre d’action en prévention et en réadaptation au travail (CAPRIT), affiliated with the Centre de Recherche Charles-Le Moyne Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean sur les Innovations en Santé (CR-CSIS)

 

How to manage employees before, during and after they return to work after a prolonged absence? What are the good practices to follow? How to intervene in an appropriate and timely fashion? This Meeting is an opportunity for Global-Watch to present the toolkit on this topic and to further explore some of the tools.

 


10:00 A.M.   Employer exchange workshop


10:40 A.M.  Break


10:50 A.M.   Plenary session


11:15 A.M.    Case study

Psychological health: promoting a comprehensive approach

Valérie Legendre
Sun Life Financial

 

 

 

When it comes to presenteeism, casual absences, health care, prescription drugs or prolonged absences, the costs related to psychological health problems are always substantial. Investing in employee health, as well as in a company’s overall health, seems a logical choice for employers.


Noon    Lunch


AFTERNOON: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE:  SUCCESSFULY IMPLEMENTING PROJECTS

1:00 P.M.   Inspirational talk

Successfully implementing your artificial intelligence project: it’s all about psychology.

 

Rose-Marie Charest
Psychologist and speaker

 

 

The issue of artificial intelligence in the workplace will be addressed in an inspiring way, with recommendations for actions that employers can take. In her corporate interventions, Rose-Marie builds on her knowledge of psychology and shares the experience gained through her long career in different areas such as clinics, management, organizational governance and public and policy communications.


2:00 P.M.   Ethical and legal considerations


2:45 P.M.   Pause


3:00 P.M.  Case study

Desjardins Insurance’s experience

 

Benoit Gowigati
Senior Manager, Performance and Operational Excellence, Property and Casualty Insurance, Desjardins Movement

 

 

In the context of transformation brought on by artificial intelligence, moving from a type of performance management based on traditional indicators to a type that is more human and that focuses on behaviours and skills, with the aim of fully developing front-line employees’ potential in their jobs. The experience of the Desjardins Insurance customer service team

Facilitator:

Daniel Chamberland-Tremblay, Ph.D.
Associate professor, School of Management, Université de Sherbrooke, Head of the graduate diploma microprogram in business intelligence strategy, Co-director of the Pôle de recherche en intelligence stratégique et multidimensionnelle d’entreprise (PRISME)

 


3:30 P.M.    Facilitated employer discussion

 

Facilitators:

Marie-Claude Pelletier
President and Founder of Global-Watch

 

and

 

Daniel Chamberland-Tremblay
Associate professor, School of Management, Université de Sherbrooke, Head of the graduate diploma microprogram in business intelligence strategy, Co-director of the Pôle de recherche en intelligence stratégique et multidimensionnelle d’entreprise (PRISME)

 

 


4:30 P.M.   Next steps


5:00 P.M.   Acknowledgements and closing remarks


 

 

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