Hospice UK has developed the new programme in recognition that resilience of the workforce is vital to the future of hospice care. It follows the publication last year by Hospice UK of a new guide on how to enable staff to flourish in stressful times.
The aim of the programme is to enable leaders and staff to gain useful insight and an appreciation of a range of resources they can access, enabling them to build both individual and team resilience. It will offer a number of strategies which can be adopted across a range of care settings and scenarios.
The programme comprises ten monthly sessions, each focused on a critical aspect of being resilient, and has been designed to be accessed via webinar by hospice leaders and their teams in their place of work.
The programme is designed and delivered by Jess Pryce-Jones, an internationally renowned leader, author, and founder and chair of iOpener Institute. Jess brings extensive professional experience and draws on the expertise of hospice professionals who have worked with Jess at previous Hospice UK events.
The programme includes:
- how to develop a workforce that is motivated, healthy and committed
- the concepts and practices that help develop resilience
- techniques to promotes these concepts and practices in the workplace
- the opportunity to create an offline and online community and build up a bank of useful resources.
Free for organisations which are members of Hospice UK, sessions will be delivered on the first Thursday of each month, beginning on 6 October 2016 (2pm – 3pm).
Sessions will last for between 45 and 60 minutes, with each being recorded so they can be watched again. There will be addition video clips, linked to each of the sessions, where Jess demonstrates how to use the tools she refers to in each of the sessions.
Further information about the programme and how to participate can be found on the Hospice UK website, where you can also hear from participants of the pilot programme about what they gained from the experience.