Mental Health for Directors

This 1-day course will provide company directors with the mental health knowledge, practical guidance and real-world perspectives on how boards can better lead and govern mental health from the boardroom, and use their influence to improve mental health outcomes, including the essential ingredients for a culture of psychological health, and questions board members should ask to identify red flags that can contribute to a toxic work environment.

Mental Health for Directors is a component of the Lead with Heart in the Boardroom program (see below for details).

Event Details

Price A$750


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Location

Virtual Classroom

ONLINE

Limited seats available

At the completion of the course, you will be issued a certificate that can be used towards your director continuing professional development (CPD). See HERE for details


Who Should Attend?

This critical course is ideal for:

  • New or experienced executive and non-executive directors
  • Aspiring directors
  • Senior executives and managers looking to gain a better understanding of the board's role in governing and leading mental health.

This course is designed for directors who want to actively support the mental health of those in their organization through their boardroom leadership and governance and who appreciate the interdependency between mental health and organizational success.

Mental health in the workplace has reached a zeitgeist moment. Research has found that globally, managers feel that "the mental health of employees" is the most important issue facing their organization today and COVID has only exacerbated the inextricable interconnection between the health and wellbeing of our society and the health of business and our economy.

The problem that boards face is that historically management has focussed their efforts on "improving" employee resilience or providing support for individuals once mental distress has surfaced (i.e. employee assistance programs), instead of looking at the structures and systems that are eroding employee strength and resilience to begin with and where the board has influence on these. Almost three quarters of management in a global survey stated employee mental health was either not an active part of their company dialogue or that little to no action had been taken to address employee mental health.

Shareholders and investors who know that mental health programs have a positive ROI are also increasingly frustrated with annual reports that focus on implementation, but are not demonstrating the effectiveness of these various programs. So, there's a lot of reporting and discussion on all the stuff that's happening, and not enough about whether it's working.

These performance and stakeholder issues, as well as the ethical and compliance responsibilities of organizations to protect mental health, have highlighted that mental health is a significant governance issue for boards and in our current COVID climate, one of utmost urgency to better understand, mitigate adverse impact, and improve.


Who Should Attend?

This critical course is ideal for:

  • New or experienced executive and non-executive directors
  • Aspiring directors
  • Senior executives and managers looking to gain a better understanding of the board's role in governing and leading mental health.

This course is designed for directors who want to actively support the mental health of those in their organization through their boardroom leadership and governance and who appreciate the interdependency between mental health and organizational success.

Mental health in the workplace has reached a zeitgeist moment. Research has found that globally, managers feel that "the mental health of employees" is the most important issue facing their organization today and COVID has only exacerbated the inextricable interconnection between the health and wellbeing of our society and the health of business and our economy.

The problem that boards face is that historically management has focussed their efforts on "improving" employee resilience or providing support for individuals once mental distress has surfaced (i.e. employee assistance programs), instead of looking at the structures and systems that are eroding employee strength and resilience to begin with and where the board has influence on these. Almost three quarters of management in a global survey stated employee mental health was either not an active part of their company dialogue or that little to no action had been taken to address employee mental health.

Shareholders and investors who know that mental health programs have a positive ROI are also increasingly frustrated with annual reports that focus on implementation, but are not demonstrating the effectiveness of these various programs. So there's a lot of reporting and discussion on all the stuff that's happening, and not enough about whether it's working.

These performance and stakeholder issues, as well as the ethical and compliance responsibilities of organizations to protect mental health, have highlighted that mental health is a significant governance issue for boards and in our current COVID climate, one of utmost urgency to better understand, mitigate adverse impact, and improve.


How Will I Benefit?

Considering the significance of 1 in 5 people experiencing a mental illness and 70% of people feeling their life feels quite hollow and empty where they're not functioning as well as they could be - they're just getting by, you will leave this course with the tools to not only lead mental health discussions in your boardroom, better support your executive, and improve your governance of mental health, but you will be better equipped to discuss and contribute to mental health in your household, with your friends and in your community.

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Recognise leadership behaviours that promote mental health and where board members can demonstrate these behaviours in their governance role.
  • Understand the science behind our emotional response to our environment and the impact our emotions have on our physical and mental health.
  • Identify the strategic pillars to a mental health plan and the connection to corporate governance, including public reporting.
  • Understand various mental health terminology and the interdependency between the design and organization of work and our physical and mental health.
  • Improve mental health discussions between your board, executive, shareholders and other stakeholders and better support and challenge your executive's approach to the management of mental health.
  • Lead discussions around the business case for mental health.
  • Be issued a certificate that can be used towards your director continuing professional development (CPD). See HERE for details
ENROL

But above all else ...

All courses offered as part of the Lead with Heart in the Boardroom program are designed to transform the way you see your influence on well-being, health and safety outcomes so that you ask better questions, recognise early warning signs, remove excuses, cultivate culture, lead by example, and build a legacy you can be proud of.

But above all else ...

All courses offered as part of the Lead with Heart in the Boardroom program are designed to transform the way you see your influence on well-being, health and safety outcomes so that you ask better questions, recognise early warning signs, remove excuses, cultivate culture, lead by example, and build a legacy you can be proud of.


Lead with Heart in the Boardroom (Live) Program

Mental Health for Directors is one component of a 3-part Lead with Heart in the Boardroom program, that provides board members with the skill, knowledge and mindset to govern a culture where people feel they matter, drive systemic change from the boardroom, and ultimately use their influence in the boardroom to improve the health, happiness and resilience of society and build a legacy they can be proud of.

You may be interested in the two other one-day courses that complete the Lead with Heart in the Boardroom (Live) program:

Special Price

Buy two, get one free: If enrolling in all three courses the total fee is reduced by one third ($750)*. To receive this discount please contact: lwh@samanthamcgolrick.com.

*Only 2 hours of virtual coaching is available when purchasing all three courses. Sessions can be split into two 1-hr time slots.


Format

This course uses a blended approach to online learning that weaves together best practices in adult education, with creative networking opportunities and coaching support:

  • Independent online learning (up to 2 hours before event) This may include various e-learning modules, videos, webinars, podcasts, or readings. Independent learning enables participants to work through material at the time and pace that best suits their individual needs and is considered to be understood content and foundational to the upcoming classroom learning.
  • Live, classroom learning (approximately 6 hours) Classroom learning will include the application of concepts covered through independent learning as well as further concepts covered in the classroom. The live classroom sessions might include class discussions, breakout group discussions and exercises, Q&A with instructor and other experts, simulations, live interactive panel discussions, live polling and online chats.
  • Peer group exchange (up to 2 hours during the event) Course participant numbers are kept small enough to facilitate intimate participant groups. Facilitated online peer exchange will enable participants to build meaningful connections with peers, and exchange ideas and experiences that flesh out newly acquired knowledge and skills.
  • Learning sustainment tools and resources (post event) Following course completion, participants may receive follow-up resources – such as recommended reading materials, videos, webinars, portals, courses and self-directed peer exchange. These resources help course alumni maintain up-to-date knowledge and feel engaged as part of the Lead with Heart community.
  • 1-hr virtual coaching session with Samantha (post event) Following course completion, participants will have an opportunity to discuss how to apply their learning in today's governance environment and in their boardroom. This session will be a good opportunity to discuss the specific challenges and opportunities that exist in your boardroom with a health, safety and wellbeing professional.

We recommend that participants:

  • Have access to reliable, high speed internet (a minimum bandwidth of 4 Mbps for uploads and downloads).
  • Use a computer or device with a quality camera and microphone.
  • Have access to a quiet, private location for the duration of the virtual classroom sessions.

For more information, please contact: lwh@samanthamcgolrick.com

Please ensure you have read the Terms & Conditions.


Tailored Services

Mental Health for Directors is also offered in-house and tailored to your board. For more information contact: lwh@samanthamcgolrick.com.


Instructor

I'm Sam McGolrick. I'm the creator of Lead with Heart in the Boardroom and my vision is to improve the health, happiness and resilience of society by improving how people feel at work.

To achieve this, my work is focussed around assisting board members in using their influence to govern organizations where people flourish as a human beings, because ultimately how we feel at work determines organizational performance and whether we go home with any discretionary energy to give back to our family, friends and community and do our part to make this world a better place.

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