Happy and engaged faculty and staff are committed to and passionate about the work they do, resulting in better performance and lower turnover. Yet many colleges and universities struggle to provide a positive healthy workplace culture. Why? Because it seems elusive, hard to measure, and hard to prove ROI. It’s also hard to address a negative culture where incivility or bullying may thrive because your institution may not have guidelines for addressing these behaviors and supervisors probably aren’t trained to step in. Then enter #BLM, COVID-19, the elections... there is a lot working against your institution in terms of positive workplace cultures.
Catherine is the founder/CEO of Civility Partners, an HR consulting firm focused on helping organizations create respectful workplace cultures.
Her clients range from Fortune 500's to small business in a multitude of industries. Catherine is an HR thought-leader and has appeared in such venues as USA Today, Bloomberg, CNN, NPR, and many other national news outlets as an expert. Catherine is also an award-winning speaker, author and blogger.