The Role of Leaders in Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: An Update

1 Hour | taught by Catherine Loughlin, PhD

Course description

It can be difficult for employers and other leaders in the workplace  to see toxic behaviours and attitudes that may be creating an unhealthy, psychological atmosphere in the workplace.
Dr. Loughlin will walk us through how to identify some of these toxic behaviours and discuss how leaders can take initiative to maintain healthier atmospheres for their workers.

You will learn:

  • Identify what constitutes toxic behaviour at work and the costs of this behaviour
  • Recognize 4 common myths about toxic behaviour at work
  • Outline 3 steps Leaders can take to keep these behaviours in check
Catherine  Loughlin, PhD
Catherine Loughlin, PhD
Associate Dean Research and Knowledge Mobilization Sobey School of Business Management​, Saint Mary's University

Dr. Loughlin received her PhD in Industrial/Organisational Psychology from Queen's University and taught in the Queen's School of Business in 1999 before joining the Faculty of Management at the University of Toronto, later that year. In 2005, she was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Management and joined the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. She is currently Associate Dean, Research and Knowledge Mobilization at the Sobey School of Business. She supervises graduate students in Management and Psychology, publishes widely, and has consulted for the Government of Canada and private industry in the areas of management leadership development and work stress. She coaches Senior Executives on leadership development at the individual and team levels and has co-ordinated large scale change initiatives across provinces in industries as diverse as Emergency Medical Services to Shipbuilding.

This program is pre-approved by VRA Canada for a 1 hour training session