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Leading Remotely: Tips for Managing Hybrid Teams in the New World of Work

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The pandemic has changed how organizations think about and organize work. This has resulted in nearly 50% of the workforce working from home at least some portion of time. This new paradigm makes it more challenging for leaders to facilitate both causal and formal interactions. Both are required to build and maintain psychologically safe relationships between the manager and worker.

The purpose of this micro-workshop is to provide leaders like you with tips on what you can do proactively to facilitate your employees' experience(s), regardless of where they work. Ultimately, employers and leaders can be a protective factor in mitigating mental harm and promoting mental health.

Learning objectives

During this micro-workshop, you will:

  • Explore why leaders' self-care is critical for facilitating and supporting workers
  • Learn about what it means to be a psychological leader
  • Discover how a leader can have a positive impact on hybrid teams
  • Examine protective factors that can reduce mental harm and promote mental well-being


Dates: April 27, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Atlantic)
Location: Offered via virtual training
Fee: $185 per seat +HST (discounts available)
Instructor: Dr. Bill Howatt

Register for April 2023

Available discounts

  • Group: Purchase 3 seats or more and get a 10% discount.
  • Alumni: Get a 15% discount, on single seat purchases, if you are an alumni of our CME, MDP, HRM, or Psych Safe Leaders program(s).
  • Bundles:
    • Buy 5 seats and get a 24% discount
    • Buy 10 seats and get a 38% discount

About Bill Howatt

Dr. Bill Howatt, founder and CEO of Howatt HR, refers to himself as a behavioural scientist with a keen curiosity for how employees and employers can work together to reduce mental harm and promote mental health in the workplace. He is known internationally and is one of Canada's top experts in workplace psychological health and safety. Dr. Bill is on the CSA OHS Standards Steering Committee and Chair of the CSA Standard Z1008: Management of Substance Related Impairment in the Workplace. He is the co-creator of the Psychologically Safe Workplace Awards.

Dr. Bill regularly contributes to workplace mental health research such as Canada Pandemic Pulse Check: COVID-19's Impact on Canadians' Mental Health with the Mental Health Commission of Canada; Moving to Action: Implementing the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services' Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap; and Canada Standards Association Investigating employers' practices in response to COVID-19 for safeguarding employees' psychological health and safety in the workplace. He has 30 years clinical experience in mental health and addictive disorders.

Dr. Bill is the former Chief of Research, Workforce Productivity, at The Conference Board of Canada, and the former Chief of Research and Development, Workforce Productivity, at Lifeworks. Dr. Bill has created the senateapproved Certificate in Psychologically Safe Leadership and Certificate in Management Essentials, Pathway to Coping and Mental Fitness through the University of New Brunswick. He is the co-creator of the Psychological Health and Safety Facilitator Certificate.

Dr. Bill is a regular contributor and co-authors a blog with the CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada for WSPS Ontario CEO Health and Safety Leadership Network. Dr. Bill has published over 50 books, such as The Globe and Mail bestseller, The Cure for Loneliness, and Stop Hiding and Start Living. He is a regular contributor to Talent Canada, OHS Magazine, and The Chronicle Herald and has published over 350 articles with The Globe and Mail.

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