Building a Culture of Health and Safety

We welcome you to this half day seminar on “Building a Culture of Health and Safety” presented by UBC Okanagan, Andrew Peller Limited and WorkSafeBC. 

The benefits of a positive workplace culture can’t be ignored. This workshop provides safety professionals, human resource professionals, supervisors, management leaders and others with basic principles to help you engage your organization in building a culture of health and safety. Join our accomplished community speakers Graham Lowe and Tracey Hawthorn as they share their insights and perspectives on achieving safer, healthier and more productive workplaces.

“Make Safety a Habit” and participate with us in North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week 2017. NAOSH week is May 7-13. 

Date:  Friday May 12th, 2017   Time:  8:00am –  11:30am Location:  UBC Okanagan University Centre (UNC) Room 200 Cost:  No Charge – Registration Required  (

WEBINAR: Building resilience for leaders and organizations

Graham Lowe will present a one-hour webinar on Building Resilience for Leaders and Organizations

Live Event: May 26, 2017 – 11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST

Successful leaders have the capacity to thrive in the face of adversity and feel confident, optimistic and hopeful about the future. These traits – which can be learned – contribute to leaders’ personal well-being, that of their employees and a more successful organization.

You will learn:  what resilience is;  how the latest research links it to employee well-being and organizational performance;  how building resilience contributes to a psychologically health work environment; and  the steps you can take to build resilience in your organization.

CLICK HERE to Register

This Effective Workplace Webinar  is sponsored by the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD)

Designing Work to Improve Well-being and Performance

I will be presenting a talk on “Designing Work to Improve Well-being and Performance” at the Conference Board’s Council on Workplace Health and Wellness in Vancouver, May 25, 2017

The talk is based on my new book, with Frank Graves, Redesigning Work. Here is a description of the talk:

Canadians’ quality of life is above average compared with other nations, yet we have the potential to do better. For this to happen, we must connect the quality of work with the overall quality of life. Evidence presented in my new book (with Frank Graves), Redesigning Work, show rising levels of job stress, work-life conflict and job dissatisfaction among Canadians over the past decade. These work problems detract from a person’s quality of life, as well as from their job performance. In this presentation, I will explore how modest changes in people’s jobs and workplaces – changes that reflect what they want and need – will improve overall well-being, raise work engagement levels and result in a more innovative, collaborative and effective workforce.