The Psychologically Healthy Workplace---Promoting Employee Well-Being and Organizational Performance

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CE Credit: 4

Length: 4 hours

Exam Items: 10

This workshop is jointly sponsored by the APA Center for Organizational Excellence and the APA Continuing Education Committee.

This intermediate workshop explores the research foundation and practical application of APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace (PHW) model as a comprehensive framework for creating work environments in which both employees and organizations thrive. Through didactic components, interactive discussion and examples from award-winning organizations, participants learn more about the types of practices that contribute to a healthy, high-performing organization and how the model can inform interventions. This program is designed to prepare consultants, researchers and employers to think more deeply about the design, implementation and evaluation of workplace programs and policies related to the PHW model.

Learning Objective 1
Describe the link between healthy workplace practices, employee well-being and organizational performance.

Learning Objective 2
Identify the five types of workplace practices that foster a healthy workplace and examples of each.

Learning Objective 3
Recognize key factors that can increase the likelihood of positive outcomes and strategies for addressing barriers to successful implementation.

Learning Objective 4
Apply APA’s PHW model to workplace issues involving the design, implementation and evaluation of workplace programs and policies.

Presenters: David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA and Matthew J. Grawitch, PhD

David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, is Assistant Executive Director for Organizational Excellence at the American Psychological Association (APA). In that capacity, he is responsible for leadership, direction, evaluation, and management of all activities related to APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence, which includes the association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. Dr. Ballard has provided research, consultation, and training to government agencies, corporations, medical schools, and universities in the areas of workplace health and productivity, public health, prevention, and health care finance.

Matthew J. Grawitch, PhD, is a Professor within Saint Louis University’s (SLU) School for Professional Studies (SPS), the academic unit responsible for providing education to working professionals. He currently serves as the Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Education. Dr. Grawitch conducts most of his research in the areas of stress and the healthy workplace and currently serves as the primary research consultant to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program.

Supplementary Materials

  • Presentation PowerPoint Slides
  • Crafting a Communication Strategy to Promote Workplace Health and Well-being - 20 Questions
  • Intervening at the Primary, Secondary, or Tertiary Levels
  • The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Model