HAMILTON, ON (November 24, 2009) – Subject experts, workers, employers, and government representatives will gather March 8 and 9, 2010 in the National Capital Region to share their collective knowledge and experience around the role of leadership in creating healthy, safe workplaces. This national event, Forum III: Leading Workplace Change hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will provide an opportunity for participants to explore and better understand how leadership in the workplace - at any level - can impact the health and safety needs of workers.
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour will provide the opening address. Program sessions will focus on the topics of leadership and how it can impact workplace violence prevention, participatory ergonomics, and multi-generational teams.
The Forum III program features:
As a preview of the Forum program, CCOHS posted podcasts recorded by two of featured speakers: Leading Your Team to a Healthier Workplace with Jim Clemmer, and Bridging the Generations at Work featuring Giselle Kovary.
“The unique nature of this Forum - with the tripartite representation from across the country - provides a platform for a full breadth of current workplace health and safety knowledge to be shared,” says Len Hong, PCEO of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. “Canadians can freely express their insights and perspectives on significant emerging issues, and stimulate creative solutions to inspire workplace change and help reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.”
Participants registering on or before December 15, 2009 will save $100 off the full conference price. CCOHS is also offering special rates for groups and students.
More information about the program and registration including, early registration, group and student discounts is available at www.ccohs.ca/events/forumiii.