Bernie Dyme, a licensed clinical social worker, founded Perspectives, which provides workplace resource services to organizations internationally, including employee assistance programs (EAP), managed behavioral healthcare, organizational consulting, work/life and wellness. He has personally provided consulting services to hundreds of small and mid-sized organizations to help them develop a balanced approach between cost savings and safe, healthy, productive workplaces.
He has a special interest in making sure that mental health issues are not stigmatized and that services are available to all employees in need. Bernie consults with organizations to assist them in developing high-performing, safe and healthy workplaces. He helps leaders create open lines of communication and collaborative environments. He has consulted to business, labor and professional groups on a variety of topics, most recently helping organizations develop strategies for dealing with change and the stress that accompanies it.
He is a member of professional and community organizations, including the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, where he was on the workplace excellence committee. He will soon begin his term as president of the board of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and is a member of the visiting committee of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. He also serves on the Workplace Taskforce for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, working to end suicide and to deliver a compelling business case that offers solutions, provides support for employers and motivates them to implement a comprehensive, public health approach to suicide prevention, intervention and “postvention” in the workplace.
Bernie is often a featured speaker for professional, business and community groups.
He obtained his master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.