Leadership Styles and Mental Health – February 25, 2020

Leadership Series – NCR


What: Lunch & Learn: Leadership Styles and Mental Health

Who: Dominique Dennery, Accredited Coach, Certified Management Consultant & Professional Facilitator

Where: Ottawa – 75 Albert Street, Suite 400 (APEX Office)

WhenFebruary 25, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)

How: Registration for this event is now closed. Thank you to all who have registered—looking forward to seeing you there. To put your name on the wait list, please click here. – Note: Attendance in person only. Executives on wait list will be given priority.


Leadership Styles and Mental Health

In 25 years as a public sector leadership consultant, Dominique Dennery has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of various leadership styles. An important insight has emerged from this experience: workplace mental health outcomes are closely related to how leaders lead. Research in the field of management studies suggests that the most successful leaders adopt collaborative styles rather than an authoritarian disposition. Collaborative leaders tend to advance humanist values like fostering meaningful work, recognizing and promoting diversity, and ensuring good work-life balance. Not surprisingly, such values have also been shown to be important social determinants of good mental health.

Please join Dominique as she reflects on her experiences coaching leaders from diverse backgrounds throughout the public sector and offers insights on the crucial link between leadership and mental health outcomes in the changing public service workforce.

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Note:  Space is limited and will be capped at 30.

Speaker’s Bio:

Dominique Dennery
Accredited Coach, Certified Management Consultant & Professional Facilitator


Dominique Dennery has facilitated hundreds of learning events, retreats, professional forums, strategic planning sessions, and national and international conferences for a range of government and non-governmental agencies in Canada and internationally.

She has been the moderator of choice for high-profile federal consultations designed to inform social policy, including consultations on gender equality, the elimination of gender-based violence, cultural diversity and linguistic duality, anti-racism and anti-discrimination, housing and homelessness. She was also the facilitator for national and international engagements on infrastructure and the future of cities and communities.

Over the last twenty years, she has designed and facilitated numerous planning sessions for executive teams in government departments and agencies such as Employment and Social Development Canada, Health Canada, Justice Canada, Canadian Heritage, Public Service and Procurement Canada, Shared Services Canada, the Library of Parliament, the House of Commons, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Elections Canada, just to mention a few.

One of Dominique’s passions is working with and coaching leaders. For over 20 years she has employed her strong emotional intelligence skills to coach women and men looking to unleash their full potential, have genuine conversations, and become courageous, compassionate leaders. She has also provided consulting and coaching support for executives in provincial ministries, school boards, and a number of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in Canada and overseas.

She holds certifications in Management Consulting, Professional Facilitation, Change Management, and Coaching, as well as a Masters in French Literature from the University of Ottawa. She is fully fluent in both of Canada’s official languages

Dominique writes blogs and articles on genuine conversations, group dynamics, and leadership, and delivers talks and workshops on human potential. Dominique is also a sculptor who has, in addition to work on a range of other subjects, created commissioned bronze busts of leaders of the Haitian Revolution for the City of Montreal and the City of Gatineau.

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