The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
This 2-hour workshop is the fifth of a Trauma-Informed/Resiliency Series developed for leaders and organizations interested in cultivating and sustaining a trauma-informed culture. This presentation is intended to inspire leaders to reflect on their own selfcare toolbox and identify ways to promote a culture of health and wellness within their departments.
We live in stressful and uncertain times, bringing the need for effective self-care practices to the forefront. It is not surprising that many view their jobs as their number one life stressor – and the World Health Organization (WHO) describes stress as the “global health epidemic of the 21st century.” When life is uncertain and overwhelming, some might feel tempted to overwork in response. Others may feel frozen and self-isolated. Since the pace and intensity of our new work culture is not likely to change anytime soon, it is important for us to focus on our self-care and build resilience skills to navigate work life.
This workshop focuses on the topic of wellbeing and self-care, which is rarely discussed at a meaningful level in the workplace but is incredibly important. It is not selfish to focus on your wellbeing; in fact, it is imperative! Tips to help you better identify and become more self-aware of your own triggers and signs of stress will be discussed along with strategies to prevent burnout. Key recovery practices that can help prevent burnout and foster resilience will also be outlined.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of a leader’s role in establishing a work culture of health and well-being.
- Understand what burnout is, how to recognize it (in self and others) and identify preventative strategies.
- Complete a brief self-assessment of burnout and gain insights into their current wellness.
- Outline main components of selfcare: what selfcare is and means, obstacles to selfcare, and ways to make self-care sustainable.
- Generate ideas for a self-care toolbox to manage stress, prevent burnout, and promote overall wellness.
Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance. Certificates are disseminated via email to all qualifying individuals approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the event or training.
Chuck Price, M.S.
Although many consultants strive to create trauma-informed environments and guide leaders through culture change, very few have successfully led their organizations through this process. Bonafide experience is what sets Chuck Price and Blue Collar Consulting apart from the others. This experience, along with Chuck’s easy manner and ability to form authentic relationships, make Chuck a natural fit to help support you as you lead your agency’s transformation process. Chuck has filled leadership roles in several counties and private agencies throughout his 27-years working in child welfare and health and human services. Chuck’s career has been dedicated to making drastic improvements in the lives of children and families. He has been brave and selfless in his pursuit of excellence, often pioneering pathways not yet traveled by his peers. He has served in leadership roles within public and private agencies, in both urban and rural settings. All of this has provided him with a diverse perspective and the ability to quickly understand and relate to challenges faced by leaders.
As a DHHS Director, Chuck led his department on a successful and transformational journey from traditional compliance-based practice to becoming a legitimate trauma-informed agency. As a result of his work recruitment, retention, agency health, and case outcomes dramatically improved. Under his leadership, overall numbers of children living in congregate care were significantly reduced, and at one point even dropped to zero! Chuck's results and process gained recognition across the state, the country, and internationally.
Chuck started Blue Collar Consulting to broaden the impact of lessons learned so you don’t have to start at the beginning. His passion is to help support brave leaders in their professional growth and development, and to use his real-world experience to assist organizations in their trauma-informed cultural transformations. He also has a sweet spot for his two dogs, Brewer and Uecker, which might give away his other passion…Milwaukee Brewers baseball! Chuck lives in Central Wisconsin with his wife of 27 years. As a new member of the empty-nester club, he is free to travel, connect, and lead your transformational work, no matter where you are on your journey, or the map.