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Workplace Wellness – CASS Supports for Implementation

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System education leaders recognize wellness as the thread that strengthens the capacity to meet Alberta’s professional practice standards. They invest the time and resources to foster system-wide, comprehensive, collaborative wellness practices, leading to improved staff performance and healthy learning communities focused on student outcomes.

CASS supports building system leader excellence to ensure student success. System education leaders play a critical role in ensuring quality school leadership, quality teaching, and optimum learning for all students in Alberta. To meet the respective professional practice standard, all teachers, school leaders, and system leaders need to be in good health.

This series of three learning opportunities is intended to support your professional practice, and the design of your school authority workplace wellness plan based on Alberta Stories of Practice and CASS Workplace wellness resources. https://cassalberta.ca/resources/wellness/

Apr 27 - “Why” a Workplace Wellness Plan?

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

“Why” a Workplace Wellness Plan?

To move forward with the creation of a Workplace Wellness Plan, system leaders will need to start with facilitating an organization’s creation of a collective “Why”. This begins by engaging all those who will be impacted by a Workplace Wellness Plan.

As a group comes together, you will hear about programs, practices or strategies that individuals wish to advocate for. The essence of creating a school authority workplace wellness plan is ensuring it is comprehensive and integrated. This means that you will incorporate various programs, practices and strategies that address all audiences and all dimensions of well-being.

System leaders will share their stories based on responding to these questions of practice:

  • How do you (did you) begin to plan for workplace wellness?
  • Who was involved in identifying the purpose or outcome of the workplace wellness plan?
  • What is the impact of developing a school authority workplace wellness plan?
  • How can developing a school authority workplace wellness plan address the professional practice standard(s)?

School Authority System Leaders/Facilitators

To be determined…

May 11 - What, Who & How...

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

What is involved in the workplace wellness plan” and who or how will you get it all done?

Workplace Wellness can best be achieved when all partners share responsibility and ownership for planning and implementation.  This includes:

  • Being engaged in the design and delivery of system workplace wellness planning. Specifically, bringing the outcome/purpose of the plan to life.
  • Deciding “what” will be involved in the plan. (e.g., programs, practices that are evidence and research-based, systemic professional learning plan)
  • Identifying who will be responsible for what, by when and at what cost.
  • Establish what evidence will be accepted to determine the outcome has been addressed.

System leaders will share their stories based on responding to these questions of practice:

  • What workplace wellness practices or programs have the potential to make a positive impact? How do you know?
  • What resources, including research, people, networks, print and electronic forms, might support your workplace wellness plan?

School Authority System Leaders/Facilitators

To be determined…

May 25 - Impact

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

How will you know if your workplace wellness efforts are causing a positive impact?

One of the outcomes of the pandemic is that staff and students’ well-being has been affected.  Many school authorities have addressed and will continue to address  workplace wellness. With a heightened awareness and need  school authorities will be well positioned for success if they address workplace wellness with a comprehensive and integrated approach.   Knowing if your efforts to support workplace wellness are having an impact can support stakeholder assurance.

“Assurance arises from the combination of policies, processes, actions and evidence that help build public confidence in the education system. It is achieved through relationship building, engagement with education partners and by creating and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement and collective responsibility.”

System leaders will share their stories based on responding to these questions of practice:

  • What evidence informed your decision to focus on workplace wellness?
  • How do you monitor and evaluate progress at the district and school levels?

School Authority System Leaders/Facilitators

To be determined…

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$40 for each individual session or $110 for all. 

Goal:

The outcome/intent of these learning opportunities is to:

Support your professional practice and the design of your school authority workplace wellness plan based on Alberta Stories of Practice and CASS Workplace wellness resources. https://cassalberta.ca/resources/wellness/

Date(s):

Various dates; see tabs for more information

Location:

Online / Virtual