Calgary Corporate Psychological Services

As a Calgary psychologist, Susan consults to organizations in the areas of human resource management and career development. Services are available to individual employees and managers, as well as to teams and departments. She offers a variety of online testing, report writing, coaching, performance management, and assessment of organizational effectiveness. Additionally, her 13 years as a human resource professional in the Calgary oil and gas industry add to her knowledge of careers and the workplace. To compliment her corporate work, she has extensive knowledge in the area of international work transitions, including both expatriation and repatriation.

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Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Calgary Corporate Psychologist
430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355

Corporate Consulting – Calgary & Area

With a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, and a Major in the Management of Organizations and Human Resources, Dr. MacDonald is your first choice when choosing an industrial/organizational psychologist to handle your workplace needs. As a Calgary corporate psychologist, Susan consults to organizations in all areas of human resource management and career development. Services are available for individual employees and managers, as well as for teams and departments. She offers a variety of online testing, report writing, coaching, performance management, and assessment of organizational effectiveness. Additionally, her 13 years as a business professional in the Calgary oil and gas industry add to her knowledge of careers and the workplace. To compliment her corporate work, she has extensive research and knowledge in the area of international work transitions, including both expatriation and repatriation.calgary-corporate-psychological-services

Corporate & Organization Specializations Include:

  • Management development, including psychometric testing, reports and feedback.
  • Qualitative and quantitative studies to improve business effectiveness.
  • Job satisfaction and attrition analysis; how to attract and retain workers.
  • Selection and development assessments for high potential employees and managers.
  • Programs designed to improve career satisfaction and productivity.
  • Career development and work transitions, including retirement.
  • International careers, including expatriation, repatriation and immigration.
  • Mediation, conflict resolution and coaching.
  • Recommendations for companies and employees to maximize the career benefits of international work experience.
  • Group workshops on a variety of career and life topics.

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Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Business/Organization Psychological Services
430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355

Human Resource Management

Everyone agrees that human resources are any organization’s number one resource. With Dr. MacDonald’s training in both human resource management and human behaviour, she can help you maximize employee potential. Does your company want to improve organizational functioning by capitalizing on employee knowledge, skills, and competencies? Does management want to create a work environment that attracts and retains quality people? Call today to schedule a meeting to discuss your current organizational concerns and ideas of a vision for the future of your company. Whatever your situation, Dr. MacDonald can help you find solutions to improve your organizational success.

Executive Coaching and Leadership Development

As we live in a work world that is constantly evolving, leaders need to be on the cutting edge of change management. Successful managers recognize the importance of their commitment to growth and lifelong learning, and this can be facilitated through executive coaching and leadership development. Setting goals and developing a plan of action to improve productivity and performance can help lead to your own professional success, and the success of your organization. With Dr. MacDonald’s training in human resources and psychology, she can help perfect the core skills required to improve your leadership performance.

Corporate & Organization Team Building

One of the key competencies in today’s world of work is the ability to be an effective team player. There are two important pieces of knowledge that are needed to be highly effective; first is knowledge of oneself, and second, is the ability to understand others. Team building seminars provide essential information and exercises to increase employee self knowledge and understanding of others, and to develop a greater awareness of the abilities and talents that each group member brings to the table. Team building can result in greater collaboration, cooperation, productivity, and improved work satisfaction amongst group members. Dr. MacDonald can facilitate team building seminars based upon your individual needs and requirements.

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Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Corporate Psychological Services – Calgary & Area
430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355

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Effective Communication

Communication is the key to success. This applies to individual employees, corporate teams, and entire organizations. Communicating effectively is a core competency that can be mastered through coaching and commitment to practice. The rewards of effective communication strategies and policies are unlimited and provide enormous benefits to organizations: Leaders who have honed their communication skills find employee satisfaction and productivity are increased, and absenteeism and turnover are reduced. Dr. MacDonald specializes in communication training and development for any and all employees and managers interested in continuous self-improvement.

Conflict Management

Conflict is an inevitable part of human interactions. Given the potential for conflict in day-to-day interactions and in decision making processes, it is important to understand how to best navigate conflict situations. Working with Dr. MacDonald will allow you to increase your awareness and understanding of the various strategies used to manage conflict, your own preferred ways of handling conflict, and how to improve your effectiveness in managing all types of conflict situations. Testing helps you understand your preferred conflict styles. The insight gained through this knowledge proves to be a valuable tool for all individuals as well as optimal team functioning.

International Career Transitions

With our global economy, international work assignments are increasing in frequency and Canadians are living and working abroad more than ever in history. Both employees and companies need to understand how to navigate international career transitions, both from a personal and professional perspective. Dr. MacDonald has conducted extensive research and work in the area of expatriation and repatriation, and can help people make this a smooth transition for employees and their families. Employees with international work experience are a valuable resource to their companies, and employers also need to understand how to capitalize on this knowledge.

Selection and Development Assessments

Everyone agrees that getting the right people in the right places is essential to organizational success. As Dr. MacDonald is trained in both human resource management and psychology, she can provide psychometrics and competency analyses to help with your company’s selection requirements. And when the right candidate is found for a position, she can offer development assessments to help employees and managers optimize their performance on the job. A combination of testing, interviews, and coaching helps to facilitate this process. Call today to find out more about these services.

Psychologically Healthy Workplaces

As Dr. MacDonald is committed to the optimal functioning of organizations, she is a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Committee. We are a team of psychologists whose mandate is to educate organizations in Alberta on the importance of psychologically healthy workplaces, and to publically acknowledge companies who are leaders in this area. If you would like more information on how to implement psychologically healthy workplace initiatives, or information on the workplace award, contact Dr. MacDonald or the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta today.

Seminars and Workshops

Many proactive companies concerned about employee health and wellness offer seminars and workshops in an effort to support personal and professional development. Dr. MacDonald offers a variety of informative and interactive presentations to businesses in the Calgary area and beyond. Here is a list of some popular presentations, however you may also request a custom made seminar to fit your company needs:

  • Effectively Managing Career/Life Transitionscalgary-corporate-psychologist
  • Proactively Planning for Retirement
  • Team Building
  • Leadership Development
  • Managing Stress and Improving Resiliency
  • Decision Making
  • Health and Wellness
  • Communication Skills
  • Proactive Mental Health
  • Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces
  • Strategies for Success
  • International Work Transitions
  • Custom Made Seminars to Fit Your Workplace Needs

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Dr. Susan MacDonald Ph.D., Registered Psychologist
Calgary Corporate Psychological Services
430 15 Street NW Calgary
403-295-8355