The project activities will be carried out over two years (November 2009- November 2011) and completed in five phases.
Phase I will be completed in 8 months (months 1-8). This Phase 'Training Needs Analysis and Overview' will concern:
The overview of the provision of training in relation to psychosocial risk management in Europe taking into consideration employment practices and national policies across member states.
The definition of the guiding principles and key elements of the training program will be identified as will key areas for development.
This stage will serve as the basis for the development and integration of all subsequent work.
Phase II will be completed in 7 months (months 9-15). This Phase concerns the 'Development and Enhancement' of the project. During Phase II the project activities will focus on:
Development of the training material.
Design and development of the e-learning the VLE and the e-learning training course.
Development of review exercises and short online assessments to help participants track progress.
Phase III 'Implementation and Testing' will last 6 months (months 16-21). This phase will include:
Trial and testing of the e-learning training course with a sample of employers from countries of all partner organisations; it will also be evaluated by workers, managers, occupational health specialists etc.
Translation of all training material into Italian, German, Polish and Finnish.
Analysis of the key issues relating to the implementation of best practice in the context of different enterprises and in particular SMEs
Phase IV will focus on 'Dissemination' and will last two months (months 22-23). During this phase:
A training manual (toolkit) will be developed that will present the work carried out through this project and will be disseminated through the WHO and EU-OSHA.
The e-learning course will also be disseminated through various professional networks.
A dissemination conference will be organised at the end of the project in which key stakeholders will be invited and the training course will be showcased.
The project website will be updated to include all project outcomes and outputs.
Phase V of the project will commence in the last month of the project (month 24) and will focus on the 'exploitation of results'.
The e-learning course will be incorporated into the training programmes of the partner institutions and will be made available to the public.