Often I am engaged to act as if an internal staff member to design, deliver and evaluate an organisations health & wellbeing program, and wanting to formalise the already generous staff focused initiatives available, Acrodata contacted me to create a health & wellbeing calendar of events to deliver over a 12-month period.
Popping on my program manager hat, I researched facilitators which matched the program brief, negotiated fees and delivery options, and collated the calendar of events. Once the calendar was agreed on, next hat was my change manager beret; I set up a delivery plan which included in house promotional material, extending invitations the program facilitators to the launch and requesting a video link from the company CEO espousing their support and commitment to the staff of Acrodata – high-level support, walking the talk, is imperative to staff buy-in, workshop participation and bringing the content to life after I have left the building
They launched their program recently, and the days following the launch, an email was received from the GM Matthew
‘I was particularly pleased with the positivity of everyone especially the few we thought might be negative. There was great interaction between all staff and I truly believe this has already brought the team closer together and will continue to give them all new skills that will be beneficial for the company and also their personal & social lives.’Matthew, General Manager, Acrodata
That’s gold standard feedback, yeah?
I’d like to bring your attention to the ‘the few we thought might be negative’. I facilitated this surprise by managing the change being presented to the staff, remembering workplace health& wellbeing is a brand new concept to staff: I understand the cycle of individual change, the ‘what’s in it for me’ mentality and the importance of a vision, I understand how no one wants to be preached to and how to inspire an audience.
100% engagement, how often do you experience that?
This engagement came about from effectively directly, guiding and managing the change, by Knowing my audience, Engaging my audience, Enabling my audience and Partnering with my audience – it’s how I K.E.E.P my audience. The highlights of my plan included creating the in-house session and promotional material, inviting the CEO to launch the program via video link, and guiding the program vision.
I was more than a vendor to this program, I partnered with the staff and management of Acrodata to deliver the first event of their health and wellbeing program, and with a range of self actionable activities to focus on till I return for the next event – a team mood and food cookery and nutrition session, staff and management alike have everything they need to continue the momentum!
With creative program and session design, Penni brings health & wellbeing (awareness and behaviour change) to workplaces that encourage and support participants to change the way they think and participate in life; to experience today while looking forward to their future.
They are hands-on and experimental for adult learning, bringing a practical element to evidence-informed literature, resulting in reduced sick leave and wage costs, and a more supported, satisfied and productive teams of staff.
Adopting the Trans Theoretical Model of Change (TMM) for individual behaviour change, programs, workshops and campaigns are created to address either the awareness, behaviour change or maintenance stages of change.
If you would like your organisation to have a health & wellbeing partner that has the skills, experience and returns results like Penni and the Healthy Happy Staff team, drop a line – email or call directly 0416 220 833 if you’re in a hurry.