Building the We: an Interpersonal Approach to Workforce Development
- GCP Offices, 1240 Huron Rd East, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Environments that encompass a “We” perspective build and preserve healthy and effective employees. This translates into highly productive and successful organizations.
Businesses who seek to promote a “We” perspective, over an “Us vs Them” or “Me vs You” stance, communicate a message of safety, trust and engagement. “Us vs Them” environments negatively create employee stress and lead to defensiveness and mistrust, resulting in a diminished and withdrawn workforce.
Interested in how to build an engaging environment that maintains a high degree of professionalism and productivity? Join GCP and OhioGuidestone on Wednesday February 7th, 2018 as Psychologist and EVP Benjamin Kearney, PhD presents “Building the We”. Attendees will walk away with specific strategies to identify, establish and enhance inclusion, collaboration and confidence for optimal outcomes and sustainability.
Wendesday, February 7th, 2018
About the presenters:
Benjamin W. Kearney, PhD. is a licensed psychologist serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at OhioGuidestone in Cleveland, Ohio. In his capacity, as EVP he oversees strategic planning, directs clinical programming and evaluation, as well performance and quality improvement. Ben trains on mental health and interpersonal psychology applications for business settings. Recent events include presenting at the International Association of Applied Psychology Conference in Vienna, Austria; Child Welfare League of America’s National Conference; and with organizations such as the Ohio Department of Health and Educational Service Center and WVIZ’s Idea Stream.
Richard R. Frank is the President and CEO of OhioGuidestone. A Cleveland area native, growing up in Rocky River, Ohio. Rich attended and graduated from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio and Hillsdale College in Michigan. After starting work at OhioGuidestone in 1978, Rich earned an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College and became a CPA. Rich was instrumental in growing OhioGuidestone from a small Residential Treatment Center to one of Ohio’s largest Behavioral and Mental Health Organizations for Families and Children. Rich continues to work to enhance the organization and its influence in Greater Cleveland. In 2015, Rich was appointed to Governor Kasich’s Healthier Buckeye Advisory Committee. The committee seeks to help people move into jobs, reduce reliance on public assistance and coordinate local aid programs and services in order to improve self-sufficiency and work readiness for Ohio residents.