Address the Toll of Prolonged Anxiety, Anticipatory Stress and Emotional Labor
Many professional staff and faculty have described their toolboxes as being empty. Their ability to motivate themselves, let alone their colleagues, has become difficult, if not nearly impossible. The stress and uncertainty from the past 18 months have taken their toll on everyone, and although people remain hopeful, the near future regarding the pandemic remains unclear. Having to make difficult personal and professional decisions has become the norm, often without a sense of what’s to come and a lack of transparency from university leadership has led to extraordinary and prolonged stress and anxiety.
Our expert presenter discusses the current college work environment — exacerbated by the pandemic — and its serious implications for faculty and staff members’ mental and physical health. Learn about innovative strategies to help yourself and others to recognize and reduce stress, anxiety and burnout. She shares effective intervention strategies to address the toll of the prolonged anxiety, anticipatory stress, and emotional labor you have been experiencing as an individual and as a cohort.
Learn the necessary coping strategies to mitigate any existing chronic stress or anxiety you are experiencing, embrace self-care and avoid burnout. Gain tools for incorporating practical interventions to foster resiliency and grit so that you can balance your professional work and personal lives in a more productive and less stressful manner.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify the differences between stress, anxiety, and burnout – provide the necessary coping strategies and resources through specific tools and interventions to support, safeguard, and retain your faculty and staff.
- Encourage faculty and staff to take control of their own health and wellness before they become disengaged or experience negative health implications – normalize self-care and support so that they can continue to teach, support, and engage with students.
- Engage in more transparent and timely conversations – whether difficult to have or not – so that faculty and staff can remain in the right mindset to respond to the inevitable changes and problems.
- Develop or enhance current intervention programs and awareness trainings so you can maintain or expand scope or gain additional resources to support faculty and staff in need – increase productivity and overall satisfaction as everyone begins to regroup and recharge.
- Embrace the long-term impact that COVID-19 will have on college campuses – implement an integrated campus-wide strategy to support health, wellness and well-being for your frontline faculty and staff to reduce turnover and burnout.
Nidal Moukaddam, M.D.Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine where she is the Director of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics at Ben Taub Hospital.
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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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