11/26/2020 - Greater Toronto Area Chapter Webinar

Chapter Event
The Four C-able Future – Cultivating Wellth during a Pandemic  (1.0 MOC I)


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November 26, 2020
150 Isabella Street Virtual
Ottawa ON K2P 0J6 

The Four C-able Future – Cultivating Wellth during a Pandemic 

November 26, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The GTA Chapter of CCHL is offering national, timely educational opportunities during COVID-19. The purpose of these webinars is to offer a platform for sharing knowledge and the collective work occurring in response to the pandemic across Canada and to stimulate discussion. 

Registration for the webinars in this series are free and each will offer category 1 credits. 

COVID-19 has changed just about every aspect of life as we know it. Our focus has been on managing and mitigating the threat this novel virus presents to our physical health, but what of our mental wellbeing?  

Crisis has a way of highlighting gaps in systems and this pandemic is no exception.  Health care systems grabbled from the start to secure life-saving PPE for front line staff.  While the need to protect the physical wellbeing of our front line staff is obvious, we must become as hypervigilant to ensuring the mental wellbeing of our human capital.

Leaders must ensure that their employees are safe, but systems that fail to address the challenges that COVID-19 places on mental well-being may find themselves dealing with the cost of doing nothing in the post-mortem of this low-chance/high-impact event. 

Health is more than the absence of disease and this pandemic presents us all with an opportunity to reflect on how we approach health outside of the pathogenic model.

In this hour, we’ll address the emerging concerns identified in the literature with respect to COVID-19 and front line workers.  We’ll explore the 4 C’s this pandemic is highlighting (contrast, collective, courage, and calm) and practice some mindfulness-based strategies that foster individual and organizational resiliency in a global pandemic.    

Upon registration, you will be asked to provide questions or thoughts that you would like to see addressed. We will forward these on to the speaker in advance so that they can be incorporated into the talk. There will be a monitored chat function during the zoom webinar to allow for real-time information sharing. 

This webinar is free of charge -  but please register early as we have limited capacity. Webinar details will be provided following registration. 

Featured Speaker:

Wendy Lund
Wendy Lund, RN, MSc in Mindfulness Studies 
CEO | Founder, Wellth Management 

With over three decades as a Professor of Health Sciences, Wendy understands the physiology and pathophysiology of ease and dis-ease.

She became increasingly concerned over the educational gap that existed in preparing first responders to engage with trauma and tragedy and the growing numbers of death by suicides in vulnerable populations. Motivated to fill this gap, Wendy went back to school herself in her early 50’s. 

Her graduation in 2017 from the University of Aberdeen makes her one of the very few globally with an MSc in Mindfulness Studies. Her research built a case for why proactive strategies matter in training and sustaining a resilient mind. 

Grateful for her career in academia, she retired early to provide others with an understanding of how to create and cause your mental health, not simply avoid disease.

She founded Wellth Management to fill a gap and to inspire individuals and organizations to redefine wealth using evidence-based theory and strategies to create wellness and build stress tolerance. 

Maintenance of Certification

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.0 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.