Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Building Organizational Resilience

  • 25 Jun 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online Webinar

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In this webinar Dr. Jamie Gruman will present an overview of organizational resilience and discussfactors that need to be in place at all levels - the individual level, the group level, and the organizational level - to build a resilient workforce and an organization that is prepared to bend and not break in the face of adversity. Based on the latest thinking in positive organizational scholarship, Dr. Gruman will present his four-factor model for building organizational resilience in addition to specific criteria that can

be used to diagnose the resilience of an organization's HR architecture, and scientifically-grounded interventions that can be implemented to build resilience in organizations. This webinar will be of interest to employees who want to know more about how to build their own resilience and managers who want to learn more about how to build organizational resilience.

About the speaker:

Dr. Gruman is a professor in the Department of Management at the University of Guelph. He is also a founding member and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. Much of his research and writing focuses on issues relating to positive organizational behavior. He has published a number of academic papers on employee engagement including the 2014 state-of-the-science review entitled "What Do We Really Know About Employee Engagement", and his 2011 paper entitled "Performance Management and Employee Engagement" is among the most downloaded papers published by the global publishing firm Elsevier. His research and writing on psychological capital, a multidimensional concept which includes resilience, has appeared in books such as "Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology" and informs the workshops he's conducted on building resilience. A regular speaker for the Conference Board of Canada, Dr. Gruman has delivered seminars and consulted for for-profit, public and non-profit organizations including Ford Motor Company, the Canadian Federal Government, and the Children's Wish Foundation.

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