Full course description
Date and time
Friday 15 March 2024, 9.00 am to 10.00 am
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
Teachers, School Leaders
Even pre-pandemic, many people worked harder than ever to get ahead in the workplace while feeling disengaged and questioning their purpose and calling. Covid-19 amplified these struggles. 51% of workers are actively looking for a new job, even in the face of a pending recession. This reflects a more global crisis: more than half of workers suffer from burnout, and 80% say the pandemic has taken a personal toll. In response, millions have quit their jobs in what has been dubbed the Great Resignation.
Timothy Klein, LCSW, has devoted his career to training business leaders and to cutting through the daily pressures to show a better way, a framework, and a set of questions to help people reclaim their “true north”: the intrinsically motivating and noble aspirations that drew them to their vocations in the first place.
Klein will reveal the real cause of the burnout crisis. Here’s a hint: it’s not the long hours or the demands from students and parents. It’s the emotional exhaustion that arises from a sense of powerlessness and meaninglessness. Thankfully, there is hope. When we tap into the science of purpose, research shows it makes employees more engaged in their work, more resilient in the face of daily stressors and more likely to view their work as their calling.
In this highly interactive session, educators will learn why we don’t have to do “more” to better support our people. Instead, we must simply provide people the space to reflect and reconnect to why they came to their work in the first place. In doing so, not only will this change employees’ personal experience, it will change the culture and climate of their schools as well.
Join clinical therapist, counsellor and entrepreneur, Tim Klein, as he shares his award-winning work on purpose and belonging. He will show how what’s good for people is also good for schools. Tim will also unpack the science of purpose and share why purpose-driven employees are more engaged and successful in their work and more likely to be thriving in their lives.
Educators and administrators will come away with evidence-based best practices and tangible strategies they can immediately implement in their roles. Klein will show every participant how to transform their organisations, and their people by tapping into the power of purpose-belong informed leadership.
- understanding of the root cause of burnout
- discovery of the transformative power of purpose-driven work for increased engagement and resilience
- evidence-based strategies to improve workplace well-being
- strategies to create a reflective space to reconnect with vocational aspirations
- practical methods for purpose-driven leadership, benefiting individuals and organizations.
Tim Klein, LCSW is an award-winning urban educator, clinical therapist, former teaching fellow at Harvard University and lecturer at Boston College. Throughout his career, he's worked intensively with marginalized students to empower them to pursue meaningful and fulfilling lives. Prior to his work at Boston College, he helped launch Stanford University’s Project Wayfinder, where he trained educators from over 30 states and 12 different countries.
As the Director of School and Community Engagement at Medford High School he implemented strategies that increased college matriculation by 30%. Prior to that, he spent five years as the Outreach Director for Summer Search, a national youth development non-profit serving historically underrepresented student populations. His work has been featured in EdSurge, Greater Good Magazine, The Los Angeles Times and KCRW.