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Building Burnout Resiliency Resources

Burnout in the For-Impact sector was at pandemic levels long before COVID-19 struck, though it was often associated with empathetic and knowing glances, shared sighs, and viewed as part of the work, or even worn as a badge of honor.

We are in this sector because we care, but when our ability to give exceeds our physical, emotional, and mental bandwidth, we can experience health challenges and burnout. Burnout is commonly seen as an individual’s shortcoming that can be mitigated by simply doing more yoga, more counselling, getting outdoors more, etc. As Burnout has been widely studied over the last decade, we now know that burnout is an “Organizational problem that requires an organizational solution” (Harvard Business Review, Beyond Burnout, February 2021).

Through April and May 2021, the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) is hosting two streams of a Building Burnout Resiliency learning series (the first was held in April for Executive Directors only; the second is open to all volunteers and employees of the for-impact sector). Below we have collected resources from these sessions as well as other recommended sources for further reading from our facilitators. Resources will be posted as each session concludes so check back each week!


 

Setting the Context and Listening and Learning from the Field

Session resources from Saralyn Hodgkin

Burnout from the Perspective of the Self

Session resources from Harman Singh

  • Resources to be shared

Burnout from an Organizational Perspective

Session resources from Ann Divine

  • Resources to be shared

Compassion Fatigue

Session resources from Saralyn Hodgkin

  • Resources to be shared

The Blurry lines Between Self and Work

Session resources from Dorothy Spence

  • Resources to be shared

Integration and Reflection

Session resources from Saralyn Hodgkin

  • Resources to be shared