Workplace Wellness: Culture and Leadership

  • Online delivery
  • eClass

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.
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
This course has no prerequisites

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


Overall Schedule
Lecture/Class Schedule
Mar 1Mar 3

8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST





Mar 17 — 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 is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. This class requires a pre and post-work com­po­nent to be com­plet­ed before and after the in-class meet­ing. This infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus with­in eClass. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
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  • Online delivery

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