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Positive Workplace Culture

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Train the Trainer—Foster best practices in mental fitness and resiliency in the workplace

Advancements in technology and a laser focus on process improvement and cost reductions have allowed us to "do more, with less". This kind of workplace culture has led to an increase in toxic workplace environments. In short, employees are burning out and that impacts the bottom line and the ability to maintain an engaged and mentally healthy workforce.

Tasked with an increased workload, reduced resources, and ambitious performance expectations, today’s employees can present with an increase in absenteeism/presenteeism, increased attrition, reduced productivity, and mental health concerns.

Many programs designed to help improve workplace culture, engagement, and productivity do so by identifying and addressing deficit areas, rather than building a framework that fosters an environment in which employees can develop and grow. In a positive workplace culture, leaders can encourage and support the skills and resiliency that allow their staff to feel seen, heard, and appreciated.

About the course

Positive Workplace Culture (PWC) is an online, self-paced professional training course designed to equip you with the skills to train others in Positive Workplace Practices (PWP), which will help to promote enhanced employee wellbeing, engagement, and team performance. This course draws on evidence-based team and organizational practices from positive psychology to promote mental wellbeing and resiliency, allowing individuals, teams, and workplaces to flourish. It is entirely online and can be completed at your own pace.

The PWC course includes:

  • Resource-based videos and interactive components
  • Downloadable content for you to keep and use as reference afterward
  • Self-assessments

By identifying your organization's PWC Champions and giving them the training and tools needed to implement the framework in your workplace, you are positioning your team for their best success.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the key domains of a positive workplace framework: resilience, mental fitness, and positive leadership
  • Be familiar with the resources and strategic plans included and be able to utilize these online resources to create a tailored plan for your workplace
  • Learn a practical and strategic approach for building positive workplace practices to drive employee well-being, engagement, and team success
  • Gain insights into valid measures for assessing mental fitness and resilience practices in workplace teams


  • Improved employee mental fitness and resilience
  • Reduced attrition, absenteeism, and presenteeism
  • Reduced employee burnout
  • Consistent practices

Who should attend?

This course is appropriate for human resource professionals, business leaders, managers, and workplace consultants that have influence over positive workplace culture.


Fee: $120 (+HST)
Instructor: Dr. Bill Morrison & Dr. Patti Peterson

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Dr. Bill Morrison is a counselling psychologist, author, and recognized national speaker in mental health and positive mental health for school and workplace environments. Dr. Morrison was named among 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health in 2017, receiving the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Difference Maker Award.

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Let us create a program that is custom-designed for your organization. Or you can choose from one of our popular seminars, programs, or series of courses to be delivered either on the UNB campus, your workplace, or another location of your choice. We can turn your organization's training plans into action.