CABA launches new wellbeing courses for ACA students and ICAEW members

CABA launches new wellbeing courses for ACA students and ICAEW members

The charity supporting the health and happiness of chartered accountants has increased its personal development offering

CABA is launching three new wellbeing courses focusing on improving sleep, mindfulness, and developing self-awareness and improving your career.

The courses, like CABA’s current educational offerings, will help people take a proactive approach to any challenges they might be facing in either their professional or personal lives.

CABA is a charity which supports past and present ICAEW members in their lives in different ways. Their offerings range from financial assistance, debt advice, and career development, to legal advice, emotional support, and wellbeing.

They promise to help the family members of past and present ACA students and ICAEW members too. Support includes courses, events, workshops, and online help and guides. All of these resources are completely free and available to people around the world, and are in keeping with ICAEW’s promise to support any member in any way throughout their lives.

Supercharging sleep is the focus of the first new course. It is aimed at anyone who is struggling with their sleep in some way. The course will first try to help individuals understand what is keeping them up or why they are struggling to sleep before putting solutions in place to create ideal sleeping conditions and try to minimise or remove the sleeping difficulties. This will in turn improve daily energy and therefore performance at work.

The course will give any attendees the ability to become experts in their own sleep, learn about the optimal time for sleep, and explore how they can switch off from distractions. Lack of sleep can contribute to feeling burned out at work, which is definitely something to avoid.

The second course, called mindfulness for busy people, is for people who want to achieve a higher level of personal effectiveness. If you are feeling constantly stressed or you struggle to get everything done, this course aims to help you regain balance, and therefore feel calmer and more productive by practicing mindfulness.

Thirdly, there is a new course helping attendees to develop self-awareness and improve their careers. During the course, individuals will evaluate both internal and external self-awareness, examining how this can benefit both personal and career success. There will be a range of activities in which attendees discover more about themselves and how they relate to others.

Learning and development manager at CABA, Laura Little, said: “Working in the accountancy sector can be intense, and can occasionally require long hours, to meet workplace commitments.

“When this becomes a regular occurrence, it’s easy for our work-life balance to tip too far towards work, which can ultimately have a negative effect on our physical and mental health. Our new courses are designed to help ACA students, ICAEW members and their families feel more in control of what’s happening, and what’s set to come.

“99.6% of past delegates said that after attending our courses, they were able to take positive steps to improve their wellbeing. We’re continuously developing our courses to ensure that our members feel enabled to do just that.

“No one has all the answers, and these courses can help past and present ICAEW members take proactive steps and come away feeling confident to deal with the challenges they face.”

Each of the three courses will be delivered by expert trainers and, due to their personal nature, are tailored to meet the needs of every individual. Also, after attending a full day course, attendees can make use of three 1-2-1 coaching sessions with a CABA trainer in which to discuss the areas which are most relevant to them in more detail.

The courses will be available to book for free from April 2018. You can book online, as you can with all of CABA’s personal and professional development courses.

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