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Workplace Challenge Champion Training

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2017 Workplace Challenge Champion Training
About the Workplace Challenge Champion Webinar Training
Webinar/Workshop Training Content
Developed by:
County Sports Partnership Network
British Heart Foundation (Health at Work).

Full day training also available with resources to take away plus enhanced website functionality for Workplace Challenge Champions

To provide volunteers with an introduction to workplace health and the inspiration, confidence, tools and resources to increase participation in sport and physical activity at their workplace.

Part 1: What is the Workplace Challenge

Part 2: What is a Workplace Champion

Part 3: Becoming a Champion; effective communication and building relationships

Part 4: Next Steps

Part 1: What is the Workplace Challenge?

Aim: To engage workplaces in sport and physical activity

Funded by: Sport England

National Partners:

What’s involved?
1) Activity Log: National and local

2) Competition Programme*

3) Business Games*

Win prizes and compete against other businesses

*Competition programme and Business Games events are only available in certain areas (see website for further details).

Sign up for FREE today!
Workplace Challenge is being evaluated by BHF National Centre.

Aims of the evaluation:
- Learn how workplaces can engage inactive people.

- Assess effectiveness of the Workplace Challenge.

Part 4: Next Steps

Part 2: What is a Workplace Challenge Champion?
Part 3: Becoming a Champion; effective communication and building relationships
What is a Workplace Challenge Champion?
An enthusiastic individual keen to make a difference and improve health at their workplace by increasing participation in sport and physical activity.
Able to influence others and sell the benefits of a healthy and active workplace.

Workplace Challenge Champion Pledge
A set of criteria that Champions agree to work towards
Workplace Challenge will provide support, information and resources to help Champions to work towards achieving the pledge criteria.

Champions and their workplaces don’t have to already be meeting the criteria; just need commitment to work towards.

Workplace Challenge Champion Pledge Criteria
1. Increase staff participation in sport and physical activity

2. Identify a Workplace Champion

3. Promote physical activity guidelines and the benefits of a healthy and active workforce (i.e. on a staff room noticeboard)

4. Promote the Workplace Challenge and your Workplace Pledge by encouraging staff to participate in the Activity Log, Competition Programme and Business Games

5. Promote and encourage active travel

6. Promote information about local activities/events and encourage staff to take part or to volunteer in sport and physical activity. The 'Get Active' page can help with programme opportunities in each area!

7. Encourage employees to be physically active during lunch breaks or immediately after work, maybe consider introducing workplace incentives?

8. Provide or work towards improving the provision of facilities that enable staff to be more active where possible i.e. installation of bike racks. (If possible/applicable for your organisation
Ideas for Achieving the Workplace Challenge Champion Pledge
1.Encourage staff at your workplace to take part in the Workplace Challenge (activity log, competitions, business games).

2.You are a Champion!

3.Use BHF and Workplace Challenge resources to promote physical activity www.bhf.org.uk/healthatwork/

4.Use Workplace Challenge promotional materials e.g. web banners to promote the programme at your workplace.

5.Promote Bike Week at your workplace. Set up a cycle scheme. Contact your local sustainable transport team. Go on a led ride www.goskyride.com

6.Promote information about activities and events from your local CSPs website. Go to www.cspnetwork.org to find yours.

7.Set up a walking or running group or challenge departments or local workplaces to a game of football, badminton, netball etc..

8.Survey staff to find out what’s stopping them being active at work. Contact your local CSP or sustainable transport team to see if any funding is available.

Skills of a Workplace Challenge Champion
Good communication and organisation skills
Have a good relationship with senior management
What’s in it for us?
Champion; to gain further knowledge and experience in promoting physical activity, whilst providing a key role to colleagues and the project through the liaison of sport and physical activity coordination in your workplace.

Workplace; get support to improve health and wellbeing at your workplace, get recognition for your employees achievements.

Participants; the chance to try different sports, compete against friends, raise money for charity, live a healthier lifestyle

Cost of physical inactivity
60% of waking hours spent at work
£0.9 billion cost to NHS
£5.5billion lost
5.3 days per employee
£975 per employee
£14 billion
Costs of absenteeism and long-term sick pay in 2012
Benefits to your business and your employees
Work performance
Reduced Absenteeism/ Presenteeism
Valued workforce
Team spirit
Save CO2
Workplace Challenge manifesto - www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/manifesto
Benefits to your business
Most importantly, the Workplace Challenge has an emphasis on FUN!
Benefits to your employees
Physical Activity
What should we be doing?
The latest Department of Health physical activity guidelines:
The guidance has a renewed focus on being active every day and spells out the recommended minimum levels of activity.

Adults (19-64 years old) should aim to do 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, with two activities of a muscle strengthening focus.
Why is physical activity so important?
The NHS (2008) found that physical activity can manage and prevent over 20 conditions and diseases including some cancers, CHD, diabetes and obesity, whilst promoting mental wellbeing.

Half of our waking hours are spent in the workplace are with many jobs presenting sedentary behaviour situations.

Physical activity is also essential for general good health and wellbeing.
What happened to physical activity?
Physical activity as part of everyday life is declining

The proportion of people engaged in physical activity declines with age after the age of 18
Participation varies between men and women
Physical Activity Levels
What is your brain telling you?
37% of men meet the recommendations for health benefits
24% of women meet the recommendations for health benefits
Increasing physical activity
Increase in moderation, one step at a time.
Encourage fellow colleagues to seek advice/ support about any health/ injury concerns any individual may have.
Working together can increase enjoyment levels, improve mood, challenge each other.
Thank you!
How can you get involved?
Encourage your colleagues to sign up for free today!

the Workplace Champion pack

Web banners and logos




Activity search



Business Games

NGB support
Are there people at your workplace who could…
Start a walk to work week?

Lead lunch time cycling groups?

Make links with local Run England groups?
Planning your initiatives
What offers are available?
Free use of all the tools online; Activity search, Activity log, CO2 saving calculations
Search for competitions or sport specific events, available in your area.
Full Day Workplace Challenge Champion training; A new opportunity to network whilst improving health and developing networks, not just within the local business community.
Training opportunities through National Governing Bodies, Run Leader training, walk leader training, ride leader training
What’s next?
Survey/ find out what your colleagues would like to do and what’s stopping them currently taking part.

Contact your CSP to find out about local support available for the development of sport and physical activity www.cspnetwork.org

Full day Workplace Challenge Champion training www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/champion-training
Full day Workplace Challenge Champion training
Delivered and endorsed by BHF

Case studies

Networking with other workplaces

Practical sports leadership training
“Two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange information but also create and share meaning.”
1. the act or an instance of communicating; the imparting or exchange of information, ideas, or feelings
2. something communicated, such as a message, letter, or telephone call
3. a connecting route, passage, or link
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.
What does a champion do?
Signposter: finding out what opportunities there are locally that suit colleagues best
Promoter: letting colleagues know about activities and selling the benefits of having a go
Participant organiser: booking the activity and registering colleagues; reminding them to go
Activity organiser: helping the people who run sessions, e.g. welcoming, keeping score
Developing sport and physical activity in your workplace
– who will you work with?

– what activity might you do?

– how will you communicate with the people you want to work with to engage them in your activity?
Ideas to get your workplace moving
Rounding up colleagues and senior staff…
Parkrun, Charity Fun Runs, Golf taster days...
Softball tournament, Race for Life, Back to Netball...
On–Site Activities
Coached sessions, walking, football, exercise classes...
Ways of giving information
Increased understanding
Factors affecting communication
Key elements
Paying attention
Displaying focused listening
Engaging manner
Deferring judgment
Responding appropriately
Asking relevant questions
What type of question to use?
Methods of effective communication
Verbal (speech)
Non-verbal (body language)
Para-verbal (accompaniments to speech–e.g. tone)
Active listening
Non verbal accompaniments to listening
Smiles and frowns
Head nods
‘Yes’... ‘No’... Etc.
Facial expression
Eye contact
Personal space
Bodily contact
Para verbal communication
Tone of voice

Speed of speech

Volume of speech
Clarity of speech

Active Listening
Giving attention



Reflecting feelings
Reflecting meanings


Contribution to meaning
Right to refuse
Individuals have:
The right to decline advice or services
Their own priorities – which may be different from ours
Competing demands

If individuals are not ready or willing to engage at present, we can ensure that they know how to contact us in future and encourage them to do so, but always remember to keep the door open
Presenting information
In a balanced way

At an appropriate level


So that you can be understood

Ensure the source is reliable (internet)

Not to state your opinion as fact

Ensure it is current (physical activity guidelines)
Building and enabling relationships
Mutual Respect

Promote Control (for the Individual)

Inform and educate

Develop self-efficacy through skills and confidence

Promote Choice (informed choice)
Barriers to communication
“Pushing” the colleague
Being judgmental
Lack of rapport
Can also occur using text message/ email
These can lead to the individual “stone-walling” or “clamming up”.
Miscommunication can be more damaging than a lack of communication
Overcoming barriers
Language; Use simple words and phrases
Use a logical sequence that makes sense to THEM
Drawing maps and pictures, miming
Repeat, check and clarify to make sure you have been understood
Summarise regularly
Avoid continually asking closed questions
Understanding cultural differences and gender differences
Understanding differing abilities
Context & circumstances
Evaluation Form

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