Support Staff Professional Development | Human Resources Organizational Effectiveness

To find out more about any of the products and services offered by the Organizational Effectiveness Department, please contact the:

OE Team

Dawn Bassant | Director, Organizational Effectiveness

Candice Warner-Barrow | OE Project/Portfolio Lead/PM

Elizabeth McPherson | Talent Specialist

David Teixeira | Talent Specialist

Cheryl Pinto | Change & Training Specialist

Anant Prabhakar | Change Management Specialist

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Support Staff Training

We recognize the value and contribution that our support staff bring in maintaining our services and operations and supporting our students, clients, and the community.

Humber supports their development by providing a minimum of three (3) days training specifically developed for support staff. This training typically occurs during the Winter Reading Week and offers training options that develop key work-related skills, promote wellness and well-being, and emphasize personal development and effectiveness.

Event Schedule

Event Schedule


Tuesday

March 9


AM

Rumeet Billan, PhD

Building Resilience in
Times of Change

 

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PM
Cyndie Flett, MA

The Human Side of
Effective Collaboration

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Wednesday

March 10


AM

Diana Tikasz, MSW, RSW

Key Tools to Safeguard
Your Well-Being

 

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PM
Randi-Mae Stanford-Leibold, RSW

Relaxation and Meditation as a
Means to Managing Stress

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Thursday

March 11


AM

Liz Eustace

Through the Looking Glass:
Thriving in the “New Normal”

 

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PM
Gillian Mandich, PHD
The Happiness Quotient:
How to be Happy, be Thankful,
and See Life Positively

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Tuesday

March 9


AM

Rumeet Billan, PhD

Building Resilience in
Times of Change

 

red-seperator

PM
Cyndie Flett, MA

The Human Side of
Effective Collaboration

Maroon Plant SSPD Logo


Wednesday

March 10


AM

Diana Tikasz, MSW, RSW

Key Tools to Safeguard
Your Well-Being

 

green-seperator

PM
Randi-Mae Stanford-Leibold, RSW

Relaxation and Meditation as a
Means to Managing Stress

Green Plant SSPD Logo


Thursday

March 11


AM

Liz Eustace

Through the Looking Glass:
Thriving in the “New Normal”

 

blue-seperator

PM
Gillian Mandich, PHD
The Happiness Quotient:
How to be Happy, be Thankful,
and See Life Positively

Blue Plant SSPD Logo

Facilitators

Day 1 - Tuesday March 9th

Rumeet Billan speaker bio

Cyndie Flett speaker bio

Day 2 - Wednesday March 10th

Diana Tikasz speaker bio

Randi-Mae Stanford-Leibold speaker bio

Day 3 - Thursday March 11th

Gillian Mandich speaker bio

Questions? Email us at oe@humber.ca!

Day 1 - Tuesday March 9th

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Rumeet Billan, PhD
Humber Alumna

Viewpoint Leadership Inc.

Dr. Rumeet Billan is an award-winning, internationally recognized entrepreneur, learning architect, speaker, author and humanitarian. Her mission is to raise potential by designing experiences that buildresilience.

Dr. Billan is the President and CEO of Viewpoint Leadership Inc. and an expert on Psychological Capital. She completed her PhD at OISE, University of Toronto and has designed and facilitated programs, courses, and training sessions across industries and sectors.

Select Publications

Rotman Magazine
Making Room for the Tallest Poppies: A Call to Action

Forbes.com
Successful Women Pay a Price

HR Professional Now
Emotional Resilience Deconstructed

The Globe and Mail
For Gen Y. Being Your Own Boss Keeps Doors Open

The Huffington Post
Developing Emotional Resilience for Educators

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Cyndie Flett, MA

Third Factor

Cyndie Flett is a successful leader of world-class teams in high-performance sport and business, and a leading expert on coaching.

Cyndie’s journey started as a player, competing in water polo before moving behind the beach as a Head Coach of over 100 teams including the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team, which was ranked among the top 5 through two world championship cycles. Cyndie’s national talent development program that saw 60% of her players go on to Olympic competition.

Day 2 - Wednesday March 10th

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Diana Tikasz, MSW, RSW

TEND Associate

Diana has worked in the teaching and health care sector for over 30 years. Her helping work began as an early childhood educator, nurturing children and their families to reach their fullest potential.

Over the course of her career, she has worked in emergency department crisis teams, coordinated hospital based sexual assault/domestic violence treatment programs, which involved assisting individuals experiencing a current crisis, counselling those who have been traumatized by violence, and teaching a variety of professionals how to do their work effectively while staying healthy themselves.

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Randi-Mae Standford-Leibold, RSW

Inspired Journeys

Randi-Mae Stanford-Leibold is an author, mindfulness facilitator and
a professional speaker. Randi-Mae is the founder of Mindful Living Barbados, an annual wellness event that invites people to meditate, learn, grow and align as they nurture their mind, body and soul. She focuses on wellness in the workplace, compassion, self-care and personal development.

Randi-Mae brings a high level of vibrancy and compassion when she works with individuals, groups, and organizations. She genuinely believes that work/life integration through mindfulness and compassion can transform our wellness and health as a society.

Day 3 - Thursday March 11th
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Liz Eustace

Morneau Shepell

Areas of Expertise:
• Mental Health • Career Counselling or Support • Mindfulness • Meditation
• Coaching • Leadership and Executive

Liz approaches health and wellness in a ‘holistic’ way – as a coach, meditation facilitator, yoga teacher and former CEO of an award-winning communications firm based in New York City. Her passion is people living their best lives. Each and every one of her experiences goes into presenting the work.

Her goal for each session is to make the content accessible and have it be impactful and leave the room a little lighter and more informed than when you started.

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Gillian Mandich, PhD

Dr. Gillian Mandich has a PhD from Western University in Health Science, specializing in Health Promotion. Her primary areas of research are happiness and health, and her work combines the latest research, practical wisdom, and an engaging style to help people live happier, healthier lives.

Dr. Mandich is passionate about research. She is the founder of The International Happiness Institute of Health Science Research and is a part of the Meant2Prevent research team at SickKids.

Questions?

Email us at oe@humber.ca!