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How Leaders Can Help End Burnout in the Humanitarian Sector with Dr Gemma Houldey

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As humanitarians unfortunately we are likely to have experienced burnout at one time or another.  And it was just this experience that inspired today's guest Dr. Gemma Houldey to do a thesis on the same - a look at the systemic issues in the aid world causing burnout.

As part of a way organizations can address the burnout of national and international staff, Dr. Gemma has also published a book (see resources section below) which provides practical ways we as leaders can help address it.

In this episode we cover:

  • How we are all responsible for creating culture of wellbeing
  • The importance of brave spaces over safe spaces
  • How to Bring our human-ness back into the workplace
  • The importance of bringing rituals to the workplace and how you can do so as a leader
  • The importance as a leader of having a support section (like an accountability partner)
  • And more!

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