Shared Ownership for Wellbeing


It is widely accepted that workplace wellbeing is fundamental to establishing a happy, effective, and productive workforce, but who is responsible for owning workplace wellbeing? Achieving a balance of ownership and shared responsibility for wellbeing between an organisation’s leadership team and the workforce that it serves is essential.

Wellbeing should be a shared and celebrated value across any organisation. A diverse group of wellbeing advocates or ‘champions’ can serve as highly motivated custodians for an organisation's wellbeing strategy and the future wellness of its workforce.

This masterclass will introduce the concept of shared ownership for wellbeing and how collective responsibility for employee wellbeing supports implementation. You will explore the importance of building a wellbeing network and how to develop an inclusive, collaborative and empowered team of wellbeing champions. You will also examine the role of leadership in cultivating wellbeing and how ethical leadership practices can promote wellbeing engagement and build a robust culture of wellbeing at work.

The Masterclass is offered in two formats:

  • Taster session
  • Masterclass

The Taster Session and the Masterclass are designed and delivered independently.

The Taster session introduces you to the concept of wellbeing champions and how shared ownership for wellbeing can support wellbeing engagement and promotion. It provides a unique opportunity to sample the material, ask questions and meet those involved in developing and delivering the Masterclass.

The Masterclass offers a more comprehensive understanding of the above. You will learn the critical success factors in defining the role and upskilling the competencies of a wellbeing champion network that effectively builds a collective culture of wellbeing in your teams and organisation.

Completion of the Taster Session is not a pre-requisite for Masterclass participation.

What topics will you cover?

Taster session (1 x 1-hour workshop)

  • What is a wellbeing champion?
  • Boosting wellbeing engagement through shared ownership.

The Taster Session aims to provide you with:

  • An understanding of the role of a wellbeing champion and why they matter.

On completion of the Taster session, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided.

Masterclass (1 x 3-hour workshop)

  • A shared ownership for wellbeing: wellbeing as a collective responsibility shared across organisational staff.
  • Your wellbeing network: building an inclusive, collaborative and empowered team of wellbeing champions.
  • Lead by Example: cultivating wellbeing through role model engagement and participation.
  • Your wellbeing culture: Ethical leadership fostering a collective sense of wellbeing and contributing to organisational identity.

On completion of the Masterclass, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different voices, opinions and roles that should be included in your wellbeing network;
  • Define the role of a wellbeing leader and champion at your organisation;
  • Upskill a team of employees to work alongside the wellbeing leader in the development, delivery and improvement of wellbeing within your organisation;
  • Identify leadership tools that are necessary to cultivate a resilient and effective culture of wellbeing.

On completion of the Masterclass, a Certificate of Completion will be provided.

Who is this Masterclass for?

This Masterclass is designed for individuals interested in developing a wellness programme in their workplace. This includes but is not limited to professionals such as senior leaders, HR professionals, occupational health professionals, office, facilities and health and safety managers

Who Teaches the Masterclass?

Brian Crooke – Founder of Workplace Wellbeing Ireland

Brian is a wellbeing educator, speaker and adviser, empowering Irish organisations to promote and sustain wellbeing within their workplaces. He is the founder of the Workplace Wellbeing Ireland community and is the course lead for the Postgraduate Certificate in Workplace Wellness at Portal, Trinity College Dublin. He is the host of the Work Well Podcast.

Dr. Adele Grazi – Assistant Professor in Organisational Psychology, Trinity College Dublin

Adele is a researcher and teacher specializing in organisational wellbeing. She investigates the relationship between leadership styles and workplace wellbeing, as well as the necessary organisational norms for maintaining employee wellbeing in a hybrid work environment. Additionally, with a background in Counselling Psychology and over 15 years of experience in community services and NGOs, Adele is equipped to approach individuals on both a personal and professional level.

Time, Date, and Place

The masterclass is delivered over three hours in a live webinar. Attendees should have a computer with microphone and video capability and are expected to participate in these interactive sessions.