CEU Value: 1.5

This interactive and dynamic workshop is designed to provide information relating to psycho-social factors for disability and return to work. The workshop will provide attendees with understanding of non-medical influences on work disability, particularly those that relate to the workplace. Participants will explore the implications of these factors on their role. Using collaborative activities, participants will develop tools to use in their workplace. There will be ample opportunity for discussion and problem solving within the workshop format.

Speaker Biography

Diana is a professional disability management consultant with a focus on mental health. She has worked with a variety of client groups for 24 years including disability insurers, WCB’s, public and private sector employers and union groups. She is founder of Work to Wellness Rehabilitation Inc., a corporation that specializes in disability prevention and promoting return to work in complex situations. She currently assists organizations to assess their workplace for psychological safety risks and provides training and recommendations to improve mental health literacy and management in the workplace.   Diana is a Director and Vice President of BC-Vocational Rehabilitation Association.   She has a Masters’ degree in Disability Management with a special interest in mental health prevention and management in the workplace. She has a passion for helping employers understand their role in workplace health, and to create change that impacts every aspect of the organization. She delivers presentations and workshops at professional conferences, employer organizations, and is an Instructor at Simon Fraser University and British Columbia Institute of Technology.