Addressing Leadership Burnout: Dental Leadership Burnout After 5 Months of COVID-19: A Safe Space to Share and Support
Monday, Aug. 24 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST | Register
At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, common sources of job-related stress and burnout were acute- the rapid speed at which change was occurring and information overload. Now after three months, job-related stress has become chronic. As health center dental programs re-open, dental leadership faces a new set of stressors that include, but are not limited to, increased financial pressure from the administration, provider and staff concerns about safety, patient concerns about returning to dental care, as well as family and community expectations.
Health centers dental programs cannot function well if leadership is unwell. At the beginning of the pandemic, NNOHA presented two webinars on burnout, and it’s time to revisit the topic from a long-term perspective since the pandemic will continue to have long-term impact. Although all are welcome to attend, this session it targeted to dental program leadership, and hopes to provide a safe space where concerns can be shared and coping strategies can be developed. The program will be a combined listening session incorporating a behavioral health specialist to provide support. Attendees should be prepared for open dialogue and sharing of their experiences. 1 CDE will be offered.
- List common situations that create work-related stress in dental program leaders
- Learn to recognize burnout and stress-related behavior
- Understand the need to step back and engage in self-care