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Promoting a Psychologically Safe Workplace

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In a psychologically safe workplace, employees will be able to share their experience, thoughts, and ideas without fear of reprisal or retaliatory action—the psychologically safe leader is the conduit to a culture that reduces mental risks and harms, while continuing to drive performance at the organizational level.

Course details

Course code: CIWH 1025
Cost: $59 (+HST)

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About the contributor

Bill Howatt, Ph.D., Ed.D., Post Doc in Behavioral Science, RTC, RSW, ICADC, is a strategic human resources consultant, executive coach and mental health professional with over 25 years experience. He has delivered professional development for EFAP organizations; Nova Scotia Community College; universities; federal, provincial, and municipal governments; and public and privately owned organizations.

Known internationally for his expertise in human behaviour, addictive disorders, and cognitive behavioural therapy, Dr. Howatt has published books for Brooks/Cole and John Wiley. He also authored a monthly business column called Coach’s Corner, and wrote a bi-weekly column on leadership issues. He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail Workplace Health Series and the Chronicle Herald. He partnered with the Globe and Mail to conduct the Your Life at Work Survey, which looked at stress levels and quality of work. He also created Morneau Shepell’s Total Health Index (THI) and created The Globe and Mail’s Employee Recommended Workplace Award.

In addition to his traditional academic background, Bill has also completed his Professional Coach Certification through Corporate Coach University. Most importantly, he believes we all can learn to cope and live happier lives if we get an opportunity to learn the foundational tools required to facilitate peace and happiness.

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