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Boundary Practice for Managers: October 2022


Monday, October 17, 2022 - Wednesday, October 19, 2022

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Weekly)

Online via Zoom  

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How can managers and administrators support frontline workers to establish and maintain healthy boundaries?

Organizations are increasingly encouraging frontline staff to participate in boundary workshops for professional development. 

In this workshop, managers will learn to see common communication issues, conflicts, and workplace dynamics through a boundary lens, with a view to creating a “boundary-informed” culture at work. 

A boundary-informed workplace is one that cultivates and supports healthy boundaries and integrated self-care for all. Managers will learn about their own boundary styles and patterns of relating, how to practice and model boundaries specifically in their role as a manager, and how to support staff in their own boundary practice and goals.

Workshop Highlights:

  • The context of human service work and the helping professions
  • Three boundary styles and how to recognize them
  • Somatic exercises and boundary practice
  • Applying boundary practice to the role of manager, with staff, clients and organizations
  • Interactive exercises in partners/small groups 
  • Practice examples and scenarios

Dates and Times

Monday, October 17th and Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 from 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

About the facilitator 

Jodie McDonald is a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years experience in the non-profit sector, working in crisis and suicide intervention, family support, and mental health. She has an MSW specializing in Community Development and is particularly interested in the impact of frontline human service work on the worker, the traits and experiences that draw workers to this field, and how to best support these valuable people in their essential work. Jodie teaches in the Studies in Women and Gender Department at Vancouver Island University, and is also an Integrative Body.

This workshop is not guaranteed to run. We need a minimum number of participants. The cost is per person.

This workshop will take place via Zoom. Participants will be emailed the login information.