Creating Healthy Organizations

Keynote presentation by Graham Lowe at the “Creating a Healthy Workplace Culture” Symposium. Sponsored by the Peterborough Health At Work Committee. Peterborough Golf & Country Club. Thursday, October 21, 2010. For more information: http://www.pcchu.ca/WH/WH-workplaceculture.html

Creating healthy organizations

Graham Lowe will be speaking and facilitating an interactive workshop at the Ontario Hospital Association’s Healthy Work Environments conference. Toronto, 15 June 2010. For more information:
http://www.oha.com/Education/Pages/CalendarofEventDetails.aspx?eventid=EP194

Creating healthy organizations

Closing keynote talk at THE BOTTOM LINE CONFERENCE: UNTREATED DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY DISORDERS IN THE WORKPLACE. Vancouver. Sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Conference website: www.cmha-bc.org/bottomline/program
We know that healthy workplaces contribute to employees’ overall well-being and job performance. Why is it so difficult to put this knowledge into practice? Dr. Lowe’s plenary talk addresses this question, showing how implementing successful change requires a shift in our thinking from health as an employee outcome to a characteristic of the entire organization – a core value that guides how a business operates. He offers practical advice on change strategies, a topic that has been overlooked in research on workplace health promotion. Creating a healthy organization requires a commitment to individual and organizational outcomes, a reduction of work environment risk factors, and supports and incentives for action.