Stress, Change & Team Resilience Through Humor: An Interactive Play Shop

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW20H0851

  • Rapidly discover stress smoke signals along with the Four Stages of Burnout
  • Discover “The Six ‘R’s of Burnout Recovery and manage transitional challenges through research-based "Psychological Hardiness"
  • Discover the creative and new vision potential in “letting go” and “The Eight ‘F’s for Managing Loss and Change”
  • Learning how to say “No” constructively with colleagues and “higher ups”
  • Disarm and defuse power struggles by asking courageous "good questions" and using affirming "I" messages while reducing status tensions and learning to build trust
  • Discover team exercises, structures and strategies for managing stress, enhancing team inclusion-participation and collaborative problem-solving
  • Closing tips and techniques for humor, Natural SPEED and Brain Agility along with the Doc's acclaimed "Shrink Rap"

Overview of the webinar

In a 24/7 always on, TNT – Time-Numbers-Technology – Driven-Distracted World, filled with change and uncertainty, to build personal-professional resilience we must rapidly identify stress “smoke signals.” Also vital, is understanding the individual and organizational characteristics that facilitate burnout, as well as the burnout battlefront stages. Then, let the Stress Doc’s “Get FIT” – FUN-Interactive-Thought-provoking – program provide tools for

  • Burnout Prevention/Recovery
  • Psychological Hardiness
  • Natural SPEED

Learn techniques for dealing with loss and change and for disarming self-defeating power struggles. Learn to positively set boundaries while gaining structures and strategies for building more diverse-inclusive-participatory teams. Finally, experience the power of sharing playful and powerful stories to break down the “Intimate FOE,” status barriers, and generate openness and camaraderie.  Create a more equal “helmets off” and “we’re all in this together” atmosphere and culture.

Who should attend?

All personnel levels – from front-line employees to all levels of management will gain skills, tools, and strategies. 

  • All C level Executives
  • Leaders
  • Vice Presidents
  • Hiring Managers
  • Key Line Executives
  • Key Line Managers
  • Supervisors
  • HR Personnel
  • HR Supervisors
  • Senior Managers
  • Mid-Level Managers
  • Foremen
  • Department Heads
  • Trainers
  • Owners
  • Principles
  • Consultants
  • Presidents
  • Board Members
  • Company / Business Owners

Why should you attend?

This training is for anyone realizing that in times of rapid change and uncertainty personal resilience and healing/harmonizing humor in the face of stress, loss, and change certainly influence productivity and emotional well-being. In addition, these stress resilience resources and strategies impact our capacity to empathize, connect, and productively partner with others. And both personal and interpersonal dynamics impact the productive, supportive, and collaborative potential of work groups and teams. 

Faculty - Mr. Mark Gorkin

Mark Gorkin, MSW, LICSW, "The Stress Doc" ™, a nationally acclaimed speaker, popular webinar educator, writer, and "Motivational Psychohumorist" ™.  Mark is a founding partner and Stress Resilience and Trauma Debriefing Consultant for the Nepali Diaspora Behavioral Health & Wellness Initiative and is a Cross-Cultural Diversity Training Speaker & Consultant for numerous Federal Agencies.  The Doc is also a Leadership and Life Coach as well as a Clinical Therapist for Inner City Family Services, Washington, DC.  A former Stress and Violence Prevention Consultant for the US Postal Service, he has led numerous Pre-Deployment Stress Resilience-Humor-Team Building Retreats for the US Army.  Presently, Mark does Cross-Cultural Facilitation and Presentations for organizational/corporate clients of HR Consulting Firm PRM. The Doc is the author of Practice Safe Stress, The Four Faces of Anger, and Preserving Human Touch in a High-Tech World. Mark’s award-winning, USA Today Online "HotSite" – www.stressdoc.com – was called a "workplace resource" by National Public Radio (NPR). 

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