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Office of the National Director, NESLI
Global Schools Leadership Alliance
111 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 3150
Portland, Oregon 97204

 

Email: info@nesli.education

Phone: 844 652 5944

Web: www.nesli.education

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THE STAFF WELLBEING TOOLKIT

International

Key Features

Since its launch in 2017, the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit has been undertaken by almost 10,000 individuals from over 300 Australian schools and this number continues to grow every day. Additionally, the program has been adopted by the NT Department of Education, South Australian DoE, Queensland DoE, across numerous catholic dioceses and has also been delivered to schools across New Zealand, Africa, Finland and the USA.​

A local and international
success story​

Module Outlines

Module​

02

Know thyself: addressing and overcoming challenges

This module begins with an exploration of the psychological and physical effects of stress and anxiety. Participants are encouraged to identify their own stress and overload markers and consider practical brain tools (e.g. mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, visualisation, questions) and coping strategies to regulate and manage stress responses.

Module​

03

Building and developing resilience​

We can’t avoid challenges in the workplace, but we can build our resilience to assist us to identify, manage and bounce back from challenges more effectively. This module focuses on practical and effective ways to build both personal and team resilience. The focus is on practical skills to identify and maintain wellbeing across the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions.

Module​

04

Mastering the art of influence and wellbeing

This module builds on the previous modules to present further practical and relevant psychological tools to master the art of influence, greater regulation of ourselves and greater influence of others, therefore enhanced role modelling of health and wellness, greater influence of others, particularly our team members with a focus on support around health and wellbeing.

Module​

05

Career and professional wellbeing

This module attends to our career focus and the impact that this can have on our overall health and wellbeing. We explore ‘career transitioning and planning’ as part of this module, the imperative of networking from a strategic perspective, with an emphasis on aligning our passion, gifts and purpose with our work and career, for the ultimate benefit of enhanced health and wellbeing.

Program Structure

By integrating the program into the school’s existing rhythms, very little additional time is required from staff. The program has a simple and accessible structure built around five modules. Each module comprises a 15 minute expert video tutorial followed by a 45 minute interactive peer learning session. The modules are designed to be rolled out at a convenient pace determined by the school.

Example of module flow

Start Your Schools Journey to Improved Wellbeing Today

A small investment for 
long term benefits

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit represents a low cost but high impact investment in the long-term health and happiness of all staff. A fee of $95 USD is payable by schools for each staff member included in the program.

This introductory module looks at current research and explores trends and implications for all staff. The focus is on the importance of prioritising wellbeing and incorporating practical strategies into life and work. The session also begins a conversation about the potential for professional communities to evolve as valuable peer support networks.​

The critical importance of health and wellbeing​

Module​

01

Enrolment

Enrolment into the program is based on a written application process and all applicants must satisfy NESLI’s admissions criteria and adhere to NESLI admissions policies and procedures. Interested parties are required to complete an official program application form. An application form may be obtained by contacting the NESLI Admissions Department.

Key Aims​

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit has three key aims:​

15 min

Expert Video Tutorials​

The 15 minute expert video tutorials provide a detailed explanation of the content, tools and discussion areas for each module and lay the foundations for the peer learning sessions.​

To enable professional communities to work collaboratively to more effectively support one another’s health and wellbeing.​

02

In addition to delivering on these three key aims the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit has been described as a powerful way to open a dialogue which supports increased trust and respect within professional communities.​

Tools and Resources

To extend their learning, schools also have access to a range of optional tools and resources. These resources tie back to key module themes and provide further insights into personal and collective wellbeing. These resources are available for access by the Toolkit Leader online for the duration of the program.

15 min

Expert Video Tutorials​

PRE-RECORDED ONLINE FOR 
COLLECTIVE VIEWING​

45 min

Peer Learning Sessions

LIVE SESSIONS FACILITATED 
BY toolkit leader

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

TOOLKIT LEADER ACCESS VIA ONLINE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

45 min

Peer Learning Sessions

The 45 minute peer learning sessions provide a structured forum for participants to collaboratively explore the themes presented in the expert tutorials. Each peer learning session comprises a mix of discussion topics, group activities and reflective tasks. These sessions are facilitated by a member of staff who has been nominated as the Program Leader.

Program snapshot:​

Individual wellbeing and collective social capital

Self-paced determined by school (access materials for up to fifteen months)

5 x 1 hour modules facilitated by nominated staff member

Suitable for all staff

$95 USD per participant

Core focus​

Duration

Delivery

Intended participant

Fee

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit is a group development program designed to help schools create a professional climate which is conducive to the optimal health and wellbeing of all staff. Unique in its design and delivery, the program assists individuals to proactively manage their own wellbeing and provides strategies for school communities to better understand and support each other.​

Every day, schools across the world start their journey towards improved
wellbeing and social capital via the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit.​

An accessible and measurable approach to improving 
staff wellbeing and social capital​

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit utilises robust evaluation tools to provide schools with important measures of both wellbeing and social capital before and after its application. Reporting back to staff on improvements further increases engagement and social capital.

Demonstrable results and 
measurable outcomes

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit equips existing school resources to champion and lead wellbeing initiatives. Through building internal capability, schools are able to drive meaningful, long term improvements without relying on costly external resources.

Building internal 
capability and knowledge

Matthew Green

Principal, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College​

I’m pleased because the Toolkit has improved the wellbeing of those staff who participated - our results indicate as much. Staff wellbeing was one of our focuses for this year – it is a focus every year of course, but we wanted to attempt something more direct. 
Naturally, the improvements in wellbeing have significant ongoing benefits for the learning community, which makes for a happier school and an easier life for me.​

To enable individuals to take a proactive approach to their own wellbeing and develop the mindsets and behaviours which will support them through challenging times.​

01

To contribute to improved student outcomes through enhancing staff engagement, wellbeing and connectivity.​

03

An all of staff approach 
to health and wellbeing

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit offers school communities a way to work together to address common issues and challenges. Through increasing collaboration and trust, the program builds social capital enabling staff to be more supportive of one another and function more effectively as a community.

Designed to dovetail with monthly staff meetings, the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit has a convenient modular format allowing for a flexible delivery approach. The design of the program is sympathetic to the rhythms of the school environment ensuring minimal disruption to existing workloads.

Flexible, accessible 
and time efficient

Schools will have access to the Staff Wellbeing Toolkit modules and online resources for fifteen months from the date of registration.

Maximum Program Duration

The Staff Wellbeing Toolkit is a self-paced and self-facilitated development program designed to dovetail with existing school forums such as regular staff meetings.