Executive Leadership Webinar

Communicating During Times of Uncertainty and Change:
Values-Based Leadership as an Anchor

March 15, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET


Senior bueiness executives

About the Webinar

A key aspect of leadership is managing change, both operational and transformational, in a way that instills confidence and provides a sense of direction to others in the organization. This requires executive leaders to be both intentional and responsive in their words and actions.

In this webinar, Dr. David Ballard will sit down with Dr. Paaige Turner, Dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media at Ball State University, to talk about how leaders can keep channels of communication open and demonstrate that they’re listening, lay the groundwork for trust, rebuild relationships when trust has been breached, and communicate in a way that resonates with what matters to key stakeholders.

Presented by the Psychology in the Workplace Collaborative with support from the Kentucky Psychological Foundation


Paaige K. Turner, PhD
Ball State University

Paaige K. Turner, PhD, serves as Dean and Professor in the College of Communication, Information, and Media at Ball State University, ACE Women’s Network of Indiana co-director, Rock Steady Board of Directors chair of governance, and Muncie-Delaware Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors vice chair operations. She is past-president of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG), and principal associate in Communication Resource Associates, LLC.

Dr. Turner is an experienced higher education administrator, communication teacher/scholar, and organizational consultant with an extensive background in gender in the workplace, strategic planning, mentoring, change management, and international education. As an award winning teacher-scholar, she has published more than 30 book chapters and articles in the area of organizational communication, specifically on topics of internationalization, change management, organizational socialization, customer satisfaction, gender, midwifery and birth, breastfeeding, and the body.

Most recently she was recognized by Ball State University with the 2021-2022 Outstanding Administrator Award, Management Communication Quarterly with the 2020 Article of the Year award, and selected by Ball State University Honors students as the 2022 Whitinger Scholar Lecturer.

David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA
GhostNote Consulting

David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, is an organizational consultant with more than 15 years of prior experience as a non-profit executive. His emphasis is on promoting employee well-being and organizational performance through the integration of psychology and business. Dr. Ballard’s work focuses on organizational effectiveness, occupational health promotion, workplace mental health, program design and evaluation, and systems-level workplace interventions. He has provided research, consultation, and training services to government agencies, industry groups, corporations, private equity firms, and universities.

During his time at the American Psychological Association, Dr. Ballard led APA’s Office of Applied Psychology, Center for Organizational Excellence, and Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. He currently serves as Senior Scientist for the Mental Health at Work Index and is on the boards of directors for The Health Project and Sound Mind.

Dr. Ballard chairs the Society for Occupational Health Psychology’s Practitioner Committee, co-chairs the Advisory Committee for The Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health in the Workplace, and is a member of NIOSH’s Cross-Sector Council on Healthy Work Design and Well-being and the External Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins P.O.E. Total Worker Health Center in Mental Health.

About the Organizers

The Psychology in the Workplace Collaborative is a strategic alliance of independent psychologists and organizational consultants with a shared mission of promoting business practices that support and advance workforce well-being, psychologically healthy workplaces, and organizational excellence.

Our members engage in professional activities spanning research, practice, education, training, and public outreach, and have extensive experience in governance, leadership, and volunteer service.

Our Collaborators

Kentucky Psychological Foundation

The mission of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation is to build a psychologically healthy Kentucky through: Decreasing mental illness and stigma; Promoting healthy behavior throughout life; Embracing diversity; Promoting leadership in psychology; and Helping all Kentuckians discover and reach their full potential.