March 16 Professional Development Event: Perceived Organisational Support

March 16 Professional Development Event: Perceived Organisational Support

Research by Eisenberger et al., (1986) suggests that Perceived Organisational Support (POS) refers to employees’ perceptions that the organisation values their contributions and cares about their well-being. This research has shown that POS relates to an extensive variety of positive outcomes including increased creativity, better employee performance, reduced turnover, healthier employees and greater engagement.

Utilising methods associated with POS, AngloGold Ashanti Australia Senior Vice President Michael Erickson and Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Cara Philpott will share some of their organisational drivers and experiences in developing the Wellbeing @ AGAA Strategy throughout 2020. Michael and Cara will discuss the positive outcomes on organisational culture, employee engagement, and workplace mental health across the Australian business. Their presentation will illustrate that Organisational Psychology theories and methodologies, such as POS can successfully create healthy and productive workplaces.

When: Tuesday, 16th March

Venue:  The WACA Ground, East Perth

Time: 5.30pm – 7pm


To register for the ONLINE/WEBINAR version of the event, which is available for attendees who are not currently residing in Western Australia, CLICK HERE.

About the Speakers:

Michael Erickson

Mike was appointed Senior Vice President Australia with AngloGold Ashanti in 2014 after two years as Vice President Technical & Business Improvement. Mike is a Fellow of the AusIMM and the Governance Institute of Australia, a member of the AICD and sits on the Board of the Minerals Council of Australia and the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA. In his regional leadership role Mike is passionate about the value that a diverse and inclusive workplace can unlock. He wants to see all people afforded the opportunity to thrive and to reach their full potential. Mike is proud to be a mentor in the Women in Mining (WA) Mentoring program.

Cara Philpott

Cara is senior HR professional who brings a deep understanding of people, culture and organisational frameworks and change management enabling operational and governance improvements. Cara has worked with diverse workforces across UK, Europe, USA, and the Middle Eastern. Cara is also passionate advocate for health, disability, research in rare diseases and inclusion and serves on a number of boards and committees in this space.


SIOPA is an independent association with the purpose to create growth, supervision and professional development for Organisational Psychologists and related disciplines in Australia. It was established in Western Australia and has the involvement of many of the most experienced local practitioners in the profession.