Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019
Advocacy under pressure

Monday 2 September | NAB The Hall, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands

Professor Michael P Leiter, PhD (U of Oregon) MA (Vanderbilt) BA (Duke)

Photo of Professor Michael P Leiter, PhD (U of Oregon) MA (Vanderbilt) BA (Duke), Professor of Organisational Psychology at Deakin University

Professor of Organisational Psychology at Deakin University

Dr Michael Lieter is a world renowned expert on the Psychology of work, work-life quality and job burnout. Prior to coming to Deakin, Michael was a Professor of Psychology at Acadia University in Canada where he held the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Wellness. While at Acadia University, he served as Head of Psychology, Dean of Science, and Vice-President Academic.

His research on job burnout and work engagement has been widely read. He co-authored the ‘Maslach Burnout Inventory’ and the ‘Areas of Worklife Scale’ and has extensive experience and depth of insight regarding their interpretation. In a commitment to improving work-life quality, he consults with organizations and researchers around the world.

His current research and consulting focusses on improving collegiality within workgroups. In Australia, he is currently involved in projects addressing workplace civility and job burnout in healthcare, policing, education, and financial services. Much of this work occurs through SCORE (Strengthening a Culture of Respect & Engagement), a workgroup-based approach to improving workplace civility.


A Sector at Capacity: Burnout, organisational change and adapting in the face of adversity

Tuesday 3rd September, 2019: 10:00am - 12:30pm

This session is an ‘invitation only’ event. It’s a space for funded disability advocacy organisations from across Australia to com together and participate in a facilitated workshop.  It’s an opportunity to share knowledge and address some of the organisational issues arising during the transition to the new world of disability service provision.