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There’s an old saying, "you know how well the roof has been built only when it rains." We have all been facing significant changes over the past months. Some people have adjusted and learned how to cope with these new stresses. Others may find themselves still struggling in this new normal. Facing loss of motivation and difficultly adjusting to working from home, many are finding themselves feeling as though they have more time than they know how to effectively fill.
Resiliency is the key to resisting the negative impacts of stress and learning to rebound from prolonged stressful events. Most people already have a sense of what resiliency is, and now more than ever, our coping skills and resiliency will be tested. Join us in this six-part virtual workshop, where we will expand on your current resiliency skills and intercept the negative impacts of living through a pandemic. Complete with a skills-building manual, this interactive virtual workshop aims to develop and enhance your current resiliency and support you in reducing your current stress levels.
NOTE: This is an interactive, virtual workshop, which is different from a webinar. Participants will be expected to participate through voice and video, and to engage with each other and the facilitator in large and small group discussions, to learn from each other and practice skill development.
Any staff or managers in a human, social, or community services organization.
Four, three-hour and two, two-hour online workshops over the course of two weeks.
Workshop Dates and Registration
All sessions in Eastern Standard Time.
November 20 – 28, 2023
Part 1: Monday, November 20| 9:00 – 12:00
Part 2: Tuesday, November 21 | 9:00 – 12:00
Part 3: Thursday, November 23 | 9:00 – 12:00
Part 4: Friday, November 24 | 9:00 – 12:00
Part 5: Monday, November 27 | 10:00 – 12:00
Part 6: Tuesday, November 28 | 10:00 – 12:00
Registration cut off: Thursday, November 16
Members: $350 + HST
Non-Members: $455 + HST
OMSSA will be hosting this virtual workshop using Zoom, an online, interactive platform that you can join straight from your web browser, or by downloading 'Zoom Client for Meetings' on your computer or tablet.
Participants will be expected to join the workshop via both video and audio. Participants should therefore have access to a desktop computer, laptop computer or tablet with:
a webcam or built-in camera
a built-in microphone or a headphone jack where you can plug in a headset or earphones
We strongly recommend that participants use a headset or earphones with a built-in microphone in order to limit background noise.
System requirements: Click here for more detailed information on system requirements from Zoom.
Megan Phillips is a Registered Psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience working in multiple roles within community and social services. As a former Case Worker and Manager with Ontario Works, as well as a Concurrent Disorders Specialist in a community mental health program, Megan utilizes her additional award-winning experience in instructing post-secondary education to bring captivating, illustrative, relevant, and humorous educational seminars to a variety of non-profit agencies and organizations.
As an experienced presenter, Megan has dedicated herself to the educational advancement and enhancement of her fellow colleagues and community professionals in areas such as Motivational Interviewing, Burnout, Resiliency Building, PTSD, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Working with Clients with Multiple Barriers.