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    December Dinner Meeting - Depression in The Workplace – Starting the Dialogue

    Date: December 8, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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    HRMA Dinner Meeting


     Depression in The Workplace – Starting the Dialogue


    Presented by

    Carol Kivler, MS, CSP, CMT

    Founder of Courageous Recovery


    December 8, 2014

    Salt Creek Grill, Forrestal Village, Princeton

    5:30pm to 8:00pm



     **The meeting is approved for 1 general recertification credit hours

    by the HR Certification Institute**

    For registration please go to Note the venue change for this meeting.


    REGISTER & PAY:   Online registration opens up approximately two weeks prior to the event and closes the Thursday before the meeting at midnight.  Walk-ins are always welcome after that time!

    For registration please go to the appropriate registration link on the left hand side of this page.

    Please note that we will have a gift exchange as part of the networking. There are no price restrictions and each person should feel free to bring a gift of nominal value.  Participants should wrap their gift, affix a business card, and bring it to the registration table the night of the dinner meeting.  

    HRMA Dinner Meeting

     Depression in The Workplace – Starting the Dialogue

    It’s time for an open dialogue about depression in the workplace, a major, pervasive issue.  The decrease in productivity, increased errors, absenteeism, as well as short and long-term disability, cause staggering financial losses to corporate America.

    Depression (and mental illness) is a secret that no one wants to talk about for fear of being labeled, judged, marginalized and negatively impacted at work.


    Carol Kivler, executive coach, author and business owner, starts the dialogue about depression in the workplace.  She brings a unique perspective to this subject. Carol is an international executive coach/corporate trainer and consultant with an MS in Human Resource Education, as well as a consumer, who has lived with clinical depression for over 20 years, which is why she understands both sides of the equation.


    This presentation will equip employers with company-wide strategies to create an atmosphere that respects and responds to a workforce directly or indirectly affected by depression and/or mental illness. Carol will discuss why and how HR professionals are fundamental change agents in making employers understand the difference they can make in altering the impact of depression and mental illness on their company.  She will also bring forward educational programs that can be implemented throughout an organization. Further, she addresses the stigma that prevents employees from admitting they are suffering from a mental illness.

    Our speaker:

    Carol A. Kivler is a highly respected and experienced professional speaker (CSP), author, international executive coach/consultant, corporate trainer (CMT), owner of Kivler Communications and founder of Courageous Recovery. Carol has an M.S. in Human Resource Education and previously worked as a college professor. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Philadelphia Chapter of the NSA, where she was past president. Carol is also a consumer in recovery, who has successfully overcome 4 major bouts of clinical depression.  Carol believes that recovery from mental illness is not just possible, but is probable.  People living with mental illness can be fully productive, extremely accomplished members of society. Carol is clear proof of someone who is thriving, in spite of a serious mental illness diagnosis. Her book,"Will I Ever Be the Same Again? Transforming the Face of ECT (Shock Therapy)" was a finalist for two book awards. Her pocket guide, "The ABCs of Recovery from Mental Illness" was an best seller in the mental health category. Her new book, "Mental Health Recovery Boosters" is an best seller in two categories: mental wellness and mental recovery. It is also a finalist for the 2013 Best Book Awards in the Self-Help Motivational category.

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    Our In-Transition Group:

    Our in-transition group, open to all, meets at 4:30. The group provides professionals in transition with networking opportunities and support as they seek employment opportunities within their profession.

    Our Menu:

    The menu for this month will include a variety of hors d'oevres as well as salad and carving stations and will be served buffet style.