Harvest Wellbeing | Corporate Wellbeing Training

Policy development

Effective policy is critical to organisational success, but often seen as a barrier to innovation and is underutilised by front line workers. At Harvest Wellbeing, we view policy as a means of engaging and working with staff rather than simply setting a standard or achieving compliance.

Policy Review and Development
At Harvest Wellbeing, we offer a multi-tiered approach to support companies to undertake an initial review of the existing policy and organisational framework, with recommendations provided as to how to progress these goals within a specified budget. Using a range of levers that include policy development in the areas of mental health and wellbeing and training in the areas of optimising leadership, effective communication and maximising people potential we are able to offer a tailored solution to harness the latest research in this area and begin reaping the rewards for your business.

In a 2016 McKinsey and Company survey of more than fifty-two thousand managers, 86% rated themselves as inspiring and good role models1. In contrast, a 2016 Gallup engagement survey found that 82% of employees experienced their leaders as fundamentally uninspiring . In the same survey, only 13% of workers were actively engaged, while 24% were actively disengaged2.

Given this, the ability of leaders and employees to come together to develop a collaborative, people focused culture is critical to sustainable organisational success. Effective policy that engages all levels of the organisation is central to achieving this.

Program Development and Evaluation
Harvest Wellbeing has specific expertise in the design and evaluation of programs. Working with a select group of associates, we use an evidenced based approach to understand and inform program design and delivery.

Examples of previous engagements include:

  • Development of e-learning resource: Interpreting clinician reports (Corrections Victoria)
  • Review and edit of the PsychEd Program (Corrections Victoria)
  • Program evaluation of the Storming Against Violence (Melbourne Storm/ LifeWorks)
  • Evaluation of Respectful Relationships Program (Swinburne University)
  • Development and delivery of reflective practice training package (Caraniche)
Contact us today to for an introductory review of your business’ needs and how we can assist.

Publications
Dick, S.K. Dealing with mental health holistically to enhance the international student experience. ISANA Panel Discussion. 19th November, 2015

Dick, S.K., & Whiteside, H. (2012). Mood Surfing: Development and Implementation of an Emotion Regulation Program. Paper Presentation. 3rd Victorian Tertiary Counsellors Conference.

Dick, S.K., Elkadi, S., Van den Bosche, E., & Pollard, J. (2008). Clinical Treatment Guidelines for Forensic Drug Treatment Clients with Antisocial Presentations. Department of Human Services.

Elkadi, S., Dick, S.K., & Dain, S. (2006). The Psychological Impact of Prison Based Drug and Alcohol Programs on Young Offenders. Paper Presentation, 5th International Conference on Drugs and Young People.

Elkadi, S., Dain, S., & Dick, S.K. (2006). The Profile of Drug Use and Offending in Young Offenders in Victorian Prisons. Paper Presentation, 5th International Conference on Drugs and Young People.

Dick, S.K., Allan, A., & Kraszlan, K. (2001). Police decision making and domestic violence: An actuarial model. Paper presentation, 21st Annual Congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.

Ryder, D., Kraszlan, K., Lien, D., Allen, E., Chiplin, T., Dick, S., & Petsos, S. (2001). The Western Australian Court Diversion Service: Client profile and predictors of program completion, sentencing and re-offending. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 8, (1), 65-75.