During the COVID pandemic we’re delivering all our workshops as webinars. Come and meet the Bird team online!

Bird’s webinars

Build your people’s strength and resilience.

We help not-for-profit people to:

  • find their resilience in testing times
  • stay energised
  • deal with grief and loss
  • build powerful relationships
  • communicate better
  • live their values
  • find their voice

“Both sessions went extremely well and the 30 staff who attended found the webinars extremely beneficial.  They could not have come at a better time given where we are with the third lockdown.

We have a multidisciplinary team ranging from social workers to family therapists, and they all found the sessions to be a positive experience which has refocused and energised them.

Some feedback included that the content was pitched just right and was not too theoretical or in-depth making it easier to access and more nurturing.

I know this must have been hard to deliver online, but the breakout rooms seemed to help the flow of the webinar. Jigsaw4u would definitely recommend the webinars to other charities and similar organisations.”

Stephen, Managing Director, Jigsaw4U

Why pick a Bird webinar?

Resilient people work smarter, love what they do, and stay longer in your organisation.

Bird’s webinars are designed specially for not-for-profit organisations. Every webinar is relevant, up-to-date, and is designed to generate lasting, positive change for you and your people.

They cover a range of topics, and every webinar can be adapted to reflect your needs.

We’ve outlined each webinar below – just get in touch if you’d like to know more.

We suggest you choose a number of sessions to run over several months. This helps to embed the learning and deepen its impact.

Let us know if you like what you see but it’s not quite right for you. We’re happy to create a bespoke webinar just for your organisation.

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“The session made me become self aware of why it is important to say no and an awareness of why it is important to have those uncomfortable conversations as issues do not just go away without being resolved.”

Boundaries and Courageous Conversations webinar attendee

“The webinar allowed for lots of time for reflection, to hear from others and understand the strategies and tools to manage wellbeing.”

Building Resilience in Uncertain Times webinar attendee

“The session made me realise that it was ok not to feel ok, and to talk about it.”

Grief, loss and resilience webinar attendee
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Webinar: Building resilience in uncertain times

Six tried-and-tested resilience-building strategies to avoid stress and burnout when you’re living with uncertainty.

Our current world situation is uncertain and overwhelming. The not-for-profit sector faces changes and challenges it hasn’t faced in a long time, and you, your staff and volunteers are living with stress and potential burnout.

This workshop offers the opportunity to explore the uncertainty around you. How does it affect your behaviours, thoughts and emotions? What are the personal and organisational costs of ignoring it?

We explore and try six proven and powerful strategies for building resilience. They’re strategies you can commit to using after the session, for long-lasting change.

Outcomes

Attendees gain:

  • A greater understanding of what resilience means
  • Recognising what low resilience might look like for them and their colleagues
  • Gaining a toolkit that they can use easily to maintain their resilience
  • Better understanding of each other and how to support each other

Webinar: Creating a resilient culture

Explore practical processes to help you create the psychologically safe workplace that’s essential for your people’s resilience.

To create a resilient culture at work, you need to support individuals and look at your organisational systems.

A key organisational area to prioritise is psychological safety. This means creating a team environment where people feel safe and able to bring their whole selves to work without fear of humiliation or shame.

This webinar guides you though what constitutes a psychologically safe organisation and teaches you processes you can implement.

We also discuss how to encourage colleagues and direct reports to prioritise their own resilience and wellbeing.

Outcomes

Attendees:

  • Feel equipped and energised to nurture a safe work environment for colleagues
  • Know how to create psychological safety while remote working
  • Gain strategies to encourage group wellbeing in the teams they lead

Webinar: How to keep your spark while doing challenging work

Working daily with distress, suffering, uncertainty and loss is tough. Learn how to stay engaged without draining yourself or becoming numb.

Being relentlessly confronted with the suffering of people, animals or ecosystems, in a context of uncertainty, volatility and things getting worse can feel like the cards are stacked against us.

Pouring our care and passion into our work can compromise our sanity and health. Keeping our feelings out of the job, on the other hand, we easily tip into numbness, cynicism, losing sight of the point of it all.

This session tackles a widespread misunderstanding about the role of empathy in this work. It gives you a deeper understanding of the impact that working with distressing realities has on your health and wellbeing.

By understanding the neuroscience of compassion fatigue, empathic distress and their relatives, you’ll learn how it is possible to stay deeply engaged and motivated in your work without numbing your feelings or depleting yourself.

Outcomes

Attendees:

  • Understand the symptoms of empathic distress, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, and why these occur
  • Learn a tried-and-tested alternative to the common dilemma between shut-down or breakdown
  • Learn a simple practice to help them better navigate the emotional impact of their work
  • Gain inspiration and motivation and connect with others in the same boat

Webinar: Building resilience and navigating grief

Grief is an inevitable part of life, which we go through as we navigate different transitions, endings and losses.

The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 instigated a wave of collective grief and loss unlike anything most of us have ever experienced, and many people are still grieving and processing the impact it had. During times of grief, we may find ourselves in a place where we need to give more space to our emotions and take care of ourselves in a different way.

This webinar, designed specifically with those working in the not-for-profit sector in mind, focusses on the link between resilience and grief with space to explore the impact of the pandemic, and other experiences of grief and loss for people working in charitable organisations. 

Outcomes

Attendees:

  • Attendees feel supported and safe to explore feelings and thoughts around grief
  • Attendees have strategies to process and recognise their own stages of grief
  • Attendees have the ability to support and empower others around resilience and grief
  • Attendees have tools and strategies to build their resilience

Webinar: Boundaries and courageous conversations

An intensive webinar of self-exploration and practice in having the courageous conversations we need to build powerful relationships at work.

Courageous conversations are essential if we work interdependently. We must feel able to make requests, give and receive feedback and say no when we need to.

To feel confident having such conversation we first need to understand who we are, what our role truly covers, what we feel passionately about, what we value and what our boundaries are.

This webinar offers you the chance to really look at yourself, your role, your values and your boundaries, and from there to learn the tools to have courageous and empowered conversations that might ordinarily feel difficult.

Outcomes

Attendees:

  • Learn what boundaries look like and how to implement them
  • Gain a greater sense of self-awareness and what’s important to them
  • Learn how to give and receive feedback
  • Walk away feeling equipped to have courageous conversations

Webinar: Deepening self-care

A session for those who have already explored wellbeing and resilience in some way. This is a deeper dive into what self-care can look like when we really do prioritise it.

Even when we tend to our wellbeing and self-care, there are times when our strategies and processes for wellbeing fall behind. This session is a reminder to prioritise and deepen the practice of self-care, with concepts and strategies that help remind us of its importance. 

Attendees are given the chance to look at what blocks them from practicing self-care, and explore five strategies to help them integrate it more deeply into their daily lives. The strategies include check ins, rest, recognising your fallibility, connecting to your core and letting go and honouring your needs. 

Outcomes

Attendees:

  • Understand what self-care really means and the challenges we face in prioritising it
  • Gain ideas on how to get out of their own way when thinking about and prioritising self-care
  • Learn five strategies that can be personalised and implemented in order to keep self-care high up on the priority list
  • Have the chance to learn from one another, connect and be heard

Understanding your body’s stress language

Through this session, you will gain greater understanding of yourself (and others), your patterns of stress response, and effective ways to support yourself and others in stressful and overwhelming times.

Everybody knows what feeling overstretched and overwhelmed feels like – and how unhelpful that can be for actually getting through stressful times. But what would it be like to learn that there are different types of stress, and learn a ‘language’ that helps you understand when you are under which, and how to respond more effectively? Separate from the things that cause us stress, stress itself is a cascade of automatic, physiological responses that happen in our bodies when they encounter any kind of threat from being chased by a lion to chasing multiple deadlines, dealing with a challenging client case or the nagging voice of self-judgment.

Outcomes

Attendees will gain greater self-understanding, self-kindness and empowering tools for navigating pressure and overwhelm, by:

  • understanding the basics of the autonomic nervous system and its stress response
  • learning their own personal patterns of stress and what important messages these signals communicate
  • creating a personalised map of stress triggers and resources to manage it*
  • learning about ways to regulate the nervous system and to ground themselves

*not included in our 1 hour session due to time constraints

Building resilience through transitions

In this interactive webinar, we explore the psychological and emotional process of transitions and what it’s like to be in the middle of change, building awareness of our own and others’ experiences through discussion and interactive exercises.

Life is full of change – endings, beginnings and sometimes even the complete overhaul of life as we know it. External changes in our work and lives can impact us in multiple ways, such as shifting our identity or impacting our wellbeing and resilience. In this interactive webinar, we explore the psychological and emotional process of transitions and what it’s like to be in the middle of change, building awareness of our own and others’ experiences through discussion and interactive exercises. We then look at four key tools that can help cultivate resilience when the ground beneath your feet is shifting and changing. These tools are: connecting and checking in, values and purpose, taking life a day at a time, and reconnecting to your vision.

Outcomes
  • Attendees understand the difference between change and transitions, and are equipped with a simple framework to help make sense of where they are during any period of change
  • Attendees have increased awareness of their own and others’ responses to change
  • Attendees explore four key tools to support resilience during times of change
  • The group has greater awareness of the unique and distinct ways that people respond to change.
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“It was great to take some time out for me, made me think about myself a little for a change.”

Webinar attendee, SATEDA

“I loved the Permission Slips idea which I am now using. I also shared this with our volunteers asking what they would write on their permission slip and replies were: ‘Control my life’, ‘To ask for help when needed’, ‘To take time out’ and ‘To say no’.”

Building Resilience in Uncertain Times webinar attendee, SATEDA

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