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Well At Work

A Coach Training Program for Professionals Who Manage Workplace Mental Health

Format: Hybrid (partly synchronous, i.e. following a live lecture with a definite class schedule, and partly asynchronous, i.e. online and self-directed)
Cost: Varies per course (see below)

Highlights of this Program:

  • This program contains two courses that build toward a coaching skillset that is focused on mental health and wellbeing at work. We begin with learning to coach individuals, and later move deeper toward fostering a culture of wellbeing at the organizational level 
  • Hybrid model instruction means both live and self-directed learning
  • Small group coaching circles facilitate practical application 
  • Instruction provided by engaging teachers that are both qualified professional coaches and long-time psychotherapists 
  • All work can be done from home; you will need a reliable internet connection to do so

Program Overview and Outline

This program is meant to improve leaders', coaches', and consultants' abilities to address one of the most relevant workplace needs into the foreseeable future: the development of mental health and wellbeing at work. Students may opt to participate in Stream 1, Working with Individuals only, or they may choose to also attend Stream 2, Wellbeing at Work: Leaders, Teams & Organizational Culture. With a class size of no more than 20, we will work together to learn a highly specialized set of skills that include how to motivate others, how to create psychological safety at work, and how to achieve cultures of deep trust. 

In Working with Individuals, students will gain skills that help them understand the differences between coaching, consulting, therapy, and mentorship. We will look at what mental health rates in North America represent, and the impacts these have on the workplace. We will learn how to develop greater comfort with these conversations in the workplace, and how to integrate them with performance management in ways that are both ethical and effective. Students will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the continuum of mental health and wellness, including how issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging intersect. We will end this stream with our intensive training week which will focus on the meaning-making process that drives behaviour, and how to coach this process. Note that all sections are live remote via Zoom (though live attendance is highly encouraged if possible)

In Wellbeing at Work: Leaders, Team & Organizational Culture, we will learn to apply coaching skills at the organizational level, learning to create what Amy Edmondson has termed "psychological health and safety" at work. Students will learn how to create cultures of trust and care that set up the workforce for meeting its highest potential. Topics will include working with high conflict relationships, change processes and the psychological adjustment they require, and how to become a facilitator that people trust. 

Eligibility and Certification

Students will receive a letter of completion when they finish Working With Individuals. Students will receive their full certificate when they finish both Working with Individuals and Wellbeing at Work: Leaders, Teams & Organizational Culture.

Disclaimer: This course is open to coaches, clinicians, consultant and workplace professionals that wish to learn skills related to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. To earn your certificate, you must maintain an attendance record of at least 90%. 

ADLER’s Faculty of Continuing Education offers certificate programs that incorporate a case-based learning approach, encompassing theoretical discussion supported by real-life cases, scenarios, and role-playing. This approach affords participants the opportunity to experience the actual, day-to-day challenges encountered by most practitioners. Many of ADLER Continuing Education courses qualify for programs like the continuing education credit hours for the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association or the International Coaching Federation. Contact your organization to determine eligibility of a particular course. 

Getting Started

You will receive a welcome package from the Instructors two weeks before the start of the course, which will include an a UserID and a temporary password which will enable you to enter the course software for materials. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER during this time and contact us if you do not receive it by one week prior to the course beginning. 

Please note that cancellations up to 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course are subject to a $200 administration fee, and that cancellations after 2 weeks are not considered.

Stream 1: Working With Individuals (78 Hours)

Cost: $3,450 + HST

Part 1: Welcome and Orientation

  • September 24, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST. 

Part 2: Coaching with Individuals

  • Thursday evenings, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST 
  • September 30, October 7, 14, 28, November 4, 25, and December 2, 2021.

Part 3: Coaching with Individuals: Core Training

  • December 6-10, 8:30-4:30
  • Virtual delivery over Zoom or In Person at Red Maple Coaching & Counselling Services, 41 Erb Street East, Waterloo

Textbooks included in tuition and mailed to you

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Stream 2: Wellbeing at Work: Leaders, Teams & Organizational Culture (136 Hours)

Cost: $5,250 +HST

Part 4: Organizational Coaching Core Training

  • Thursday evenings, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST 
  • January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 31, April 7, 14, 2021

Textbooks included in tuition and mailed to you

Register Here

Contact Us

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