What You Will Learn :
- Understanding the impact of stress at work
- Impact of psychological safety on diversity, inclusion and performance
- Building trust through clear expectations, autonomy and communication
- Providing support as a leader without becoming a therapist
The dynamics of our workplaces are changing quickly, and leaders will need to balance productivity needs with compassion for employees who are facing considerable distraction, stress, fear and loneliness.
As businesses develop plans to transition back into ‘business as usual’ or a new hybrid model of work, especially after a substantial shock like the COVID-19 crisis, leaders will need to recalibrate expectations and communication norms, and build a culture that supports psychological safety and inclusion.
Meet the Instructors:
Becky Jacobs, MBA, CDE
Becky Jacobs is the founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Simple Change, an organization dedicated to improving engagement and productivity by building healthy, high-performing teams. She spent more than twenty years in senior leadership roles at various multinational companies, successfully leading teams to greater efficiency, well-being and impact. Becky graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in Business Management and completed her MBA at UNC Chapel Hill. Becky was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as a ’40 under 40’ winner in 2015 and received her Certified Diversity Executive designation in 2021.
Leila Keen, MSW
Leila Keen is a licensed clinical social worker. She specializes childhood trauma, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices. Leila earned her Masters in Social Work from UNC School of School of Social Work. She is certified as a national trainer for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has worked at Duke University for a number of years.
Who is this course for?
This training session is designed for leaders and leadership teams who understand that the changing landscape of doing business in times of great uncertainty and change requires more from them. Building healthy and productive teams includes supporting mental wellbeing, psychological safety and inclusion. The successful attendee will have the intention of creating opportunity for the organization and its people, within the context of the evolving needs and demands for their operating and competitive environment.