WellbeingHuddles by Leading Safety

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In person - March 08, Wellington

WellbeingHuddle #1: Better Work By Design (10.00am-1.00pm)

Good work is good for you (Comcare)

The evidence is clear – the quality of our work environments profoundly affects our mental and physical health. Well-designed, organised, and resourced work enables people to thrive, while poorly designed work exacts a heavy toll, causing harm to both physical and mental health. Work should be more than just a place to survive each day. Better work provides opportunities for meaning, connection, learning, and growth – the cornerstones of positive mental health.

As our understanding of mentally healthy work has developed, many organisations are aware that a focus on personal resilience is helpful and necessary but not sufficient. Long-term, sustainable, mentally healthy work requires a focus on the work and not just the worker. There are many work-related factors with the potential to cause physical and/or mental harm – these exist in all types of work and at all organisational levels.

WellbeingHuddle #1 will explore Leading Safety’s Better Work By Design process, a revision of the Mental Wellbeing By Design process promoted by the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum. This process goes beyond the identification of psychosocial risks to explore how work can be better designed, organised, and resourced to support workers to thrive and organisations to succeed.

Please also join us for lunch at 12.30pm and take the opportunity to network with other participants.

WellbeingHuddle #2: Be Well To Lead Well (1:45pm-4:45pm)

Nothing so conclusively proves your ability to lead others as what you do

from day to day to lead yourself (Thomas J. Watson Sr)

In the post-pandemic landscape, executive stress, fatigue, and burnout have soared, many senior leaders are grappling with unprecedented levels of emotional exhaustion. This work-related fatigue transcends mere tiredness, often encompassing significant physical and psychological distress.

Enabling wellbeing is becoming a core capability for leaders, one that underpins their own performance as well as that of the organisation. What’s true for air travel – make sure to put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others – is also true for wellbeing: For leaders to meet their obligation to prevent harm and protect wellbeing, they first need to safeguard their own wellbeing.

WellbeingHuddle #2 will explore the causes and symptoms of burnout as well as Leading Safety’s Be Well To Lead Well process, which incorporates the Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS). This evidence-based tool allows senior leaders to reflect on the factors known to promote wellbeing in their professional and personal lives.

Note: Each participant attending the WellbeingHuddle #2 will be eligible to access the GLWS at a discounted rate in future.


If you are only attending the afternoon WellbeingHuddle, please join us for lunch at 12.30pm and take the opportunity to network with other participants.

Costs:    $550+GST to attend one WellbeingHuddle (includes lunch)

               $850+GST to attend both WellbeingHuddles (includes lunch)

As mentioned, to confirm your attendance at the WellbeingHuddle(s) please complete the registration form on the Leading Safety Events.

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