Riverside - Mental Health in the Workplace: How HR Can Lead the Change
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Riverside - Mental Health in the Workplace: How HR Can Lead the Change

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The Old Spaghetti Factory
3191 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, California  92507
United States
Presenter: Noma Bruton
Contact: Susan Larranaga

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PIHRA Riverside

Mental Health in the Workplace:
How HR Can Lead the Change
presented by Noma Bruton


Employee mental health concerns cost United States workplaces hundreds of billions per year due to presenteeism, absenteeism, and other costs. It’s estimated that one in five American workers experiences a mental health challenge each year. And yet, most executives and HR leaders shy away from the subject. The stigma associated with mental health creates a “don’t ask, don’t tell” workplace where employees aren’t connected to treatment resources and business productivity suffers. The majority of HR professionals aren’t trained to identify mental health conditions, talk about mental health with employees or make referrals to sources that could help.

International research has shown that engaging the workforce in specific mental wellness activities will increase protective factors in individuals and decrease workplace distress while boosting productivity and income. This presentation will help participants understand the major mental health issues affecting American workers, discuss best practice strategies for mental wellness in the workplace, identify and prepare for potential scenarios regarding workplace mental health.

Learning Objectives
Participants will learn the following:

  1. The mental health issues impacting employees and the workplace.
  2. How to talk about mental health in the workplace.
  3. Best practices for engaging employees in mental wellness initiatives and how to integrate mental health and emotional well-being into a company-sponsored wellness program.
  4. How to identify and handle employee interactions involving mental health safely and effectively.


Program Agenda

11:30am - 12:00pm: Registration/Lunch/Networking
12:00pm -  1:15pm: Program
  1:15pm -  1:30pm: Q&A




Noma Bruton, HR Executive with stellar record of functional leadership and strategic project management within complex financial institutions. Experienced in working closely with CEOs and new administrations in all phases of the business life cycle—growth, reorganization, contraction, M&A integration, launch of new operations groups/new technology. Expert in defining, planning, and implementing policies in talent acquisition, compensation, downsizing, and change.

Catalyst for growth, turnaround, and performance improvement in periods of economic downturn and financial crisis, creating company-wide HR policies that reduce millions of dollars in costs, ignite growth, and sharpen competitive edge.

Specialties: Executive Compensation, Recruiting, Executive and Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Succession Planning, Change Management, Process Improvement, Mental Health Training, Six Sigma Black Belt.


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This program is valid for 1.0 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This program has been approved for 1.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $30
PIHRA Student Member $20 $25

Online registration closes on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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