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Work Productivity Webinar Recordings

These free educational webinars provide an opportunity for professionals to share the latest research and tools to help people with chronic pain or disability to stay at work and to return to work. The free webinars are offered as live, online events and then posted as recordings. The series is partially funded by the Province of BC through the Community Gaming Grants.

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Debra Dunstan, PhD-Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Postgraduate Clinical Psychology Program at the University of New England, Armidale Australia
Managers view co-workers as having little relevance to RTW most of the time, but identify them as contributing to poor outcomes in some circumstances which are challenging to manage.
Justine Leavy PhD - Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, Curtin University
Dr. Leavy discusses research on the health risks of prolonged sedentary behaviour and how sit-to-stand workstations are effective in breaking up prolonged sitting time, improving work performance and mood, and positively influencing some health outcomes.
Carolyn Dewa, MPH, PhD - Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis
Dr. Dewa will discuss recent research on the ways that mental disorders can effect work productivity, and will provide interventions to improve outcomes.
Marloes Vooijs, MSc-Doctoral Candidate, Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center
Ms. Vooijs discusses a recent systematic review of ways to increase the participation workers who have a chronic disease.
Juliann C. Scholl, PhD, James Grosch, and Bermang Ortiz - National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NCPAW)
This webinar will advance the concept of productive aging and present evidence-based methods for facilitating an age-friendly workplace.
June 15, 2016
Debra Lerner MS, PhD-Director, Program on Health, Work and Productivity, Tufts Medical Center
​Dr. Debra Lerner will discuss current research on how depression in the workplace affects levels of absenteeism and presenteeism. She will also present strategies for working with employees with depression.
Woman eating salad at her desk
Michael Rouse, PhD & Michelle Ashworth-Associate Professor, Strategy and Organization, Ivey Business School, Western University & Senior Specialist, Health & Wellness, Group Benefits, Sun Life Financial
Dr. Michael Rouse and Ms. Michelle Ashworth will discuss the key elements in effective workplace wellness programs.
March, 2015
Ann O’Sullivan, OTR/L, LSW, FAOTA-Family Caregiver Support Program Coordinator, Southern Maine Agency on Aging
Ms. O’Sullivan focuses on strategies to assist employees who are members of the “sandwich generation”, those who are raising children and assisting older adult family members, to balance work and family responsibilities.
January, 2015
Wendy D. Lynch, PhD.-Director, Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care. Altarum Institute
Dr. Lynch provides a framework for a broader organizational approach to workforce health, well-being and performance.
November, 2014
Andrew Thatcher, PhD-Chair of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Witwatersrand
Dr. Thatcher will discuss the benefits to workers from working in green buildings and what solutions we can find to appease all parties involved in the decision-making process.
June, 2013
Fredrik Odegaard, PhD-Assistant Professor, Management Science, Ivey School of Business, Western University
Dr. Ødegaard will provide us with current research on the effect that workers' health has on their work productivity

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