Workplace Wellness Level 2: Preservation | Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta

Workplace Wellness Level 2: Preservation

This 3-hour interactive session builds on the reflective work completed in Level 1 and aims to support employees with practical tools to enhance their workplace wellness during these challenging pandemic times. Participants will examine compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction through the lens of their own professional quality of life. By understanding what the warning signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout may look like in ourselves and others, we are better prepared to respond by prioritizing well-being and mitigating potential harm to individuals, clients, and our organization. Participants will leave the session with practical tools and protective strategies to safeguard their mental health and minimize the experience of fatigue that can come from working in empathetically demanding human service jobs.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Assess their professional quality of life (ProQOL 5)
  • Understand the positive and negative impacts that can result from working in human service positions including compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue
  • Identify the signs of compassion fatigue and burnout in themselves and others
  • Employ practical workplace strategies and interventions to safeguard mental health and promote self-sustainability. These include countering the idea that “caring too much” puts us at risk, reframing difficult tasks into skills challenges, and rewriting the narrative we tell ourselves about the work that we do.
Instructions

Prerequisite: Must have attended Workplace Wellness Level 1: Connection

Location:

Online via Zoom

Date & Time:

November 9, 2021 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

For more information and to register, go here.