Coping with COVID-19 is a four-part virtual series offered by the Center for Healthy Nonprofits intended to help nonprofit organizations now and as they adapt in the future. Presenters will focus on planning and decision-making, including recommendations about technology use and implement scenario planning, financial forecasting, and management. The final session is specifically for nonprofit CEOs and Executive Directors to help them think about managing their own stress in the midst of uncertainty and incorporate self-care practices during times of crisis.

Part Four: Selfcare for CEOs During Unsettling Times

This workshop is being offered to Southern Arizona nonprofit CEOs/Executive Directors only. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of the way nonprofit leaders live and work.  It’s easy to see how CEOs could get so wrapped up in the details of managing the programmatic, staffing and financial circumstances of their organizations in a changing environment that they can forget about taking care of themselves in this stress-filled situation.  Taking stock daily of the issues that need to be resolved (and not postponed ‘til later) adds to what may feel like an overwhelming sense of urgency.

There are practical steps that you can take to mitigate stress and anxiety so that as a leader, you can continue to function and make the best decisions possible under the circumstances.  Additionally, we know that commiserating and sharing ideas with peers can be very helpful. It can also boost your confidence and self-esteem.

Beth Morrison, Chief Executive Office of Our Family Services, will facilitate a conversation among CEO peers that will draw upon her decades of experience as a human services leader and team builder.  She will share proven strategies for executive self-care that work and encourage participants to speak from their own experience about what self-care practices work for them.

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The Center for Healthy Nonprofits, a program of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, works to strengthen the southern Arizona nonprofit community by offering free and reduced cost capacity building workshops and training for nonprofit professionals and volunteers.