Supporting Mental Health with (Agile) Teams

location_city Toronto schedule Nov 5th 02:15 - 03:15 PM place 206 D people 10 Interested

Mental Health is a rising concern across our society, one which workplaces are now starting to grapple with the impact of. How does our work affect us, and how can building strong teams support our mental health?

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Approximately 45 minutes presentation followed by Q&A.

Learning Outcome

Defintion of mental health

How mental health applies to Agile teams

Model that helps define how mental health factors affect you, and how they affect the other members of your team

Target Audience

Anyone working on a team who wants to understand more about how mental health affects them.

Prerequisites for Attendees

No special prerequisites. A basic knowledge of Agile would be helpful.

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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