Mental Health & Managing Complex Performance

This course focuses on the formal proceeding and process a leader should undertake in performance management, with a focus on Mental Health supports.

Course Overview

This two-day program focuses on the informal and formal proceedings and processes a leader should undertake in performance management, with a focus on Mental Health supports and practical considerations. Case law will also be referenced throughout the two days. 

Day 1 focuses on Mental Health Workplace Supports, where participants explore:

  • The cost of mental health in Australian workplaces
  • Managing psychosocial hazards
  • Early intervention / identifying signs
  • Workplace bias
  • How to support staff by ‘having the conversation'
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Practical considerations
  • Employee assistance provider and wellness programs
  • Self-care

Day 2 focuses on managing complex performance management, where participants explore:
  • Common objections and risks with probations
  • Principles of natural justice in underperformance
  • Performance versus misconduct versus serious misconduct
  • Best practice in the underperformance process
  • Managing complex performance
  • Legal risk of mismanagement

Target Audience

This course is open to anyone working in the local government sector and will be of particular interest to: 
  • Directors and Senior Leaders 
  • Managers 
  • Supervisors 
  • Any leader responsible for managing performance that might involve complex issues 

About the Facilitator

Linda Davey

Linda's career in HR is expansive and eclectic. Her enthusiasm for team management led her from Hospitality to HR more than 20 years ago and since then she has specialised in many different facets of the HR profession, working in roles with the Australian Public Service, the ACT Government, and NSW local governments. Over the years, Linda has partnered with operational managers and has supported them in the areas of WH&S, L&D, strategic recruitment, change management, health and wellbeing, and workforce planning.

Recent years have led Linda to work and specialise in strategic HR business partnering roles, coaching and mentoring managers and executives in the areas of performance management, misconduct, industrial and employee relations, and complex people matter including mental health. Linda has a post graduate degree in Human Resource Management and is a certified HR practitioner with the Australian Human Resources Institute. She is also accredited as a Life Style Inventory coach through Human Synergistics. 

An advocate for promoting early invention measures, Linda has a passion for and commitment to supporting managers through best practice and contemporary HR approaches. 

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Course Details

    2 full days
  • Location: LGPro Docklands, Melbourne CBD
    Time: 9am - 4.30pm
  • Investment*: 

    • Member: $945 incl. GST
    • Non-member: $1,355 incl. GST

*Pricing is valid from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024. Prices will increase from 1 July 2024.

Member prices are valid for the following individual LGPro Memberships:  LGPro Fellow, Professional & Young Professional Members

More Information

For further information email [email protected] or phone (03) 9268 6400

Cancellation Policy: LGPro is a member association and all money generated is used to develop quality professional development activities and services. Our events and programs are budgeted on a minimum number of attendees so providing us with sufficient notice regarding non-attendance is imperative to the success of all our events. Where a substitute delegate cannot be appointed, the following will apply for any cancellations:

7+ days prior the workshop: full refund and/or transfer available
6 days prior the workshop: no refund available, however substitute participants are welcome.
A substitute delegate is encouraged to attend in place of a cancellation.

All cancellations and substitutes must be received in writing by LGPro.
* Transfers to the next available program intake are subject to any applicable fee increases.

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