Psychology of work, performance and wellbeing session

Kia ora koutou,
The next combined Blue CLUES and Weaving the Rope session features Professor Michael Leiter from Deakin University, a world-renowned expert in the psychology of work. Professor Leiter will talk us through workplace civility and respect and how that supports wellbeing and leads to improved individual and organisational performance.

The sessions are on 7 November and are open to all staff.

Blue CLUES and Weaving the Rope support UC’s Organisational Culture Journey, Whiria te taura tangata | Weave the rope of people.

About Michael
Prior to starting at Deakin, Michael was a Professor of Psychology at Acadia University in Canada where he held the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Wellness. While at Acadia University he served as Head of Psychology, Dean of Science and Vice-President Academic. His research on job burnout and work engagement has been widely read with over 70,000 citations in Google Scholar. As part of his commitment to improving work-life quality, he consults with organizations and researchers around the world. Dr Leiter is a co-author of the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Areas of Worklife Scale and has extensive experience and depth of insight regarding their interpretation.
His current research and consulting focusses on improving collegiality within workgroups. In Australia, he is currently involved in projects addressing workplace civility and job burnout in healthcare, policing, education, and financial services. Much of this work occurs through SCORE (Strengthening a Culture of Respect & Engagement), a workgroup-based approach to improving workplace civility.

Panel: Following this one-hour session, for those who are able to stay, Michael will be joined by Associate Professor Sanna Malinen (Business & Law), Professor Katharina Naswall (Psychology, Speech and Hearing) and Karen Mather (Organisational Development Manager) for a 30 minute panel discussion where light refreshments will be provided.

Combining Blue CLUES and Weaving the Rope sessions together has allowed us run the same 1 hour session twice on 7 November. Attendance is limited to 100 spaces per session.

To register, please choose from
Thursday 7 November 10am-11am Book here

Thursday 7 November 1pm-2pm Book here

I look forward to seeing you there!

Sanna and Katharina will be arranging a guest research seminar during Michael’s visit so please watch out of further details regarding this.

Ngā mihi,

Rachel Dillon,

Organisational Development Advisor

Helpful links
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