Coronavirus Dialogue Series: Avoiding Burnout and Managing Stress

Date: May 13, 2020

Time: 12:00PM - 01:00PM

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1 Clock Hour | Domain E: Human Resources

Stress is commonplace for those who work in the meetings industry. “Event Planner” continues to land in the top five - on the top 10 list - of the most stressful careers year after year. And, in 2019 the World Health Organization formally recognized that burnout is caused by “chronic workplace stress that is not properly managed”. While those in this industry are ‘used’ to some level of stress, it seems that it is not going to lighten up anytime soon – for anyone.

While the WHO has defined and recognized burnout and its cause, they offer no direction on prevention or recovery. Hitting burnout can be painful, lifechanging and expensive and every human effort should be made to avoid it. There are ways to avoid it when adjustments are made early enough. Today, hear from a 25+ year meetings executive who left the industry after her own experience with burnout. Her story, what to look for, what it looks like if you do nothing about it, and immediate (and simple!) ways you can protect yourself from falling into the burnout rut.

Learner Outcomes: 

1. Participants will gain a clear understanding of what causes burnout, what it looks like and its cost.

2. Participants will learn the signs to look for in themselves that may indicate they are heading towards burnout and the potential impact on their body and lives.

3. Participants will learn the first line of defense simple adjustments to make in their lives to ensure their stress remains manageable and doesn’t lead to burnout.