Checking In, Not Checking Out
Join us for a discussion about burnout and what you can do to recognize it, address it, and prevent it…in yourself and others! The series starts on October 6, 2020 and meets weekly through November 10 and is intended for those involved with hunger relief efforts. People are welcome to attend any or all webinars.
This free series will also feature facilitated discussions for food pantry and food bank volunteers and staff to talk about the challenges and opportunities of providing hunger relief during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Series Agenda – All webinars are from 11am to 12:00pm.
Tuesday, October 6: Carrie Collier (New Chapter Coaching): Understanding & Identifying Burnout. The term “burnout” seems to be everywhere, but what does it really mean? What does it look like when someone is experiencing burnout versus “just” stress? And how do we know if we are experiencing true work-related burnout or simply pandemic-related burnout? Join this session to learn more about burnout, how to recognize it in yourself and others, and why it’s especially important for those in helping professions to understand and identify burnout.
Tuesday, October 13: Bill McKelvey (MU:) Facilitated discussion about changes, struggles, opportunities, or silver linings related to your food pantry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Guiding questions: What has been the biggest struggle of running a food pantry during the Covid-19 pandemic? What has worked well during the transition? What hasn’t? What are your concerns for the future?
Tuesday, October 20: Carrie Collier (New Chapter Coaching): Addressing Burnout. When burnout occurs (and yes, it’s “when”, not “if” in our current sustained levels of pandemic-related stress and ambiguity, especially in helping-related professions), what can be done? Join this session to learn more about the three different dimensions of burnout and how each can be addressed, as well as the importance of engaging both individual and organizational strategies to address burnout in employees.
Tuesday, October 27: Bill McKelvey (MU:) Facilitated discussion about changes, struggles, opportunities, or silver linings related to your food pantry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Guiding questions: What are the “silver linings,” if any, related to the changes you’ve made during the Covid-19 pandemic? What are some examples for your organization, your volunteers, and your clients? What do you plan to keep doing when things return to “normal?”
Thursday, November 5 (Note slight schedule change): Carrie Collier (New Chapter Coaching): Preventing Burnout. What can we do to help prevent burnout in employees, and in ourselves? It’s more than just saying we need to do more self-care activities. While self-care is important, it’s not enough – organizational culture needs to promote and support the wellbeing of employees. Join this session to learn how your organization can engage, support, and build resilience in employees to help them thrive, even in the most stressful of times.
Tuesday, November 10: Bill McKelvey (MU:) Facilitated discussion about changes, struggles, opportunities, or silver linings related to your food pantry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Guiding questions: Where do you go from here? What resources do you need to be sustainable? What types for support, and from whom, would be most helpful?
For more information, please contact Bill McKelvey at McKelveyWA@missouri.edu.
Funding for this project is provided in part by the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Missouri Foundation for Health is a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves.