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Organizational Health Check-up Workshop

9am - 4pm

- refreshments and lunch provided

- maximum Attendance: 20 people

- Intended Audience: people in a position to influence organizational change in a health or social service organization

Summary of Workshop:

Today's human service organizations are experiencing unprecedented pressures as they navigate the uncertain waters of large scale change. Along the way, many organizations have become less healthy places to work - more stressful, less supportive, less secure. One result has been an increasing level of burnout and dropout among human services workers. Another has been an increasing sense of powerlessness and cynicism. But, does it have to be this way?

During the past few years, there's been a lot of research aimed at answering questions such as, 'What is a healthy organization?' and 'What must an organization do to become - and to stay - healthy?' This workshop provides an overview of the emerging answers to this question. Participants will be introduced to a five-level 'developmental model' of organizational health, and will learn a simple process for assessing their own organization's overall health and developmental level. The workshop will also suggest practical steps that any organization can take to 'learn its way into the future' by creating healthy change-change that benefits both the organization and its people.

If you are interested in attending, register with Karin Davis at or 416-408-2121 x 2241 no later than Friday March 3, 2000. As soon as you register, we will send you a brief (12 question) survey form that we would like you to complete prior to the workshop itself. This survey will help you to assess your organization's current performance in several key areas that the workshop will address.