WEBINAR: The Burden of Leadership-Understanding, Recognizing, and Alleviating Management Burnout

When:  Sep 24, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)
WEBINAR - The Burden of Leadership-Understanding, Recognizing, and Alleviating Management Burnout

Event Sponsor: Trupanion logo

We have heard a lot about wellness in the veterinary industry, but as many veterinary managers know, it can feel lonely 'at the top'. Things like burnout, compassion fatigue, even suicidal ideation can befall anyone experiencing the burden of leadership. In this session, we'll explore the concepts of manager burnout and compassion fatigue, what these phenomena may look and feel like, and tools and resources for preventing or alleviating them. You'll learn about:

  • Burnout and secondary traumatic stress, components of compassion fatigue for managers
  • Signs of burnout/compassion fatigue and tools for identifying them in yourself
  • Well-being resources you can utilize as a manager
  • Some evidence-based tips for alleviating the 'Burden of Leadership'
Guest Speaker: Josh Vaisman
Josh has been a proud member of the veterinary community since 1995. In 2009, he leaped into practice management and ownership and continued in those roles in two small-animal hospitals until 2018. A lifetime optimist and overall “happy guy,” Josh was shocked to find himself feeling spent, alone, and crying over breakfast while his surprised wife looked on with disbelief. Recognizing he had burnt himself out, he made the difficult decision to step away and recapture his authentic self. Since then, he’s dedicated his professional trajectory to elevating veterinary staff and teams so they can authentically flourish in their work. To that end, he’s obtained certificates in areas such as Positive Psychology, Workplace Culture, and Building Effective Teams and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. He co-founded Flourish Veterinary Consulting LLC to bring the knowledge he's obtained to life.

VHMA Members - Free
NonMembers - $30

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Peggy O'Brien
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