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Working Well – For managers, co-ordinators & supervisors – Canberra ACT
September 6, 2016 - September 7, 2016$484
This two-day workshop invites you to consider your own Self Care competence and then explore ways to support the staff in your care to develop sustainable workplace practices.
Research tells us that the risk to worker well-being in the health, education and community services sector is high. Under Australian WHS legislation, employers must ensure a safe workplace. This includes taking practical steps to identify, assess and control reasonably foreseeable risks including the potential for psychological injury.
It is also clear that a systemic prevention program can maintain helper well-being and decrease individual and organizational losses like turnover and burnout. This two-day workshop will provide you with an understanding of the importance of individual Self Care, and the practical steps that managers, co-ordinators and supervisors can take to support staff. You will also explore ways to ensure your organisation takes responsibility for worker well-being.
Over the two-day workshop you will:
- learn about the key concepts of workplace stress, burnout, secondary traumatic stress/vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue
- understand Self Care and its importance as a competency for people in helping roles
- explore what constitutes personal and professional self care
- develop personal and professional self care plans
- understand ‘psychological harm’ in the context of Work, Health and Safety legislation
- discover research based interventions for ensuring worker well-being at a service level
- explore specific strategies for supporting staff to practice individual self care
- learn what resilient teams and organisations look like
- plan ways to promote and facilitate worker well-being in teams
- consider how to create and maintain a culture of resilience and well-being across your agency.