The main purpose of this course is to highlight the impact of leadership on employees’ mental health, well-being, and effectiveness. Moreover, the course content will focus on how leaders can improve followers’ resilience and thereby increase followers’ mental health.
During the course students will engage with most recent academic literature on how different leadership styles affect followers’ resilience, mental health, and effectiveness. Moreover, students will participate in a broad variety of exercises including development and implementation of a leadership training to foster followers’ resilience in organizations and mental health. The course is recommended for those with an interest in becoming effective leaders.
Wladislaw Rivkin holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, from the Technical University Dortmund (Germany) and a M.Sc. in Psychology from University of Konstanz (Germany). He is Lecturer in the Work and Organizational Psychology Group at Aston Business School. His research focuses on the impact of stressors, leadership, and further resources on employees’ resilience, mental health, well-being, and effectiveness.
He has been published in leading international academic journals. Wladislaw has also led several applied industry projects in which he has contributed to the development, implementation and evaluation of employee and leadership trainings to improve resilience, mental health and associated effectiveness. He is actively involved in consulting activities such as employee and leadership trainings and individual coaching.