The pre- and post- summit masterclass programs are designed to maximise your summit experience, and you will cover topics in much greater depth – enabling you to share your challengers, proactivity action plan and create the highest possible ROI from your wellbeing program.
Welcome to ‘Stress & Fatigue Management’
Led by: Dr Adrian Medhurst
This full-day masterclass will be held on Monday 29 October 2018
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, DR ADRIAN MEDHURST
Adrian is a psychologist, author and thought leader on a mission to optimise performance and wellbeing for people and organisations.
Adrian firmly believes that when we mindfully live at the intersection of our optimal level of performance and wellbeing, we are on the path to discovering new peaks of our potential.
“We need wellbeing to perform at our best – no exceptions. This means wellbeing AND performance deserve our mindful attention and effort – no exceptions.”
Adrian’s expertise has grown from a doctorate in organisational psychology, over 10 years in corporate consulting, university lecturing, and dedicated ongoing scientific study and practise in performance psychology, wellbeing science, organisational innovation, mindfulness meditation and yoga. He’s based in the coffee capital city of Melbourne, but his work has seen him deliver training programs, facilitated workshops, and keynote presentations right across Australia, Asia, Central and South America, the UK and our New Zealand neighbours.
Adrian has worked with businesses at the big end of town, as well as NFP’s, Government departments, SME’s and startups. Some of which include CBA, Nike, Medibank, Swisse Wellness, Kimberly Clark, Australia Post, Coles, Vinomofo, NAB, Qantas, Fairfax, SBS, Asahi Schweppes, AFL Players Association, AMP, Red Cross, SBS, Novartis, BP, Sugar Australia, Heinz, and Fosters.
In his earlier years, Adrian was a dedicated Australian champion in track and field who competed in the 400m hurdles around the world – a career which gave him his first insights into the power of the mind in optimising performance and the crucial role of wellbeing.
Adrian is an author of the forthcoming book “Meditate on This: The Science of Mindfulness” and has two entrepreneurial ventures – Benny Button and Amelie.ai.
8.30 Registration and welcome coffee
9.00 SESSION ONE: THE BALANCING ACT
- The energy demands of modern work and life
- The impact of stress and importance of resilience fitness. How psychological, physical and social fitness help us master stress and fatigue
- How busy, hyperconnected cultures lead people to miss opportunities for rest and recovery – and what leaders need to be done about it
- The leader’s role in encouraging and supporting ‘Stress Mastery’
- Leading life on the see-saw: How balancing effort with ease is the key to sustaining wellbeing and performance.
- Rest and Relaxation’ – Getting good rest and relaxation, creating healthy sleep habits, and managing staff fatigue
- Physical Practice: Movement practice for energising mind and body
10.30 Morning coffee break
10.50 SESSION TWO: THE PARADOX OF PRESSURE
- How pressure is both a driver and drainer of our effort and energy
- Mastery – Outline the framework for performance and wellbeing resilience
- Mindset – Evidence-based strategies for developing growth-mindset and resilience for periods of change, challenge, pressure and uncertainty
- Meaning – How to create meaningful progress by cutting through biases and default patterns of thinking for more creative, adaptive and productive action
- Social Practice: Mindful meals and relationships
13.30 SESSION THREE: STRESS MASTERY
- Mindfulness – the scientific benefits of mindfulness practices for ‘stress mastery’, resilience, rest and recovery
- Mindfulness – practical, science-based techniques for bringing more mindfulness into our lives and workplace cultures
- Mindful Leadership – key principles for leaders that establish more mindful teams and organisational cultures.
- Psychological Practice: Mindfulness practices for work and life (thorough debriefing and practical suggestions for establishing routines)
15.00 Afternoon tea break
15.30 SESSION FOUR: PRACTISE MAKES PROGRESS
- The ‘Knowing Better but not Being Better’ trap: Don’t fall into the trap that this new knowledge will be sufficient for change, it won’t. Einstein was right that “Nothing happens until something moves” – and we won’t make progress without practice. We will explore how to move beyond cognition to intention and action
- The ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ leadership trap: Building Leadership commitment. When leaders are committed to stress mastery and energy management, not only do they benefit greatly, their role modelling is a powerful ingredient for team and cultural change.
- Creating a Practical Plan – because Practice Makes Progress. Integrating what we have learned, experienced and practices into our lives now, and over time? Setting our intention, planning our practice, establishing a routine, evolving through progress
- Mind-Body Practice: Balancing energy and ease to close the masterclass.
16.30 Close of masterclass
Welcome to ‘Maximising your Wellness Investment: How to Create a Strategy That Both Your Employees, and Your Finance Manager, Will Love‘
Led by: Katrina Walton
This full-day masterclass will be held on Wednesday 31 October 2018
No matter what your budget, cost-effective wellness delivery is critical to business success and sustainability.
You can create an award-winning wellness strategy, regardless of how large or small the budget, either by expanding on your existing strategy or implementing a new one. Arm yourself with the invaluable tips, resources and strategies you need to be able to deliver a thriving wellness strategy that really engages your staff and helps them to thrive, mentally and physically. Learn how to get results from workplace wellness and achieve your business goals. In fact, research shows that financial performance increases more than 2.5 times when health and wellness is encouraged:
This not-to-be-missed one-day masterclass is designed to appeal to all organisations, no matter how large or small, whose primary objective is to really drive great health and wellbeing amongst its staff whilst concurrently meeting or exceeding wellness budget.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR, KATRINA WALTON
Katrina Walton is a veritable thought leader in the wellness industry, and has travelled all over the world sharing her invaluable knowledge and experience around implementing and sustaining a results-orientated wellbeing strategy. With her perfect blend of theory and practice, together with her broad, structured approach to workplace wellbeing, you’ll come away armed with a plethora of tools, knowledge and strategies to implement straight away within your organisation to help you create a cost-effective, and positive health-driving wellness strategy.
8.30 Registration and welcome coffee
9.00 SESSION ONE: CREATING AND EVOLVING A WELLNESS STRATEGY THAT WORKS
Many organisations offer one-off health checks, ad hoc chair massages, occasional yoga classes and so on. While the intentions are good, the organisation probably won’t see any real or lasting impact to their bottom line.
In this session, you’ll find out what you need to consider when planning or revamping your wellness strategy, whether your organisation is large, medium or small. Katrina will outline the need to think strategically about health and wellness in the workplace so that it can be integrated into the very DNA of your organisation to ensure the best possible outcomes for:
- Your organisation’s bottom line
- Wellness outcomes for your employees
- A strategy that will stand the test of time
- Walk away with a 6 step framework for creating a workplace wellness strategy that works
SESSION TWO: THE FINANCIAL SIDE OF WELLBEING
While it would be wonderful to have an endless bucket of money to spend on a workplace wellness strategy, the budget is dependent on several factors that can fluctuate wildly over time. This session will provide you with the tools and know-how to make your wellness dollar go further.
- How to create a targeted and cost-effective wellness strategy
- The key implications for large, medium and small organisations looking to create a wellness strategy. What are the challenges for each?
- Our top ten tips for stretching your wellness dollar further
- How to effectively measure and monitor the human and financial success of your wellness program – what is your wellness VOI?
SESSION THREE: ENGAGING YOUR STAFF
To derive the benefits from wellness programs, staff must embrace and participate in them.
Consider these questions: Are your programs poorly attended? Are the same ‘healthy’ employees turning up each time? Is there an element of cynicism or indifference toward the programs? Have you lost touch with what your employees really want?
In this session, Katrina will outline practical strategies for addressing the above hurdles to a successful wellness strategy, and for engaging senior management, key stakeholders and employees in your wellness efforts
- How to build a transformational wellness culture
- How to leverage leaders as change agents
- How to engage and inspire your multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce to participate in your organisational wellbeing program – find out the key strategies
- Strategies for overcoming cynicism or indifference towards your program
16.30 Close of masterclass