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Workplace burnout isn’t just a “thing” to get over. It is real and recognized by the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases with real impacts on professionals everywhere.
But is it real in the grants profession? And is it as rampant as it seems?
Three burnout survivors -- Trish Bachman, GPC, Bethany Planton, GPC, and Johna Rodgers, GPC -- joined forces to research the prevalence of burnout in the grants field. In this empathy- and humor-riddled presentation, the trio will share their own twist-filled journeys through burnout along with their research and strategies on how to prevent it from happening to you.
Listeners will learn how to:
- Define burnout in the workplace, as well as in the grants profession.
- Identify the common symptoms of burnout in grant professionals.
- Identify strategies to combat stress in the workplace.
Bethany Planton, GPC, SMS | Founder and CEO, bmpconsulting
Bethany got her start in the grant field as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2011 and went on to become the Founder and CEO of bmpconsulting. She also serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Kentucky Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association. She loves reading and talking about it in bmpconsulting's nonprofit book nook, traveling (anywhere and everywhere), and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes. Follow her on Twitter @bethanymplanton.
Trish Bachman, GPC | Owner and Lead Consultant, The Write Stuff Delaware LLC
Trish’s grant journey began with a volunteer assignment with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and an online writing course. Since then, Trish has worked in every aspect of grant program management, design, implementation, and reporting. She received the Certified Grant Writer credential in 2014 and earned the Grant Professionals Certified credential in 2017. Today, she serves as president of the GPA Delmarva Chapter.
Johna Rodgers, GPC | Founder, Johna Rodgers Consulting, LLC