Global-Watch virtual conferences in organizations

The Global-Watch corporate virtual conferences are developed to help understand, learn and act on the main issues related to workplace mental health and well-being.

  • Understand: define and establish the context of the topic
  • Learn: what the science says about the topic
  • Act: solutions to be implemented in the organization

The virtual conferences are one of the effective ways that Global-Watch offers to inform and equip your teams with the best practices and actions on important topics contributing to good mental health and well-being at work. Not only are these topics addressed in the conferences, but also in the tools, employer experiences and Global-Watch Meetings. Together, these resources support you in the structure and implementation of your occupational health strategy.

Offered in a 60-minute virtual format, they can easily be integrated into one of your meetings or events.

Depending on the topic, Global-Watch thematic conferences are intended for human resources leaders, managers and/or employees. They are available in French and English.

A preferential rate is offered to Global-Watch affiliate employers.

Topic of the conferences

Emotional load: an overlooked dimension of workload 

A true barometer of our subjective states, emotional load is at the heart of concerns linked to how people function at work. Both a major source of stress and a source of costly consequences for organizations, it is more important than ever to take an interest in it, but where do we start?

The aim of this conference is to understand the impact of a high workload on workers, to recognize its manifestations and to explore ways of acting on its levers of control. It has been drawn up on the basis of the latest scientific knowledge and promising experiences from around the world.

Identifying and addressing psychosocial risks in the workplace: strategies for managers

Mental health is now a priority issue for most organizations. Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act now include a new obligation for employers to protect not only the physical, but also the psychological integrity of workers, as well as the obligation to identify and take action on psychosocial risks in the workplace.

The aim of this conference is to provide managers with an understanding of the definitions and classifications of work-related psychosocial risks and risk factors, so that they can identify possible avenues for action. It has been developed on the basis of up-to-date scientific knowledge and promising experience from around the world.


Maintaining social connections between colleagues : for the best possible collaboration
and conflict prevention

In recent years, there has been an increase in inappropriate behaviours that are detrimental to the social connections between work colleagues. To promote and maintain healthy social connections and a safe work environment, a number of courses of action can be explored. These are role-specific and based on the different dimensions of social support. This conference explores social support as a protective behavior against incivility, harassment and violence in the workplace.

By taking action at all levels, it is possible to create a climate of psychological safety.

Beyond the prescribed workload: a shared responsibility for better understanding and managing the actual workload

Workload is a growing issue in organizations. The pandemic has disrupted already pressured work patterns and the consequences will be felt over the next few years. It is therefore important to train internal teams, including managers, to demystify the subject, develop a common and up-to-date understanding and language, while initiating discussions on the actions to be taken to limit the negative effects on individual and collective well-being, as well as the organization’s sustainable performance. 

Promoting Work-Life Balance in the Hybrid Work Mode

The return to hybrid work and the ubiquity of technology are creating new challenges for managers and employees in managing the boundaries between work and personal life. Work-life conflict is characterized by situations in which the pressures of work and personal domains are sometimes difficult to reconcile. Fortunately, many strategies have been documented to support work-life balance.

Caring manager but not therapist!

Learn how to identify the early signs of psychological distress, adapt the detection in a telework context and how to approach an employee who shows signs of distress. Equip your managers to be able to intervene quickly. Three tools to prevent and intervene in psychological health.

Understand digital fatigue to limit its effects on health and well-being

Zoom Fatigue, a phenomenon that has been particularly documented in relation to the pandemic, refers to the fatigue, anxiety, and exhaustion associated with the overuse of virtual communication platforms. The effects of “Zoom Fatigue” are real and affect many areas of life. Fortunately, there are several courses of action that can be taken to limit its effects.

Conference for Human Resources Teams

The structure of this conference differs from the others offered.

International trends and perspectives in mental health and well-being at work

Discover the international trends and perspectives in workplace well-being identified through Global-Watch’s monitoring system and collaboration with our network of practitioners and academic experts around the world.

Interested in one of these conferences? Please contact us.

Global-Watch is an international collaborative platform of best practices in workplace health and well-being, based on an international scientific monitoring and promising experiences of employers around the world.

Global-Watch provides HR teams with toolkits, scientific knowledge that is accessible and easy to understand, and an international community of practice that facilitates exchange with other employers from various backgrounds. A Canadian initiative, Global-Watch is now present with its affiliate employers in some 50 countries.