Wellbeing is a core value of most societies, albeit conceptualised, defined, and promoted in diverse ways. Deriving primarily from a psychological perspective, this course introduces participants to a sociotechnical systems model of workplace wellbeing, contextualising the organisation’s role between individual’s own wellbeing management, the services, infrastructure and policies in society and the physical infrastructure and technological environment.
The course aims to provide students with:
- An understanding of what the workplace wellbeing is and how it can be measured.
- The ability to conceptualise the organisation as a sociotechnical system with wellbeing as a key outcome.
- An understanding of the psychosocial, organisational, contextual, and societal factors influencing wellbeing.
- An appreciation of leadership and change management strategies needed to design and deliver effective wellbeing initiatives.
- The ability to apply their knowledge to evaluating wellbeing initiatives.
What topics will you cover?
- What is a sociotechnical system and how does it enhance or diminish wellbeing?
- What is workplace wellbeing and how can organisations measure and monitor it?
- Change management, leadership, and wellbeing initiatives
- Individual Psychology and wellbeing
- Social Psychology and wellbeing
- Infrastructure, technology, information, and wellbeing
- Organisational Psychology and wellbeing
Who is this course for?
Workplace wellbeing managers or those with specific wellbeing responsibilities in their organisation, e.g. healthy eating; workplace wellbeing consultants, health and safety officers, HR personnel or staff wellbeing programme managers. The course is also suitable for participants who may wish to pursue a future role in the area of wellbeing. Note: this course is not industry specific and the learning can be applied to any industry area.
Who teaches the course?
Assistant Professor Sam Cromie and Assistant Professor Siobhán Corrigan along with relevant industry professionals where applicable.
How is the course delivered?
This is a seven-week course divided into seven sessions. Each session is designed to be completed over the course of a week and will comprise several offline learning elements complemented with a one-hour live webinar (evening). The webinar and study material will be accessed via our student virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
The one hour live webinars will take place from 6pm to 7pm (Irish time) on Thursdays on the following dates in 2022.
February 10th, 17th, 24th, March 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st
Action learning component
From week one, the learning from this course will be reinforced by means of an individual industry-based project specific to the participant’s organisation. The participants will submit an outline of their proposed project and will receive feedback and further guidance in the application of each step of the project. The remit of the project will be to evaluate an existing or design a future wellbeing initiative.
The project is an opportunity for participants to demonstrate their grasp of each of the elements of the course and they will be supported and mentored by the expert delivery team throughout the course. It will be introduced in week 1 so participants can start working on it straight away.
Note: This could be an initiative that has been introduced in your organisation, one that is currently being implemented or a hypothetical future one. If you are not currently in a relevant organisation the project can be carried out with reference an organisation, you have knowledge of/access to or a published case study.
Additional participant information
For the best online experience, we recommend the use of Chrome as your default browser, along with a USB (or other) headset with built in microphone. Each live webinar will last one hour. Outside of this you can also expect to spend a minimum of 3 hours per week on self-directed study.
Certificate of completion
On successful submission of the industry-based project participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion.
Registration closing date
4th February 2022
How do I register and pay for the course?
You can register for the course by clicking on the PayPal link below. The Course Fee of €1,500 includes access to the course materials via Blackboard for the duration of the course. Please note that participation in this CPD course does not include access to the Trinity Library or any other student services (including a student id card). Closing date for registration is February 4th, 2022.