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Individual, Team & Leaders Resilience Programs

Performance + Wellbeing

for People who care

  Building Your Resilience: How to Thrive in a Challenging Job

Building Your Resilience: How to Thrive in a Challenging Job

Register now for Performance + Wellbeing online.

J&G Consulting design and deliver a range of organisational solutions for professionals working in Education, Health and the Not-For-Profit sector.

With a dual emphasis on performance + wellbeing, our online professional development program is suitable for leaders and teams who might benefit from improving their understanding and practical capacity to build and sustain their own, and their teams’, resilience. 

While our face to face executive resilience programs continue to be highly popular with our clients at the leadership layer, those who’ve participated to date told us that they wanted more. They wanted a mechanism to help them scale the concepts and ideas of resilience in their organisations,in a manner that they can deliver to staff at all levels. We built our Performance + Wellbeing online program in response.

This online course offers participants the opportunity to complete 6x short self-paced modules of learning content, followed by the opportunity to join a qualified coach online, fortnightly over 12 weeks, in a small group coaching setting. Beyond simple content delivery, this blended approach to delivery ensures that learnings from the course are embedded in changed practice and behaviour.

During the course participants will:

  1. Learn about McEwan and Winwood’s R@W scale and it’s 7 components to build resilience

  2. Create an individual development/action plan

  3. Access 3 months of coaching support to enable real change in practice and return on investment

Upcoming OnLine Course Dates:

  • 10 December 2018 (with coaching starting in week commencing 21 January 2019)

  • 11 February 2019 (with coaching starting in week commencing 4 March)

  • 11 March 2019 (with coaching starting in week commencing 4 April)

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 Click the image above to download our Resilience in the Workplace Case Study.

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Change and transformation are constant

High-performance organisations anticipate and manoeuvre skillfully from today’s shape to tomorrow’s, and the demands placed on individuals and teams to adapt, are ever present. 

Today’s Leaders are asking us:

  • How do I prepare for or rebuild after a major change in organisational direction or structure?

  • How do I support my staff who deal with difficult tasks, unrelenting schedules or demanding customers?

  • How can I support my people through constant change and uncertainty?

While we know that aspects of personality make some people appear more resilient than others, the truth is that individual resilience is dynamic – built or depleted depending on the environment and on how we understand and nurture it within ourselves and our teams. 

 

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Resilience can be grown.

Workplace resilience is about sustaining optimal business performance, through change or adversity, over the long-term. Organisations who invest in building the resilience of their people and teams report smoother, faster and sustained change as a result of: 

  • improved staff engagement

  • improved staff health and well-being

  • improved ROI on change initiatives

  • reduced business disruption

  • reduced change implementation time-frames

 

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Our Methodology & Approach

J&G are accredited facilitators of the R@W (Resilience at Work) suite of tools and diagnostics that support productive discussions and skills development in the area of workplace resilience. 

Developed by Australian psychologists Kathryn McEwen and Dr Peter Winwood, the R@W Scale measures personal and team resilience and has been applied successfully across a wide range of industries and role types. Researchers are increasingly applying the scale in education, health and commercial settings, reporting statistically significant improvement in the factors associated with resilience at work, and building an international normative data set.

The scale underpinning the approach is a very simple one. Many of the things that build resilience are almost painfully simple concepts to understand – but they are also universally difficult to implement without mindful allocation of cognitive and time resources. The value in providing professional development in this area is in supporting your people to quarantine time for development of their knowledge, commit to habit-forming practices and establish relational connections which can become the basis of sustained improvement in performance across a system. 

 

Tools for success

The R@W scale has been an attractive development because we can now offer our clients a framework that is:

  • quality controlled through industry accreditation

  • genuinely based on the scientific literature concerning resilience as it applies to improved workplace performance (as opposed general wellbeing)

  • benchmarked across industries

  • system focused – interested in the interplay between individuals, leader behaviour and team conduct

  • designed to align with both the positive psychology literature and contemporary research into the management of occupational stress (that is, the approach considers both strengths and workplace risks)

  • designed to enable follow-on capability development such as coaching or organisational development interventions where they might have systemic impact

 


Boutique consultancy, bespoke approach.

J&G use the R@W suite and embed the approach in bespoke training packages that meet the specific needs of our clients. We hold specific industry expertise in Education, Health, Not-for-profit, Faith-based and Government environments and are passionate about making a difference in the lives of those who service our community.

Our team of Psychologists, Behavioural Scientists and Human Resource practitioners are skilled in using a range of adult learning approaches to establish and build the concepts of workplace resilience with individuals, teams and in building leader capacity and capability. 

Our programs are:

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  • Holistic – working with a definition of resilience that include physical components and other 'outside of work' factors (many focus on narrower concepts such as adaptability or emotional management techniques)

  • Anchored in the real world – our workshops ask participants to reflect specifically on their current role, team and work situation and examine aspects of person-role match (values, strengths, purpose)

  • Practical – offering easy to implement strategies to lift resilience (versus a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach where the emphasis is often on asking people to shift-beliefs or build self-efficacy)

 

Don't just take our word for it

Here's what participants have said about our programs

“The best professional development for leaders I’ve ever attended … and I’ve attended a few!”

"This Program was exactly what they needed and we will run another couple – just as we ran this one – in upcoming months."

“The feedback I’ve had from my staff and from the leaders who participated in the pilot Program was exceptionally, and overwhelmingly, positive. This Program was exactly what they needed and we will run another couple – just as we ran this one – in upcoming months.

If other organisations were looking for ways to build their leader resilience as a mechanism for improving wellbeing and supporting optimal performance, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend they work with J&G to tailor a solution that meets their needs."

 

Meet your facilitators

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Co-Founder and Managing Director of J&G, Fleur Johnston has more than 20 years’ experience helping executive leaders of large organisations navigate organisational performance improvements. With a background in human psychology, Fleur is a highly accomplished Organisational Development and Strategic HR strategist, specialising in large scale business and cultural change. Fleur holds deep sector experience in Education, having designed and facilitated significant strategic change initiatives for Public sector educational institutions and Catholic Education dioceses across NSW and Qld. Her work in delivering Resilience interventions in education is informed by this broad strategic understanding of the sector, and includes a large number of organisations in the Catholic Education sectors in NSW and Qld.

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Dr. Meg Hooper has over 15 years experience in consulting and has delivered solutions covering the full employee lifecycle. Over the past 5 years, Meg's focus has been on building change management capability and leadership within organisations.  She has coached managers on increasing their personal effectiveness through improving communication and change management capability. As a registered psychologist with a PhD in organisational psychology, Meg is well placed to understand human behaviour and design pragmatic solutions accordingly. Meg's experience delivering Resilience interventions includes a large number of organisations in the Catholic Education sectors in NSW and Qld.

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Mike Hennessy is a Consultant, Facilitator and registered Psychologist with experience in the public, private & not for profit sectors. He has designed and delivered initiatives to support clients with their strategic organisation design, reward strategy, leadership assessment & development, classification structure design, job evaluation, learning & development and psychometric assessment needs, including major projects with educational institutions in the public, religious systemic (Catholic Education) and independent school sectors, as well as several universities across Australia. Mike's experience delivering Resilience interventions includes Catholic Education, Community Services and Healthcare organisations in NSW and Qld.