Preventing burnout: the executive challenge

Burnout panel


This workshop aims to educate managers in the Canadian Government to the problem of professional burnout. The symptoms, causes and development of burnout in managers are among the topics covered. Practical group exercises allow participants to share their realities as managers and identify applicable strategies to prevent burnout, in addition to pinpointing individual and organizational causes of the problem.

What you will learn


This half day workshop is aimed primarily at developing a better understanding of what is a burnout and improving managers skills in preventing burnout situations. The course made up, in part, of a "PowerPoint" presentation. Time is also set aside for discussion, group and individual exercises.

Optional Psychometric test - Psychological Well-Being Inventory (PWBI)

The PWBI is a subjective assessment of one's overall psychological well-being. The PWBI assesses the following indicators of psychological well-being: (1) overall satisfaction with life and work, (2) pychological stress and overall distress, (3) social and organisational sources of support, and (4) sources of stress and dissatisfaction at work/life. All well-being dimensions that are assessed have been validated, and individual scores are compared to standardised Canadian norms. The PWBI takes about 15 minutes to complete. An online psychometric tool could be administered prior to the workshop and the results integrated and discussed during the workshop in a confidential and anonymous fashion – only group results will be presented.

Number of participants

Given the workshop approach, which includes discussion and exercises, the ideal number of participants is 20.

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