All partners organised Multiplier Events in their countries involving people from different institutions, adults and SMEs with the aim to promote the project and provide information on the project, its results, outcomes, e-modules and the results. The dissemination events gave people the opportunity to participate, ask questions and discuss their thoughts and impressions with events’ organisers (the project partners). These events included short workshops on raising resilience and showed the project outputs online. Some partners delivered their dissemination events as open events, to which professionals from the coaching sector, SME owners and managers were all invited. In some countries, the events were closed and were delivered to the employees of one company.
Feedback was collected from participants at the multiplier events, to allow for any required modification for the final product of the project. The events received positive feedback and were a great demonstration of the usefulness of the project and how it will help people to cope with burnout!
We have been very inspired when working together on addressing the issue of burnout, especially when interacting with our local communities during Multiplier Events.
It was very rewarding to receive positive feedback on the tools, which were designed to help others prevent burnout by raising resilience in themselves and others.
We presented methods to help combat burnout. We provided participants with tips and tricks to give them some extra methods they could try out in their daily lives. From the tool kits, participants should be able to find something that works for them. The multiplier events gave us the opportunity to demonstrate how the tools make it possible to communicate needs, feelings, problems, stress and to connect effectively with other people.
We recommend that people put their energy into things that they can change and influence. This will be a productive use of energy and will lead to concrete actions and positivity, which will influence effective and constructive behaviour. Why don’t you discover your own social style? It may help you to deal with stress in a more self-conscious way and help to reduce your stress levels.
Ultimately, changing your mindset, beliefs, attitudes and views is at the heart of changing your behaviour.
In Poland a dissemination event took place on 22nd May 2019 with about 100 participants from a wide range of institutions, SMEs from a wide range of sectors, associations of entrepreneurs, adult educators, coaching and training institutions. The event started with a presentation of the project, its results, the e-learning platform and two workshops on the various techniques to increase the resilience and prevent situations of burnout.
In Portugal a wide-scale dissemination event took place on 30th May 2019 with more than 90 participants from a wide range of institutions, including VET providers, entities supporting guidance, employment and personal development organisations, municipalities and other local authorities, community services and SMEs from a wide range of sectors. The event started with a presentation of the project frameworks and its results, an immersion within the e-learning platform and a hands-on workshop on the various techniques to increase the resilience and prevent situations of burnout.
The evaluation of the event from the participants was very encouraging and motivating to continue disseminating and developing these tools.
In the UK, the multiplier event was held on Thursday 9th May 2019. It was held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield and attracted a wide range of participants from many different employment sectors, including SME employees and managers, community development organisations, local service organisations (e.g. police) and sole traders.
The event was evaluated very highly and participants thoroughly enjoyed the tools that we presented and many indicated that they would like to use these tools in the future. Many participants also noted that they enjoyed taking the time out to self-reflect and consider the causes and consequences of stress and burnout, something that affects so many of us, but that we rarely dedicate time towards in our busy lives. This was incredible feedback, as it proves that the Burnout project has had a really strong impact on the participants, who will continue to benefit from the online training in the future.
In Italy, the multiplier event was held on the 24thof April 2019. It was held at the Civil Protection of Viggiano, Basilicata and attracted a wide range of participants from many different employment sectors, including SME employees and managers, community development organisations, local service organisations and associations.
The event was evaluated very highly and participants thoroughly enjoyed the tools. They also showed interest in the topic and enjoyed the experience of using the platform. Managers and employee of the civil protection of Viggiano (Basilicata) face everyday problems in their workplace so they found very useful the exercises to manage the stress and they express the interest to use the toolkits in the future.
In Belgium the multiplier event has been organized on the 28thof Junefor the sme’s organization called Multimedi. After a brief introduction of the project, we have presented the Toolkits and ask participants to test the exercises on the platform. The event was very useful for the managers of the company and in the future Obelisk is going to deliver a workshop on the Burnout topic.
The evaluation of the participants demonstrates that the content is very interesting and they express the need to organize more activities related to it.