Teaming Up Against Burnout


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Thursday, March 18, 2021
6:00pm— 7:00pm
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From Wharton Professor Paula Davis, a first-of-its-kind, science-backed toolkit takes a holistic approach to burnout prevention by helping individuals, teams, and leaders build resilience and thrive at work.

Burnout has become one of the most talked-about workplace topics, and its impact is far-reaching. The 24/7 pace of work, constant demands, and scant resources can easily put busy professionals on a path to burnout, a cycle that has only accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Burnout affects the health and well-being of the entire organization, yet most attempts to help focus on quick-fix strategies aimed at individuals. Something is missing.

In her soon to be released book "Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience," Paula Davis, founder of the Stress & Resilience Institute, provides a new framework to help organizations prevent employee burnout.

In this program, Paula will focus on a holistic approach to burnout prevention, providing actionable strategies for individuals, leaders, and teams.

Paula Davis JD, MAPP, is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, a training and consulting firm that partners with organizations to help them reduce burnout and build resilience at the team, leader, and organizational level.

Paula left her law practice after seven years and earned a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. As part of her post-graduate training, Paula was selected to be part of the University of Pennsylvania faculty teaching and training resilience skills to soldiers as part of the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. The Penn team trained resilience skills to more than 40,000 soldiers and their family members.

Paula is the author of "Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well- Being & Resilience," which is about burnout prevention using a team-based approach. It is published by the Wharton School Press at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her expertise has been featured in and on The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post and in many other publications. Paula is also a contributor to Forbes, Fast Company, and Psychology Today.

Paula is a two-time recipient of the distinguished teaching award from the Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition, she will be co-teaching a new reading seminar about resilience and leadership at Harvard Law School starting in February 2021.

Paula’s website is www.stressandresilience.com, and you can reach her directly at [email protected].


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