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Video available | Burnout in the Humanitarian Sector on 5 November 2020 with Kate Roberts

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

The first hour of the webinar is recorded.

Those most susceptible to burnout are working in professions that have close proximity to human suffering… especially Humanitarians! The top reasons cited for burnout confirm that it has more to do with the workplace environment, not the individual suffering with burnout.

However, burnout can happen to anyone.

In this webinar we will explore topics of:

  • Burnout: what it is and what it isn’t

  • Risk factors and protective factors

  • Stress and coping theories

  • Recognition and recovery (with cultural considerations)

  • Burnout is an organizational issue

  • Meaningful change in workplace culture


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.


As Kate well emphasized "the turn-out and participation give loud validation to this being a significant issue throughout the aid sector, for individuals as well as organizations".


Burnout in the Humanitarian Sector
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Nov 08, 2020

Thank you CCH! It was such a joy and a privilege to partner with you on this webinar and to be a part of the great work your organization is doing to support humanitarians around the globe. Keep up the amazing (and much-needed) work. Cheers!

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