Positive Organizational Behaviour with Jamie Gruman, PhD.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
6:00 - 8:30 pm EST
Corporate executives tend to be familiar with the concept of intellectual capital and social capital. They tend to be less familiar with the newer concepts of psychological capital. This is unfortunate because contemporary research in organizations demonstrates that psychological capital has positive effects on numerous employee outcomes such as well-being and job performance. In this session, Dr. Jamie Gruman will introduce the concept of psychological capital, present an overview of research on the topic, and explain how it can be implemented in organizations to foster productivity, performance, and thriving employees.
Dr. Jamie Gruman is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Guelph. His research in positive organizational psychology has included studies of employee engagement, psychological capital (hope, optimism, confidence and resilience), workplace well-being, and workplace spirituality. An award-winning researcher, his writing has appeared in some of the world’s top-ranked business journals and books including The Handbook of Employee Engagement, The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization, and the forthcoming Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology, and The Handbook of Research on Employee Voice. He is also contributing co-editor of Applied Social Psychology: Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems, which is now in a second edition. His work has been discussed in media outlets around the globe. In Canada he has been profiled and quoted in magazines and trade journals such as MoneySense Magazine, and HR Professional, newspapers such as The Globe and Mail, and National Post, and has appeared on CTV’s Canada AM, Global News, Report on Business Television and CBC radio. In addition to speaking at numerous conferences, Dr. Gruman has consulted and delivered seminars for Fortune 500 corporations, public, and not-for-profit organizations including General Motors, The Canadian Federal Government, and the Children’s Wish Foundation.