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Building Burnout Resiliency in Ourselves and Our Teams

April 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - June 3, 2021 @ 1:30 pm

A free 6-Part webinar series for anyone working in the NS nonprofit sector to explore burnout in both ourselves and our organizations.

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).

Join us starting April 29th for the Building Burnout Resiliency series, hosted by Annika Voltan of the CSCNS and facilitated by an experienced Faculty Team of fellow Executive Directors, leadership coaches, and organizational culture building professionals. Over the 6 sessions, brave and honest conversations will be facilitated, resources and tools will be shared, and offer prompts will occur between sessions. We will be exploring challenges and issues including:

  • How to recognize passive and active burnout in yourself and in your teams;
  • Burnout as reflection of your workplace culture, not as individuals;
  • The importance of being an empathetic team member;
  • Contributing to a healthy organizational culture for burnout prevention;
  • How to foster Burnout Resiliency in yourself, for yourself, and as an effective team member; and
  • Much more!

This series is open to anyone working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector in Nova Scotia. This series begins on Thursday, April 29th and will run for 6 consecutive Thursdays via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:30 pm. This series is offered free of charge, space is limited!

This series will be most beneficial if you participate in each live session; however, you can also choose to participate in individual session(s).


Session 1: Thursday, April 29 – “Setting the Context and Listening and Learning from the Field” with Saralyn Hodgkin, Holon Leadership.

Session 2: Thursday, May 6 – “Burnout from the Perspective of Self” with Harman Singh, CEO at Breton Ability Centre and practicing Clinical Psychologist.

Session 3: Thursday, May 13 – “Burnout from an Organizational Perspective” with Ann Divine of Ashanti Leadership.

Session 4: Thursday, May 20 – “Compassion Fatigue” with Saralyn Hodgkin, Holon Leadership.

Session 5: Thursday, May 27 – “The Blurry Lines Between Self and Work” with Dorothy Spence, Imaginal Ventures.

Session 6: Thursday, June 3rd – “Integration and Reflection” with Saralyn Hodgkin, Holon Leadership.

How to Register

To register for the session of your choosing:

  1. Click the “Register” button
  2. Choose the ticket that matches your preferred session(s).
  3. Complete the registration form
  4. You will receive a Zoom link via email when registration is completed!


April 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
June 3, 2021 @ 1:30 pm