Work and Wellbeing

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Investing in employee wellbeing

This short course gives you the strategic leadership skills to cultivate a wellbeing-focused culture. Learn how to develop an employee wellness strategy that enhances physical and mental capacity, boosts employee engagement and reduces the likelihood of other negative flow-on for both employees and your business.

  • Start date
    27 Apr 22
  • Duration
    4–8 weeks
  • Study mode
    Online masterclass
  • Investment
    $1800 (inc. GST)

Job skills outcome

After completion of the masterclasses, you will be able to apply these skills immediately in your workplace.

  • Identify, analyse and mitigate physical, psychological, social and environmental risks for your teams and organisation.
  • Create a results-oriented wellbeing strategy that aligns to and supports business goals.
  • Learn how to optimise personal wellbeing to maintain effective and sustainable leadership.

Co-designed with industry

This industry-led stackable short course is co-designed with Wellness Designs, GLWS Wellbeing and Pracademia. Together, we’ve designed a course where you’ll gain skills that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Meet the experts

Katrina Walton, Director, Wellness Designs, has built a reputation as a pioneer of workplace wellness. She has over 25 years’ experience in the development and implementation of multi award-winning wellness and human capital solutions for small to large organisations across the globe.

Audrey McGibbon, Founder EEK & SENSE and co-author of GLWS Wellbeing, is a registered psychologist, researcher, author and speaker. Audrey has 30 years’ experience helping leaders reach, maintain and sustain peak performance, without having to make unacceptable trade-offs with their wellbeing, mental health or personal lives.

Dr Angela Martin, Principal Consultant, Pracademia and Adjunct Professor, College of Business & Economics, University of Tasmania, is an experienced management educator in the areas of organisational behaviour and human resource management. Dr Martin is internationally recognised as a leading contributor to the science and practice of workplace mental health.

Meet the organisations

Wellness Designs is a consultancy business that works with Australian workplaces to create healthy, safe and high-performing workplaces. GLWS Wellbeing is a uniquely holistic, evidence-based set of online, virtual and in-person solutions developed exclusively for leaders and their teams. Pracademia is a social and health sciences knowledge translation company.

Wellness Designs logo. Image depicts Wellness Designs written in white and green font. The background is a gradient coloured rectangle. GLWS logo. Image depicts letters GLWS in blue text. Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey is written below in orange text.Pracademia logo. Pracademia is written in black text. Above is an orange P-shaped vector.

Reshaping university education

An innovative learning structure delivered by a leading university. With more than 40 years’ experience in distance and online education, we’re proud to be adding this unique study format to our repertoire and providing more choice for your learning experience.

Course overview

How you'll learn

This short course includes four 2-hour online masterclasses. In addition, there is a pre-viewing of a 1-hour video each week. Learn directly with industry experts in small groups to build your own expertise and incorporate relevant industry knowledge and skills in your context. You are required to attend all masterclasses.

What you’ll learn

    During the short course you’ll:

    • learn about the business imperative for investing in workplace wellness for a high-performing organisation, including improved workplace morale, productivity, engagement and risk mitigation
    • identify personal wellbeing and self-care as a critical foundation for effective and sustainable leadership
    • learn strategies for serving as role models and enablers for a healthy workplace and culture

  • build a six-step framework for developing a results-oriented and sustainable workplace wellbeing strategy for organisations of any size
  • learn how to foster a mentally healthy workplace, including responsibilities and obligations, and how to recognise and support employees with mental health issues.

You’ll also have access to a series of additional support options to help apply and embed key learnings back in the workplace. This includes:

  • free 30-minute virtual wellness discovery session with leaders and/or key stakeholders to discuss the findings of the workplace scanning exercise (assessment)
  • two months' free initial access to The Hub – Australasia’s first knowledge centre for workplace wellness.

How you're assessed

Completion of a two to three-page workplace scanning tool template, including key organisational and industry drivers, priorities and current status of health and wellbeing strategy. To do this, you’ll conduct three 15–20-minute interviews with HR, safety and/or employee representatives.

Entry requirements

To be successful we recommend you are proficient in English and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field or significant work experience.

Course dates and times

April intake
27 April 2022 (6–8pm)
4 May 2022 (6–8pm)
11 May 2022 (6–8pm)
18 May 2022 (6–8pm)

You are required to attend all masterclasses.

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*Subject to successful completion of the short course and meeting Deakin’s award course admission and selection requirements, including English language proficiency requirements.

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