Shiftwork Presentations with Carolyn Schur

There are many providers of seminars for shiftworkers. However, most of these presentations provide generic information that assumes all shift workers are the same. This results in a lot of frustration for shift workers.

I am not one of those providers. My research and experience with shift workers has taught me that every shiftworker is different and has their own needs.

Personalized Solutions

The only solutions that are useful are ones that are personalized for the shiftworker and the workplace.

That is why I have developed the Shiftwork Adaptability Profile. Using this simple tool, I’m able to customize sleeping and eating strategies to accommodate each shiftworker and their schedule.

Seminar participants respond by exclaiming “Why weren’t we taught this years ago!”

Practical Solutions

Because all workplaces are different, information that is often provided to shiftworkers is simply not practical. I review your shift schedule and workplace conditions and offer only the strategies that will work for you.

Choose from the following presentations and learn how to Sleep Better – Feel Better – Work Better.



Carolyn Schur Sleep Expert Public Speaker


In this presentation I share insights into to how participants will learn strategies that promote sleep, reduce fatigue and enhance one’s ability to deal with the physical and emotional stresses of shiftwork.

What Participants Say About This Presentation

  • “I’ve been a shift worker for 20 years, so I thought it would be a waste of time, but I’ve already learned more in the first hour than I thought I would learn in the whole presentation.” BP, Durango, CO
  • “I would definitely recommend this workshop to the employees in our facility.” Cindy, Saskatoon Health Region
  • “It really helped to understand the guys you’re working with and why they might be grumpy sometimes.” “It seems like common sense but I never thought about it until you started talking about it.” “Everyone that does shift work should have this information.” “I really found it informative. Wished I could have taken it many years ago.” Debra, Saskatoon Health Region

This is my signature presentation and is unique in it’s individualization of strategies for each participant’s adaptability profile.

Seminar Goal: to enhance the health and well-being of shift workers by developing appropriate self-care strategies. Participants in this session will be able to

  • Explain how sleep patterns are disrupted
  • Enhance the quantity and quality of their sleep
  • Plan schedule transitions
  • Plan sleep schedules
  • Make appropriate eating choices while on shift
  • Determine individual adaptability for various sleep and work schedules
  • Reduce mental and physical fatigue and increase alertness
  • Identify other factors that influence adjustment to shift work
  • Manage family life to support individual and family well-being
  • Accept the challenges and benefits of a shiftwork lifestyle
Time Required: 3.0 hours

**The workbook, Working ‘Round the Clock, is used as a text for this seminar or it may be ordered separately and used as a self-study guide.

The questions addressed in this seminar include:

What is SWSD?

How do you know if someone has it?
Who’s at risk?
What do you do if someone has SWSD?

This seminar will be of interest to occupational health professionals, benefit claims personnel, human resource managers, and individuals who are having difficulty coping with shiftwork.

Time Required: (1 hr)

This seminar presents an overview of best practices for shift schedules. It will be of interest to anyone who is responsible for scheduling or negotiating schedules, or is interested in making schedule changes in their workplace.

Time Required: (1hr)

The above seminar is extended to assist stakeholders to improve or change the schedule at their specific organization or workplace.
Participants learn to plan schedules and implement human resource and operational policies that promote well-being and enhance performance in shift work environments.

Seminar Goal: to enable managers to effectively manage the issues specific to ’round-the-clock workplaces

What You Will Learn

Why shift work issues are not managed
Benefits of managing shift work issues effectively
Requirements of OH&S regulations regarding shift work
The consequences of shift work for workers
Signs that workers are not adjusting well to shift work
Why some people can adapt to shiftwork more easily than others
Factors that influence the well-being of shift workers
Planning and implementing education for shift workers
How to do pre-employment screening
How to manage employees experiencing difficulty with shift work
How to design effective shift work schedules
How to manage other operational issues
When liability may result

Time Required: 6.0 hours

Let’s Collaborate

Contact Me  at 306-975-1114

Carolyn Schur

Schur Goode Associates