ACE Series: Strategies to Combat Employee Burnout and Improve Morale

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored longtime problems in higher education. For decades, campuses have perpetuated ideal worker norms – expecting faculty, staff, and administrators to work long hours, often at the expense of themselves and their families – which has led to burnout and low morale. These consequences have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to what has now been called “The Great Resignation” and forcing an overdue conversation around burnout and low morale among faculty and staff.

A new series from the American Council on Education – featuring WCE’s Kevin McClure and other higher ed experts – will teach you how to recognize that change is needed and give you tactics to help rejuvenate your staff.

Events include:

Free Webinar – Tuesday, February 15, noon – 1 p.m.

“Busting the Ideal Worker Myth to Address Burnout and Morale”

In this free webinar, you will learn the origins and consequences of ideal worker norms. A faculty and senior administrator panel will discuss how these issues play out on their campuses, and they will offer suggestions for how you can begin to address these issues with your staff.

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Workshops – March 15 and March 29, noon – 2 p.m.

“Combatting Employee Burnout and Improving Morale”

During these workshops – consisting of two sessions of two hours each, held two weeks apart – UNCW’s Kevin McClure and Margaret Sallee of SUNY Buffalo will facilitate a discussion around understanding the roots and consequences for burnout. They will guide participants in exploring ideas for creating a workspace condition that helps workers flourish.

The workshop series is priced at $199 for ACE members and $249 for nonmembers.

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For more information visit the ACE Event webpage