The pre-summit and post-summit masterclass programs are designed to maximise your summit experience. You will cover topics in much greater depth – enabling you to share your challenges, create action plans and ensure the highest possible ROI from your wellbeing program.
Welcome to ‘The Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit’
Creating a brain friendly workplace
Led by: Blythe Rowe
This full-day masterclass will be held on Monday 28 October 2019.
ABOUT YOUR MASTERCLASS
Riots are happening everyday in modern business. There are individual employees, groups, even leadership teams who are rioting, right under our noses, without us often even realising it. More often than not, they are not rioting in the traditional sense of a violent upheaval or stop work strike. The riots, more commonly known as “unproductive or toxic behaviours”, are often subtle and covert yet exceptionally powerful in terms of the impact on the overall working environment, brand, performance and wellbeing.
The question is ‘how do we create the right kinda riots (positive behaviours) to connect our teams to our organisations to drive results, whilst maintaining wellbeing?’
This masterclass introduces the ‘Business Connection Model’ and the five key questions all employees need answered in order to connect them to your organisation, focussing on the one key area of how to become a “brain-friendly workplace, worth belonging”.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, BLYTHE ROWE
Blythe Rowe, often described as a ‘little pocket rocket’ is widely recognised for her expertise in ‘People, Culture & Performance’ as well as her ability to shake things up.
She partners with organisations across the globe in their quest to future proof their people and business by developing brain-friendly leaders, building connected and accountable teams and creating workplaces which optimise performance.
Blythe has worked in Senior Human Resources & Organisational Development roles for over 13 years in global organisations and is the author of the book ‘Bullies, Blamers & Bludgers’. She is on a mission to rid workplaces of toxic behaviours, build meaningful relationships and create workplaces worth belonging!
She is the creator of the ‘Business Connection Model’, the five key things organisations must do in order to connect the hearts and minds of their people.
Blythe is as authentic as it gets. Audiences absolutely love her energy, passion and fun that she brings to their event as well as the simple and pragmatic strategies that they can apply!
8.30 Registration and welcome coffee
9.00 SESSION ONE: HEALTH AND WELLBEING AT A MACRO AND MICRO LEVEL
In this session, Blythe will give an overview of some of the potential unproductive behaviours and reveal current statistics on how this is impacting health and wellbeing at a macro and micro level. You will learn:
- The 12 potential “people riots” (unproductive behaviours) and their impact on performance and wellbeing
- Why the brain is a control freak & how this impacts employee behaviour
- Some of the key triggers that might cause team members to engage in unproductive behaviours (& how you could be causing it)
- Why culture does not always eat strategy for breakfast
- The five key questions every employee (especially the cynical ones) needs answered to connect them to the organisation
- The five elements of the Business Connection Model and how they work together to drive connection and engagement
SESSION TWO: CULTURE
In this session, we will delve deeper into one of the aspects of the Business Connection Model: CULTURE. Topics explored include:
- What exactly is culture?
- Defining what it means to have a “brain-friendly” workplace
- What the data geeks can teach us about human performance
- How you can trigger a “reward response in your team to engage them in the right behaviours (including a focus wellbeing)
- The power of “storytelling” to change the behaviours, in order to change the overall culture
SESSION THREE: HOW TO DEAL WITH UNPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR
After lunch, the workshop will deep dive into some of the critical factors needed to deal with toxic or unproductive behaviours in the workplace. You will learn:
- Why strong leadership is fundamental if you want to nip unproductive behaviours in the bud
- How the All Blacks have got it right: in terms of dealing or engaging with toxic team members
- How to make workplace values, more than just a poster on the wall
- How to identify and address bullying, harassment and non-inclusive behaviour, and how best to approach this (and tip, it’s not through a fancy policy)
- How to depersonalise those crucial conversations: separating the personal from the professional
SESSION FOUR: REFLECTIVE ON CURRENT PRACTICES AND BRAINSTORMING DIFFERENT APPROACHES
The final session is a reflection and practical session. Reflecting on current practices and brainstorming different approaches to implement in order to develop a brain-friendly workplace.
- Reflection: Unpacking some of the rituals that make up your current workplace culture: are they working for you?
- Tips on how to develop a brain-friendly workplace to boost performance: cognitive and wellbeing
- How to embed wellbeing into an existing culture
- Brainstorming some potential new rituals to instil in your workplace to create a brain friendly workplace, worth belonging
16.30 Close of masterclass
The masterclass will be conducted using a combination of presentation material and group exercises; maximising your learning potential. Please note that the masterclass content will be tailored to participants’ individual needs so the length of each session may vary. Refreshments will be served at appropriate times, including morning and afternoon teas and lunch.
Welcome to ‘Mastering the gentle art of buy-in: Create buy-in and engagement around your health and wellbeing programs’
Led by: Simon Dowling
This full-day masterclass will be held on Wednesday 30 October 2019
ABOUT YOUR MASTERCLASS
You have ideas. You have programs and initiatives that you need to get off the ground. But here’s the rub — unless you can get others on board, those initiatives aren’t going anywhere. So how do you build enthusiastic support and engagement for your programs — where people work with you, not because they have to, but because they want to?
Join Simon Dowling, author of “Work with Me: How to get people to buy into your ideas”, for this highly practical one-day workshop.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, SIMON DOWLING
Simon Dowling is a leading thinker on creating collaborative teams and workplaces. As a speaker, facilitator and educator, he works closely with leaders and teams from some of Australia’s most interesting organisations, equipping them with the inspiration and know-how to build strong, highly engaged cultures.
Simon possesses a unique blend of creativity and pragmatism – something reflected in his past experience. He began his career as a commercial lawyer, and is also an experienced improviser, regularly performing with leading improvisation company Impro Melbourne. He was a regular cast member on Working Dog’s hit TV show Thank God You’re Here.
Collaborative leadership is a topic so close to Simon’s heart that he wrote a book about it. In Work with Me: How to get people to buy into your ideas (Wiley, 2016), Simon encourages everyone to become a champion of buy-in— a critical skill for ‘small L’ leadership… the essence of any collaborative workplace.
8.30am Registration and coffee
9.00am Session One: A roadmap for generating buy-in
In this first session, we explore the opportunities and challenges associated with buy-in, and introduce the group to a simple but powerful framework for understanding the key elements in generating buy-in. Key topics include:
- What it means to generate true buy-in
- Understand the 3 ‘M’s of buy-in
- It all starts with you: how to generate a level of conviction that underpins your influence
10.30am Morning tea
10.45am Session Two: Creating the right mood for buy-in
In this session, Simon will lead you through a range of strategies for generating the right emotional platform for generating buy-in, with an opportunity to explore how these can be applied in your own context. Topics covered in this session include:
- How emotions govern our decisions
- People buy people first: how people’s perception of you creates a bias that is key to achieving buy-in
- The 3 different categories of perception, and how to use them to adjust the way you show up
1.15pm Session Three: The winding path to yes
In this session, Simon introduces a conversational framework for building agreement, offering language and examples of how to handle resistance and get people on board. Again, you’ll have lots of opportunity to apply and practice principles learned in the context of your own examples. Learn how to:
- Building a yes-able proposition
- Dealing with pushback and resistance
- A powerful “go script” to use to structure any conversation or communication
2.45pm Afternoon tea
3.00pm Session 4: Ideas into action
It’s one thing to build agreement; but that doesn’t guarantee action. One of the most critical aspects of mastering buy-in is creating movement and momentum. In this session, Simon will take you through 3 key strategies for turning agreement into action. Themes covered include:
- Why people don’t always do what they commit to doing
- How to ensure the first critical steps of positive action
- How to scaffold the first 90 days to help people build habits
- Ways to build longer term, sustained change
The session will finish with an opportunity for you to create your own action plan for taking ideas and strategies from the masterclass back into your own environment, to get you straight into generating buy-in!
5.00pm Session close