Wednesday 27th March
Registration will begin at 8:00am with coffee and pastries on arrival and the seminar will commence at 8:30pm sharp.
CPD: This upcoming training event is CPD awarded - attendees will qualify for 2 CPD points. CPD certificates are issued on request following our training event.
The Resilience and Wellbeing Springboard; a Guide to Managing Stress
Liz Kearney, Professional trainer and business coach specialising in workplace well-being. LK Learning Solutions
About this topic:
All of us at some part of our lives will experience stressful times. Being able to recognise the first indicators of stress and how it can impact on our body is key to being able to manage that stress and build resilience. In this short overview Liz will demonstrate how our thoughts, feelings and actions control our outcomes and how with some simple techniques practiced daily, we can become more mindful, undo old patterns, improve the consequences and return to a state of well-being faster.
A Sustainable approach to Workplace Wellbeing; environmental initiatives that increase staff productivity and happiness
Paula Butler, Environmental consultant and founder of Eco conscious Living
About this topic:
The topic takes a practical approach to reducing our carbon footprint both at work and at home. It builds on well-established environmentally friendly practices and also uses the principles of minimalism, simple living and zero waste to improve workplace wellness and productivity, while also benefiting the environment. It identifies easy and cost effective ways to make small changes that can have significant benefits, not only for the environment, but also for your staff’s health, finances, productivity and happiness.
Challenges to Implementing a Wellbeing Strategy - A National Perspective
Biddy O’Neill, National Project Lead, Health and Wellbeing Programme, Department of Health
About this topic:
Biddy O Neill will outline the progress to date in the development of the National Healthy Workplace Framework and reflect on the key learnings and prerequisites for successful implementation taking account of the recent evidence review with a particular focus on Public Sector.
09.45-10.00 Questions and Answers
**Breakfast Briefing event will be followed by tea, coffee and networking**
You can read Biddy O'Neill's blog piece: Challenges to Implementing a Wellbeing Strategy- A National Perspective by clicking here
Liz Kearney is a professional trainer and a qualified business coach specialising in well-being in the workplace. She has worked with many Corporates, The Public Sector and SME’s delivering programmes on Stress, Wellbeing and Resilience and has been an associate trainer with Aware for the last 5 years. She is a Qualified Financial Adviser, an accredited DiSC psychometric practitioner and holds a diploma in Psychology, CBT and Emotional Intelligence.
Paula Butler is an environmental consultant with over 20 years’ experience. She holds an Honours Degree in Natural Science from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Environmental Management from Aberdeen University, Scotland. Paula was appointed by the Minister for the Environment to sit on the Admissions Board for the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) from 2009 to 2015. Paula established her own environmental consultancy practice in 2014 and as part of this has been delivering training to the Government on Climate Change and Climate Finance through Public Affairs Ireland (PAI).
Ms Biddy O Neill, Department of Health
Biddy is National Project Lead in the Health and Wellbeing Programme Department of Health. She is leading on the development of the National Healthy Workplace Framework in partnership with the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation under the auspices of Healthy Ireland.Biddy has worked in Health Promotion for over twenty years at both strategic and operational levels within the Health Service and the Department of Health. She has extensive experience in partnership working, policy and programme development and implementation. She is a keen advocate for personal development including reflective practice and believes that facilitative leadership is key to changing workplace culture to promote health and wellbeing.She was appointed as an Assistant National Director in the Health and Wellbeing Division Health Service Executive in 2013 and seconded to the Department of Health in 2015. She has a background in Nursing and Addiction Counselling and holds a Higher Diploma in Adult Education and MA in Health Promotion