FREE “Build Back Better”, a Workshop funded by Wexford Chamber Skillnet – An opportunity for employees to reflect and prepare for 2021


Date: 19th January 2021

Time: 19:00 – 20:30

Location: Online

Member Price: Free

Non-Member Price: Free

Places Available: 20 places

Trainer: Spiritual Earth

Book: Wexford Chamber Skillnet


The workshop will cover:


  • ‘Build back Better’ – understand the potential and opportunity of the current situation

  • The growth and burnout equations

  • Brief overview of the current context in Ireland and how that may be affecting you

  • Overview of the current working model and best practice (with most remote and some in the office – the good and the downside)

  • Building Resilience

  • Control the controllables – Strategies and tips to deal with uncertainty, anxiety and fear

  • Communications in challenging times

  • Relaxation practices to help you shift gears mentally and emotionally – so you can calm your mind and focus for productivity and slow down for sound sleep at the end of the day.

  • How to stay positive, innovative and energized – Tools and strategies for individuals and teams.


This 1.5 hour workshop will offer motivational, inspirational and practical insights and tools to help participants boost resilience so they are ready for the opportunities and challenges ahead in 2021. How we live and work has changed drastically in the last 10 months. 10 percent of employees are significantly more stressed – on top of a baseline of 22 percent reported as ‘stressed all or most of the time at work’ (2019) before COVID. Increased stress and change is challenging at the best of times. In times of heightened external challenge, we need to learn skills to help us sustain our mojo and ability to think outside the box. While there are challenges, it is also an opportunity to look at all areas of our lives, see what is working and what is not and redesign them and ‘build back better’

‘Resilience’ is the skill that gives us the capacity to accept and address situations that are challenging and tough. This comes naturally to some but it is a skill that anyone can learn. When we develop our inner resources to handle the ups and downs of life, we can easily bring our best self to each situation.

The most important asset of any organisation is their people. Sustaining motivation and productivity in this current climate of uncertainty and having the resourcefulness and adaptability to meet current needs of clients and the market whilst trying to keep up with the new rules in a rapidly changing environment is demanding. Additionally we all have our own personal challenges.

The workshop will be facilitated by Calodagh McCumiskey, an accredited thought leader in well-being. Calodagh previously worked in very high stress situations during and in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters (including war, tsumanis, earthquakes, HIV pandemics, floods and droughts) for 14 years so is she well-versed in strategies for building resilience and rebuilding lives and livelihoods in the aftermath of complex and highly stressful situations – for individuals, teams and communities.  You can learn more about Calodagh’s work at: www.spiritualearth.com