Wellbeing Champions Development Programme
Develop In-House Wellness Expertise in SME's and Third Sector
SME’s can be busy and stressful places to work. When even a small number of employees are struggling with stress, it can have a big impact on an organisation’s costs and productivity. Likewise, organisations in the Third Sector are often limited by their size and budgets.
Creating a wellness culture takes time and expertise – we can help by skilling up an internal Wellbeing Champion for your organisation.
Having your own in-house Wellbeing Champion enables your organisation to be more proactive in reducing stress, burnout and absenteeism. It also enhances your ability to attract and retain key talent.
We support your Wellbeing Champion to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to build and execute a wellness programme and embed a culture of wellness in the organisation.
Wellbeing Champion Programme Overview
This open programme is designed for small and medium-sized businesses. We realise that smaller organisations value the wellbeing of their people, but don’t always have the headcount and budgets to dedicate to employee wellness initiatives.
This wellness skills course bridges the gap.
Attendees will develop competence in conceiving, promoting and executing an internal wellbeing strategy. Participants also benefit from being part of a growing community of wellbeing ambassadors.
2 days in-person +
2 X 1/2 day online.
Run over 6 weeks.
Participants will design a wellbeing strategy as part of the course outcomes.
COACHING & MENTORING
Our team will help participants overcome internal barriers and challenges
The wellness training programme includes five core modules:
The Fundamentals of Workplace Wellness. Understanding what ‘wellness’ is and why it is important for organisations. Participants will learn to distinguish between initiatives that pay lip service to wellness and those that really deliver results.
Making a Start. Learning skills to assess your company’s wellness needs, including audits and surveys. How to get buy-in from leaders and employees, by having constructive stakeholder consultations.
Building a Vision & Strategy. Creating a compelling vision and designing a workplace wellbeing strategy/programme. Creating a case to obtain the necessary resources and budget.
Setting the Plan in Motion. Rolling out a programme and developing a Communication Strategy. Key skills for building engagement and getting return on investment.
Measuring Success. How to collect meaningful insights, assessing feedback and evolving your wellness strategy.
Who is the Wellbeing Champion Programme for?
This course is for employees who have a keen interest in their own wellbeing and are motivated to create a culture of wellbeing in their organisation. All they need is some support from experts who can provide them with tools and templates to begin making a difference in their workplace.
Champions may have any job role in the organisation and they will usually integrate their wellbeing champion duties alongside their normal duties. The programme addresses how participants can manage dual roles.
Programme Dates and Pricing
The programme is run over 3 days, spanning a six week period. This is a practical course and sessions are every two weeks to enable participants to put their learnings into action between modules.
The next Wellbeing Champions Training Programme will start in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the following dates:
Thursday, 6th October, 2022 (full day, in person)
Thursday, 20th October, 2022 (half day, online)
Wednesday, 2nd November, 2022 (full day, in person)
Thursday, 17th November, 2022 (half day, online)
The following programme is scheduled for February 2023.
Early-bird Fee: £990 per person, before Aug 31, 2022.
Standard Fee: £1,150 per person.
Fee includes online support materials. Discounted fee available for multiple participants from the same organisation - please contact us for details.
Why Invest in a Workplace Wellbeing Champion?
Benefits for Employers
Improved staff wellbeing: By investing in the wellbeing agenda, the organisation will have happier, healthier and more productive employees.
Talent retention: Employees are putting increasing emphasis on wellbeing. A wellbeing culture helps to retain and attract talent.
Optimise business outcomes: Happy staff are more productive and provide better service to clients.
Benefits for Attendees
Become an agent of change: Participants learn how to engage their colleagues in the topic of wellbeing and make a difference to their workplace culture.
Personal growth: They improve their influencing skills, stretch beyond their comfort-zone and grow in confidence.
Build a network: They learn alongside other wellbeing champions who can support them personally and professionally in the future.