#204 – Navigating Disruptive Times: How to Manage Workplace Stress and Build Resilience

HR Power Lunch

The COVID-19 pandemic has projected humanity into an unprecedented era that is characterized by feelings of helplessness and loss of control. Even before its’ onset, levels of stress among North American workers were at an all-time high. Today these levels continue to rise, bringing serious implications for individuals, organizations, and society as a whole. In this session, Professor McCarthy will discuss how to take control of workplace stress by leveraging resilience strategies that have been proven to work. These strategies focus on the control of emotions, relationships and behaviors, and will lead to higher personal and workplace productivity.

Speaker: Dr. Julie McCarthy, Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management, University of Toronto Scarborough

​Dr. Julie McCarthy is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough with a cross-appointment to the Rotman School of Management. Julie’s research examines strategies that individuals can use to build resilience and achieve success in their work and home lives. Her work is published in leading academic journals, including The Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Psychological Science, and is generously supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). In addition to receiving numerous awards and recognitions for her research contributions, Julie’s work has received a considerable amount of media attention. Julie’s work has also been featured in several prominent media outlets, such as Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Financial Post, CBC, CTV, and Macleans. In the corporate sector, Julie has developed training programs, performance management systems and personnel selection tools on behalf public and private corporations. Julie has also demonstrated success leading corporate resilience workshops in the public and private sectors, including several sessions tailored specifically to senior leaders, lawyers, police officers, and medical professionals.