Professional Fatigue

SRK Educational Seminar Presents:

Professional Fatigue; Leading with Balance

June 25, 2020


Course Credits: 5.5  

Target Audience: Social Workers

Content Level: Beginner

Course Description

We all know that millions of people are experiencing professional fatigue and stress- social workers are no exception. Demands continue to increase as social workers as they find themselves providing services in diverse and challenging environments. 

This program offers social worker an unusual combination of  cutting-edge information on coping with professional fatigue and stress reduction, as well as clinically proven cognitive, behavioral, and relaxation techniques. It's also much more than a program about professional fatigue. The principles and techniques social workers learn are essential for successful leadership, self-mastery, focus, and ability to work effectively and avoid burnout. Everyone must have a plan to deal with professional fatigue. This workshop will provide these essential tools to deal with professional fatigue effectively and perform at an optimal level at work and beyond. 

Participants walk out of this hands-on workshop with practical tips and suggestions they can use immediately. There is a tranquil escape guided imagery exercise included in this program.  

About the Instructor

An award-winning orator and the author of five books, Sheila Robinson-Kiss, is a licensed clinical social worker focused on advancing health and wellness initiatives on a grass roots, national, and global scale. She is the founder and CEO of the Rebalancing America and Beyond Initiative. As a result of her commitment and success as a licensed health and wellness practitioner, innovator, programming consultant and transformational retreat leader, she was named a Citrin Cooperman Woman at the Wheel in 2019 and a Leading Woman Entrepreneur for the State of New Jersey in 2017. Mrs. Robinson-Kiss is a featured life transformation expert on the Youtube, and was honored at the Clinton Presidential Center in Arkansas with a World Woman Summit Keynote in 2017. As a consultant and program development expert with over 20 years of experience, through the use of modern resources, she has launched live and online, platform training programs that have reached over 600,000 individuals. She has earned distinction in the field of program design/development across multiple service industries. She partners with over 80 state and private agencies including American to deliver impactful training programs that promote life productivity and balance. 

Learning Objectives 

1. Identify individual stress levels via the Mayo Clinic Stress Inventory List. 

2.Clearly identify and explain the biological, social, and psychological impact of stress and professional fatigue on human beings.

3. Identify the 5, often ignored,   pitfalls to professional fatigue and learn how to avoid them.

4. Compare and contrast the roles of adaptive and maladaptive functioning where professional fatigue and stress are concerned.

5. Interpret the recent research on the role of anxiety and depression in managing professional fatigue. 

6. List the various ways the feeling powerless, having low serotonin levels, and experiencing significant loss can exacerbate professional fatigue. 

7. Name and describe the three choices for dealing with professional fatigue (alter it, avoid it, or walk away).

8.Identify at  least 7 immediate and or long range benefits of managing professional fatigue.

9.Select at least 5 of 10 professional fatigue management activities to practice consistently.

Agenda/ Live Online 


8:30 Coffee & registration 

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 

* Ice Breaker/ Introduction (How do you define trauma informed care?).

* Administer Mayo Clinic Stress Inventory

* What is professional fatigue and how does it manifest? (The origins of professional fatigue).

* The stress factor and professional fatigue (anatomy of stress overload).

* What are the pitfalls of professional fatigue? (The habits the put us in a hole/ large group exercise).

* What are the common signs of stress (what to look out for)?

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

* What type of people are more prone to professional fatigue (those who should be especially watchful)?

* What can management do to minimize professional fatigue and stress (the benefits of taking control now)?

* Small group exercise- exploring adaptive and maladaptive functioning when dealing with professional fatigue. 

*Large group exercise- discuss the role of anxiety and depression in managing professional and fatigue. 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK 

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

*Reduce your emotional reactions to stress (Your body, your friend - using your body as a tool to manage stress).

* Small group exercise and sharing (powerless versus empowered mindset) .

* Build your physical reserves (exercise, diet and nutrition in managing stress).

* Maintain your emotional reserves (managing stress from a strength -based perspective).

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

* Bringing it all together- practical application (know your options: alter it, avoid it, deal with it)

* Large group debrief- the role of continuing education in combating professional fatigue. 

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

* Conclusion & Q&A

* Evaluations

Fee & registration CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Cost is $119.99  (includes coffee reception and CE credit 30% off for early bird registration Code: EASYCEU.) Register by June  20, 2020. Cancellations must be received 10 days prior to the event to receive a refund. 

Course completion & CE info Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must attend the entire course and complete a course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be available at the conclusion of the course.

For questions, concerns or to request special accommodations, please call:           1-917-702-9399.