• MWC Webinar July 19 -Building Psychologically Healthy Workplaces – A New Business Imperative

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    Wednesday,  July 19, 2017


    12:00 pm – 1:00pm Webinar: Building Psychologically Healthy Workplaces – A New Business Imperative presented by David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA


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    Program Details: Building Psychologically Healthy Workplaces – A New Business Imperative

    Successful businesses understand that employee well-being and organizational performance are inextricably linked. This session will explore APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Model as a comprehensive framework for creating work environments where both employees and organizations can thrive. While it’s critical that workplace practices are designed well, based on good scientific evidence, and implemented effectively, equally important is how these programs are perceived by employees. Psychological factors such as autonomy, control and feeling valued also come into play, as well as issues of trust, fairness, and beliefs about the organization’s underlying motivations. This webinar will use data from the American Psychological Association’s recent surveys of the U.S. workforce to explore the impact of these factors on employee health and performance. Additional discussion of work stress, resilience, and emotional health will set the stage for a future where a comprehensive approach to employee well-being drives business results.

    Presentation Objectives 

    1. Describe the link between healthy workplace practices, employee well-being, and organizational performance.
    2. List the five types of workplace practices that foster a psychologically healthy workplace and examples of each.
    3. Discuss the key factors that can increase the likelihood of positive outcomes and strategies for addressing barriers to successful implementation

    Speaker Biography

    David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, currently serves as assistant executive director for organizational excellence at the American Psychological Association (APA), where he oversees all activities related to APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence, which works to enhance the functioning of individuals, groups, organizations, and communities through the application of psychology to a broad range of workplace issues. Dr. Ballard has provided research, consultation, and training services to government agencies, corporations, medical schools, and universities in the areas of workplace health and productivity, public health, prevention, and health care finance and has experience in management, marketing, and consumer research. He is currently on the Board of Directors of The Health Project / C. Everett Koop National Health Awards. Dr. Ballard received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology and his MBA in Health and Medical Services Administration from Widener University, where he completed concentrations in organizational and forensic psychology.


    Webinar – online (Registration link – please note you will be provided a link to the webinar after you have registered.)


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