Monthly Webinar Topics:

Prevalence & Severity of Burnout: Workforce Resilience as Care Quality
January 8, 2019
Presented by J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
Burnout is increasingly common, compromises clinical and operational outcomes, and is treatable. In this session, we will demonstrate what happens in our heads when we get burned out.

Enhancing Resilience: The Science and Practice of Gratitude
February 12, 2019
Presented by J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
This session demonstrates a simple, enjoyable and effective tool for improving well-being by cultivating gratitude. We see improvements in resilience, sleep quality and depression.

Relationship Resilience: The Science of How Other People Matter
March 12, 2019
Presented by K. Carrie Adair, PhD
This session describes how cultivating meaningful relationships is a health behavior and how loneliness puts us at risk for lower satisfaction at work and in life, poorer immune system functioning, and even reduced longevity. Importantly, it’s the quality, not quantity, of our relationships that appears to matter most.

Enhancing Resilience: Three Good Things
April 16, 2019
Presented by J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
The most popular of our resilience tools is presented this month. This simple, enjoyable and remarkably effective tool can be used for 10-15 days, with measurable improvements across a variety of resilience metrics that endure for over a year.

Enhancing Resilience: Practicing Safe Stress and the Science of Sleep
May 14, 2019
Presented by J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
What should you eat on a stressful day? How long is a good nap? The answers might surprise you. Here we recognize, anticipate and respond to human limitations associated with sleep deprivation.

Psychological Safety: The Predictive Power of Feeling Supported When Things Go Wrong
June 11, 2019
Presented by J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
Better to say nothing and be thought the fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.  This session demonstrates the concept of psychological safety, cultivating voice, and understanding what we can do to make it easier for others to speak up with concerns.

Being Present: The Science of Mindfulness
July 9, 2019
Presented by K. Carrie Adair, PhD
The data are clear: mindfulness matters. We demonstrate what it means to be in the “present moment” or mindful, review the research on mindfulness for well-being, and how mindfulness can help communication and relationships. An opportunity to practice mindfulness is offered, as well as strategies to boost everyday mindfulness.

Measuring and Understanding Health Care Worker Resilience, Work Life Integration, and Burnout
August 13, 2019
Presented by J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
The absence of something bad (burnout) is not the same as the presence of something good (resilience). Here we will demonstrate the links between well-being metrics, and show how they vary at the individual and the work setting level. Your burnout may have more to do with your colleagues than you thought…

Collaboration vs. Dealing with Difficult Colleagues: Assessing, Understanding and Improving Teamwork in a Work Setting Near You
September 10, 2019
Presented by Kyle Rehder, MD, FCCM, FCCP and J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
This session guides you through the prevalence and severity of disruptive behavior, as well as its correlation and consequences. Institutional and individual strategies for dealing with difficult colleagues are discussed. 

Science of Wow: Cultivating Awe and Wonder as a Resilience Strategy
October 8, 2019
Presented by J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
A feast for the eyes, this highly visual and image-driven webinar summarizes and demonstrates the benefits of the emotion of awe, including increased life satisfaction, greater sense of meaning, and a desire to connect with others. 

Positive WalkRounds: Leader Rounding to Identify What is Going Well – Links to Quality, Culture and Workforce Resilience
November 12, 2019
Presented by J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
Here we discuss an institutional intervention to enhance workforce resilience. We will demonstrate traditional WalkRounds to identify deficits versus positive WalkRounds to identify bright spots, and how each contribute uniquely to quality and safety – but also to workforce resilience.

Enhancing Resilience: Survival of the Kindest
December 10, 2019
Presented by J. Bryan Sexton, PhD
We summarize the research to explain that there are demonstrably powerful benefits to being altruistic, and provide a framework for how to use Random Acts of Kindness at the individual and work setting levels.