Session 1: Your organisation is an ecological system – what does this mean, and how does this help?
Frontline workers are under considerable demand due to the huge and devastating impacts from COVID-19. Now more than ever it is paramount to co-create and develop organisational structures that break down siloes, and support a space for staff to reset, restore and regenerate so they can meet work demands from a place of sustainability, flexibility and resilience.
• Exploring what is within your organisational ecological systems
• Mapping out individual and collective resources, unmet needs and gaps within teams
• The role of diversity and how it is paramount to supporting the health and sustainability of staff
Session 2: Managing stress, overwhelm and burnout with staff and within teams
This session will explore a psychobiological perspective toward staff and team safety, health and wellbeing. It will look at Stephen Porges latest neuroscientific framework, the Polyvagal Theory, and support managers to identify early signs of stress, overwhelm and burnout.
• How the autonomic nervous system will up-regulate and down-regulate arousal levels when dealing with adversity and stress
• Identifying signs and symptoms of when your staff or team are signalling that they need a break or when they are burnt out
• Why connection, safety and curiosity will protect staff and teams from vicarious trauma and burnout
Session 3: Connection – exploring self-regulation and co-regulation
We learn if it is safe to individuate and separate during our infancy and early childhood development. Paradoxically, separation is only possible when there is safety in the attachment and connection. In our workplace settings we require managers and leaders who understand this fundamental and developmental need to feel culturally and physically safe, to belong, to flow between states of connection and individuation.
• Examining relational neurobiology, brain malleability: the fundamental relational gift of human beings and how we have survived by forming relationships and emotional connection
• Discussing the Triune Brain and how different areas of the brain manage different part of the regulatory system
• How to rewire our perceptions of discipline
• How to be proactive rather than reactive
End of Masterclass Day One