Steven B. Uhrik, LCSW, CEAP, RLC
Employee Assistance Program Manager
Motorola Solutions, Inc. & Motorola Mobility,
successful and lasting inter-disciplinary collaboration in any business or
organization is both an art and a science, a daunting 'work in progress' that
cannot be accomplished by only one person or group. It's a major team effort and a process that
can be described as an on-going journey with multiple destinations.
a major corporate setting was accomplished by EAP and allies in Human Resources
through planning, overcoming resistance, technology development, training,
marketing and influence. However, it was neither initiated nor driven in the
manner that might ordinarily be expected. It was and continues to be a journey,
not a destination.
It produced a
unique Integrated Service Delivery System transforming the company's approach
while maximizing resolution of workplace conflict and productivity problems. No
professional boundaries were compromised. Confidentiality, ethics and
professional practices remain strongly in place today.
methods for effecting interdisciplinary collaboration can bring EAP/ Mental
Health Professionals 'to the table' with Human Resources, Occupational Health,
Security and the Legal Department and the business units.
diligence must include the following:
- Understanding your organizational culture and
- Learning the method of scenario planning
- How to seize a crisis constructively
- Understanding transitions leadership methods
- Transformation of silo based "departments"
into strategic partners
- Change-seeking is a moving target
- How to create a business blueprint
- Maintaining professional boundaries,
particularly confidentiality, during collaboration
Steven B. Uhrik, LCSW, CEAP, RLC is a
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Employee Assistance Professional and
Threat Assessment Specialist who has provided EAP services in medical and
corporate work settings both in the USA and overseas. He has also provided
behavioral consultation and clinical treatment in mental health, chemical
dependency, emergency room, physical rehabilitation and dialysis treatment
settings in conjunction with medical staff. He is a Registered William Bridges
Transitions Leadership Trainer and a Registered Life Coach.
Mr. Uhrik began his human services career in 1970. He entered the
Employee Assistance profession in 1987 as Director of EAP for Grant Hospital of
Chicago. He joined Motorola in 1989 as Regional Manager, Motorola Employee
Assistance Program. In 1996, he was promoted to Manager, Global EAP Operations
and Drug Free Work Force. His key accomplishments while at Motorola include:
The co-development of and pioneered the "Integrated
Model For Employee Relations Service Delivery" which transformed Motorola's HR
business culture while maximizing resolution of workplace conflict and
productivity problems. This project became a Motorola University Research
Presentation and a global Motorola HR Officer's goal.
As the Business Development Manager of a Motorola
cross-functional leadership team consisting of HR, EAP and IT professionals,
Mr. Uhrik was a key collaborator in the creation of an EAP database known as
The Employee Assistance Master Mind (TEAMM). He also provided computer training
that brought the EAP Organization to a higher skill level.
Mr. Uhrik was a key player in the development,
recruiting and staff training of Motorola's Asia Pacific Regional EAP, which
covers over 10,000 employees and family members in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore,
China and Indonesia.
He is presently
Employee Assistance Program Manager for the Motorola Employee Assistance
Programs; Motorola Solutions, Inc. and Motorola Mobility, Inc.
He has over 35 years of professional
experience, including private clinical practice. He is presently Employee
Assistance Program Manager for the Motorola Employee Assistance Programs;
Motorola Solutions, Inc. and Motorola Mobility, Inc.