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Strategic Approaches to Wellbeing and Resilience Programme - CMI Level 7

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Strategic Approaches to Wellbeing and Resilience Programme - CMI Level 7

A positive, high performing, and engaged workforce is the bedrock of any successful organisation.  The modern leader must support wellbeing across the organisation (and within themselves) in order to find sustainable performance. This approach has come into particular focus with the pace of technological and socio-economic change, and the challenges organisations and individuals often face in order to adapt. 

In response to these challenges, we have developed this pioneering, post-graduate accredited wellbeing programme. We aim to help senior leaders look beyond the tactical provision of things like mental health first aid, into a holistic and fully strategic approach to wellbeing across the organisation.  We will combine psychological theory with practical approaches to enhance individual, team and organisational resilience so that we are able to perform in the face of challenge. By addressing systemic stressors and providing the mechanisms which help us to adapt to change more effectively, we can develop and maintain healthier cultures which are collaborative, high-performing and sustainable. 

Course Summary


CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Approaches to Health and Wellbeing - Optional


3 Day

Delivery Method and Price:

Virtual Classroom:


About Us

About the Programme

This programme has been designed for Managers, Directors and senior stakeholders. 

This course is for you if you want to…

  • Develop practitioner skills in coaching to support colleagues during change, or when encountering workplace stress. 
  • Gain a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of the impact of stress on people at physiological, psychological, and behavioural levels. 
  • Examine different organisational strategies to better understand the causes of stress at work and improve wellbeing. 
  • Apply cultural analysis tools to evaluate one’s own culture in regards to being a supportive and psychologically safe workplace. 
  • Develop an evidence based strategic plan to enhance wellbeing at the cultural and policy level 

*Please note that some of the materials and objectives may be subject to change depending on discussions, activities and needs of the cohort upon reflection of delegate responses to the pre-programme questionnaires.*

On completion of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to diagnose opportunities for personal and professional development using metaphor 
  • Explain how stress impacts on our physiology, emotions, thinking and behaviours  
  • Understand how to manage stress. Be able to put together effective vision/purpose (self and organisation)  
  • Explain psychological interrelationship between mindset, skillset, behaviours and effects 
  • Understand approaches to developing and implementing effective organisational values 
  • Understand and apply principles of implementing values within an organisational context 
  • Recognise various symptoms of conflicts, and approaches to regulate those conflicts 
  • Explain how resiliency can be developed on an individual, team and organisational level 
  • Be able to clearly position the role of coaching and mentoring in developing individuals, teams and organisations 
  • To be able to propose a strategy to promote Mental Health and Wellbeing on an organisational context 
  • To critically appraise approaches for implementing and sustaining a culture of Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Session 1

Managing the Impact of Stress

Key themes include:

  • How stress impacts on our physiology, emotions, thinking and behaviours.  
  • Identifying and managing stress.  
  • Diagnosing opportunities for personal and professional development.  
  • Psychological interrelationship between mindset, skillset, behaviours and effects.  
  • Developing and implementing effective values and vision.  

Session 2

The Challenge of Leading Change 

Key themes include: 

  • The role of personality and how conflict can be created and resolved.  
  • Principles of compassionate leadership.  
  • Models for change and how change relates to resilience.  
  • Developing personal and organisational resiliency.  
  • Grow Model coaching as a solution to support personal and professional growth.

Session 3

The Wellbeing Strategy 

Key themes include: 

  • Distributed leadership – the principles.  
  • Models of culture and its impact on mental health and wellbeing.  
  • Techniques for monitoring strategic implementation.  
  • Produce a draft plan to implement improvements to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.  

CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Approaches to Health and Wellbeing 

Following completion of the Strategic Approaches to Wellbeing and Resilience Programme, learners can opt to continue their studies by completing a CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Approaches to Health and Wellbeing. This qualification is designed for senior leaders who wish to understand the impact of mental health and wellbeing on organisational performance. 

Learners are required to complete one 3,500-4,000 word written assignment.  Units to be completed include: 

  • 716: Strategic Approaches to Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Benefits of completing the qualification include: 

For learners:

  • Enables learners to understand the impact of mental health and wellbeing on organisational performance. 
  • Provides the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to continual learning and development.  
  • Accredited qualification and certificate on completion.

For organisations: 

  • Provides an opportunity to propose a series of recommendations to create and sustain a positive culture of mental health and wellbeing within an organisational context. 
  • Optimises an organisation’s ability to implement strategies for mental health and wellbeing with the aim of improving productivity, capability, reputation and quality of outcomes.

Learners also receive: 

  • Targeted tutorials run by our CMI-qualified tutors, to help learners complete the assignment writing phase. 
  • Dedicated support from the Quality Assurance Team here at In Professional Development, including regular CMI learner drop-in sessions.  
  • Access to a wealth of CMI online learning resources through their Management Direct website. 

Please take a look at our CMI FAQs to find out more about how the qualification works. 

Susan Griffiths

Susan Griffiths


Susan worked for a large UK bank for over 22 years, in a variety of roles – customer facing and in back-office support functions. She worked in continuous improvement and Lean, focused on improving the customer journey, stripping out waste from end-to-end processes and making large scale efficiencies that would save time, money and make better working experiences for staff. She trained and coached Management teams within Operational Centres with skills and tools to deliver workplace improvement sessions.

Susan spent the last 10 years working as a Learning and Development Manager, focusing on identifying learning needs across a large, global business area, understanding their problems and what wasn’t working and designing and building workable learning journeys, making them engaging, simple and accessible. A big part of her role was strategic workforce planning. Building capabilities to meet the demands of the business in the future.

She is qualified with a level 5 CIPD Diploma in Management of Learning and Development, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and currently studying her Master Certificate to be a breakthrough Coach. She has also completed her CMI level 7 training in Coaching and Mentoring.

Coaching is a big part of her service offering as she loves to help people grow and champion potential in others, especially those who are stuck in limiting thought patterns. 

Caroline Bainbridge

Caroline Bainbridge


Caroline is a qualified and experienced psychoanalytic consultant. She takes a distinctive approach to her consulting work with groups and organisations, paying special attention to what lies beneath the surface of everyday experience at work. The emotional dynamics of work impact on teams in ways that often go unnoticed. Caroline is an expert in working sensitively to create new understanding for teams, helping to improve work relationships and to bolster productivity. She is also able to advise on change management and business development. 

Caroline trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust between 2012-2014, gaining her MA Consultancy and the Organisation: Psychoanalytic Approaches. She has provided consultancy services to diverse clients including a major news magazine, a charity focused on homelessness and addiction, a theatre group, a university, a psychoanalytic governing body, and a local grassroots regeneration organisation 

Caroline is a registered and experienced Analytic Network Coach, and a registered member of the Eco-Leadership Institute. She brings a careful eye and a sensitive ear to her coaching practice, focusing on your experience to help you to shape strategies, and to thrive while developing skills for the future. 

Caroline has a special interest in working with young people, leaders, and aspiring writers, helping them to make strategic choices about issues linked to professional and educational development. She offers coaching packages and bespoke programmes according to your interest and need. 

James Willerton

James Willerton


With more than 10 years of business consulting and professional service experience, James has developed a well-rounded and practical perspective on strategic development and human capital development at all levels and cross-industries both nationally and internationally.  With a focus on innovation in strategy development, James is a certified 'exceptional trainer’.  He has a diverse background in business management, innovation, strategy development, organisational development, recruitment and operations. 

During his role in recruitment, James applied advanced psychometric techniques and personally assessed over 1,000 candidates for client’s businesses, as well as his own. Combined with coaching, this has given him an advanced experience of dealing with the human psyche and obtaining optimal results for human capital and organisational development. 

James has a very approachable manner, with valuable real-world experience as an employer and a senior consultant to a wide-range of industries and organisations.

Our dedicated In-House Training team can work with you to create a tailored training course that creates an optimal learning experience. Our bespoke built training programmes are designed around your needs and allow you to meet the specific requirements of your business.

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  • Develop practitioner skills in coaching
  • Gain a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of the impact of stress on people
  • Apply cultural analysis tools to evaluate one’s own culture, to be supportive and psychologically safe in the workplace


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