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strategies and activities to build resilience

Live and Virtual Keynotes, Interactive Breakouts, and Customized Trainings

Who this is for:
  • Corporate employees
  • Clinicians
  • First Responders
  • Clergy
  • Professional Caregivers

Job burnout, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma can take its toll on professionals. This interactive presentation will take the audience through the FABULOUS Principle, which suggests eight ways to foster resilience. Attendees will increase their awareness of how to practice self-care by putting their character strengths into practice. They will have fun while learning about ways to survive and thrive their stressful careers.

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Topics for Judges and Court Personnel

Who this is for:
  • Judges
  • Attorneys
  • Stenographic court reporters
  • Court coordinators

This engaging and interactive presentation will take those who work in the judiciary through eight characteristics of resilience. Judges, attorneys, court coordinators and others who work in the courts are often exposed to traumatic material, stressful litigation, and highly emotional cases. They can be negatively impacted and experience burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. During this program, the audience will identify eight self-care techniques to increase their job satisfaction and recognize their character strengths, that build professional resilience in the judiciary.


Topics for Building Resilience in Victim Services Providers

Who this is for:
  • Victim/witness advocates
  • Victim witness services coordinators
  • Protective services agents
  • Case management specialists
  • Restorative justice facilitators

Those who work in victim services are often impacted by the stories they hear. Being empathetic and compassionate, they can experience compassion fatigue. They can also experience vicarious trauma, which can impact their health and mental health. This program will focus on building personal resilience. As victim services providers identify their character strengths, they will learn ways to put them into practice to become more resilient.

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Topics for School-Based Professionals to Minimize Burnout and Build Resilience 

Who this is for:
  • Child study teams
  • District administrators
  • Classroom teachers
  • School psychologists
  • School nurses

In a school community, chronic or acute trauma, grief and loss impacts educators and clinicians in unique and cumulative ways. Empathetic, emotional and compassionate professionals can experience job burnout, secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma.  With awareness and skill building, school professionals can learn in this talk how to put their own character strengths into practice to better manage compassion fatigue and enhance resilience. The audience will identify eight pathways of self-care to reclaim joy and purpose in their work.

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Achieving Operational Success: Proven Strategies to Increase Employee Retention & Productivity

Description: Organizations have experienced many losses during the pandemic, and now they are facing another potential loss – employee retention. This talent management in healthcare challenge needs to be addressed now, before our most valuable employees leave their jobs! Effective employment retention strategies keep employees motivated, dedicated, and productive. This program will focus on instilling career resilience, accomplished through an 8-pillar framework that explores the relationship between burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, resilience, and turnover.

Learning Outcome: The purpose of this activity is to:

  • Explain how burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma cause employees to leave their jobs
  • Examine the importance of career resilience
  • Determine 8 key factors that contribute to retaining employees
  • Create an action plan for teams that focus on wellbeing and work-life balance