Monday, October 15th, 2018 - Training x Design

On 22-23 October 2018, Adelaide-based company Training x Design is running the very first session available to the public of ORANGES, one of the most impactful resilience programs in Australia. 

Here's why.

Stress costs Australian workplaces time and money

Eight years ago, the Australian Human Rights Commission wrote that stress-related workers’ compensation claims cost us over $10 billion each year. Furthermore:

Preliminary research shows that Australian businesses lose over $6.5 billion each year by failing to provide early intervention/treatment for employees with mental health conditions.

The South Australian Mental Health Commission in 2018 stated that there are 19,000 weeks lost every year in that state due to mental-health related claims. One in five South Australians took time off work in the past 12 months because they felt mentally unwell.

Only 52% of Australian workers believe that their workplace is mentally healthy.

It’s obvious that we need resilience, and resilient workers. We know the problems when we don’t have resilient employees.

But why, if we know this, are we doing it so badly?

Resilient workplaces need the right approach and the right tools.

Under Australian Workplace Health and Safety laws, we know that we are required to manage risks to psychological health and safety. We have to be diligent in assessing risk, and we need to eliminate or minimise them.

Much of the time, this perspective results in a reactive approach. In our organisations we have Employee Assistance Programs, fair disciplinary and performance management measures. We have grievance processes and complaints management. We do staff surveys, pulses, and check-ins.

All of these things help. But in the majority of cases, our workplaces are structured to react to problems, instead of to prevent them.

Prevention is more than skin deep

There are some fantastic things that you can do to improve workplace mental health and wellbeing. Some of them are covered in this article at the ABC. And yet, while there are loads of singular things you can try, many recommendations miss the critical part: Knitting them together into an outlook.

If you can improve your physical activity, change your lifestyle, and build great support networks, that’s great. But it’s not sustainable unless you have a complete toolkit at your disposal, and know when to use it.

We know that we need more resilient workers in Australia. And we know that we need tools to help us. So why are we so bad at putting the tools into practice?

One of the reasons might be because while the business outcomes are amazing, the road to resilient wellbeing is a personal one.

Personal development isn’t exactly a business outcome, is it? Teaching your employees to live well isn’t necessarily going to make your board happy.

But what if the way forward brings the two together? Well, now you can, using The ORANGES Tookit: The most impactful program in Australia.

The ORANGES Tookit: Only ONE public session available - proceeds go to Camp Quality

The ORANGES Toolkit was developed by The Langley Group for Camp Quality. The Langley Group are world leaders in positive psychology, neuroscience and emotional intelligence. The program is based on academic research.

Highly interactive, the two days gives you 7 full-length workshops in each ORANGES segment: Optimism, Resilience, Attitude, Now (mindfulness), Gratitude, Energy and Strengths.

Offered at an entry-level prices, this full ORANGES program helps you become your best self, while supporting Camp Quality. Proceeds from this event will be donated; your participation creates a better life for children impacted by cancer.

Achieving a mentally healthy workplace is as simple as having the right toolkit, and knowing how to use it.

 

MEDIA CONTACT DETAILS

Contact Gina Brooks on 0417 819 294, or email [email protected]

Who uses The ORANGES Toolkit?

The ORANGES program has been successfully implemented by ADSSI HomeLiving Australia, Haigh's, Safework SA, the Department of Public Prosecutions, Telstra, the SA Attorney General's Department, Commonwealth Superannation Corporation, the NRL, KPMG, and many more.

More information About Training x Design, Gina Brooks, and ORANGES

Training x Design

Training x Design leads Australia in learning and improving performance at work. We are also Exclusive Providers of the ORANGES program to companies in South Australia. For over 20 years we have been designing and delivering customised learning solutions for all types of businesses from global enterprises to small local firms. Using the robust and impeccable science from positive psychology, emotional intelligence studies, and behavioural science in all of our programs, we give our clients access to the best ways to inspire action and encourage employeeengagement.

Gina Brooks

Gina Brooks, is one of Australia’s most sought-after trainers. Gina is one of few Australian experts in emotional wellness and resilience programs. She is also highly credentialled and recognised at a national level for her expertise.

In 2017, Gina was ranked one of Australia’s top two Learning and Development Professionals and was the Chief Judge for the Australian Leadership Excellence Awards. She is also a certified professional with the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders.

Gina’s highly engaging and innovative facilitation style leaves participants energised and enthusiastic about their new possibilities, excited to put what they’ve learned into practice.

ORANGES

ORANGES was originally conceived and developed to address significant organisational morale related challenges experienced by staff and volunteers at Camp Quality, Australia's leading charitable organisation for children aged 0-12 years living with cancer. Results were astounding, and leading indicators such as staff turnover and sick leave immediately and sustainably improved.

ORANGES has now been adopted by many of Australia's leading corporations, sports bodies and government departments. Case studies and testimonials are available which confirm outstanding acceptance and concrete results. 

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Training x Design empowers people to maximise their potential, so they can contribute to the growth and sustainability of Australian businesses.

We believe that training is only successful when you can see meaningful results. This is why we help you to create a sustainable competitive advantage with a unique workforce that thinks, behaves and feels differently.

Training x Design leads Australia in learning and improving performance at work. We are also Exclusive Providers of the ORANGES program to companies in South Australia. For over 20 years we have been designing and delivering customised learning solutions for all types of businesses from global enterprises to small local firms. Using the robust and impeccable science from positive psychology, emotional intelligence studies, and behavioural science in all of our programs, we give our clients access to the best ways to inspire action and encourage employee engagement.

About Director Gina Brooks

Gina Brooks, is one of Australia’s most sought-after trainers. Gina is one of few Australian experts in emotional wellness and resilience programs. She is also highly credentialled and recognised at a national level for her expertise.

In 2017, Gina was ranked one of Australia’s top two Learning and Development Professionals and was the Chief Judge for the Australian Leadership Excellence Awards. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders.

Gina’s highly engaging and innovative facilitation style leaves participants energised and enthusiastic about their new possibilities, excited to put what they’ve learned into practice.


Gina Brooks
M: 0417 819 294
W: trainingxdesign.com.au

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