Create a Healthy Post-COVID Environment for Stress Management
Demanding. Somehow this word fails to capture the challenges of the past year for faculty and staff members on campus. The mental health of faculty and staff remains the third most pressing concern for college presidents, according to a survey conducted by the American Council on Education (ACE). Failing to continue recognizing and addressing this will result in decreased job performance and employee burnout.
From the top down, invest in building a culture of support and understanding.
As campuses return closer to pre-COVID operations, stress levels will continue – and will morph – as new challenges present themselves. Feelings of chronic stress, anxiety and burnout have clearly been exacerbated over the past year, but the next several months will also bring unique challenges that will require continued care and attention.
Explore strategies to manage stress, as well as ways to create a campus culture of support and understanding for your faculty and staff.
The emotional weight of serving as a faculty or staff member cannot be ignored. Find tools to acknowledge struggles and respect responsibilities, help ease the burdens and provide strategies to avoid burnout.
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Appreciate the unique challenges higher education faculty and staff have encountered because of the pandemic – set realistic expectations of work-life balance, offer opportunities for professional growth, and flourish as operations begin to return closer to pre-COVID operations and adjust based on lessons learned.
- Identify signs of burnout in yourself and others – provide the necessary coping strategies and resources to create a campus culture of support and address the wide range of factors impacting faculty and staff.
- Develop strategies to reduce the impact of stress and anxiety on faculty and staff – offer additional resources to improve their personal experience, job satisfaction and increased productivity.
- Encourage faculty and staff to take control of their own health and wellness before they become disengaged or experience negative health implications – ensure that self-care is encouraged and supported so that they can continue to teach, support, and engage with students.
- Embrace the long-term impact that COVID-19 will have on college campuses – provide the necessary tools and technological support so that faculty can teach effectively, staff can engage and support students successfully, and the mission of your institution can be upheld.
Dr. Jennifer Stuart is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Counseling & Wellness Center located in Gainesville, Florida.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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