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The January Challenge and your workplace

Boost wellbeing in your Workplace!

The January Challenge boosts creativity, wellbeing and community connection in groups and teams. If you want to beat zoom fatigue, inspire creative conversation and start 2022 the right way, this is for you.

Find out more about our plans for this years campaign here!


We are running half day workshops to help groups and teams make the most of the Challenge.

In these online workshops, you can expect:

  • To come away with the 2022 Challenge Pack – all of the challenges ahead of time!
  • A practical guide to holding safe, inclusive, and creative spaces
  • To learn and share top tips to engaging your teams
  • To get creative and try out some brand-new challenges
  • To come away with a network of others using The January Challenge in their workplace or in their communities

These workshops are designed to get groups and teams set up and ready to take part together.

This might include teams within schools, library services, hospitals and health care providers, care homes and other workplaces.

"It was really beneficial to have something positive to focus on for a short amount of time every day, and definitely helped me get through a tough month. It was also lovely sharing with my colleagues, and hearing what they thought about the challenges. I loved seeing just how much that little pocket of daily creativity had impacted them."

You can choose from two workshops; 

1. Using The January Challenge with your staff

Monday 29th November, 10am – 12.30pm

Are you looking to improve employee engagement and support wellbeing?

You should sign up to this session if you would like to run challenges for colleagues or staff groups including; office workers, teachers, library staff, medical/clinical staff, senior leadership.

The January Challenge can help reconnect your teams after long periods of working from home and improve their health and wellbeing.

2. Using The January Challenge with participants 

Tuesday 30th November, 2pm-4.30pm

Are you looking for creative ways to engage with the groups that you work with?

You should sign up to this session if you would like to run challenges for participants and beneficiaries including; students, patients, service users, residents and young people. 

The January Challenge can help inspire imaginations and be an alternative outlet for expression.

We can also run these sessions ‘in house’ for your team. If you would like to book several people onto these workshops, or would like a more bespoke workshop experience, get in touch.

We also offer bespoke support to larger workplaces

What about creative sessions for your whole team?

Our aim is to support teams to explore everyday creativity in work and in leadership. 

We work with leaders like you to help develop your own practice as a facilitator of group creativity and engaged participation; and with the staff body to celebrate their creativity and introduce the Challenge. 

Or challenges bespoke to your business…?

We can work with you and your staff to co-create 31 challenges totally unique to your organisation – and reflective of your business values, creativity, work and ideas. 

Together we’ll create the challenges in a series of creative, participatory workshops, and deliver them to you in a tailored pack. 

This offer sits alongside creative facilitation training for leaders, staff creativity workshops and support throughout January. 

 

This year, there are three themed programmes to choose from. What would you like to explore with your team?

We are Human – 31 challenges to explore the senses, the natural world and what makes us human.
We are Culture – 31 challenges to explore our identities, cultures and communities.
We are Connected – 31 challenges to explore what happens when we create together

Between now and January, we’ll be announcing some exciting news about who you might expect to find in the line up…watch this space!

*1,000 survey respondents from February 2021

The January Challenge 2020 -Impact Report
I found that the challenges affect my thinking in a positive way and I am more inclined to improvise, experiment and bring fun into whatever tasks I am involved in. Whether I'm problem-solving, planning what to make for tea, choosing clothes, or whatever else I'm dealing with, I seem to have more creative energy when I'm doing this challenge..."