205708 Public Health Workforce Trust Relationships

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:45 PM

William A. Mase, DrPH, MPH, MA , College of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
The importance of trust and relationship development between managers and their subordinates is key to organizational success and individual-level goal realization within public health departments. Leader-member Exchange (LMX) is measured through the Conditions of Trust Inventory (CTI) as the CTI provides an effective quantifiable rubric by which to measure the strength of relationships between pairs of people, specifically managers and employees. This research explores the differential, measureable, effects of workplace trust through the theoretical underpinnings of the LMX theory. Participants attending this session with think critically about trust relationship barriers and concomitant adverse impacts these barriers place upon women and racial/ethnic minorities in the public health workforce.

Learning Objectives:
1)Describe the tenants of the Leader-member Exchange (LMX) theory. 2)Explain how the Conditions of Trust Inventory (CTI) is used to measure the trust relationship between dyadic pairs of supervisors and employees. 3)Demonstrate how workplace barriers faced by women and racial/ethnic minorities are linked to differential effects of interpersonal trust.

Keywords: Public Health Research, Workforce

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Earned a Doctorate in Public Health, currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Public Health Services
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.