TRAINING SEMINARS

Converge International’s Training Seminars are designed to meet the needs
of your workplace: these hour-long sessions focus on providing your staff with the
knowledge and skills they need to help your organisation succeed.

BUILDING RESILIENCE

  • Resilience defined
  • The five keys to resilience
  • The link between resilient people and resilient workplaces
  • Tips to build resilience


PROACTIVELY MANAGING YOUR CAREER

  • Overview of current employment trends
  • Why individuals should manage their career
  • Benefits to the organisation when individuals take responsibility
  • Tips for taking responsibility for your own career planning


NAVIGATING THROUGH CHANGE

  • Introduction to theories of change
  • Identifying reactions to change
  • Tips and strategies to positively manage psychological impacts of organisational change


BUILDING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  • The four domains of emotional intelligence
  • Self-awareness and self-management of emotions
  • Awareness of others and managing relationships


MAINTAINING MOTIVATION

  • Learn what contemporary research tells us about the psychology of motivation
  • Reflect on your own motivation and drivers
  • Provide tips and strategies to increase motivation


DEMYSTIFYING EAP

  • Understand what EAP is and the contemporary health and wellbeing framework it is governed by
  • Understand the specialist streams that the EAP program offers
  • Learn how to access EAP and how the service works


POSITIVE COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Introduce the reasons why positive workplace communication is essential for effective workplace functioning
  • Discuss the key elements of effective communication
  • Tips and strategies to improve workplace communication


WORK-LIFE BALANCE

  • Human needs and values
  • Strategies for achieving work-life balance
  • Self-care strategies


BUILDING EFFECTIVE TEAMS

  • Exploring team life cycle, team alignment and team dynamics
  • Tips and strategies for managing teams
  • Tips and strategies for working together


GROWTH MINDSETS

  • Understand the difference between growth and fixed mindsets
  • Understand the power of perseverance, GRIT, resilience and smart goals
  • How to develop growth mindset and self-efficacy
  • Learn how to access EAP and how the service works


TACKLING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

  • Explore reasons behind our avoidance to tackle difficult interpersonal issues
  • Learn how to use words wisely in difficult conversations
  • Be introduced to a proven script for planning and conducting a difficult conversation


ARE YOU OK? HAVING THE CONVERSATION

  • Explore mental health in the workplace
  • Active listening and empathy skills
  • Steps for having an R U OK conversation
  • Support and resources


SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

  • How to create a safe workplace culture
  • The importance of mindfulness and safety
  • Identifying and responding to psychological risks
  • Impacts of work-related stress


NAVIGATING EMOTIONALLY DIFFICULT WORK ENVIRONMENTS

  • Discuss work related scenarios which can prove to be emotionally challenging
  • Be introduced to the factors which contribute to clients becoming difficult
  • Provide tips and strategies to improve responses to challenging situations

WORKPLACE DIVERSITY

  • An understanding of how diversity improves organisational culture and business outcomes
  • Increased awareness of unconscious biases and how they lead to unhelpful decision making
  • An understanding of how to overcome unconscious biases with empathy


DEALING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS

  • Understand common reactions to grief and loss
  • Learn strategies to manage workplace situations of grief and loss
  • Learn strategies to deal with personal situations of grief and loss


MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

  • Be introduced to the most prevalent Australian mental health issues
  • Understand the facts in relation to demographics
  • Learn the contemporary approaches to treatment and management of mental health
  • Learn tips and strategies to promote mental health in your own life


TRANSITION TO RETIREMENT

  • Learn about current retirement demographics
  • Be introduced to the keys to successful retirement
  • Discuss key considerations in preparing for a financially secure, socially, physically and psychologically healthy retirement


LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF AND OTHERS POST-CRISIS

  • Understand the normal reactions to crisis events
  • Gain knowledge of practical and effective approaches to supporting others
  • Be introduced to self-care strategies
  • Understand effective approaches to responding to children (optional)
  • Be informed of options to seek further help


MANAGING STRESS

  • Review current research on the everyday demands and pressures people experience
  • Understand the causes of stress
  • Discuss the common pressures and triggers
  • Learn tips and strategies to proactively manage stress and pressure


LOOKING OUT FOR YOUR MATES

  • Understand what mental illness is and explore the most prevalent
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Understand the importance of looking out for each other
  • Learn tips to start a conversation with somebody you are concerned about
  • Learn self-care strategies to improve your own mental health


EXPLORING ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOUR

  • Current theory around addiction
  • Explore common addictions
  • Tips and strategies to adopt positive habit


UNDERSTANDING FAMILY VIOLENCE

  • Understand and respond to family violence
  • Explore responses to family violence
  • Skills and strategies to support a colleague
  • Self-care for you


SLEEP AND OUR HEALTH

  • Understanding the nature and importance of sleep
  • Understanding the importance of sleep deficit
  • Strategies to improve sleep


MINDFULNESS

  • Explore the principles and benefits of mindfulness
  • The impact of stress on our wellbeing
  • Mindfulness as a form of stress management
  • Explore different mindfulness techniques


HEALTHY BRAIN HEALTHY BODY

  • Understand brain nutrition as a way to enhance brain function and prevent its deterioration in age
  • Discover the personal and workplace benefit of learning about your brain health
  • Learn practical strategies to rewire your brain and improve your mental health


THRIVING UNDER PRESSURE

  • How your body responds to stress and how it impacts on your health
  • How you can become more resilient by shifting your mind-set and the way you behave
  • How to rejuvenate your mind and body after periods of pressure and stress