Managing For Wellbeing

Course Overview

In this course, we introduce key concepts of stress and wellbeing. Delegates are introduced to stress risk factors on the environment side and use the ORGRPQ questionnaire to identify potential sources of stress in their own teams. We also introduce the PERMA model of wellbeing and discuss how this can be applied in the workplace.


3-hour interactive seminar with pre-work. Participants distribute the ORGRPQ to their teams before the course and then receive results at the workshops, for analysis and planning.

Who should attend?

Managers who want to promote greater resilience and sustainable high performance.

Managing For Wellbeing

Learning objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how the Transactional Theory of Stress and Resilience (TTSR) applies to the workplace
  2. Identify the early warning signs of stress in others and provide effective support
  3. Describe the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Management Standards
  4. Use the ORGRPQ from Kirros to identify stress risk factors in their own team
  5. Describe the PERMA model of wellbeing and identify ways to apply PERMA in own team

Course topics

  • The Transactional Theory of Stress and Resilience (TTRS)
  • Definitions of stress
  • Identifying stress symptoms in self and others
  • The work factors that increase risk of stress - Demands, Control, Support, Relationships, Role and Change
  • Using the ORGRPQ survey to evaluate stress and resilience in own team
  • Review of team results and Gap analysis
  • Identifying strengths and areas for improvement
  • Applying of coaching techniques, such as TGROW, to make changes and boost wellbeing in own teams

Further Learning

We also recommend that managers attend our one-day course: Building Personal Resilience. This offers practical skills for managing stress and building resilience for individuals. We also recommend that participants come back together for a secnd session to discuss progress to goals and actions set in part 1.


This course is run by Matthew Critchlow, PhD, Director of Kirros and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster.