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Leading Well Programme Launch

Leading Well Programme Launch

 13/12/2018

We recently launched our new Leading Well programme at a breakfast taster session and gave people the chance to meet the trainers and explore how the programme can support both their organisational and personal growth plans. We explored how individuals deal with stress and looked at exercises and slight changes to usual regimes that may help deal with everyday pressures.

Recent research such as the CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work Survey 2018 highlighted the pressures management teams were under and the need to address wellbeing issues in the workplace.

On the back of this, we developed a new Leading Well programme that specifically focusses on the wellbeing of leaders and managers. It supports wellbeing issues, not just by developing leader’s confidence and capability in supporting people effectively but also by getting them to think about their own wellbeing and what it truly means to be happy and healthy in their world.

We recently launched the programme at a breakfast taster session and gave people the chance to meet the trainers and explore how the programme can support both their organisational and personal growth plans. We explored how individuals deal with stress and looked at exercises and slight changes to usual regimes that may help deal with everyday pressures.

We discussed how the wellbeing of staff is paramount to the productivity and performance of an organisation and a key conduit to achieving wellness are the leaders and managers. Forward-thinking organisations often call on leaders and managers to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees, and yet it seems that those who are looked upon to create and drive these initiatives often have the poorest wellbeing. How can an organisation be truly happy, healthy and indeed productive if its managers and leaders are not?

The group agreed they often felt pressure to be role models for wellbeing and sometimes struggled to be ambassadors for a healthy work-life balance due to stresses of their own jobs. They all expressed a desire to learn more about how they could deal with this more effectively.

50% of the group were eligible for ERDF funding, which means the course is at no expense to the client and they have since booked on to our funded programme commencing in January 2019.  Those who were interested in the programme but did not quite meet the ERDF requirements are now applying for the non-funded programme which has dates booked in for February 2019.

We recently exhibited at the Publlic Sector Show and conducted a survey on Leading Well. The findings were very interesting, with 80% of people citing work life stresses causing them to having an overactive mind at night and consequently causing sleep deprivation. Read the full findings here.

If you are interested in hearing more about the programme please visit our Leading Well website 

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