Australian Information Industry Association


Adapt and Thrive Special Event Series - AIIA in collaboration with Engineers Australia: Surviving Blur Days – Working in Isolation

Date: Thursday 11 June 2020

Time: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Where: Virtual - via webinar

Enquiries: Events team 1300665145

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The Australian Information Industry Association in collaboration with Engineers Australia have designed a four-part webinar series that addresses mental health and wellness in the current climate of extreme uncertainty and stress.

Some of us have dreamed of being able to work from home, only to discover in the last six weeks it is more of a nightmare. Others have found out they thrive in the home setting.

The third webinar of the Adapt & Thrive webinar series, “Surviving Blur Days – Working in Isolation" explores what you need to do and know in order to stay mentally strong, productive and connected in these strange and challenging times.

Keynote Speaker, Sarah Godfrey is a business owner, psychologist and coach and like many has had to navigate her workplace and team into new working landscapes as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Working from home compared to work isolation restrictions have very different cognitive and emotional impacts on our employees. Recent COVID-19 research on working from home across Australia and NZ showed a significant rise in anxiety and stress levels well above normal rates when we select to work from home. Not everyone suits the home office and unpacking why is a pathway to building resilience.

This webinar discusses the difference between choosing to work from home and isolation restrictions that force us to make our homes a workplace.

Key takeaways:

  • Find out how you can improve your team’s wellbeing when working at home and how to continue the support on returning to work.
  • Learn how to prevent the decline of mental wellbeing and task productivity by getting creative using virtual supports.
  • Learn how engineers can draw on their personality strengths to thrive and survive.
  • Find out how employees can support their team members better; and
  • Learn why boundaries prevent Blurdays.

Sarah has designed an easy assessment tool to help employers and their team to recognise their isolation traits, how to help isolation work from slipping into idle and how to gain deeper understanding of how each of us functions and copes in off-site work environments.

Speaker line-up

Sarah Godfrey | Founder, Moving Mindsets

Sarah Godfrey is a nationally registered Psychologist for over 17 years. She has worked with over 7500 clients and business with over 76,000 hours of psychological and coaching work to individuals, athletes entertainers, business leaders and teams.

She is the Director and founder of a major psychological practice, Moving Mindsets, in Victoria, managing business infrastructure, marketing and running and building individual private practices for (currently) 17 senior consultants and administrative staff. Her other passion is as the Director of business and coaching consultancy, Sarah Godfrey Coaching and founder of Employment Assistance Program (Moving Mindsets).

Sarah is a qualified facilitator of masterclasses in Human Skills and Change Management and author. Driven by being challenged, in 2020 she took the position as Chairperson for GriefLine Australia. In this role she enjoys working with the new CEO to rebrand and rebuild GriefLine into a 24-hour national community counselling free service for those experiencing grief, loss and trauma.

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