The underlying conceptual framework for the ADVANCE program is the American Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace (PHW) initiative. There are 5 PHW practices: Employee Growth & Development, Employee Health & Safety, Employee Involvement, Employee Recognition, and Employee Work-Life Balance (see Table 1 below). Each of the 12 ADVANCE activities is aligned with one or more of these practices (see Table 2 below).
American Psychological Association’s
5 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Practices
|Employee Growth & Development||
|Employee Health & Safety*||
|Employee Work-Life Balance||
|*Health and Safety is operationalized in our academic setting as wellbeing & lack of mistreatment (Grawitch et al., 2007).
**Employee Involvement is one of the more critical PHW categories (Grawitch et al., 2009).
ADVANCE Activities and PHW Practices
|ADVANCE Activity||PHW Practice|
|Employee Growth & Development||Employee Healthy & Safety||Employee Involvement||Employee Recognition||Employee Work-Life Balance|
|Student Diversity Training||•||•||•|
|Merit Pool Incentives||•||•|
|Recruitment & Retention|
|ADVANCE Speaker Series||•||•|
|Administrative Fellow Program||•||•||•||•|
Grawitch, M., Trares, S., and Kohler, J. (2007). Healthy Workplace Practices and Employee Outcomes. International Journal of Stress Management, Vol. 14, No. 3, 275–293.
Grawitch, M. J., Ledford, Jr., G. E., Ballard, D. W., & Barber, L. K. (2009). Leading the healthy workforce: The integral role of employee involvement. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 61, 122-135.