Better Together: Beating Burnout (03/31/2021 Replay!)

The WHO says Burnout is “an occupational phenomenon." Not taking care of ourselves is the quickest way to burnout, and it's time to do something about it!

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Social Work Month is here and gone already. I’m sure you’re thinking: "what happens after March? No more thanks and gratitude everyday? 🙄" Joke’s on us. April 1st is April Fool’s.

A large part of what we do as social workers is for the genuine aha moments, seeing our communities pull together in the face of adversity and injustice, and for many of us, the sheer love of helping others.

But that’s not enough. We need to take care of ourselves, too.

Taking care of ourselves isn't only the “best practices” of:

  • Showing up for ourselves in self-care each and every day
  • Carving out time each week for quiet, alone time
  • Not waiting until Friday at 4:30 pm to put case notes in
  • Getting our CEUs done before the 11th hour
  • Telling others no … (yep, NO)

Nope. Taking care of ourselves is so much more than this, even if that list is a start.

Not taking care of ourselves is the quickest way to burnout. And you know what the World Health Organization says about burnout:

Burnout is “an occupational phenomenon [not] a medical condition”

So, I’m asking you: what’s the first thing you can do for yourself today? I’ve got your answer:

Watch this "Better Together: Beating Burnout" Session, which was live and recorded on 03/31 @ 11 am Central

Your health - all aspects of it - are important to me. Our profession needs you. YOU need you.

I'm here to celebrate YOU as we close out Social Work Month together.

Your Instructor

Sheila M. Wilkinson, MSW, LMSW, JD, LL.M.
Sheila M. Wilkinson, MSW, LMSW, JD, LL.M.

Sheila M. Wilkinson, Founder.

Sheila is originally from Houma, Louisiana, and is an educator, social worker and attorney. Her primary focus is empowering others to reach their full potential, guiding them towards resources and resolutions.

Heavily involved in community development, Sheila is a Founder of Resolve Mediation Group (a Louisiana nonprofit), as well as a Founder of the Louisiana Indian Law and Policy Association. She also serves on several nonprofit boards and professional organizations in New Orleans, particularly with ArtSpot Productions and within the Bar Governance of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Completing her LL.M. in International and European Law with the Institute for European Studies in Brussels in 2014, Sheila’s current focus is on comparative EU/US law, as well as business law and its effective and efficient development. Prior to her LL.M., Sheila earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans in Civil Law with an International Legal Studies Certificate, and her Master’s of Social Work from Tulane University.

Sheila managed a partnership of law firms for 10 years, focusing on class actions and multi-district litigation prior to opening her own consulting firm in 2010. Since then, Sheila has divided her time between the United States and Belgium serving clients and educational institutions in both locations.

In New Orleans, Sheila teaches at the University of Phoenix, Loyola University and Herzing University. In Brussels, Sheila teaches at Vesalius College and United Business Institutes.

A lifelong learner, Sheila has two goals each day: (1) to make a stranger laugh and (2) to be a better person today than she was yesterday. With a keen sense of humor and mean baking skills, she happily and genuinely engages others wherever she goes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now - access ends @ 11:59 pm on April 16, 2021! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have limited access to this course until April 16, 2021 - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are, let us know what you think by emailing us. Otherwise, it's free, so have fun!
Is this a pre-approved CEU?
Great question. The short answer: no. The long answer: As before, the “Better Together” Sessions are not meant to be CEU credits and there are no certificates of attendance. However, you can always apply for CEU credit on your own by filling out your own self-assessment form. We scored this session at a 15. A score of 10 is needed for an approvable event. Fill out your form on our website here:

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