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CONT662: Wellness in the Workplace


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This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development

Transform stress into strength and enhance workplace wellness.

This 12-week online course focuses on managing stress and promoting well-being. Covering mental health in the workplace, the course material is designed to help you understand and manage everyday stressors that can impact both your personal and your professional well-being. You will explore practical strategies and tools from current research and experts in the field of mental health and well-being to help you identify and manage stressors and achieve a work-life balance. The course is outcome-focused, and you will use the information in it to develop effective coping strategies culminating in the creation of your own wellness plan. Participants can expect an average time commitment of 5–6 hours per week, totaling 65 hours.

Who should take this course?

The course is ideal for

  • working professionals and students who are interested in improving their mental health and well-being at work or at school
  • individuals seeking to learn practical skills and tools to manage stress, set boundaries and achieve a manageable work-life balance
  • those interested in developing a customized wellness plan

Delivery Method

This course is delivered asynchronously online allowing participants to engage with flexibility at their own convenience. This method provides a balance between self-paced learning and structured coursework while promoting a supportive community where participants can share experiences and ideas.

Professional Development

This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development.

Students who complete the Post-Graduate Certificate will be eligible to receive advanced standing in the laddering option offered by the Faculty of Education.

Queen’s University Faculty of Education has designed this laddering option as a customizable graduate experience, with the inclusion of three different credentials within one course. Laddering will allow you to progress through successive credentials while carrying forward course credits. Students can receive three different credentials – a Post-Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Professional Master of Education. If you follow the laddering system, you can earn all three credentials with fewer classes overall.

Contact us at edonline@queensu.ca or visit educ.queensu.ca/ladder for more information.

Course Fees

CAD$650.00

Course fees include

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Learning Outcomes

In this course, you will have the opportunity to

  • explore the impact of stress on overall wellness
  • examine and practice strategies to curb stress and promote mental health and well-being
  • collate pertinent resources for ongoing support
  • create an actionable wellness plan

Course Outline

 Week 

  Modules

 Minimum hours 

1

  Module 1: Being Well

6

2

  Module 2: Wellness in the Workplace

6

3-4

  Module 3: Impacts of Stress

10

5-6

  Module 4: Healthy Expectations

10

7-8

  Module 5: Building Strategies

10

9

  Module 6: Nurturing Mindfulness

6

10

  Module 7: Movement and Meditation  

6

11-12

  Module 8: Personal Wellness Plan

11

Total hours  

65


Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 2024 Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024 Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET
Fall 2024 Sep 30, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024 Sep 24, 2024 at 4pm ET Sep 26, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Summer 24 Aug 12, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024 Aug 06, 2024 at 4pm ET Aug 08, 2024 at 4pm ET
Winter 2025 Jan 20, 2025 – Apr 04, 2025 Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET

Summer 2024

  • Dates: Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024
  • Deadline: Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET

Fall 2024

  • Dates: Sep 30, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
  • Deadline: Sep 24, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Sep 26, 2024 at 4pm ET

Late Summer 24

  • Dates: Aug 12, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024
  • Deadline: Aug 06, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Aug 08, 2024 at 4pm ET

Winter 2025

  • Dates: Jan 20, 2025 – Apr 04, 2025
  • Deadline: Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET

Application Requirements

While a post-secondary degree/diploma is not required, it is recommended for this course.

Required Technology

A smartphone or a computer with a web camera and microphone.


Course Materials

This course has no required resources.


Accommodations

Applicants who require special accommodations are asked to:

  • Contact us at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be made.
  • Provide necessary documentation upon request.