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Coaching Roundtable - Trauma Informed Coaching for HR Practitioners

Date: October 21, 2020
Location: Online

CPD hours: 1.5

Please note Roundtables are exclusively available and free to CPHR BC & Yukon Members. You can find more on becoming a Member on our website.

Roundtables are a gathering of peers who share experiences and knowledge to build community.  It is critical that when you attend play an active role throughout the roundtable.  You are here to listen and learn AND to share and contribute. Information shared in the roundtable remains in the roundtable. Roundtables are not recorded.
Want to join us?  Online registration for this event has now closed but email egummer@cphrbc.ca and we'll do our best to get you in!
Event Summary:
HR practitioners gather to top up their knowledge, share successes and lessons-learned, and take-away practical tips, tools and techniques.  Participants are encouraged to bring real-life HR-related scenarios, challenges/questions and/or best-practices that they would like to share and/or see discussed by the group. The Roundtable Leader will guide the dialogue and encourage participation.
Topic: Trauma Informed Coaching for HR Practitioners
HR Practitioners have been busy with finding preventive strategies to help employees cope with the Pandemic since March 2020. We have done a good job with the physical environment, but the ripple effects of COVID-19, is also affecting mental health. What can we do to increase awareness, understanding and manage our employee's psychological health and wellness? Knowledge is empowering!

In this roundtable, you will learn facts around trauma, the connection between natural disasters, and how pervasive it can be on our psychological wellness. Everyone responds differently, so how do we recognize when we need to shift to a different coaching style? Although employees' response to the pandemic is subjective, acknowledging the distress caused by the COVID19 pandemic is an important starting point to practice trauma informed coaching.

Come learn with us in this interactive roundtable - taking knowledge into practice.
Discussions include:

  • What is trauma?       
  • What happens to the brain?
  • What happens to the body? 
  • The importance of coaching your employees through a trauma-informed lens.
  • Practical techniques to add to your coaching toolkit
Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm to learn and practice effective ways to help those who need our coaching even more during these stressful times.
Guest Facilitator: Anita Schnierer Watts, CEO at Live2 Your Potential, has enjoyed a 22+ year career with the RCMP as the Mental Health Strategist - Wellness Advisor, combined with her skill set as a Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, Peer Support advocate, Crisis Intervention Practitioner and Certified Exercise Physiologist made her a sought-after  psychological, emotional and resilience support to police officers, their families and RCMP employees throughout Alberta, North West Territories and Nationally.

Over the years her ability to calmly intervene within crisis through traumatic events such as Fort McMurray fires and Mayerthorpe shootings, has primed her for understanding human behaviour in high stress circumstances. Anita continues to work within organizations as a Psychological Health and Safety Advisor providing Individual and Group Crisis Intervention; Educating in the area of Trauma and Resilience; Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Her primary focus has been on the impact of organizational and operational stress, and how it affects all aspects of an individual’s wellness; physical, psychological, social, and emotional.

Anita  graduated with a Masters of Arts at the University of Alberta where her specialization was Psychology, Employee Wellness and Behaviour Modification, combined with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, as a Certified Exercise Physiologist. Anita is a Professional Certified Coach with International Coach Federation.

You may find Anita on her road bike training for her next Ironman competition or cycling in the backcountry, or climbing another Kilimanjaro. Her biggest accomplishment has been raising two grown boys who continue to be her heart and soul. Anita's mantra's - Your Attitude is Your Altitude - You only have one life to live -  Live it!!

Roundtable Host(s): Ceyda (jay-da) Gultan, MA, ACC, CPHR, Ceyda (jay-da) Gultan, MA, ACC, CPHR is a Human Resources Executive with 20 years of progressive experience in global, national and local corporations in private, public and nonprofit sectors. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English language and a Master’s degree in human resources management.  As a CPHR professional in BC, she holds a certificate in intercultural studies from UBC.  Ceyda is the Past President of the International Coach Federation Vancouver Charter Chapter and she believes in the coaching principle of every person is creative, resourceful and whole. 
Roundtable Host(s): Rosa Pezzente, CPHR
Please pre-register.  You will receive a confirmation immediately and the details about how to access the Zoom call will be sent to you via a calendar invite from Emmalee Gummer by the end of the business day before. 

This Roundtable is available online via Zoom call. 


Please note: You MUST register for a roundtable before the end of the day, on the day of the roundtable, to ensure that it will appear on your member profile, for CPD hours.

Should you have any questions regarding event registrations, cancellations or substitutions, please contact Emmalee Gummer, Member Relations Coordinator, Vancouver Island.

Should you have any questions regarding events in your region, please contact Carolyne Taylor, Member Relations Manager, Vancouver Island.

Registration Deadline - October 19th, 2020   Registration Fee
CPHR Member   Included in Membership
General Member   Included in Membership
Student/Retired Member   Included in Membership
Non-Member   Members only