Do you work in an organisation committed to staff wellbeing? Are you finding it hard to maintain this focus while delivering on other pressing challenges?
If so, this free one day workshop may be for you. The University of Birmingham has been working in partnership with a number of organisations to help them develop their staff support offer. The approach focuses on the importance of understanding and recognising emotional labour. Builders undertake hard physical labour, and wear yellow hats to protect them from the dangers in their environment, yet healthcare professionals engage in hard emotional labour, often without protection or support. The equivalent yellow hat is hard to find! However, many systems exist, and organisations may need some help to assess the suitability of the available options.
The workshop is practical and evidence-based. At the end of the session you will have:
The workshop will use “Improvement Lab” techniques to help you examine the issues and develop a plan of action for your workplace. Previous experience of this method is not required, but interest, enthusiasm and commitment to supporting staff is essential.
There is space for up to 20 teams. All that is needed from you at this stage is:
This is a repeat of an Improvement Lab held in September 2016; as this was hugely oversubscribed, places are likely to go quickly! Please contact Evelina Balandyte at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a place. A programme will be sent nearer the date.