Date: Wednesday May 8, 2019
Fee: Guests $75 (CAD) Early Bird through Mary 1st, $85 thereafter (CAD)
Location: Ontario Heritage Building, 10 Adelaide St. E., Birkbeck Rm.
Description: Finding Wellness in the Workplace: Where does power come in? & TODN Summer Social
Kicking off our live May event is the Summer Social, where you will get a chance to enjoy some wine, delicious nibblies along with great conversations with your colleagues and friends who make up this wonderful, open and fabulous network of OD professionals.
Primary event: Finding Wellness in the Workplace: Where does power come in? with Elizabeth Hunt
Our social media feeds are rife with the word “wellness” - along with it’s kissing cousin “self-care”. Everywhere we turn we are urged to be well and take better care of ourselves in both our personal and professional lives. Yet, what does this actually mean? What if wellness wasn’t only about lunchtime yoga in the coffee room, or team-building retreats, or vision boards or standing meetings? What if wellness at work was rooted in the simple act of naming and acknowledging power in our organizational structures? In this participatory workshop we will look at the concept of wellness through the lens of power. Using a power relationship framework, we will have the opportunity to each dig into our own experience and context to name how power plays out in our work lives. Together we will explore how the act of naming power is a move towards wellness and wellbeing.
Elizabeth Hunt has been developing, designing, and facilitating community-based learning spaces and large-scale participatory events for the past 20 years. Most recently, Elizabeth has embarked on an adventure as a university professor (LTA) in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University. She is dedicated to upheaving traditional notions of “expertise” and to creating spaces where participants’ (and students’) experience, knowledge, and ways of knowing are put front and centre. Elizabeth runsAlambic, a Montreal-based design and facilitation firm supporting individuals and organizations in revealing, building, and developing their capacity.
Note: Please advise us of any dietary restrictions or disability-related accommodations required at least 7 days prior to the event at: programs@TODN.org