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Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

CoAct Detroit

Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosted by Co-Act, a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. The workshop was focused on personal resilience and self-care based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and was part of a series of workshops on resilience.… Read More

Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workplaces: How To Kick the Sit Out It

Last week, I was honored to do the keynote workshop at the Peel Leadership Center’s TimeOut Conference in Toronto, Canada. This conference is an opportunity for executive directors to build skills in resilience as part of a day-long seminar. (They gave out a special blend of tea as a Giveaway, something I have never seen before.) I was invited to teach an interactive workshop based on The Happy Healthy Nonprofit on how to link self-care with well being in the workplace.… Read More

Step-by-Step Guide: Nonprofit Strolling Meetings

Meetings can not only be a waste of time but also zap our energy.  Is everyone sitting around the table, but only engaged on their mobile phones or laptops, checking email or looking at social feeds? Is everyone suffering from “foggy brain” caused by too much sitting down meetings?  … Read More

ETR Steps Forward for Weekly #WorkplaceWellness

Note from Beth: I recently facilitated a Happy Healthy Nonprofit workshop on bringing a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace. We discussed the importance of leadership modeling and supporting a culture of  wellbeing. My colleague, Laura Norvig, who works for ETR, a behavioral health non-profit devoted to providing science-based programs and services for youth and families,  shared some great examples about how their nonprofit’s CEO, Vignetta Charles, PHd, has helped shift the culture.  

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The Happy Healthy Data Nerd: Using Your Personal Health Data to Support Your Wellbeing

The passion that many nonprofit data nerds feel for our work is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, that fervor helps us to keep going in the face of difficult challenges, like analyzing a huge data set. On the other hand,  we can be so driven running data visualizations at the keyboard for hours that we don’t stop to refuel or even notice we are experiencing symptoms of burnout.… Read More