Organizational Culture and Whistleblowing: The invisible forces driving reprisals

February 10, 2021
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Recent events in the U.S. broadcast the pressing need to address the problem of disinformation and disrespect for truth and truth-tellers. Organizations that do not welcome people raising concerns can cause harm and loss of trust both inside and outside an organization. Changing organizational cultures requires not only bold leadership but also individuals who are willing to become self-aware and acknowledge the forces around us and within us that perpetuate reprisals against us and our colleagues when we disclose problems.

Join the webinar to learn more about the major findings of an in-depth case study on whistleblowing and how such knowledge can lead to culture transformation. 

The webinar will be presented by Pamela Forward, RN, MA, GCCR, Workplace Mediator and Researcher; Whistleblowing Canada, President and Moderated by Paloma Raggo, PhD., Whistleblowing Canada Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University.

Pamela Forward is a graduate of Carleton University - Political Science, Conflict Resolution, Legal Studies - and a registered nurse, Pamela has had a varied career in business, health care and government (federal public service and advisor to federal cabinet Ministers). Her interest in whistleblowing advocacy began in the 1990’s when she joined with others to support whistleblowers in the Federal Public Service.  She recently completed an in-depth, qualitative case study on whistleblowing, regarding drug safety issues at Health Canada which highlighted many system flaws. This blend of knowledge and experience has stimulated an abiding interest in supporting conflict-friendly, ethical and accountable organizations and inspired the founding of Whistleblowing Canada Research Society.

The Webinar will take place via Zoom on Wednesday the 10th of February 2021, between 17:00 – 18:00 UTC / 12:00 – 13:00 EST. 
For more information and to register, please see here. The webinar is free to all but any donations are gratefully accepted.
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