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Emotional First Aid - Psychological Workplace Safety for Tough Times. Part 1 of a 5 part round table series on COVID-19 response.

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Original date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020
The global pandemic is frightening for everyone.  Front line employees must juggle multiple stressors from working with a skeleton staff and increased health risk, to new virtual communications and tools, the threat of job insecurity, and continuing social isolation. To help them cope, session participants will learn three easy strategies they can use right away for calming anxious employees: Breathing techniquesEmotional regulation calmingMatch and guide grounding A virtues mirroring tool will show participants ways to help employees focus on a quality that inspires hope and increases a sense of personal control using qualities they already have at their disposal. Participant stories, sharing and interaction will be encouraged throughout.Here are some links that Marie mentioned during her presentation: Tapping video <>Breathing video <>
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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
05 Organization & People, 5.04 Organizational Culture
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
07 Human Resource Management, 7.0 Human Resource Mgmt General
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Shift Management Inc.
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Marie Gervais, PhD., CSTD., MEd., BEd. (bilingual), ECDip., A.Mus, (CEO, Shift Management Inc.) is a Certified Canadian Training and Development Professional, a Certified EFT Coach, and a credentialed evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society. Through her business, Shift Management, Dr. Gervais provides leadership training and coaching to business and industry through online courses and web coaching. She is a sought-after speaker, writer, and podcast host. 
Her podcast “Culture and Leadership Connections”, focuses on the groups that contributed to individual leadership success and is  available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and her website
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