Building more caring, resilient & successful teams, with Graeme Cowan (24 March 2022)

Webinar recording | 24 March 2022 | Building psychologically safe and successful teams

Are we connected? Are we safe? Do we share a future? These 3 qualities are central to better team performance in an uncertain world.  To help your team be more successful, be sure to watch our recording to learn simple, actionable steps, including:

  • Simple connection activities that promote a sense of belonging
  • How to inspire team psychological safety (#1 of predictor of team success)
  • How to embed a growth mindset and reduce risk.

Katherine Newton, CEO R U OK? also joins to provide practical advice for managers to implement for this year’s Rail R U OK?Day and throughout the year.  Three key areas for focus:

  • Promoting a positive wellbeing culture
  • Preventing harm to the mental health of their people
  • Supporting and responding to people who experience mental health difficulties.

Meet the Speakers

Graeme Cowan helps leaders and teams to be more caring and resilient and enjoy growing together. He is also a Board Director of R U OK? and helped Gavin Larkin to start it in 2009. In his earlier career he worked in senior leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and the management consulting company, Kearney. In 2000 he went through a 5 year episode of depression that his psychiatrist described as the worst he had ever treated. He emerged from this crisis with a different view about how we can increase our resilience, mood, and performance. He is the author of 4 books, including the internationally acclaimed BACK FROM THE BRINK, which has a testimonial from the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, and which has become a best seller in China. He is also the Co-Founder of FactorC, which creates scalable training to build mentally healthy workplaces.

Katherine Newton is the CEO of R U OK? – an organisation most well-known for R U OK?Day, a national day of action committed to encouraging and equipping everyone to regularly and meaningfully ask “are you ok?”, of anyone who might be struggling with life. Since the inaugural R U OK?Day in 2009, R U OK? has become a household name. In 2021 an estimated 86% of Australians are aware of R U OK? with one in three of those accessing R U OK? resources. To help make real, lasting change in Australia, R U OK? has broadened their reach beyond a national day of action. Campaigns such as R U OK? at Work and R U OK? at School are providing effective platforms to promote regular, meaningful conversations all year round. Katherine’s commitment to prevention efforts spans 8 years having trained as a volunteer Lifeline telephone counsellor prior to transitioning to the sector professionally. Katherine leads a small, responsive, and dynamic team and continues to be inspired by the those in the community who believe in peer-to-peer support.

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