Mental Health and 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 course 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:

  • Identifying signs and symptoms of mental health and work-related stress
  • How to have the supportive conversation
  • Understanding unconscious bias
  • Managers legal rights and responsibilities
  • Practical considerations regarding medical certificates, reasonable adjustments and absenteeism
  • Understanding what are psychosocial hazards
  • EAP and wellness programs for targeted intervention
  • Self-care

Day 2 focuses on complex performance management, where participants explore:

  • Risks to performance including probation
  • Principles of natural justice and procedural fairness in a performance process
  • Performance versus misconduct/serious misconduct
  • Using psychosocial control measures in the performance action
  • Sexual harassment and your positive duty 
  • Best practice in the informal and formal underperformance process and using a PIP
  • Managing complex performance actions relating to medical diagnosis, high absenteeism/presenteeism, workplace bullying and conflict
  • 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 
  • HR professionals

Upcoming Workshops

In-person LGPro Docklands:
Two full day workshop including and full catering.

 Jul 25 and 26  LGPro Docklands  Fully Booked 
 Oct 22 and 23  LGPro Docklands  Register Here


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. 

Registrations opening for new dates soon

Course Details

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

    • Member: $985 incl. GST
    • Non-member: $1,410 incl. GST

*Pricing is valid for programs commencing from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025.

Member prices are valid for the following individual LGPro Memberships:  LGPro Fellow, Professional & Young Professional Members
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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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When: July 25–26, 2024
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When: October 22–23, 2024