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Surviving & Thriving at Work; CIPD B&MK

CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

Surviving & Thriving at Work; CIPD B&MK

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Surviving & Thriving at Work: Understanding Stress and How to Effectively Manage Yourself and Others

Jon Olsen BSc (Psychology) MSc MBA PGD Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Jon is manager for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) in Milton Keynes and has worked in the field of mental health and psychology for over twenty years. Specialisms are:

  • Performance measurement and management
  • Individual motivation and performance
  • Service transformation
  • Staff resilience
  • Stress 'inoculation

Jon has worked as a psychologist and a senior manager in health and social care services; and as a senior operational manager, has led service transformations leading to improved cost efficiency and performance.

Jon is a founding member of the Oxford University Academic Network for Depression and Anxiety, which advises the Department of Health on its current nationwide strategy on improving public access to psychological therapies.

Jon is passionate about supporting organisations to develop and improve their performance.  Helping both senior management teams and staff find ways to improve working environments, through a deeper understanding of the rules people create for themselves, and how these rules generate barriers to change and personal growth.

Surviving & Thriving at Work:-

Understanding Stress and How to Effectively Manage Yourself and Others


  1. Current HR and Occupational Health processes are not dealing with stress
  2. The effects of stress can be effectively managed.

HSE defines stress in the following way:

‘Work related stress develops because a person is unable to cope with the demands being placed on them. Stress, including work related stress, can be a significant cause of illness and is known to be linked with high levels of sickness absence, staff turnover and other issues such as more errors.’

Should I worry about this in my business?

Yes you should:

  • The main work factors cited by respondents as causing work related stress, depression or anxiety were workload pressures, including tight deadlines and too much responsibility, and a lack of managerial  support
  • You have a legal duty for your staff well-being
  • Monitoring sickness absence does not manage presenteeism
  • If we are doing such a good job, why is sickness absence still going up?

What this session will do:

  • Challenge your current preconceptions of what stress is using the latest evidence from psychological research
  • Help you understand what people are actually experiencing
  • Challenge the convention that stress is bad for you
  • Help you re-think your current workplace strategies for supporting your staff
  • Give you practical tools to spot symptoms early in yourself and your staff.

 How will we do this?

  • Inter-active sessions to help you better understand stress and its maintenance factors.
  • There will be resources and tools provided so you can take your learning into the workplace.

Contact details for enquiries, with phone and/or e-mail address:

Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

Do you have questions about Surviving & Thriving at Work; CIPD B&MK? Contact CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch

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Milton Keynes College
Silbury Boulevard Campus
200 Silbury Boulevard
MK9 1LT Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch

The CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch provides opportunities for its members to network with local HR and L& D professionals,

Embracing Championing Better Work and Working Lives, our programme of events promotes development and networking e.g. updates on employment law, skills development for the CIPD Profession Map and CPD supporting upgrading.

Our events are organised through two geographical groups, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes, together with our special interest groups Learning Matters and Mentoring scheme.


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