Workplace Wellness: Culture and Leadership

    EX 1111 is offered this winter:

Lead­er­ship and orga­ni­za­tion­al cul­ture great­ly influ­ence the suc­cess of health and well­ness ini­tia­tives and pro­grams. Explore rel­e­vant char­ac­ter­is­tics of work­place cul­ture and learn strate­gies to assess orga­ni­za­tion­al recep­tiv­i­ty to health and well­ness. Review the main lead­er­ship styles in the work­place, with a focus on how health and well­ness pro­fes­sion­als can apply to lead well­ness ini­tia­tives and pro­grams. You will also be intro­duced to top­ics such as com­mu­ni­ca­tion and facil­i­ta­tion strate­gies, resource tools, indus­try bench­mark­ing, and employ­ee engagement.


Overall Schedule
Feb 25 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Feb 28Mar 2

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT





Mar 16 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Shelly BischoffID: shelly-bischoff

Shelly Bischoff is the Founder and Director of Ptolemy & Associates, an Occupational Health Consulting firm based in Calgary. She is an occupational health nurse, a psychological health advisor and a health and safety consultant with over 25 years of experience in the areas of occupational health, wellness, disability management, and workplace training. Shelly specializes in developing addiction and recovery programs. She consults with both public and private sector organizations, providing workplace training in her areas of expertise.

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • Students admitted into the OHS Certificate program prior to July 1, 2019 should contact the OHS Program Office at 780-492-3037 prior to enrolling into this course
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

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