Lunch and Learn: Self-Care and Leadership

4/9/2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PT

Leaders need self-care, too.
How we care for ourselves affects organizational culture and performance

While employees should always prioritize their mental and emotional health, it’s even more vital during a global pandemic. In a Market Watch research survey, nearly 70% of U.S. workers said that COVID-19 is the “most stressful time” of their entire professional careers, even when compared to events like the Great Recession and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. As a result of coronavirus-related stress, productivity is dropping at a time when organizations need to remain more agile than ever.

In this interactive Lunch and Learn, learn practices that will support your personal self-care and help you create a culture of empathy and compassion as a result. Jessica Grace-Gallagher, CVNL’s Volunteer Services Manager for Sonoma County, will guide you through a process of discovering what self-care means to you, and how to prioritize your ever-evolving needs as a leader. Walk away better able to prioritize your mental and emotional well-being so you can continue leading within your organization both during and after the pandemic. This session will include a self-care quiz and breakout rooms. Feel free to "bring your lunch!"


About Jessica:

Jessica is an energetic service and community-focused professional with many years of dedicated volunteer, event, and program management experience in both the nonprofit and government sectors. She is a North Bay native who has worked for several service-based organizations throughout her career in both Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Jessica began her career working for California State Parks providing public assistance, maintaining and restoring park trails, managing special events and collaborating with volunteers in Sonoma and Marin Counties. Before joining CVNL, Jessica was the Director of Volunteer Services at WildCare for nine years. She oversaw the recruitment, program development, placement, training, and scheduling of approximately 500 volunteers in 8 departments. Jessica is passionate about bringing together diverse individuals and groups in order to strengthen community.

Registration for this event is closed.