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Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference: The Happy Healthy Nonprofit

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit:  Resilience from the Inside/Out (All-Day):

The day-long workshop is about why self-care is part of doing effective nonprofit work and how to practice it.  How nonprofits can bring a culture of wellbeing into their workplaces and get better results – save money, increase productivity, and attract top talent.

To succeed in a complex world, nonprofit leaders need to build their resilience by developing robust skills in self-awareness and self-management.  Stress and the resulting burnout can be self-inflicted unless we learn how our inner dialogue drives our actions and we incorporate a strategy to make self-care a regular habit.

But that it isn’t just about our inner-self, it is also how we relate to other people and manage those relationships, especially in the workplace. If we lack the skills to avoid collaborative overload, manage difficult conversations, learn from failure, or create a culture of well being, the resulting physical, emotional, and mental strain gets in the way of our organization’s success.

This master class will focus on practical ways that fundraisers can build resilience for themselves and their team.  Together we can overcome the pitfalls of negative habits and toxic workplace environments to develop an replenishable source of energy, inspiration, and joy.

Part 1:  Inner Resilience

Understand how to avoid burnout by creating a self-care plan

Improve reflection skills with a self-coaching model

Learn personal productivity techniques

Part 2:  Outer Resilience

Practice how to handle difficult conversations

Learn how to create a culture of well-being on your team or organization using techniques like walking meetings and more

Learn techniques to transform failure into learning

The master class will be participatory.  We will have some content delivery, but participants can expect to be engaged in conversation, out-of-the box exercises, and even a walking meeting.


Burnout Assessment

Self-Care Checklist

Self-Care Plan Template

Collaborative Overload Assessment

Resource Lists

Defining Burnout and Resilience for NGOs

Self-Care Tips and Practices for NGO Professionals

Personal Technology Wellness for NGO Professionals

Workplace Wellbeing for NGOs

Apps for Wellbeing