Since our beginnings in 2007, it has always been our approach to dove-tail our services and resources with what our clients already have in place, evolving and developing our offer so that it flexes to fit their emerging requirements. This ensures a cost-efficient solution that allows them to provide their staff with a joined-up approach to building wellbeing and resilience in both themselves and their teams.
In line with this ethos of providing tailored, flex-to-fit solutions, several of our most popular programmes are offered in both a standard and a Train The Trainer format. What this means is that as well as providing external facilitators we are also able to build the capability of our clients’ internal teams to deliver select resilience programmes, too. For an increasing number of our clients, this is proving to be a pragmatic and cost-effective approach to making their wellbeing budget work harder. Not only that, it builds internal capability in an area of development which is increasingly being linked to the longer-term, sustainable performance of organisations across both the public and private sectors.
Completing a Train The Trainer module with us is straightforward and simple. Nominated trainers within our client organisation complete a Delegate Day with us, followed by a Trainer Day during which they build their knowledge and confidence to deliver a full day resilience workshop in their own right. As accredited trainers, they are provided with a web link to a bespoke trainer page which houses slides, facilitator notes, and handouts – all the materials they need to support them in their own independent delivery. Access to our online diagnostic, My Resilience, will give trainers the additional option of creating and managing their own resilience surveys to build awareness and support on-going, targeted delivery. As trainers grow in confidence they can add additional, complementary trainer modules to their portfolios, such as Team Resilience and Resilient Leadership.
The clients who have adopted this approach have noted some key benefits of building their internal capability. As anyone who already has such a practice in place will know, strengthening you internal capability can optimise cost efficiencies while also building the internal organisational knowledge base and providing select trainers with an ideal opportunity to extend and enhance their own personal development too.
So, if you find yourself currently considering where and how to effectively channel your training budget, selecting a Train The Trainer package to support wellbeing and resilience might be something to think about.
“In order to achieve our aim to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and inspire millions of others to do the same we need to make sure that we’re looking after our employees’ health and wellbeing. Senior Management were keen to find out how we could best support our staff to do this and we engaged The Wellbeing Project to help us to audit how staff felt about wellbeing in the workplace…
As a result we now have a range of initiatives available to staff including bite-size, half-day and full-day workshops to suit staff, irrespective of their location or work pattern. We are now discussing alternative ways of delivering workshops such as podcasts and webinars to reach as much of our workforce as possible.”
Jacqui Bailie, HR Manager, Operations, Macmillan Cancer Support