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Video available | Burnout in the Humanitarian Sector Part II with Kate Roberts on 29 April 2021

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

Recording and presentation below

Work-related stress, and resulting burnout, have been called the “health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization. It impacts every part of your physical, social and psychological wellbeing and can have dramatic effects on one’s sense of self and purpose.

Those most susceptible to burnout are working in professions that have close proximity to human suffering… especially Humanitarians!

"In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel "burnout" setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective" - Dalai Lama.

In Part II of the series on ‘Burnout in the Humanitarian Sector’ we will take a closer look at influencing meaningful change in humanitarian workplace culture, including:

  • Prevalence of Burnout in Humanitarian Contexts

  • Why Burnout is an Organizational issue

  • What we wish our Management understood

  • Why our Organizations often feel like more talk than action

  • Breaking-down Barriers and Building-up Accountability

Our expert speaker is Kate Roberts. Kate is a Certified Master Coach, Psychosocial Specialist and Staff-Care & Wellbeing Consultant for clients in the humanitarian sector.

She worked in the field with Plan International, War Child Holland and Save the Children among others. After serving over 15 years in humanitarian responses to post-conflict and post-disaster contexts around the globe, she started a consulting firm dedicated to supporting fellow humanitarian aid workers working in extremely complex and high-stress environments to deal with burnout, work-related trauma and challenging life decisions. Her educational background is in counseling psychology, humanitarian management, trauma-informed care and staff-care and wellbeing. Kate is passionate about partnering with humanitarians to create positive changes and access appropriate care that help them to realize their most fulfilling, healthy and successful lives. The webinar will take place on Thursday, 29 April from 6pm till 8pm (CET - Geneva time). To participate, please email to to request the Zoom connection link.

You can watch the previous recording (on 5 November 2020) here. We inform you that the webinar will be held in English and it will be recorded. RECORDING


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