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Internationally, the focus on workplace wellbeing has grown exponentially over the past decade. The impact of COVID-19 has only added to this focus.
Despite a slow start, many organisations are now realising the benefits of a strategic wellbeing focus. Gone are the days of yoga and fruit bowls.
Many organisations now acknowledge the connection between employee wellbeing and engagement, productivity and sustainability. Wellbeing is becoming an area of competitive advantage and a focus for recruitment and retention of employees.
Now is the perfect time to get serious about how the theory and practice of workplace wellbeing fits into your career plans and how you can make a real difference to the work lives of your colleagues.
Learn how to think and function at both strategic and operational levels through our Wellbeing Strategy Course.
This new course has been designed by respected wellbeing, safety and performance specialist Andy Hearn, who has led change in large organisations. The course is built on the common challenges and experiences of the ROW community. It is practical with knowledge and skills you can use right away.
Who is the course for?
- Established Health & Wellbeing Managers who want to evolve their practice and develop strong wellbeing networks
- Established professionals who have a wellbeing portfolio as part of their wider role, for example:
- People & Culture Business Partners – who are responsible for workplace wellbeing
- Health & Safety Managers/Advisors – who have gained a ‘W’ and become HSW Managers/Advisors
- Anyone who wants to get serious about a career in workplace wellbeing
Learn and share with peers and be supported by an experienced facilitator and coach.
Learn how to build and implement workplace wellbeing strategies, and measure change.
Develop your professional expertise in workplace wellbeing and be a recognised leader.
WORKPLACE WELLBEING COURSE – KEY DETAILS
Enrolment closes: Friday 3 September 2021 (max. 14 participants per course)
Start date: Friday 1 October 2021
Learning modules: 9
Commitment: 6 hours per module min. (includes online kōrero, group work, and reading/activities)
Personal support: 2 x coaching sessions, plus a year membership to ROW Gold.
Queries: Contact course facilitator Andy Hearn – email@example.com
This game-changing course is delivered in a small group format to maximize learning and sharing opportunities.
- The course is delivered over 9 modules with 9 virtual kōrero (discussion sessions) held on Zoom.
- The first kōrero will take place on Friday October 1 from 10am-12pm (NZST) – and every 2 weeks thereafter (same day/time).
- There will be a summer break from 10 December 2021 – 21 January 2022, with the final kōrero on 18 February 2022.
- 14 participants are required for the course to run. A waitlist will operate once the course is full.
|1. Introductions & course overview||
||Fri 01 Oct|
|2. Overview – Workplace Wellbeing||
||Fri 15 Oct|
|3. Special topics||
||Fri 29 Oct|
|4. Discovery phase||
||Fri 12 Nov|
|5. Strategy development||
||Fri 26 Nov|
||Fri 10 Dec|
||Fri 21 Jan|
|8. Monitoring success||
||Fri 04 Feb|
|9. Next steps||
||Fri 18 Feb|
getting the most out of this course
The course is not designed to teach you a ‘paint by numbers’ strategy development process. Each organisation has different needs which will require a tailored wellbeing strategy. Like any high level learning, the transferable knowledge and tools you get out of this course will depend on what you put into it – including your engagement with course content, zoom sessions, networking opportunities, and coaching sessions.
The total investment per person is $3,999.00*. This includes:
- Access to the 9 learning modules and associated zoom kōrero
- Resources and materials to support your learning
- Two x 1-hour coaching sessions with the Course Facilitator
- Complimentary one-year membership to the premier group, ROW Gold
*GST in New Zealand included
Who is the Course Facilitator?
The course is written and facilitated by Andy Hearn – Wellbeing, Safety & Performance Specialist.
After initially working as a physiotherapist in the UK and NZ, Andy worked for 10 years as a Senior Academic Staff Member and Head of Science at CPIT (now Ara Institute of Canterbury). He then moved to the Canterbury DHB in 2012 to lead the DHB’s staff wellbeing response following the Canterbury earthquakes. After four years at the CDHB Andy moved to Emerge Aotearoa as their National Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager. In 2018 he returned to Ara on a two-year contract as Manager – Health & Wellbeing. The purpose of this role was to develop and embed an evidence-based, system wide focus on staff wellbeing – a challenging time as it coincided with the Christchurch mosque attacks and the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to his work experience, Andy draws on his own ‘lived’ experiences of depression and significant physical injury (broken neck). This mix of academic, practical and lived experience allows him to bring a pragmatic evidence-based approach to his work. An approach that has previously been recognised nationally (Winner NZ Workplace Wellbeing Award, 2013; Finalist NZ Workplace H&S Awards, 2015, 2016). Andy holds a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy, a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, a Certificate in Adult Teaching, and is a ICF Certified Coach.
Andy is a ROW Crew member and a ROW Partner – listen to an interview, or read more on LinkedIn.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Is the course accredited?
The course is not NZQA accredited. This allows us to keep compliance requirements to a minimum – thereby ensuring the course content is very current and the mode of delivery is flexible enough to meet the needs of each new cohort of participants.
The course aims to support participants to develop and practically apply knowledge and tools in their role as workplace wellbeing practitioners. This in turn will support career progression at the cutting edge of a rapidly changing and increasingly important profession.
2. How much time should I dedicate to the course?
This depends entirely on what you seek to get out of the course. All participants will have access to the baseline learning materials and depending on their organisational needs different participants are likely to dig more deeply into different topics.
As a rough guide, it is suggested that participants put aside a minimum of 6 hours learning and research time per module (there are 9 modules in total). Participants will also have access to the online learning resources for 12 months following completion of the course, should they wish to circle back on specific content areas during their own strategy development process.
3. Upon completion of the course will I have developed my organisational strategy?
While the course is largely designed as a step-by-step process for developing a workplace wellbeing strategy it is highly unlikely participants will be able to complete their own strategy development in time with the delivery of course modules. This is particularly likely to be the case in larger organisations where stakeholder engagement and senior management ‘sign off’ can involve lengthy processes.
4. Are the learning outcomes formally assessed?
The learning outcomes are not formally assessed i.e. there are no assignments or exams. Like most professional development courses the onus is on the participant to meet their own learning needs based on their own personal and professional aspirations.
5.Can more than one person from an organisation enrol in the course?
Yes. For example, you may want to upskill more than one member of your team, or focus on succession planning for workplace wellbeing. Additional participants from one organisation will receive a discounted registration fee and can also receive an additional discount if they elect to undergo group (rather than individual) coaching. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.