Workplace Events, Competitions & Courses
The Wellbeing@Work package includes the opportunity to get involved in a range of competitions, events, and training workshops to support the development and promotion of healthy lifestyles at your workplace.
Find out more about what's on offer below. Look out for:
- Inter-Workplace Competitions
- Business Games
- Bespoke Business Games
- Workplace Physical Activity Champion Training
Calendar of Events
Events & Courses - Workplace Health
Sign up with a group of your colleagues to our regular Inter-Workplace Competitions, taking place monthly on weekday evenings. Sports and activities include Volleyball, Football, Netball, New Age Kurling, Indoor Cricket, Hockey, Wheelchair Basketball, and more.
A small fee per person/team is required to cover the costs of facility booking, staff/coaching requirements, and equipment.
The Business Games is an annual event held every summer where teams from local workplaces come together to compete in a variety of team sports, games and fun challenges. The evening is filled with friendly competition and is a fantastic opportunity for team-building and networking with other local businesses.
The date and venue for the 'Workplace Olympics' has been confirmed. It will take place on Friday 5th June 2020 at Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium, Leicester. Bookings are anticipated to open in March 2020.
Read on to find out what happened at last year's event... the Workplace World Cup!
Volleyball England crowned winners of Workplace World Cup 2019
Over 160 participants, from local businesses and workplaces from Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, met to compete for the title of Workplace World Cup Champions on Thursday 6th June 2019 at Brockington College in Enderby.
As the evening sun shone teams showcased their skill and sportsmanship in a variety of sports and activities including handball, volleyball, rounders and table tennis. The atmosphere was full of energy as the teams took to the pitches and got stuck into the activities on offer. Shouts of support could be heard from across the site as participants cheered on teammates and opponents alike.
It was Volleyball England (Team Brazil) who triumphed and took home the title of Workplace World Cup winners 2019. Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College (Team Japan) took second place and Harborough District Council Team B (Team Canada) placed third. The spirit of the games award went to Birkett House School Team B (Barbados) whose team spirit and energy was undeniable.
Some teams chose to add to the atmosphere and represent their country further by competing in a variety fancy dress costumes.
In between activities teams took the opportunity to visit the Health and Wellbeing Zone where teams could take part in interactive activities designed to support a healthy lifestyle, particularly at work. Heartwize delivered CPR and defibrillator demonstrations with a race to see who performed CPR the most accurately. The Choose How You Move team ran a desk-based cycle activity and offered advice on supporting Active Travel initiatives in the workplace. Team members also had the option to pedal their way to a fresh fruit smoothie on the Smoothie bike.
Bespoke Business Games
A bespoke Business Games is a half-day multi-sport event, full of fun and friendly competition that is suitable for your entire workforce (regardless of age or ability). It includes a range of sports and physical activities. Each of these can be tailored to your organisations individual requirements, so you choose the activities, the sports or the health options from our menu of opportunities.
Our highly qualified and experienced staff are able to accommodate all kinds of requests and so please chat to us about incorporating any other needs that you have such as offering team building opportunities, health checks, meeting rooms, hot/cold catering, refreshment stalls, promotional stands, merchandise etc.
For more information on organising a Bespoke Business Games for your organisation please contact us.
Workplace Physical Activity Champion Training
We are able to provide training for employers / employees to support an increase in physical activity within their workplace.
Delegates are required to have a keen interest in promoting healthy lifestyles to increase employee participation and sport and physical activity (both in and out of work) and encouraging positive health and well-being at their workplace.
Content covered will include the following, as well as several practical activities:
- Skills of a successful workplace champion
- Physical Activity guidelines for adults and older adults
- Importance of physical activity (benefits, barriers, motivations)
- Introduction to behaviour change/motivational interviewing
- Action planning, methods of promotion, and encouraging staff engagement
The training is aimed at HR professionals, general managers, health & safety officers, volunteer champions or anyone who wishes to develop their skills and confidence to be able to deliver positive healthy lifestyle messages to employees to increase participation in physical activity.
Upcoming open training sessions are listed in the box at the top of this page. Alternatively, we can deliver a bespoke session at your workplace (minimum 15 staff, 3.5 hour training session) at a time that suits you. Please enquire for more information.