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May 2012

New and Noteworthy


"According to a recent survey of Canadian CEOs, stress, burnout and physical or mental health issues are the main issues limiting productivity in Canada."


Mental Health Works: Complex Issues, Clear Solutions Workshop on Thursday, June 21 teaches the tools needed to appropriately manage mental health in the workplace. 


Discussions and exercises allow participants to reflect on specific workplace situations and develop appropriate and clear solutions, enabling managers to more effectively:

  • Discuss sensitive or contentious issues with employees
  • Create accommodation strategies that work
  • Resolve conflicts more effectively
  • Separate performance issues from mental health issues
  • Avoid discrimination and human rights violation

Organizations that have participated have reported:

  • Reduced absenteeism rates
  • Shortened disability times
  • Successful return-to-work

The Mental Health Works Participant's Guide will be given to managers as a complement to the course. This invaluable reference tool will allow managers to identify challenges, clarify procedures and develop accommodations.


According to a recent survey of Canadian CEOs, stress, burnout and physical or mental health issues are the main issues limiting productivity in Canada. When mental health issues are not addressed and treated appropriately, there can be considerable personal and financial costs to individuals and organizations. Fortunately, with prevention, early treatment, and support, many of these costs can be significantly reduced or eliminated entirely.

More information and registration here


This workshop is an optional course in the 70 credit hour QNET Certificate in Management Development (CMD) and is eligible for credit in the CAM:OE (Certificate in Applied Management: Organizational Effectiveness) in partnership with the University of Manitoba, Continuing Education.

Conference Update


This is what a few of the more than 300 attendees at this year's QNET Excellence Conference had to say:


"The energy was infectious!"


"Skilled presenters and excellent examples and applications."


"Got me thinking about a few things I can personally change."


Stay good to your word - and begin optimizing your organization today. Review the conference presentations and explore what other sessions were covered at the Conference Sessions and Presentations section of our website.


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QNET is a non-profit association that advances excellence in Manitoba organizations by providing training and networking opportunities in: Leadership and Management, Quality and Effectiveness, Workplace Wellness and Board Governance.
In This Issue
New and Noteworthy
Upcoming Events
Featured Workshop


New Balanced Scorecard Workshop:

Developing Strategy and Using the Balanced Scorecard for Guiding Strategy Execution  


Thursday, June 7


St. Francis Xavier University's Diploma in Adult Education provides a solid foundation in principles and practices of adult education and human resources development.


Winnipeg Program dates are October 2012 to March 2013.

More details here or

email dipaded@stfx.ca.

Featured Workshop

Write It Right 

There is still time to register for:


Write It Right: High Performance Business Writing 

Tuesday, June 5


Canadian Society of Association Executives Manitoba Chapter (CSAE)

is hosting the session Governance and Management: Two Distinct Yet Critical Jobs  on

June 4, 2012.


Learn how a well-governed Board should really function at this interactive event. 
More information and registration details here.

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Manitoba (CME) is hosting the largest LEAN Conference in Canada on June 4-7, 2012.


Plan to attend and learn

LEAN best practices from 

LEAN Practitioners. 
For more information and registration details,

visit the

Conference website.

QNET Annual General Meeting

Thursday, June 14

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

To register, phone 949-4999 

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"The first wealth is health."


   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Email: mail@qnet.ca
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