Separately bookable post-conference Workshop
28 November, SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland (9.00-4.30)

WORKSHOP: Beyond the wellbeing cookie jar: Effective psychosocial risk management

In line with increased attention on associated risk management failures and issues, the recently released ISO45001 emphasises the requirement for PCBUs to establish, implement and maintain ongoing and proactive hazard identification processes that account for various work-related psychological hazards.

WorkSafe NZ’s various guidance materials such as, Healthy Work: Managing stress and fatigue in the workplace, also highlight the need for PCBUs to have appropriate risk management strategies for psychological hazards.

Commencing with a brief evidence-driven scene setting exercise, this intensive, interactive post conference workshop will build on the previous day’s presentation in delving in-depth into effective psychosocial hazards risk management in practice, covering:

  • Different psychological hazard categories, including how work is designed, and work environment risk factors
  • Mental health and psychological stress principles and models, which help explain why the prevailing wellbeing-centric approach to risk management is both flawed and inadequate;
  • Current research evidence on primary causal mechanisms and psychological hazard exposure levels;
  • Consequences of hazard exposures, including psychological, psychosomatic health and job performance impacts and various affiliated business and legal implications;
  • Effective hazard identification methods and relevant risk management frameworks that focus on primary prevention strategies,
  • Collaborating across disciplines to improve your influence and build a business case that creates buy-in for changing how psychological hazards are viewed and managed at the Executive level.

This workshop will be dynamic, highly interactive and fast-paced. Attendees will also be provided a safe space to critically reflect on their current capabilities and confidence in effectively facilitating psychological injury prevention, rather than cure.

Facilitated by: Dr Rebecca Michalak, Principal, PsychSafe (Australia)

The workshop is $595 + GST to attend. Early booking is highly recommended as places are limited.