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The Future of Workforce Learning and Development

The Future of Workforce Learning and Development

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August 29th 2013: The Business Impact of Mental Health Issues in Economic Turburlence

An emergence of mental health issues is gaining the attention of companies around the world. Mental health issues affects individual wellness and impacts business productivity and profitability therefore, this episode focuses on the business impact of mental health issues emerging in business environments. Since nations face unprecedented economic turbulence, the goal of this episode is to elevate the awareness and generate discussion of a sometimes stigmatized topic. Guest Shekhar Sexena, MD, Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva Swi

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Shekhar Saxena MD

Shekhar Saxena MD, Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse World Health Organization, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Saxena is a psychiatrist by training, working at World Health Organization since 1998. He is responsible for implementation of WHO's activities in the area of mental, neurological and substance use disorders. His responsibilities include evaluating evidence on effective public health measures and providing advice and technical assistance to ministries of health on mental, developmental, neurological and substance use disorders issues and establishing partnerships with academic centres and civil society organizations. Dr. Saxena is leading WHO’s work to im
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Louise Chénier

Louise Chénier is a Research Associate with the Leadership and Human Resources Research Division of The Conference Board of Canada and Network Manager for the Council on Workplace Health and Wellness – an exclusive network of organizational health management leaders from private and public sector organizations across Canada. Since she joined the Conference Board six years ago, she has participated in research on strategic human resources management; employee health, safety, and wellness; and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She is currently working on a research project on the management of absenteeism in the workplace.
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