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ONCORE Teams Up With Jenny Moffett To Transform Practice Outlook On Well-being

1 year ago
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8th June, 2018 14h12

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ONCORE ePD


ONCORE Online Learning have teamed up with Jenny Moffett, lead coach at Skills Tree, to provide a course that will help to transform practice outlook on well-being.

Why well-being?

There are so many benefits that can be gained from providing a supportive work environment, besides having happy and healthy staff. Practices that attempt to make provision for well-being can expect to see reduced absenteeism, increased staff engagement, better team climate and enhanced productivity.

Our profession is an emotionally challenging and pressurised environment, and as we all know, there are many factors that contribute to depression, stress, mental  health and related issues in the veterinary workplace.

Are team leaders confident in managing well-being in practice?

The SPVS/RCVS Mind Matters Vet Wellbeing awards do some wonderful work in encouraging leaders to incorporate valuable ideas into their management schedule and practice ethos, but how many practice leaders are confident that their practice is promoting well-being as a core value? If you are a team leader, maybe you know there is more you could do, but you’re not quite sure where to start?

What are the benefits?

There are so many benefits that can be gained from providing a supportive work environment, besides having happy and healthy staff. Practices that attempt to make provision for well-being can expect to see reduced absenteeism, increased staff engagement, better team climate and enhanced productivity.

How can you get started?

ONCORE’s online three week course aims to support clinical veterinary workers, particularly those in a leadership role, in transforming the outlook on well-being in their workplace, and ultimately offers the tools to create their own well-being initiative.

An inspiring tutor

The course is tutored by veterinary surgeon and medical educationalist Jenny Moffett, who is the lead coach at Skills Tree. Jenny holds a Certificate in Coaching, is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, and is also an accredited communication skills coach.

Jenny commented:

“We are entering into an exciting new period for the veterinary profession – well-being is very much on the agenda, where it needs to be. But there’s a risk that the conversation centres too much on personal responses to stress, that we put all of the responsibility for well-being onto individual staff members.

Our new ONCORE course will bring the focus back to the practice climate and how we can use leadership skills to bring the veterinary team to a happier healthier place. If you want to raise morale and resilience rwithin your clinic as a whole, this is the course for you”

Jill Macdonald, who owns and manages ONCORE said “Veterinary well-being has been something I have been passionate about for a long time. I also lost a friend and colleague to suicide a few years ago, and the feeling of despair over her loss has never left me. I led the BVNA VN Well-being project in 2013 as part of my work for council, and have always wanted to run a course to support practice well-being, so was absolutely delighted when Jenny agreed to lead the course. We really couldn’t ask for a more ideal tutor, and I’m really looking forward to seeing more well-being initiatives being developed as practice leaders complete this course.”

The first intake of this three-week, flexible, online course starts on 16th July 2018.

It is aimed at veterinary practice leaders, but is useful for anyone who interested in well-being in the workplace.

To find out more and/or to book your place, visit http://bit.ly/practicewellbeing or contact Jill at ONCORE: jill@oncoreepd.co.uk, or tel +44 (0)121 663 1971


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