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    June Chapter Meeting: Combatting Burnout and Increasing Wellbeing

    Date: June 10, 2021, 11:45am – 1:00pm
    Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc.
    Webinar (Registration link provided below)
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    Topic: Combatting Burnout and Increasing Wellbeing

    Burnout was apparent before COVID and has been made worse by the pandemic, with working from home, online schooling, care of family members, and, for many, increased work demands. Combatting burnout is a multi-pronged approach. This presentation will discuss four strategies that can help. Hint: It requires more than self-care. 1) Rethinking meetings; 2) Helping employees feel purpose; 3) Creating a culture where difficulties can be openly discussed; and 4) Empathetic leaders. It will also include the connection between burnout and wellbeing and how to increase wellbeing while also combatting burnout. 


    Speakers: Jennifer Wills, J Wills Coaching

    Jennifer Wills ACC, JD, MNR is a professional and personal growth coach at J. Wills Coaching. Jennifer specializes in helping leaders connect with their best selves using the power of nature. Jennifer works with individuals and organizations, incorporating systems thinking, a love of nature, a positive outlook, and boundless energy in her coaching. She also incorporates the outdoors, using a framework she developed called Nature RoamingTM, through which she helps clients discern their unique contributions, identify and overcome challenges, and appreciate the wellbeing that nature provides. Prior to J. Wills Coaching, Jennifer’s career path includes nearly two decades at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, faculty on Environmental Law and Sustainability at Virginia Tech, and President of the Board of a non-profit outdoor youth and conservation non-profit. She has aligned her career and her personal life to allow for greater wellbeing and she helps her clients do the same. Jennifer has a J.D. from the University of Kentucky, a Master’s degree in global sustainability from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Louisville.  


    Approved for SHRM Credit (1.00 "General HR" Credit Hour)

    Approved for HRCI Credit (1.00 PDC Credit Hour)


    Sponsors: Sponsorship for this meeting is available.